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ViBe Identifies Callers by Custom Vibration Patterns

Android: You don’t have to lose custom ringtone identifiers just because your phone is on vibrate. ViBe sets specific vibration patterns for specific callers.

ViBe comes packaged with 10 ViBes (the vibration equivalent of a ringtone), the first 5 are available in the free edition and the remaining 5 are unlocked via premium upgrade ($4 to unlock all 5). The free selections include Knock Knock, Ramp Down, Bee, Heartbeat, and Crash.

One welcome feature, even if it was restricted to the premium edition, would be a built-in tool for creating your own vibration patterns.

ViBe is free, requires Android 2.1+.

ViBE [via Addictive Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/26/11

Comments (3)

  1. David

    There is an app that does this for SMS, as well. (Custom SMS Tones), and it does have the vibration editor.

  2. Proximo

    iOS has this feature built in but you can also create your own custom vibrate by tapping on the screen to create a rhythm. Many people don’t know this, so I just wanted to mention it.

  3. Simon

    Awesome app for business meetings. Now i know when someone important calls me without even looking on the phone. This should actually be a built in feature of Android!

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