Control your phone without touching it…


Prox is a service that allows you to control certain aspects of your phone by tilting and swiping your hand over the proximity sensor on your phone. I plan on working on this heavily throughout the summer to make it one on the must have applications for Android. I am currently attending Appalachian State University going for a bachelor’s in computer science. I am 26 and happily married. I am currently the only person working on this so it will take me some time to add new features and squash bugs, but I am passionate about this idea and application.

Info about updates will be posted here as the updates roll out:

v1.0: Initial release

v1.01: Bug fixes mainly

v1.02: New action – play tone. This may seem little more than a novelty, but I believe someone with enough imagination can make this a very cool feature. Download apps off the market to make your own ringtones and then use your imagination to put this to work πŸ˜›

v1.03: Disable loadout switcher. Enable a hold amount to cut down on unintentional gestures (up to 2 seconds hold time). Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements. Small UI overhaul πŸ™‚

v1.03.1: Fixed the disable vibrate feature.

v1.04: New action: turn screen off (requires administrative permissions)

v1.05: New Loadout: Timer Loadout πŸ™‚

v1.05.1: Fixed force close issue with the timer loadout. Changed the layout a little to make it look better.

Next Version: Launch shortcuts, Β more bug fixes…

Way in the future: A cool game using the accelerometer and proximity sensor (it will be great πŸ™‚ that you can launch from the service. I have a great idea that I think users will really enjoy πŸ™‚


2 responses

  1. Owen

    I found Prox via Reddit – but I can’t install it: I’m in England on an HTC Hero (Android 2.2) – is it unavailable in the UK?

    June 7, 2011 at 12:17 am

    • Lancer

      Have you verified that the HTC Hero has a dedicated proximity sensor? That would be the only thing keeping you from downloading it because it is available to all countries…

      June 7, 2011 at 1:10 am

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