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LeanDroid - Indie app of the day
What is LeanDroid?
LeanDroid is an application that allows you to manually manage your data connections, Bluetooth, and GPS. There are a myriad of benefits to doing this yourself and they include things like better data management (for those on limited data plans) and better battery life. It’s a little complicated but aren’t the best things in life a little complicated?
Okay here’s how it works. Inside of this application is what is essentially a set of instructions on when to turn your various resources on and off. You can alter these instructions to be pretty much whatever you want. If you want your data to turn off a certain amount of time after turning your screen off, you can do that. If you’re downloading something, you can create an exception that prevents your data from shutting off until after the download is finished. That is just one example. There are many others.
Once you get in there, learn the interface, and get everything set up, your phone will begin to automatically turn services off under certain conditions in order to save battery life and your data plan. The instructions are set up in two parts. Step one is the “enable when” part where you enter in the details of when you want these things to be enabled. Step two is the “disbable when” part where you choose the parameters that you want your data disabled.
The interface is a little wonky and old school which will be delightful for those who like old school, text-driven interfaces. Those who are used to more graphical interfaces may balk at the sight of so much text but we assure you it isn’t as bad as it looks. Other than that, the app does what it says it does.