iPhone 4 flashlight?

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  1. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

    lionheartednyhc

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    Is there an app to use the flash as a flashlight so I can get rid of those stupid white screen "flash-light" apps? I haven't found one yet..

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  2. RobNor macrumors regular

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    You could launch the camera app,go into video mode and switch the flash to on
     
  3. 360glitch macrumors newbie

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    I'd love an app like this as well. I hope Apple allows access to the flash to be used in such a way. :apple:
     
  4. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Only problem is that this would drain battery with the camera going... if they provided an official "switch" within iOS it really doesn't seem as if it would use much battery.
     
  5. TheSlimOne macrumors regular

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    That right there would be a fantastic idea. I was thinking it last night. I just fired up the video camera and turning on the light. If they would make an app for it so to speak or even just put it in the software somewhere that would be awesome.
     
  6. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    apple will never allow it. but jailbreak app will do it!
     
  7. lionheartednyhc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Any programmer's around?
     
  8. sherwinzadeh macrumors member

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    We've submitted an app and are waiting for approval. It's called "Power Light"
    Here's a YouTube video showing it in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53a7MroA-7Y
     
  9. lionheartednyhc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome, please update when it is live. I want it! I am probably being nit picky, but it seem like it would be easier if the light just turned at launch and off when closed instead of having to launch it and then hit on. Is that possible?
     
  10. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    I may be wrong, but I don't think the LED light would be nearly as much of a drain as the current flashlight app that uses the screen.
     
  11. sherwinzadeh macrumors member

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    Yea, we changed it so it does automatically turn on. That's sorta what you want when you start the app :)

    Whoever wants a beta, DM me.
     
  12. sherwinzadeh macrumors member

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    I forgot where I read it but LED is very power efficient.
     
  13. Caver2130 macrumors newbie

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    I was just thinking about this today... I think it'd be a useful app!
     
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  15. sherwinzadeh macrumors member

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    Just click on my name :)
     
  16. Russiaone macrumors 6502

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    I wonder how long that damn light lasts. Anyone? I don't even like using it, fearing it'll give out in a month.
     
  17. boshii macrumors 68040

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    i wouldn't worry about the led failing.

    you can get 50000 hrs out of an led.
     
  18. Russiaone macrumors 6502

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    Ha! Thanks.
     
  19. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Average lifespan for a typical LED is about 50,000 hours I believe. Pretty sure your iPhone will stop working well before the LED flash burns out.

    Edit: Beat me to it
     
  20. sherwinzadeh macrumors member

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    Yea, the thing with LED is that it doesn't give off any heat so it is very power efficient. Read about it on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode
     
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Looks great, I hope Apple approves it.
     
  22. klitorisaurus macrumors member

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    Another benefit to the dedicated app would be the ability to strobe, SOS or even Morse code... mostly useless, but fun anyways.
     
  23. jhiner macrumors regular

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    Did you use a public API for that app? Otherwise, Apple will probably deny it. Here's hoping it gets approved!
     
  24. rookie1082 macrumors regular

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    I agree. can't you just add a widget? Nvm.
     
  25. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    That's not picky, that's the way it should work!
     

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