Samantha · May 28, 2013 at 01:30 am

Your Very Own Motion Detector

Is someone stealing the cookies from the cookie jar? Where have the chocolates gone? Who has eaten all the jelly beans, while ‘kindly’ leaving the black ones for others to ‘enjoy?’ Maybe it’s time for you to put on that detective’s hat and monocle and find out exactly what is going on. First course of action? Download Motion Detector by XDA Forum Member Zawadaki.

Surprisingly, Motion Detector actually turns your Android device into quite a capable motion detector—nothing extraordinary, but nonetheless, surprisingly capable.  By using either the front or rear camera of your device to register any sort of movement, Motion Detector also packs a couple of other useful functions that may be of use. With an easily navigable Holo user interface, Motion Detector can also take a picture of any detected movement by the camera, determined by a user-adjusted sensitivity level. This image is then saved to gallery or uploaded to cloud storage for later viewing. You can also toggle an alarm to sound every time movement is detected, and save an event log recording just when exactly are the chocolates been stolen. The app will still run if the screen is off, and there is even a widget to conveniently toggle the motion detector. However, please be warned, as the app will only be as good as your camera, and expectedly so, as the app relies entirely on the camera to perform its main function.

If not for its ‘intended’ purpose, it’s sure fun for novelty. It’s compatible with any Android device running 2.3 or newer, and is free and ad-free from the Play Store. If you would like to know more, be sure to check out the application thread.


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