Have you ever forgot to turn off the ringer before going to class, attending a meeting, or go seeing a movie? Have you ever had your phone go off in such a situation? Did you have to experience how it can feel like an eternity to retrieve the phone from your bag or your pocket to press the “reject” button?
Good news! The Silencer allows to mute your Android phone by simply splapping or shaking it when receiving a call.
Starting the Silencer’s background service via the Silencer app
In order to activate the Silencer, just download and start the app, and hit the button until it shows “on”. Then, the Silencer service is activated. This is indicated by an icon in the notification bar.
Muting calls by shaking the phone
Once you receive an annoying call, make sure that the phone is accelerated, e.g. by shaking the bag it is stowed in. A notification will confirm that the phone has been muted.
Once the call ended, the phone will be set back to its previous state.
Avoid accidental muting through auto calibration
Different situations create different levels of acceleration. For example, when you are walking or running your movement automatically accelerates the phone a lot. Yet, you probably want to learn about incoming calls in such moments. On each an incoming call, the Silencer therefore analysis how active you are. The more acceleration is recorded in the first two seconds of the call, the more difficult it becomes to mute the incoming call. You will have to exceed the amount of shaking that has been created by your current activity.
Battery saving – sleeps when there is no call
For many users it is very important to know about the battery consumption of an app. No one likes standing in the middle of nowhere with the battery running low. The Silencer is designed as an Android service. Thus, as long as there is no incoming call the battery consumption is close to zero. Therefore, the Silencer will have little to no effect on the battery life of the phone.
Auto re-start when re-booting phone
It might also be annoying if you start relying on the Silencer but forgot to launch it after you restarted the phone. Thus, the Silencer will automatically be launched on start-up if it has been running before the phone was turned off.