powerCall

powerCall

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powerCall turns power button double-click into speed dialer when phone is locked and screen is off. Also can be configured to bypass swipe unlock without calling (you can still click power button once and then swipe to unlock). Also can be used to launch an app of your choice. One user reported using powerCall to make a much-needed call when he dropped his phone and completely broke touch screen. After quick one-time contact selection, just double-click the power button to call your favorite person when the device is locked and screen is off. Calling works with secure and simple unlock patterns. If you sometimes double-click to quickly check time, try the triple-click option for calling. Even works seamlessly with GrooVe IP https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gvoip (GrooVe IP Lite ver is not supported).

NOTES:
1) App works only when phone is LOCKED and screen is OFF.

2) 1sec max between clicks, otherwise double-click won't register. Triple-click feature allows 3 sec.

3) "unlock, do not call" and "start an app" options bypass only unsecure swipe lock screen. Calling works from all lock screens swipe/pin/pattern/etc. Not all phones work the same - some GS3 users had to double-click slowly or triple-click to make it work.

Please email the developer with any questions/requests.

Tags: power call, power cal, bluetooth powercal, powercall, google play powercall.

Recently changed in this version

v2.2.1
- bug fix: before if "start an app" option is selected, but no app is chosen (or chosen app is no longer installed), powerCall would crash. Now a tip is displayed instead.
v2.2.0
- fixed a minor HELP bug
- more devices work better (Moto X/GS4)
- stack history cleanup, removed dim on unlock
v2.1.5
- added "unlock, do not call" checkbox to unlock the phone on power button double-click bypassing swipe lock (hence new permission DISABLE_KEYGUARD).


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Comments and ratings for powerCall
  • (66 stars)

    by Christopher Davy on 22/11/2013

    This is clever and very convenient! The timing takes some getting used to (on my GS3 because of the architecture), but it's worth the effort. The developer was also very responsive and helpful in getting PowerCall to work on my phone! I will be most certainly looking into his other apps.

  • (66 stars)

    by Han zaw on 06/06/2013

    so good

  • (66 stars)

    by Jefferson Caleb on 04/06/2013

    Sucks

  • (66 stars)

    by Beau Barker on 25/04/2013

    Does not work on Note II. Clicks on power button result in screen on/off. Tried triple-click with same result. App design only allows for one contact calling. Uses power. Takes up space. Even if it did work properly, the app seems useless to me. Try voice commands or bluetooth instead.

  • (66 stars)

    by Cristal Patrick on 30/03/2013

    Good app

  • (66 stars)

    by Bala Sundarraj on 01/01/2013

    Very very useful especially in car to call spouse. Motorola photon 4G.

  • (66 stars)

    by Ashutosh Sharma on 06/12/2012

    The idea is awesome, and so is the developer support! I had some issue specific to my phone and the developer was extremely responsive and also fixed the problem! :-)