RingDimmer promises to adjust ring volume based on ambient sound
RingDimmer uses your HTC EVO's mic to detect ambient noise and then adjust the volume of the ring accordingly.
When I first heard of this app, my mind almost exploded. The possibilities are endless.
Let's say you're sitting in a quiet lecture, learning about something that will hopefully benefit you in the future. Just then, your roommate calls to remind you about the triple-kegger that's going on later that day. You're smart enough to ignore the call, but what if your phone isn't set to vibrate? Normally, you would be screwed and the whole lecture hall would snicker as you fumble to silence your "I'm Sexy and I Know It" ringtone. But RingDimmer is designed to save you the humilation! In theory, your phone should vibrate based on the quietness of the lecture hall.
Likewise, if you are in a noisy environment like a club, your phone would ring louder so you don't miss the call.
Unfortunately, the app detects a lot of ambient noise.
Even in my quiet house, the app is detecting noises from my laptop fan. This means that a lecture hall of 500 students, with that constant murmur amongst the crowd, is definitely going to trigger your phone to ring.
This app has a lot of potential and I really hope that it takes off and becomes the app I want it to be. When that day comes, the $0.99 price tag will definitely be worth it.
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