1.7 / September 26, 2014
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Description

Switch on (and off) your device's LED byholding the Search button, no matter which application you're in.

Or, if you prefer (or have no hardware Search button), use theSearchlight shortcut to toggle the LED instead.

You can even switch off the screen whilst keeping the LED on.Just note that you won't be able to toggle the LED with the screenoff — switch the screen on, unlock it if necessary, then holdSearch or tap an icon.

Are you harvesting and selling off my personaldata?
I don't request enough permissions to be able to do anything likethat, even if I wanted to. Note in particular that no kind ofcommunication (Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi) is required.

I go in to more detail about the exact permissions used in thePermissions section below.

This application is for giving you light so you can see whatyou're doing or where you're going. Nothing more, nothing less.

Making Searchlight the default search action:
To make Searchlight the default, simply hold Search, then tick the"Use by default for this action" checkbox, then select Searchlight.This means that you won't need to select Searchlight from a listwhen you next hold Search.

I don't want Searchlight to be the default search action anymore:
If you want that Search selection to appear again, go to Settings> Applications > Manage applications > Searchlight >"Clear defaults" button. Then hold Search again and make a newselection. It will also reappear when the list of actions changes,for example you install or uninstall an app that has global searchfunctionality.

What's that Searchlight service all about?
Searchlight uses a Service to keep the LED on whilst the device'sscreen switched off. You can kill it if you like, but you don'thave to — it'll close itself when the LED is switched off.

Known issues:
Only supports devices that implement the standard flashinterface. If it doesn't work on your device, drop me an e-mailand I'll see if I can get it working.
Don't open any application that uses the camera whileSearchlight is on, such as Camera, Barcode Scanner, Shopper,etc. They probably won't work — just hold the Search button toswitch off Searchlight, and re-open the broken app. I'll try andfix this if it's possible to.
• As above, don't open Searchlight whilst using an app that'susing the camera. I can't guarantee what might happen!

Permissions:
android.permission.CAMERA
Searchlight uses the camera's flash to light up the LED. I'm nottaking any pictures, honest! And even if I were, I don't requestany permissions that would allow me to transfer them anywhere.:)
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
Searchlight uses wake lock to keep the LED on when the screenswitches off on devices that need it.

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Searchlight 1.7 APK
Alex Palmer
Switch on (and off) your device's LED byholding the Search button, no matter which application you're in.Or, if you prefer (or have no hardware Search button), use theSearchlight shortcut to toggle the LED instead.You can even switch off the screen whilst keeping the LED on.Just note that you won't be able to toggle the LED with the screenoff — switch the screen on, unlock it if necessary, then holdSearch or tap an icon.Are you harvesting and selling off my personaldata?I don't request enough permissions to be able to do anything likethat, even if I wanted to. Note in particular that no kind ofcommunication (Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi) is required.I go in to more detail about the exact permissions used in thePermissions section below.This application is for giving you light so you can see whatyou're doing or where you're going. Nothing more, nothing less.Making Searchlight the default search action:To make Searchlight the default, simply hold Search, then tick the"Use by default for this action" checkbox, then select Searchlight.This means that you won't need to select Searchlight from a listwhen you next hold Search.I don't want Searchlight to be the default search action anymore:If you want that Search selection to appear again, go to Settings> Applications > Manage applications > Searchlight >"Clear defaults" button. Then hold Search again and make a newselection. It will also reappear when the list of actions changes,for example you install or uninstall an app that has global searchfunctionality.What's that Searchlight service all about?Searchlight uses a Service to keep the LED on whilst the device'sscreen switched off. You can kill it if you like, but you don'thave to — it'll close itself when the LED is switched off.Known issues:• Only supports devices that implement the standard flashinterface. If it doesn't work on your device, drop me an e-mailand I'll see if I can get it working.• Don't open any application that uses the camera whileSearchlight is on, such as Camera, Barcode Scanner, Shopper,etc. They probably won't work — just hold the Search button toswitch off Searchlight, and re-open the broken app. I'll try andfix this if it's possible to.• As above, don't open Searchlight whilst using an app that'susing the camera. I can't guarantee what might happen!Permissions:• android.permission.CAMERASearchlight uses the camera's flash to light up the LED. I'm nottaking any pictures, honest! And even if I were, I don't requestany permissions that would allow me to transfer them anywhere.:)• android.permission.WAKE_LOCKSearchlight uses wake lock to keep the LED on when the screenswitches off on devices that need it.
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