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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Expert's Review
6.5
Worthy

"This is actual mobile security"

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

- several bugs got fixed
- performace improvments


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