“Sensor batching Android 4.4 introduces platform support for hardware sensor batching, a new optimization that can dramatically reduce power consumed by ongoing sensor activities. With sensor batching, Android works with the device hardware to collect and deliver sensor events efficiently in batches, rather than individually as they are detected. This lets the device’s application processor remain in a low-power idle state until batches are delivered. You can request batched events from any sensor using a standard event listener, and you can control the interval at which you receive batches. You can also request immediate delivery of events between batch cycles. Sensor batching is ideal for low-power, long-running use-cases such as fitness, location tracking, monitoring, and more. It can makes your app more efficient and it lets you track sensor events continuously — even while the screen is off and the system is asleep. Sensor batching is currently available on Nexus 5, and we’re working with our chipset partners to bring it to more devices as soon as possible.”
Android: Agent is a combination automation tool and personal assistant that will silence your phone during meetings, remember where you parked, auto-respond to texts and phone calls while you’re driving, and more, all so you don’t have to.
“However, non-tech savvy users will appreciate its ease of use. Agent offers the ability to handle common Android tweaks without any programming, all in one app. Plus, it’s simple enough you can install it on anyone’s phone, even if they’re not particularly tech savvy (and especially if an app like Tasker is too much for them). Hit the link below to give it a shot. It’s $2 at Google Play.”
“Agent – put your phone to work ($1.99)
What’s it about? Agent is an app that helps make your Android device work a little better, by saving battery, helping when you drive, and more. What’s cool? Android phones are great for a huge number of functions, but Agent is designed to make them work a little better and a little more conveniently. The app works by providing useful features, like reducing the amount of power your phone uses, reading SMS messages aloud while you drive, keeping track of where you park and silencing your phone during important times like meetings that are marked on your device’s camera. Agent includes five different categories of features, and allows you to configure how it works to suit your needs. Who’s it for? If you’re looking to make your Android device a little more useful and efficient, check out Agent. What’s it like? Check out Tasker and Power Toggles for more controls for your phone or tablet.”