Over the course of the last year or so, developers and OEMs have been working on other ways to control the screen aside from actually touching it. For some, it’s using floating touch to hover your finger above the screen without touching it. An app was released that takes it in another direction by using the proximity sensor.
The app is called IntelliCover, and it was posted to the forums by XDA Forum Member dragonnis. It allows users to control various actions on the screen using the phone’s proximity sensor. The best part is that it doesn’t require root. Here are a list of features:
Calibration:- Proximity Sensor Delay
Application Settings:- App Foregrounded, Automatic Unlock, Disable in Landscape Mode, Go to Home Screen on Screen On, Remove Lock Screen Completely, Screen Off Only, Screen On Only, Start on Device Boot
Notifications:-Proximity Warning (Vibration), Show Status Bar Notification
Screen On and Off Actions:-
Airplane Mode, Auto Sync, Bluetooth, Haptic Feedback, Ringer Mode, Wi-fi
A widget is also included for easy access!
So you can’t do everything you can do with a touch screen, but you can do quite a bit. Users report that the app does what it says it does, but that it isn’t quite there yet. As updates continue, expect those issues to get fixed. If you’re into experimenting to touch alternatives, this is definitely an app to check out.
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