50,000 - 100,000 downloads
- Good idea
- Needs more options
Imagine this situation, you set your screen off timeout in just a few seconds in order to extend battery life. However, that's annoying when you're actually looking at your device (for example, when you're reading on it). Since it would be annoying changing screen timeout all the time, the guys from nebkat have developed an app that solve this issue, adding a new feature that's only available in the latest devices like Galaxy S3.
Smart Stay uses front facing camera to detect when you're looking at the phone. Then, makes sure the phone screen stays on. When you stop looking at it, you preferred timeout will be applied as usual. Save battery but don't make that disturb you thanks to this app.
A great tool for those who use to read in their device. Recommendable.
SmartStay Ex scans the front camera for faces at regular intervals. If a face is found, it will keep the screen from turning off. There are many advanced options available and many more planned!
- Supports Android 2.3+
- Customizable check frequency
- SmartTimeout™ - Only scan when screen is about to turn off
- [PRO] Optional status bar notifications
- [PRO] Optional customizable vibration notifications
- [PRO] Continuous mode - scan for a few seconds rather than taking a single picture
- [PRO] Low light mode
- [PRO] Exception list - don't scan in chosen apps (e.g. app that lags while scanning)
Q: Does SmartStay Ex waste battery?
A: SmartStay Ex wastes very little battery, especially when vibration notifications are disabled.
Q: Does SmartStay Ex only work if it recognises my own face?
A: SmartStay Ex does not recognise faces, it just detects them, so it will work with any face.
Q: Do camera apps work when SmartStay Ex is enabled?
A: Yes, but occasionally there could be a few second delay if SmartStay Ex is scanning.
Known Supported Devices:
- HTC One S
- HTC Sensation 4G
- Motorola Atrix
- Samsung Epic 4G
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Nexus S
- Sony Xperia S
Known Unsupported Devices:
- Meizu MX
Recently changed in this version:
[Fix] Fix crash
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Comments and ratings for SmartStay Ex
Working fine! So happy to get the smart stay feature back. Thanks.
Works great until every time I watch a video or steam some music it makes the audio crackle when taking a photo to detect my face. Shame!
Idea is great; less than impressed with performance.
One reason I tried this app is that I'm using a custom ROM on my S3. Stock ROM already has Smart Stay build in. I tried with 15cm distance, blinking, slightly moving my head, well lit room, lighting correctly behind the phone. Tried with 35->45cm dista
Seems to do its job, but burns the battery hard. Also caught it keeping the screen on while laying flat on a table...