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ShakeCall Answers and Ends Phone Calls with a Shake

ShakeCall is an Android application that links your answer/end call function to the motion of your phone; you can simply shake your phone to answer or hang up.

After installing ShakeCall you can configure it so your phone picks up calls when lightly shaken and/or hangs up calls when lightly shaken. It also supports proximity sensors (although not all Android phones have them). For those with proximity sensor equipped phones the phone will automatically accept or end a call when you bring the phone up to or away from your ear.

ShakeCall is a free application, hit up the link below to read more and grab a copy for your Android phone.

ShakeCall [via Addictive Tips]

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  • Published 05/25/11

Comments (5)

  1. Space Cowboy

    I liked the app overall, but i need to be able to disable the proximity sensor portion. When i moved the phone away from my face to change ears, it hung up. Yesterday, i had to drag the phone across my face to change ears. Looked silly doing it.

  2. Hatryst

    And what if you’re running with your phone in your pocket, and you get a call, it will be automatically answered :D

  3. trinity343

    be bad for talking while your driving..walking…riding a bus, riding a bike, doing jumping jacks, trying to make an emergency call while sitting in a room while an earthquake is happening.

  4. Jay

    Pretty useless for the average joe. Unless you keep the phone motionless while expecting to use it on an anticipated phone call.

  5. Guest

    It does not connect call no matter how hard I shake, even though I set the shake level to a reasonable amount.

    On the other hand, it disconnects active calls if I simply put the phone to my ear.

    Bad app.

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