Points for doing what it advertises... BUT IT STAYS ON THE SCREEN WHILE MY SCREENSAVER RUNS!! with the burn in potential makes it not worth running until that's fixed (phone is plugged in at home as a bedside clock with screensaver, this is a huge chunk of screen time, AMOLED screen) (#edit: running Nexus 6 with Lollipop)
BEWARE: Permission request to access/read your notifications, immediately after installation. I struggle to find a logical reason for surrendering this critical privacy. Please explain why it's necessary!! At this time I will be uninstalling Energy Bar. Edit: Thank you for replying. This "Hidden" permission is not mentioned in the Permission Details, which I find "surprising". There is no mention of it at all Anywhere, but you claim it is written in bold letters. I would have enjoyed an explanation for why it is needed but No worries! The situation is now resolved, I have been using TEAM Battery Bar since this review. So far it works as advertised with no Perms, which addresses my privacy concern. Thanks for your time.
Really good loving the new update. Im only giving 4 stars because I have recently purchased the Samsung galaxy S8 and the bar doesn't stretch towards the edge display. And also I am also using the glass view case and it would be good to have an option to not show the energy bar on the glass cover screen to be honest it doesn't look very good on that black screen
With my failing eyesight it gets harder for me to see if I need to charge my phone. This app makes the battery status VERY obvious, especially if you use the whole status bar as your indicator. I love this app.
I love the fact that the developer cared enough to use proper gamma when mixing colours in gradient mode. Such a small detail missed by many but thanks to the attention to detail, my gradient bar looks beautiful without that ugly dark spot in the middle!
Slows down my smartphone. I have a Moto X 2014 which is old but had one of the better chips out at the time of the release. I really like the app as it's very functional and unobtrusive, just unfortunate I didn't have a great experience. Uninstalled
HOTFIX - crashes. Anybody facing "permission denied" error, please email me!
HOTFIX - Crash in tutorial, Color Dialog.
NEW - 'Status Bar' now auto converts to 'Normal Bar' in fullscreen.
#1 New Color Configuration - 'Gradient Segments'.
#2 Transparency support added.
#3 A Welcome screen with tutorial.
#4 Color History Tab.
Get the 'Support Dev Pack' and enjoy Energy Bar on all your current devices as well as future ones, forever! :)