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Consumer Products => Avast Battery Saver => Avast Battery Saver for Android => Topic started by: Skynet.cz on June 03, 2016, 06:36:57 PM

Title: My feature recommendation list
Post by: Skynet.cz on June 03, 2016, 06:36:57 PM
About the Avast Battery Saver. In my opinion there are some crucial key features that are missing in this app for it to be really outstanding. As I see it, here are some of the features I would recommend::

For a 4*star rating:

For a 5*star rating:

Anyways thanks for the app and have a nice day.

Martin...
Title: Re: My feature recommendation list
Post by: Jesse, Mobile Product Manager on June 07, 2016, 05:59:51 PM
Hi Martin, thanks for the suggestions.

- We are considering a premium ad-free experience. It's a rather large undertaking but I agree it could be a win-win.
- Custom profiles are definitely interesting, but it is challenging to help prevent users from creating overlaps. It's easy to see how profiles triggered by Geo, WiFi, time and charge level could overlap and confuse a user. But we are thinking this through as well.
- I agree that a widget would be nice to have. It's not there yet because only 1% of users in the old Battery Saver used the widget. But if we find a better way to promote it, this could be useful. Also, the permanent notification is a prominent jump-off point that doesn't add too much friction.
- We are adjusting the way WiFi switches on and off which could solve your problem in another way. We should not be switching off WiFi when you're connected to a network, except in certain cases when we know you're not using the connection.
- Our tablet user count is still a little too low to invest the effort into landscape support. We'll consider this when we see that group increase in numbers, or more requests for landscape.
- Allowed Apps multi-select shouldn't be too hard. We'll investigate.
- We can kill tasks for you automatically but the user needs to open the UI and keep the screen turned on while we stop apps. We are considering a feature where we kill tasks automatically every so often, but it's not as powerful a tool for saving battery so we need to think through the UX and messaging.

Thanks for the suggestions and we hope to deliver some of them for you soon!

Jesse, Product Manager
Title: Re: My feature recommendation list
Post by: Lisandro on June 07, 2016, 06:43:26 PM
Jesse, what about preventing apps to launch and be running in background? I know it will require root, but before killing apps, the better is to prevent them to launch imho.
Talking about root, maybe controlling the speed and number of cores could give some extra juice to the moment we really need it. Or I'm wrong?

Some other apps offer options to while the screen is off (for instance, disable data and WiFi).
Title: Re: My feature recommendation list
Post by: nicoC on June 23, 2016, 10:36:30 PM
Hello :)

Nice suggestions for sure .
May I add another idea ? Accessing "Plane mode" (I'm french, not sure about the translation) with Night profile would be great. This way, all connections would automatically set off between the defined hours ... do you think this could be implemented , please ?

Thanks for the great Avast mobile apps :)

Regards.

Nicolas
Title: Re: My feature recommendation list
Post by: ctrl.alt.del on July 21, 2016, 11:08:34 AM
Hi,

Cool evolution list Skynet.cz, really interesting stuff!

If I may suggest something else, is it possible to bring back the option to deactivate temporarily the app?
It may be usefull in order not to switch off Internet connection during updating other app via stores or during a large download.

Other case, create a new option to keep Internet connection alive when sharing it with your mobile configured to be used like an access point or modem. Is it a thinkable idea?

May I add another idea ? Accessing "Plane mode" (I'm french, not sure about the translation) with Night profile would be great. This way, all connections would automatically set off between the defined hours ... do you think this could be implemented , please ?
I agree with that too ;)

By the way, thank you for the app, this is a reallygood job!

J
Title: Re: My feature recommendation list
Post by: Peter Kennedy on September 26, 2016, 07:17:39 AM
I would like a Profile created for when I'm Driving and another for when I'm using Pokemon Go.