Atomic Browser update - separate brightness slider

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by TangoDown, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. TangoDown macrumors regular

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    I Guess this applies to iPhone too - Atomic has just been updated and (bearing in mind discussion to get the ipad's screen brightness as low as iBooks) it now has a separate slider which, when the ipad's slider is at zero, starts at maximum & will go down it's full length again to take the screen to almost off. Great for insomniacs!

    Well done Atomic. :apple:
     
  2. DylanG macrumors regular

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    Clever. It doesn't actually adjust the brightness of the device because Apple doesn't provide a public API for that. Instead it's covering the app with a black overlay and changing the transparency.
     
  3. TangoDown thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, but not completely like iBooks.
    iBooks behaves in a different way. When you dim the screen in iBooks, whatever you bring up on the screen (such as SBsettings or the Circuitous sidebar) is also dimmed. With Atomic, these items are normal brightness when the browser is dimmed.

    It's an interesting effect anyway. And clever as you say.
    A Cydia app to run as a slider in SBsettings - now would be cleverer. ;)

    I saw it mentioned that 4.0 will have the API. I don't know how true that is.
    As a dev, would you have any idea, Dylan?
     
  4. DylanG macrumors regular

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    I don't believe it's allowed in 4.x either.

    The Atomic Browser solution is pretty effective though it doesn't save any battery life.
     

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