Transparent Screen PRO

Transparent Screen PRO

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • Original
  • Useful
  • It really works
Cons
  • Laggy
  • Battery killer
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6.5
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Reviewed by / Apr 01, 2014

Transparent Screen use your camera to make your screen transparent

Transparent Screen Pro is the paid version of Transparent Screen, with no ads and "start on startup" and "stop if display goes off" options.

Thanks to this app you won't be afraid no more when you walk through the streets while looking at your Android device. You'll be able to text, tweet, whatsapp, play games or even surf the web from your phone without falling in a manhole. Come on, don't be scared anymore to send messages while you're running through a minefield.

Transparent Screen uses your back camera to display a semi-transparent layout that shows what it catch. You can set transparency level from settings. What's more, you can set resolution (although this is still beta), enable/disable rotate camera image, automatic start on startup or stop it if display goes off (these last two option only available in the paid version).

This is an original and really useful app and we have to congratulate Sascha Affolter, its developer, for it. The only catches we've noticed is the high battery draining and the lag. Since it's an app that aims to be constantly running, it should be enhanced in this regard. The developer says he's working on it. About lag, it depends on the device resolution and the use of transparency. Better if resolution is higher, of course. We appreciate the developer's FAQ in the description, specially regarding meaning of permissions the apps asks for starting installation.

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Developer's original description available here
This app gives you the opportunity to use your phone as usual, while being able to see the image of your camera transparently on the entire screen.

Pro features:
- No Ads (the internet permission is not anymore needed)
- Widget

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FAQ:
- Why is the App requesting the permission "DISPLAY SYSTEM-LEVEL ALERTS"?
This permission allows me to show the image of the camera, while you're able to use the phone as usual.

- Does it effect the battery draining?
Yes, it needs some more resources. But I'm trying to keep it as low as I'm able to ;)

- Why is it a bit laggy?
I'm not able to prevent that! It's due to the use of transparency. But it is stable enough on most phones and lowest resolution, to do what it's intended to do.

- Does my phone need to be rooted?
NO!

Recently changed in this version

2.24
- Twitter button added
- small bug got fixed

2.23
- "Use camera LED" now usable in the FREE version
- "take pictures during transparency" bug got fixed
- orientation change bug got fixed


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Comments and ratings for Transparent Screen PRO
  • (70)

    by Tomer Bar-Shlomo on 08/11/2013

    Works perfectly

  • (70)

    by Dale Mensch on 02/10/2013

    I love this app. Currently it runs slowly on my Samsung Galaxy S3 hacked with the AOKP ROM, but has been flawless on stock operating system

  • (70)

    by Yanwyn Kirby on 25/09/2013

    Motorola XT925HD.

  • (70)

    by Dom Lorusso on 19/08/2013

    Under app activities shortcuts could you list the toggle for widget I would like to be able to toggle transparent screen with gestures for nova launcher instead of thumbing to page with widget. If you do add this please let me know will re-purchase, refun

  • (70)

    by mark hyde on 09/08/2013

    Epic

  • (70)

    by John Burke on 09/08/2013

    Slow with updates but works good for me

  • (70)

    by Richard Ramirez on 06/06/2013

    Don't waste your time looking for something else.