FlipSilent

FlipSilent (S60 3rd) 1.06

Switch to silent mode by flipping over your phone

You know you're living in the future when there's a device called an 'accelerometer' in existence. This isn't one of Doc Brown's hare-brained inventions from Back To The Future though - it's actually a motion sensor device built into Nokia N95 phones. View full description

PROS

  • Natural way of shutting up your phone

CONS

  • You'll need an accelometer on your phone

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You know you're living in the future when there's a device called an 'accelerometer' in existence. This isn't one of Doc Brown's hare-brained inventions from Back To The Future though - it's actually a motion sensor device built into Nokia N95 phones.

If you're lucky enough to have one of these handsets (or indeed the N93i, N82, which both have an accelerometer too) then you can take advantage of this cool little app that utilises the technology.

The program allows you to activate or deactivate the silent mode simply by turning your phone upside-down.

This makes it great for meetings or if you're in a quiet place like the library, as it means you don't need to fiddle around with buttons to switch off the sound, and makes for a much more natural way of shutting your phone up.

It actually reminded me of the way you hang up a fixed-line telephone (if you can remember what that's like).

There are a number of options to play around with, including the profile state on flip-over and sensor activation when a call is coming in.

If you've got an accelerometer on your phone, then get hold of this one - at the moment it's one of the few genuinely practical apps that harnesses the technology.

Changes

  • Hide FlipSilent from the task list
  • Slider back to hangup the call
  • Slider down to answer a call with loudspeaker

A small software which makes you use your phone in a more natural way: when you are in a meeting or dating, and a call is coming in, you can flip over your phone to make it go into the silent profile and hang up the phone call or mute the ringer — without touching anything on the phone, just flip it over and your phone will go into silence!

FlipSilent

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FlipSilent (S60 3rd) 1.06