FlashLight 1.3 beta • August 20th, 2010

By: Brenton

I finished a version of the Flashlight app that makes use of the Camera LED. It’s currently in beta, and I’m looking for you to test it on your phone. Please post your comments here as to whether it works or not, and if you get any force close errors. Be sure to include what phone and Android version you’re using.

To initiate your phone’s LED flash, double tap on the screen. To return to the screen flashlight, double tab again. If your phone doesn’t support the method, it simply shouldn’t work (but it shouldn’t crash the application either.). I have a hunch my LED implementation will only work on phones running Froyo or better. That’s what I want to find out.

Note: The app now requests the camera permission. This is so I can access the camera LED flash. I’m not storing any images from the camera, nor sending the stream or storing the stream anywhere. I couldn’t even if I wanted because I’m not requesting the Internet permission. Don’t Panic.


  1. steve says:

    I have your flashlight app on an old phone I’ve had for a few years now, I just got a replacement and want to download the same app to my new one, but I can’t find it in the apps market. Is it still available on the android market and how do I find it??

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