PocketTouch [iPhone Application]

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Four20, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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  2. delude macrumors 6502

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    Great find! I'm going to watch the video now, and may give it a go :D
     
  3. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    that just seems useless to me, if you have to do that you might as well just use the ipod controls
     
  4. dagored macrumors 65816

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    You don't get it. Its in your pocket for some reason, you do not have to look at it to raise or lower the volume or go to the next or previous track.

    Version 0.3a is out with a better volume control.
     
  5. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    it doesn't actually shut off your screen though...must be battery hungry.
     
  6. Four20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope to test out battery usage among other things this week
     
  7. evilgreg macrumors regular

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  8. matthewroth macrumors member

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    its a very good app.

    its also a nice idea, good on you!
     
  9. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I am a bit off put by it by the fact it leaves the screen on, I would like to hear about usage first before using
     
  10. matthewroth macrumors member

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    It leaves the screen on yes, but it only accepts certain input.

    Swipe up (SLOWLY) = vol up
    Swipe Down (SLOWLY) = vol down
    Swipe left = restart track/last track
    Swipe Right = next track
    Tap = play/pause

    Because the screen is blank it will take up less battery space than normal but as the touch receptors are still on it will take more power than a normal locked touch. I have used it all day and last night (as a power saving method) and no problems. I also have a nice collection of apps and they are not being interfered with either.
     
  11. Sury macrumors newbie

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    A black screen consumes battery

    I think that a black screen consumes battery, all pixels are in "opaque" state but the backligth is on.
     
  12. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I had a mess with it had a small problem where I paused and played again the advanced track wouldn't work but hey its still early days and that bug seems to have shifted itself
     
  13. sparsk macrumors member

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    I actually found it at this repo:

    http://www.touchrepo.com/betarepo.xml

    It a great idea.

    One thing bothers me though. If you swipe up, the volume goes up (as intended). But once you start swiping up and the volume icon appears, you can swipe in any direction and the volume will still go up. If you raise the volume to much and want to lower it, you need to take your finger off the screen. Otherwise, the volume conitues to go up.
    My reflex would be to swipe down, but that further raises the volume.
    Tell me if I'm the only one...

    Oh and now swiping left goes to the next track. Swiping right goes back, just like while browsing photos.
     
  14. Ilovemyipod macrumors regular

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    HOLY CRAP I JUST FOUND THIS LAST NIGHT AND WAS PLANNING TO WRITE A THREAD ABOUT IT. THIS HAS HAPPEND TO ME LIKE 5 TIMES, EVERY TIME I FIND SOMETHING OR THINK OF SOMETHING SOMEONE ELSE JUST POSTED IT ITS STARTING TO PISS ME OFF:p:mad:
     
  15. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I found the volume to be dodgy too I slowly pushed my finger up to test the volume and the volume just kept getting louder and louder not as expected, even when I stopped moving my finger it the volume went up even quicker which you can imagine was nice for my ears lol

    no need for the caps ;)

    and also this post had been up hours before you posted so wats the beef?
     
  16. matthewroth macrumors member

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    it just needs a bit of tersting and a bit of tweaking.

    it might be very esoteric but it is still a good app.

    ESPECIALY IF YOU LIVE IN RAINY ENGLAND!
     
  17. spyder52 macrumors member

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    Hell Yeah
     
  18. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I hear that, I was blown up the street this mornin the winds are that bad
    and got the loverly raind being thrashed at me like thousands of tiny pins oooo I love it :rolleyes:
     
  19. matthewroth macrumors member

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    poetic much!

    windys the word alright. i have now used it for a few days and can see no problems (apart from vol being a bit touchy)
     
  20. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    yeh I found the volume a bit dodgy too I tried to turn the volume down slowly to get right volume but it ended up pausing and when I woke the ipod up later on the volume was set to max and scared the crap out of me lol
     
  21. brian9271 macrumors 6502

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    I remembered walking down to school, listening to my Ipod Mini, and I tried to adjust the volume in my pocket, went to max, scared me too, so I guess this probably wouldn't be so good, although, does that Ipod wire that has the forward, back, volume up and stuff work with the Ipod Touch, because that would be really nice, if not, is there one out?
     
  22. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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  23. brian9271 macrumors 6502

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    Something like that, except for that plug in with the microphone as someone else had shown, but would that work on older Ipods since it plugs into the earphones hole and the wire underneath?
     

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