• Apple approves f.lux-like app ‘FlexBright’


    An application named FlexBright has been approved by Apple today in the appstore, the appallows you to manually adjust the display's color temperature of your iPhone or iPad. That makes this one of the first third-party apps to make it into the App Store that provides a feature similar to iOS 9.3’s Night Shift mode.



    It's funny that Apple would green-light a title like FlexBright, for those who aren’t familiar with the story, last fall the iPhone-maker asked the developers of f.lux—a long-running app with similar functionality to FlexBright—to shutdown their iOS work.

    The way FlexBright works is a little bit different, though. The application runs in the background on your iOS device, and sends you a notification prompting you to change the temperature settings on your display based on either the time of day, or by custom times you assign.

    FlexBright has a smart calculator that monitors your exposure to blue light throughout the day and will alert if you if eye fatigue is detected. Put in your bedtime and FlexBright will monitor your exposure to blue light and alert you to reduce brightness when it gets closer to your bedtime to minimize blue light effect on your sleep cycle.
    It would seem that FlexBright has been in the App Store for a while now, but only recently received its Blue Light Filter and Dark mode features via a 2.0 update. It’ll be interesting to see if Apple allows the app to stick around now that we’re getting very close to an iOS 9.3 release.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple approves f.lux-like app ‘FlexBright’ started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Temperature? Or brightness?
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Temperature? Or brightness?
      Referring to : "makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day."
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Temperature? Or brightness?
      Fixed to : color temp.
    1. Jazzman UK's Avatar
      Jazzman UK -
      It was in the AppStore this morning but has since been removed, from the UK any way ..
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