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Topic # 128628 17-Aug-2013 12:17 Send private message

Hello guys,

I am here to announce the free trial of my IR Blaster app, The Off Button. This app turns off any TV with the push of a button.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.codisms.offButtonTrial



Hardware limitations: Your device must have an IR blaster. If your device has an IR blaster but Google says it's incompatible, please inform me of this so I can fix it :)

I'm also accepting feature requests for upcoming versions. I'm planning on adding widgets next.

Enjoy!

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  Reply # 880091 17-Aug-2013 13:29 Send private message

sounds fiendishly evil :P

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  Reply # 880097 17-Aug-2013 13:43 Send private message

i can just imagine walking around the neighborhood finding which TV's have the IR blaster



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  Reply # 880099 17-Aug-2013 13:44 Send private message

All TV's have IR receptors so this will work with ANY TV. The downside in not all phones have IR Blasters (yet).



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  Reply # 880103 17-Aug-2013 13:45 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: sounds fiendishly evil :P


It is! Imagine the havoc that could be wrecked at your local Buffalo Wild Wings or Best Buy ;)

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  Reply # 880112 17-Aug-2013 14:09 Send private message

Not compatible with my device :( What version does it need.


I like the HTC IR remote control, it's free, it has more options than off and can can be programmed with new remotes. Not only works with TV but AC and Cameras,



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  Reply # 880116 17-Aug-2013 14:16 Send private message

What device do you have hellonearthisman? If your device has an IR blaster it should be compatible.

"I like the HTC IR remote control, it's free, it has more options than off and can can be programmed with new remotes. Not only works with TV but AC and Cameras,"

Are you referring to the stock app? I think this app is nice, but it serves a separate purpose than The Off Button. What if you can't see the brand of TV? What if you have multiple brands to take care of? Also, The Off Button requires no configuration. Again, this app is for a different purpose and I would consider it to be more of a prank than a utility.

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  Reply # 880121 17-Aug-2013 14:22 Send private message

I have a huawei u8652 android 2.3.4, the htc app would take a little more work to turn it into a TV-B gone clone. But it's free apart from that little bit of work.



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  Reply # 880122 17-Aug-2013 14:26 Send private message

Hey, if you want to use free and spend more work with it, all power to you. I spent quite a bit of work on this one and I think .99 is a fair price for the value added. But that's certainly your decision to make :)

Does the Huawei u8652 have an IR Blaster? It doesn't look like it does unless I'm missing something.

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  Reply # 880151 17-Aug-2013 16:15 Send private message

Its worth it just to cause havoc in Noel Lemmings or Harvey Normans

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  Reply # 880157 17-Aug-2013 16:33 Send private message

kiwitrc: Its worth it just to cause havoc in Noel Lemmings or Harvey Normans

Oh, dear!!!!

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  Reply # 880176 17-Aug-2013 17:07 Send private message

haskelle: All TV's have IR receptors so this will work with ANY TV. The downside in not all phones have IR Blasters (yet).


The irony of this is that 10 years ago every high end phone had IR and many of us enjoyed the fun of going around changing channels and turning off TV's at random.

Then IR disappeared because it's only use was tethering for data..

And now it's making a comeback so a whole new generation of people get to have the same fun!


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  Reply # 880179 17-Aug-2013 17:11 Send private message

Microsoft Pocket PC welcomes you back to 2004 (1,2).







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  Reply # 880220 17-Aug-2013 18:21 Send private message

Very interesting! I'm new to the smartphone market so it's nice to get some historical perspective!

Obviously I'm hoping more phones get IR support because it really is a neat feature (it's actually handy for personal use).


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  Reply # 880234 17-Aug-2013 18:46 Send private message

By the way, Welcome to Geekzone



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  Reply # 880261 17-Aug-2013 19:38 Send private message

kiwitrc: By the way, Welcome to Geekzone


Thank you. This seems like a really great community. I'm excited to get more involved here.

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