Headset Button ControllerTrial
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Rating: 3.8 (958) Cost: Free Downloads: 100,000 - 500,000
Headset Button Controller is very configurable, allowing you to play music, change tracks, adjust volume, answer phone calls, start Voice Command and many other things, just by clicking the button on your headset.
Headset Button Controller is shipped with a powerful default configuration, but you can change almost every action performed. Once you have configured it with your preferences, it runs in the background using almost no CPU. It has been tested with a wide variety of different Android devices and music apps and works with both single-button headsets, and Android-specific 3-button headsets.
Default configuration for single-button headsets (center button for 3-button headsets):
* Single press: play / pause ( answer call / end call)
* Double press: next track ( decline call / mute microphone)
* Triple press: previous track
* Quadruple press: previous track (2x)
* Long press: Volume control 
* Press and hold: Fast forward 
* Double press and hold: Rewind 
* Triple press and hold: disabled
All of the above options are configurable to any of the following:
* Play / pause
* Next track
* Previous track
* Previous track (2x)
* Mute / unmute
* Voice command
* Voice search
* Redial last number
* Say current time (Text-To-Speech required)
* Launch app
* Launch shortcut
* Tasker task 
* Switch profile
Additionally the long press options are configurable to any of the following:
* Volume control 
* Rewind 
* Fast forward 
With a 3-button headset, volume control is also configurable with the left and right headset buttons.
 Requires the app 'Tasker'
 While the button is held down, the volume is initially reset to the minimum limit (see below) and then raised until the button is released
 Not every music player app supports rewind / fast forward
Music app selection
Headset Button Controller controls the currently running music app. You are also able to explicitly specify which installed music app you want to control.
Volume control features
Headset Button Controller remembers the music volume when the headphone is unplugged and can restore it when the headphone is plugged in again.
* Min volume limit: Start volume level of the 'volume control' command
* Max volume limit: Ensures that the headset music volume never exceeds this limit
You are also able to control calls with the headset button:
* answer call / end call on single press (configurable)
* decline call / mute microphone on double press (configurable)
* adjust volume during a call (see volume control)
* announce caller name (Text-To-Speech required)
You can also configure Headset Button Controller to automatically answer an incoming call after a configurable delay.
Headset plug in / out
You can configure an action to be performed when the headset gets plugged in / out.
You can create different 'configuration profiles' which you can switch between. Add a widget or a shortcut to your home screen to easily change your profile. It is also possible to switch profile from the 'Tasker' or 'Locale' app (Locale plug-in). All settings can be backed up on SD card.
This is the trial version of Headset Button Controller. With this trial version you can try out this app works with your phone / music player correctly before buying.
TexasDraw - 2011-10-05
Full Featured. With combination of both Headset Button Controller and PowerAMP music player, I was able to get my iphone design Yurbuds Headset to operate in single button mode. play/pause, call answer/end, next/previous track, and volume control. Acceptable results when using software applications to adapt two different hardware platforms.
GREG - 2011-10-05
So - 2011-09-11
Cannot control Samsung Galaxy S2 by PowerAmp and not support Made for Iphone headphones!! please improve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Buddhika - 2011-09-28
I would like to use this button to close any open applications. Is there any way of doing that? If not, that would be a great feature to be implemented in a later release! The application is very useful and I like it. if this continues to give me good results, i'd buy the paid version!
Vic - 2011-09-27
after only a day or 2 it says it has expired and pops up a reminder everytime you plug in headphones
Prabhakar - 2011-09-08
I have a ZTE Blade (Orange San Francisco) and the features don't work on this phone with the stock ear phones.
Kevin - 2011-10-01
Works great on my Sensation, but it's missing an obvious option. I ONLY want this enabled when my earbuds are plugged in, when they're not my phone is often connected to my car stereo via Bluetooth.When it's enabled AVRCP is over-ridden as well.
Guy - 2011-08-23
Matt - 2011-09-14
First off, android should take care of this by default. Thanks for making an app to handle the headset button. Unfortunately the results are spotty with my Bose MIE2 mobile headset. Make it work with that headset and you'll have another paying customer.
siker - 2011-09-29
It very useful. hope it have forward 3 sec and backward 3 sec function for learn foreign language.
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