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Windows Phone Feature Request

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    JoshRoss

    When I am in a quiet room, please lower the volume on the ringer. Conversely, when I am in a loud room, please increase the volume.

    Thanks in advance,
    -Josh 

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    Blue Ink

    @JoshRoss: That's a good idea, but there are a few conditions in which that might backfire. The phone might be stowed in a purse, for instance, or in the pocket of a coat you aren't wearing. Or it might even just be on the nightstand, at night.

    Probably, if it also took light into account...

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    JoshRoss

    @Blue Ink: You could probably detect if it were in a purse with echo location. Have the speaker let out a loud tone that was too high a frequency to hear. And listen on the microphone to see if the sound is interrupted, by something that tested like a handbag or pocket.

    -Josh

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    magicalclick

    @JoshRoss:

    When you are in a club, normal phone doesn't have enough speaker anyway, not unless you have HTC surround with speaker slide out.

     

    Anyway, use this site to get MS attention.

    http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions

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    Sven Groot

    Have the speaker let out a loud tone that was too high a frequency to hear.

    And then you'd have to worry about dogs randomly following you around. Tongue Out

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    Dr Herbie

    @Sven Groot: .. and the bats! You'd confuse the bats and they'd all crash.  I'm not saying that wouldn't be funny, but people would be bound to complain.

    Herbie

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    AndyC

    @JoshRoss: Isn't this more of a phone handset manufacturer thing than an OS thing? HTC phones already do a bunch of this if you turn on their Attentive Phone thingy.

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    Maddus Mattus

    You can install the attentive phone, I think it does something in the line of this.

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    magicalclick

    @Maddus Mattus:

    It has pocket mode which will be louder in pocket and purse. And move mode that disable ring when you are already in the process of taking it out.

    it doesn't know the dynamics in the room though.

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    Maddus Mattus

    @JoshRoss: as @magicalclick pointed out, it could be a good addition to attentive phone features, maybe provide those guys with some feedback?

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    Blue Ink

    @Maddus Mattus: the problem with all the different modes is that they only work if you remember to select the appropriate one. We would need a "more magic" mode that could use all the information the phone can get, which is quite a lot. It could even learn from your habits...

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    Ian2

    @Dr Herbie: I would have thought you could detect the speed at which a sound bounces back from an object and as a result detect movement - you can then leave it up to the users own preference with something like a Bat / Dog Toggle detection button to avoid any ensuing chaos.

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