Linterna - Tiny Flashlight
Turns your phone into a personal LED flashlight
Linterna - Tiny Flashlight is an app that makes it easy for you to turn your phone into a flashlight. Even though using a smartphone as a source of light has been a common practice for as long as the devices have hit the market, having a dedicated app for this purpose can make it a lot more convenient.
The default setting on the app will emit the most intense white light that your screen can handle. This makes it easy not only to use your phone as a flashlight, but also to find dead pixels or other defects on your phone's screen. You can change the color of the light from white to green, orange, red or any other color you desire. Linterna - Tiny Flashlight also allows you to use your phone's LED light in addition to the screen, providing you with maximum illumination.
Linterna - Tiny Flashlight has several features that distinguish it from other flashlight apps on the market. It allows you to use your phone as a signaling device in an emergency, with strobe light, blinking light, Morse code and warning light modes. The app allows you to keep using your phone's LED light, even if your screen is locked. As using your phone as a torch uses up your battery, Linterna - Tiny Flashlight displays battery status information within the app, giving you a more accurate idea of how much life your batter has.
- Allows using both the screen and LED as source of light.
- Strobe and Morse code modes can be useful in an emergency.
- App respects your privacy and doesn't access functions it doesn't need.
- Strobe light mode and lock screen widget don't work on some phones.
* Reintroduced Strobe Light, Morse Code, and Color Light inside Tiny Flashlight. Now you can delete the standalone plugins if you have installed them.
* Fixed several bugs
Potentially dangerous permissions
- CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
- ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
- INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
- VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
- WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.