Facehalt - Jailbreak Tweak Alternate For Samsung's Smart Pause Now Available For iOS
Samsung with every new model of its devices, introduces features that were previously not available for the smartphones. Once such feature is smart pause. Smart pause is an intelligence service that uses the front facing camera while you are playing a video to automatically pause the video when you turn away from the smartphone. The reason for doing this is so that you don't miss any second of the video that you are watching. That's pretty cool. Having said that, Samsung would generally charge you for an entire new device for adding on new features which is not feasible for every one to afford it.
Coming to iOS and the beauty of jailbreak, a new tweak "Facehalt" has been released in Cydia for all iOS devices including iPhones, iPads and iPods. Facehalt is an alternate for Samsung's smart pause. As cool as it sounds, this tweak does the exact same thing which Samsung's smart pause does for you. You can turn install facehalt on your iOS device, say an iPhone 4S and play a video. To check if the tweak really works, all you have to do is to turn your face away from the phone and you'd notice that the video would automatically be paused. Thanks to Facehalt by apocolipse!
Facehalt Cydia Desciption:
" FaceHalt is an all new tweak that will halt cideo playback when your face isn't looking at the screen! Similar to an intelligent pausing feature some other phones may have, Facehalt pauses and plays videos in almost any application you're watching videos in! "
" Facehalt currently hooks into most applications and works great, certain apps with custom video player implementations like VLC need additional work and will be supported in future. "
To use, simply make sure the app is enabled in settings=> Facehalt => toggle on to start using it. When playing a video facehalt will automatically play and pause based on your gaze. To manually pause a video, simply double tap the pause button, then to restart facehalt after simply press play again.
" From the makers of BatterInfo Lite, BatteryDetective, 3DBoard, RecognizeME, PaperLock, I'd blindly buy this tweak casue all the previous tweaks made my this author were incredibly awesome and the concept was new for iOS platform. "
FaceHalt is available in Cydia store for $1.99 and supports the following devices, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5th Generation