BumpAlarm

0.9 10 Apr 2005

Uses motion sensors in new Powerbooks.

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Developer website: Shaun J. Chu

BumpAlarm is a program that uses the motion sensors in Apple's new Powerbooks to trigger various actions when motion is detected. It can be set it to automatically play a sound file, send an email alert, or run an applescript.

By enabling MacOSX's password-protected screensaver, you can hide BumpAlarm so nobody knows it's running.

Set BumpAlarm to run an AppleScript when it detects motion and the possibilities are limitless. Here are a few ideas…. make the Finder beep incessantly, send an automated alert to someone with iChat, or take a picture or record video with iSight.

BumpAlarm, requires Amit Singh's amstracker utility, available here. Save it to a convenient place on your hard drive. When you first open BumpAlarm it will ask you to locate it. If you don't have one of the new Powerbooks with the motions sensors in them, AMStracker will simulate it using your primary input device (mouse). Pretty cool!

What's New

Version 09:
  • Fixed memory leak.
  • added custom about window.
  • loop checkbox now saves state in preferences file.
  • adjusted range of sensitivity slider.
  • interface improvements (Thanks Paul!)

Requirements

Mac OSX 10.3 or later, Amit Singh’s amstracker utility, available here.

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Details

Downloads
7,967
Version Downloads
7,040
Type
Utilities / Security
License
Free
Date
10 Apr 2005
Platform
OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free