Overview: Control Your Phone With a Wave of Your Hand!
Requirements: Android OS 2.2 and up
Market Update Released: September 15, 2012
Uses the proximity sensor on your phone to allow control of your music and video playback and calls by waving your hand over your phone.
Wave Control Pro version gives all current and future features at no additional cost. Free version has purchasable upgrades to pick and choose features as they become available. Pro version’s price periodically increases as features are added.
Galaxy Ace, Y, and Fit: Try a different music app for the list further down.
Screen Off not working on One X, Galaxy S Captivate
Better than lockscreen controls since there’s no need to turn on your screen or even touch your phone at all!
-Want the next song? Just wave!
-Need to silence your ringer quickly? Just wave!
Actions for Pro: Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Volume Up/Down, Launch Google Voice Search, Screen Toggle On/Off, None
At your desk – Don’t waste time unlocking your phone
Driving – Don’t take your eyes off the road to change songs
Cooking – Control your music with your hands covered in dough
Cleaning – Don’t worry about getting dirt and grime all over your screen
Eating – Don’t worry about smearing all that burger juice on your phone
Working Out- Don’t fall off the treadmill trying to unlock your phone
Wave Control Pro Player Compatibility List:
Any Music app that supports “Headset Controls” such as these:
PowerAmp Menu -> More -> Settings -> Headset -> Respond to Headset Buttons
Samsung Music Player (Galaxy S2 and Note.. not Galaxy S, Y, Ace)
MixZing Menu -> Settings -> Headset and Buttons -> Enable Headset Controls
doubleTwist Settings -> Player Settings -> Use headset controls
Winamp Menu -> Control Headset
Samsung FM Radio
.. and more!
Easy to use, just wave your hand over the sensor (usually located just next to the earpiece on your phone).
Holding it there (hover) – Pause/Resume
One wave across – Next Song
Two waves across – Previous Song
Three times – Enable/Disable the controls
*Be sure to enable Headset Button Control in your player of choice
Tip for the hover gesture: if you move your hand away too quickly it’ll register a wave
After an action, there is a 1 second delay before another gesture will be registered
Will work with any player that accepts headset (media button) controls
If the screen is off or another app is in focus, phone vibrates once on pause control and twice on resume controls
Practice your wave techniques by checking the “Last Action”
If you’re getting another player responding to the commands, use the Set Target Media App setting
The sensor WILL behave differently on different phones. I don’t have the resources to have a bunch of phones around to test on. If there is a problem with the app, please email me and give me a chance to figure it out before leaving a bad review!
And… there is a chance this app may not be compatible with your phone.. sorry. I’ll do my best to keep the compatibility list up to date so future users won’t run into issues.
*HTC EVO 4G (erratic sensor reading cause commands to trigger on their own)
Wake Lock: So it will work when the screen is off on some phones
Read Phone State: So it can switch modes when phone is ringing or in-call
Vibrate: To use when screen if off or app not in focus
Write Settings: For Screen Off functionality
What’s in Wave Control Pro version 2.33:
- Fixed Bug: Default not being saved for Target Media App
Wave Control Pro Developed on a Samsung Galaxy SIII
Download Wave Control Pro 2.33 (v2.33) (Android) APK