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    Hi everyone =D

    I'm posting here a little application that I made because of my Reef Aquarium and I thought that I could share that application with everyone.
    The main application of this widget is to detect power outages at home.

    So this widget can monitor any Modem/Router connected to internet. For example if you have internet at home you will be notified when that internet connection is lost, and if that happens that means that I have no electricity or I have no internet connection.

    Technically speaking this widget will monitor any IP address,URL, Domain name. That means anything connected to the internet.

    Watch the video that simulates an power outage and the widget detect it.

    There are 2 versions. A free version for everyone and a paid version for Tablets with High resolution Widgets.

    More information on:
    http://reefcentral.wordpress.com/201...idget-android/


    Paid version:
    • 4 widgets (1×1, 1×2, 2×2, 2×3);
    • HD widgets for your high resolution phone or tablet;
    • No ads;
    • Faster and more functionality;



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    Free version:
    • 2 widgets(1×1, 1×2);
    • Works with same reliability as the paid version;
    • Simple to use;
    • It’s completely free =)


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    Greetings =)

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    Re: [Android] Detect Power Outages

    This sounds pretty awesome, but am not going to touch it untill I read more reviews/people comments on it.

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    Re: [Android] Detect Power Outages

    Quote Originally Posted by IronWarrior View Post
    This sounds pretty awesome, but am not going to touch it untill I read more reviews/people comments on it.
    Hi, try it it's just install and it's free
    You can also see comments on Google Play. Hope you enjoy.

    Greetings.

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    Re: [Android] Detect Power Outages

    Hi everyone e have released the version 1.1.0:
    - Fix de vibration issue on some phones when notification alert is received.
    - Improved stability and connectivity when using some 3G networks;

    Plese let me know if something is not working. Soon I will also update the Angry Bolt with new and improved widgets with futher functionality

    Greetings

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    Re: [Android] Detect Power Outages

    Have to tip my hat - this is a really great idea for an App!

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    Re: [Android] Detect Power Outages

    Hi

    Nice idea, but if you can shell out the £30 quid or so for a cheapo Android phone then there is an even easier way

    Get an active SIM from someone like GiffGaff and put a few quid of credit on it.
    Plug it in somewhere to charge in your house.
    Make a little program that monitors the charging / power state.
    If the charging / power state changes, you have a powercut.
    Send a SMS to your phone.

    No need to keep checking an IP, no need to even keep data on which drains the battery.
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    Re: [Android] Detect Power Outages

    But it's not going to be that useful when I leave the house? I walk out the door, it loses the connection and poof...
    Sure you could monitor the external IP of your router, if you have a static IP..

    I'm in the house, it takes a minute to tell me what I probably already know because the electric has gone off..

    Agents method takes into account actually using the power grid, and being able to notify you even if you're out of the house which is surely the wanted result? If you're in the house you probably notice the power is out as soon as it happens. The same can't be said if you're out of the house, when it would be useful if you have stuff that relies on being connected...
    SMS on power out, SMS if it comes back on before you get back.

    Nice execution, but I can't really see the need personally :-/
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    Re: [Android] Detect Power Outages

    Hello without having to invest money in equipment connected directly to the power grid this is the max I can do for 0 euros: P

    Greetings.

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