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App: Around Sound Pro

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Category Media & Video
Version:2.23
Updated:
Requires os version:Android2.2 and up
Size:1.1M
Around Sound Pro allows you to listen to music, watch movies and play games while still being aware of your surroundings.


What it does:Pro Street Mode:
+Walk down the street and only hear the noises above the set trigger level. Never interrupts your music.

For Games: Non-pause should work well. Request support for Around Sound's Pause Mode from your favorite game's developer.

Pause Mode:
+Uses your headset's microphone to listen for loud noises and pause your music or movie if one is detected, then play back the sound that triggered the pause and continues for a short period of time the optionally resumes your music or movie.

Non-Pause Mode:+Uses your headset's microphone to listen for loud noises and dips your music, movie or game volume if one is detected, then play back the sound that triggered the pause and continues for a short period of time then returns to regular volume.

Bluetooth Mic Option:Currently only works with mono headsets and some AD2P kind

As seen on:★Lifehacker★http://bit.ly/GITDJ1★evolver.fm Editor's Choice★★Gizmodo★http://bit.ly/PnTvQL

Where would I use it?

+At the office: pause your music automatically when someone is trying to get your attention

+At home: Don't miss door slams, children crying, your dog barking, or other warning signs

+At the airport: Relax at the gate and have your music or movie pause when the gate announcements start

+Anywhere relatively quiet where you want to know if something happens around you

Best to use with:

Sound isolating earbud headphones with mic- These are practically earplugs now, so don't miss out on what's around you.
You can use it with just headphones but be aware the microphone used is now your phone. So leaving it in your pocket wouldn't work so well.

How to use:

Make sure your headset is plugged in. 
Simply start the app, push Start, see the noise level around you, set the trigger level by using your finger to swipe the meter, hit the home button to access your music app and enjoy.

Permissions Needed:

Phone Calls: Read Phone status (shuts off the audio processing during calls)
Hardware Controls: Audio Settings, Record Audio (to use the microphone, no audio is ever stored)Bluetooth: To support Bluetooth microphone optionBroadcast Sticky: To support Bluetooth microphone option

Limitations:

-Needs Froyo or Above (Android version 2.2+) -For Pause Music Mode: You can't be in a really loud environment otherwise the microphone input will be maxed out and there is no way to detect a louder sound. Use Street Mode instead

Coming Soon:More Features!

Compatibility:I develop on a Samsung Galaxy SIII using the Samsung default music player and pause works without killing the notification bar control or lockscreen control. Recommended. Winamp: Make sure to enable headset controls, WORKS Samsung's FM Radio App currently doesn't work (actually crashes the app, sorry) DoubleTwist: Make sure to enable headset controls, WORKS Power Amp: Make sure to enable headset controls, WORKS Uber Music: Make sure to enable headset controls, WORKS MixZing: Make sure to enable headset controls, WORKS Rocket Player: Make sure to enable headset controls, WORKS Pandora: WORKS Spotify: WORKS

Others: Should work if you enable headset controls.. email me if not.

VIDEO PLAYER: MX Player Samsung Video Player

Others: If it shows up in Target Media Apps, it should work

Note:
This is my first app so please send me feedback good or bad. If something is wrong let me know first before giving a low rating.

Thanks and enjoy!

Action Bar on pre-ICS created using Action Bar Sherlock

Developed on a Samsung Galaxy SIII

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