Proximity Actions

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About this app

"Proximity Actions" is a small, innovative and very useful utility, allowing you to perform various actions using the proximity sensor of your device.

Users of Advanced Screen Control would recognize some of the functionality and would appreciate the cleaner UI and the additional features. This is a continuation of my efforts related to the proximity sensor utilization.

Used terms:
"Wave" means to wave (or slide) your hand (or finger) closely in front of the proximity sensor of your device, in accordance with the chosen settings.
"Hold" means to block the proximity sensor and quickly release it after feeling the vibration.

IMPORTANT: Using this app requires some level of technical awareness and understanding of what the proximity sensor is, where it is and how it works! Make sure you carefully read the this app description and each of the in-app options' description before use!

Key features:
✔ Music: Play/Pause (Android 3.0 and up), Play Next, Play Previous;
✔ Lock the device;
✔ Wake up and optionally unlock the device;
✔ Toggle Auto-Rotation On/Off;
✔ Change the screen orientation, without releasing the orientation lock (Android 3.0 and up);
✔ Launch any app;
✔ Launch any shortcut (direct dial, direct message, etc.);
✔ Toggle the LED light On/Off (if available).
✔ Home screen shortcuts for starting or stopping service (can be used with Tasker)

DISCLAIMER: Some devices seem to have slower proximity sensors so you would have to adjust the settings and wave slower, but the app works on every device with functioning proximity sensor.

Contact me if you want to help translate or fix a translation!

The app hardly use any battery power. You shouldn't even see it in the statistics.

DISCLOSURE: This app uses the Device Admin permission. To uninstall - use the "Uninstall" option in the app!

No personal information is collected and/or sent whatsoever!

I really appreciate all the support and praises from all of you, but unfortunately I could not afford to develop and maintain the app under the initial monetization system. It is a nice and useful app, I spent substantial amount of time and effort researching and developing it and I would like to keep doing that. I hope enough of you would find the app worthy enough to support my efforts. Thank you!
Updated on
Apr 30, 2020

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5.08K reviews
A Google user
January 8, 2019
Wonderful app that seems to work great! One issue for the missing star: it seems that no matter how much I adjust the "hold" times (either of them,) the vibration signals are always the same time apart. Edit:it seems to be working after a restart of my device... Weird, but I won't complain.
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May 3, 2020
I gave 1 star on my previous review because the app was crushing every time but the developer replied very quickly and fixed the issue. I like the idea but it can definitely be better. The interface looks like an app from 10 years ago. The pricing is another issue. Although I like it I will never pay a monthly fee but I could buy if there was a one time fee. Friendly warning, the 7 seconds waiting for the free version is so annoying and I'm sure it will cause a lot of bad reviews and 1 stars
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Christopher Markov
May 5, 2020
Thank you! I'm always open to specific suggestions and I will consider your remarks. Just a few notes though - the puspose of the intarface is to be useful and the app is actually not free - it's ad supported at least. The wait time is for users who do not support the app at all and it is meant to be annoying. :)
A Google user
December 26, 2019
The app seems good, but honestly having to pay a monthly subscription to use it is excessive. Either that or having to watch an ad for every 20 actions you want to use, thanks but hard pass. There are awesome and fully functional options with a far better pricing scheme. Uninstalled.
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Christopher Markov
March 8, 2020
I understand your choice to not use the app if you do not accept the price, but why is the 1-star rating when you actually say you like it? Edit: this has been changed now.

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* Added "Ask for confirmation" option in action setup.
* Google policy compliance changes.