Will Verduzco · May 3, 2011 at 03:00 am

Killswitch Kills the Need For a Power Switch on Your Android Device

Once in a while, a certain unnamed company based out of Cupertino can come up with a remarkably innovative concept. The new Smart Cover available for the iPad 2 seems to be one of them. Rather than let iOS users have all the fun, XDA forum member ftgg99 has created the app Killswitch with the hopes of bringing the automated power on and off functionality to Android. In the words of the developer:

The app uses a combination of sensors to control the sleep state and screen lock of any device. At the moment, it uses the proximity sensor, light sensor and accelerometer. Killswitch has the added advantage of removing your lockscreen via two different methods if you so wish. If you have a case, it really isnt necessary and can be annoying.

Killswitch will save you battery – putting your device to sleep is as intuitive as shutting your case or turning your phone face down. And, of course, Killswitch will show all your ipad and iphone loving mates why android is just that much more awesome 

So, what are you waiting for? Get your Android-compatible pseudo-Smart Cover now by continuing on to the original thread! If you want to learn more about the application, feel free to check out its appearance on XDA TV.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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