"Just whistle and your Android will answer you!"
The Whistle Phone Locator is our very successful Android widget application which has helped many people locate their Android device with just a simple WHISTLE after losing it, forgetting it somewhere or being hidden somewhere in a room on a desk behind papers, in a briefcase or in a coat pocket etc. The app has reached 250 000 downloads!
But now, after reading and taking into account more than 1100 user comments, wishes, and suggestions, it is time to upgrade the application with new features, several important whistle engine improvements, a better user interface and much more. This is the story about how Whistle Locator PRO was born!
Here are the main features of the new Whistle Locator PRO:
Whistle Locator PRO can be enabled or disabled under the settings tab. Simply run the application and the settings tab will appear! A widget no longer exists in this release eliminating the confusion among many old Whistle Phone Locator users.
Once enabled, Whistle Locator PRO will truly work "forever" even if you reboot your Android device! Of course, you can disable it under the settings tab at any time. The old Whistle Phone Locator stopped responding occasionally.
Whistle Locator PRO integrates the ability to release the microphone in your Android device during incoming or outgoing calls! After a call ends, the normal background operation of whistle detection will resume automatically. The old Whistle Phone Locator simply lacked this functionality thus seriously hindering user experience.
It is possible to choose among 5 different whistle detection sensitivity levels! Whistle Locator PRO is just ready to adapt to any Android device regardless of the specifics of integrated acoustic components. The old Whistle Phone Locator contained only one default sensitivity level.
Under the Whistle Locator PRO settings tab it is possible to choose among 13 different very amusing audio notification sounds to notify the presence of the detected whistle! The old Whistle Phone Locator contained only 2 audio notifications.
A toast message can be enabled or disabled for additional visual notification. The old Whistle Phone Locator contained a widget icon change to signalize a whistle detection event.
Much lower battery consumption due to evenly reduced computational complexity when compared to the old Whistle Phone Locator. The application has been designed and strongly optimised in order to reduce battery drain as much as possible.
Once your whistle is detected, the Android device will respond to your whistling with playback of a selected audio notification signal (one of 13 different audio responses can be selected under the preferences tab). Furthermore, the display of a "sleeping" Android device is illuminated in order to easily locate your device in your bag or in a dark room for example. Under the preferences tab a user can also select (and approve) the usage of maximum possible volume for audio notification regardless of current media volume settings. However, Whistle Locator PRO is designed to resume your current media volume when audio notification is not played.
Whistle Locator PRO is based on sophisticated but computationally optimised Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques to analyse captured audio signals from the environment and search for distinct time-frequency patterns of a typical human whistle. The incorporated DSP algorithm is not signal energy based, therefore this whistle detector is much more accurate and reliable than similar applications found elsewhere on Google Play.
It is a free application. Enjoy it!
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What's in this version:
Version 3.1 (PRO):
(*) Added one additional awesome notification sound
(*) Push ads opt-out instructions added to the settings tab
(*) Bug fix (Whistle detection sensitivity level can now be selected also in case of disabled audio notification)