Monthly Archives: September 2015

“stay on” FAQ

Can I change the timeout of ’30 minutes’?
Not at this moment. Since the app has no screen/form/UI, I don’t have a place to put any ‘setting’ menu item. If and when I find a solution for this, I’ll make the ’30 minutes’ configurable.

My app resets to ’15 seconds’; the app of my colleague resets to ‘2 minutes’
When you start the app to extend the screen timeout time to 30 minutes, the app remembers the current screen timeout setting.
When you start the app again and the app resets the screen timeout, it resets the screen timeout to that original, remembered, setting.
So in this case, your original screen timeout setting was ’15 seconds’ and you colleagues screen timeout setting was ‘2 minutes’

Can I remove the notification from my home screen?
Not at this moment. I’ve put the notification there to indicate that the screen timeout is set to 30 minutes so you don’t forget to turn it back to ‘normal’ again to prevent heavy battery usage from the screen.
I would like to make it a configurable user setting but didn’t find out yet how to do that (see question “Can I change the timeout of ’30 minutes’?”)

“Stay on” manual

The “Stay on” app is almost out of the testing phase, time to publish the working of the app: enter the manual.

So what is the purpose of the app?
The purpose of the app is to easily extend the screen timeout.

How does it work?
When you install the app you get one icon:

app icon

When you click the icon, it will remember your current screen timeout, and then set the screen time out to 30 minutes.
You will get a short “toast message” that this happend
toast long

And you get a notification to remind you
notification

That was all to extend the screen timeout.
I don’t see a app screen or form?
That’s correct. Because there is no interaction with this app there is no visual screen or form. You only see the “toast messsage” and the notification.
(If you think another way would be better, please leave a comment!)

Typical usage for the app is that you only want to extend it for a limited time of use, so you want to reset the screen timeout to the old value too.
There are 2 ways to do that:
1: click the app icon again or
2: click the notification

In both cases the screen timeout will be set to the old value (which we remembered earlier) and you get a short “toast message” what the new screen timeout is.

toast short

Hope you enjoy the app, and if you have any questions please post a comment.