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"Siren Light" is a multicolor and multisound
flashlight utility for S60/Symbian smartphones
featuring mood emoticons,
developed by Somusar and available on Handango.
Siren Light features several ready-to-use modes, such as:
- SOS, flashing an orange/amber light and ringing the well known SOS signal in Morse code (Fig. 1);
- Siren flasher, useful for security, safety and healthcare personnel, who can thus act as a sort of on-foot ambulance or safety convoy, even when the phone is in offline mode;
- Happy birthday, playing the famous melody in three different keys, and flashing different random colors in full screen with a smiley (Fig. 2);
- Johannes Brahms' well known Lullaby (Cradle song), accompanied by a relaxing sequence of 64 different colors, ideal for babies and small kids (Fig. 3);
- traffic lights;
- an original Mobile Blues tune, flashing screens in different blue colors;
- an original Rainbow tone, displaying the traditional seven rainbow colors;
- a white flashlight.
Colors, flasher mode, emoticons, and tones and tunes can be freely combined into
a personalized siren flasher or a color-based communication device for
free short-distance conventional signals.
For example, circles of friends
can agree on different conventional meanings for different colors
(for instance, red, violet and yellow), and
use them in conjunction with emoticons for quick short color messages.
When you start Siren Light for the first time after installation, you will have
to provide your activation key.
After that, the splashscreen is displayed, and
you can view the main menu by pressing the left softkey, and the main
options by pressing the navigation key.
A short help and an information section are
available from the main menu, as shown below.
The "Restart" option in the main menu resets Siren Light to its default
state (silent white flashlight).
The main options are always available from the main control panel,
as shown in the pictures below. Numeric keys provide shortcuts to the
corresponding main options.
Each of the nine preset modes can be activated either by selecting it
from a list displayed when you press the navigation key, or by pressing
directly the corresponding number on the phone keypad, as shown in the
The flasher can be switched off, or set to one of three different
frequences: slow, regular, rapid, as shown below.
The predefined set of available colors includes white and the
traditional seven rainbow colors. A random color generator provides
extra colors, and you can also choose your own color by editing its
red, green and blue (RGB) components. See further down for additonal
information on this.
Sound can be switched off or set to one of seven different
tones and tunes, as shown below. The chosen sound will be played
repeatedly with a short pause.
One of nine different emoticons can be added to the flasher. When the
mood icon panel is active you can quickly switch between different
icons using the numeric keys.
Mood icons will be displayed with the current flasher color
and mode, playing the current tone or tune.
Context text and softkey labels
automatically disappear after a few seconds. Examples of
icon moods are shown below.
Siren Light provides a shortcut to the standard centralized device setting utility,
which allows you to set brightness or contrast as preferred. Access
to that utility is provided via the screens shown below.
To personalize the flasher to your favourite color, tone or tune, and
flasher mode, proceed as follows.
If you know the values of the RGB components of your favorite color,
enter them using the "Choose your own" option from the color control panel
as described below.
Alternatively, use the random color generator repeatedly
to get a color close enough
to the one you prefer, as shown below.
Then use the "Choose your own" option to enter
the color editing mode and gain access to the color controls shown below.
Use the color controls on the keypad to adjust each color component
Note that the "fast fwd" color controls wrap around at 255, restarting from 0.
Use them for faster adjusting, then use the "+" or "-" controls for
Then return to the main control panel by pressing the
right softkey, as shown below.
When your color is set, proceed from the main control panel
to the sound, flasher mode, and mood icon
control panels to further personalize your siren light. Afterwards
select command "Save and exit" from the main menu (or
press the right softkey from the main control panel)
to have your choices automatically loaded
the next time you use Siren Light.
Siren Light can be purchased from the
product page at Handango.
Written on 23 January 2006 - Updated on 30 January 2006
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