Although Samsung’s popularity has largely stemmed on its hardware development, Samsung’s software engineers are busy thinking of innovative new ways to make their top notch hardware more human friendly.
The latest bit of ingenuity comes in the form of Samsung’s SmartStay technology which cleverly prevents the display from timing out by detecting if the user is looking at the screen. Like face detection software in cameras, SmartStay uses the front-facing camera to check in on your mug to make sure its still looking at the phone. Now you can get this feature even if you don’t have the Galaxy S III:
ISeeYouPRO is an app that gives any phone with a front facing camera the ability to utilize this same technology. If you opt to use the PRO version of the app, you can set the intervals at which the camera will search for your face and for how long. Now you can set your screen timeout to a relatively conservative settings, pop on ISeeYou and then not have to worry about your phone’s display going dark.