Welcome to 'Paul's App of the Day', where I pick one of my favourite apps as featured app of the day! Today's app is...
Y5 Battery Saver
What they say
What we say
Light and fast app which turns Wifi off when no known network is around and turns it on in locations where you were already connected before.
The app remembers the locations automatically. All you have to do is to turn the Wifi radio on at each new Wifi spot.
Ahhhh, good one this... it's so simple, but it works great. Do you forget to disable WiFi when you leave home? Do you find your battery being depleted by the phone searching for WiFi networks when it's in your pocket and you're walking round town? No more! This app simply runs in the background and notes which mobile cells are in view when you are connected to WiFi. When you leave those cells, WiFi gets turned off. When you return, WiFi gets turned on. All you need to do configuration wise is enable WiFi and connect to a network once!
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION / ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE / ACCESS_WIFI_STATE / CHANGE_WIFI_STATE / RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED / WAKE_LOCK
View Y5 Battery Saver at AppBrain
To use, install 'Barcode Scanner' from the Android Market.
FREE! We like that!
Market star rating at time of writing
4.13 (743 ratings)
Version at time of writing
Similar / Alternative apps
Other similar apps in the market generally add complexity. There are other very similar apps, but most are paid. If you're looking to take configurability to the next level, check out Locale.
Suggested improvements for the next version
This app is just fine how it is IMHO... simple but effective!
Have your say
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