April 1, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Halifax, Canada - Vigu360 today is pleased to announce Flashlight Four 2.0.1 for iPhone 4, an update to their free app that includes a flashlight function, plus a strobe light that can be set to flash to the beat of the music being played, or to any set frequency. Flashlight Four activates iPhone 4's powerful LED, normally used as a supplementary light source for video recording, without activating the video camera. This produces a surprisingly bright beam of white light, converting the iPhone into an always-available pocket flashlight. But what separates Flashlight Four from over 200 other iOS flashlight apps is its built-in strobe function. In Beat Strobe mode, the app flashes the strobe in time with the music being played, conveniently creating a party atmosphere anytime, anywhere.
From its stylized, cyberpunk control screen of brushed, black stainless steel with topaz windows and lights, the user can choose from four modes: Simple Flashlight, Strobe Light, Time Based Strobe Light, and Musical Rhythm Strobe Light. Simple Flashlight mode provides continuous illumination when searching for keys at night in a parking lot, or walking down a country lane on a moonless night. Apple requires developers of flashlight apps to advise their customers that use of such apps will drastically reduce the battery life of their iPhone.
Strobe Light mode provides an exciting strobe light effect at a fixed frequency of 1 per second, as commonly seen in clubs. When set to Time Based Strobe Light, the app allows the user to control the frequency of the strobe through a continuously variable control. Finally, the Musical Rhythm Strobe Light employs a sophisticated algorithm to flash the strobe in time with the music; when the tempo of the music increases, the strobe flashes faster, and vice versa. Flashlight Four can use its built-in microphone to sample the music being played, or if the iPhone's own iPod app is providing the music, it can directly sample that. In either case, the effect in a darkened room or at parties is mesmerizing, as the strobe light dances to the beat of the music.
* Flashlight Four 2.0.1 for iPhone 4 is an always available, powerful flashlight
* Flashlight Four also includes a 3-mode Strobe Light function
* Strobe Light mode produces a strobe light that fires once per second
* Time Based Strobe Light mode provides a strobe effect with a user-selectable frequency
* Musical Rhythm Strobe Light mode syncs the strobe to the beat of the music
* Stylized, cyberpunk graphical user interface
* Compatible with iPhone 4
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Flashlight Four 2.0.1 is free for a limited time only and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Halifax, Canada, the Vigu360 team was founded by independent software developer Vignesh Badrinarayanan in August of 2009. With a focus on total customer satisfaction, Vigu360's aim is to develop best-of-breed software for the OS X and iOS platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 Vigu360. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.