The number of Android apps is potentially infinite: day after day, new apps are being released that seem to accomplish everything anything under the sun. These apps have made human life not only simpler but fascinating. One such application is Hand in Glove, which is taking the Android world by storm.
Using a touch screen phone is a tricky business for many of us. This becomes all the more cumbersome in winter, with gloved hands. One might try to reject a call but end up answering it because the glove touched the wrong part of the screen. While using a hands-free connection is a possible way out, it would require either wires or a Bluetooth earpiece which are not only cumbersome but also additional investments. This is when Hand in Glove comes to the rescue. The ingenious app is a simple way to improve the response of the touch screen with gloved hands.
Every touch screen phone, irrespective of the model, has a few ‘hardware’ or push buttons which can be pressed no matter what. These are generally the lock-unlock or volume control buttons situated at the side of the mobile phone. The Hand in Glove app can be customized to make these the buttons that answer or decline calls. This means that as long as the app is active, your volume control (or any other hardware keys that you choose) will be your call answer keys. It also shows a pop-up on the lock screen that lets you call back the last caller.
The Hand in Glide app is available to everyone for download. It can be used on Android versions 2.1 and above. The latest version of Hand in Glide available is 1.0. Although it is limited to a few functions, the interface is basic and extremely user friendly. The app can be activated in a matter of seconds.
Ease of Use
A mobile phone app is pointless if it is not easy to use and that is where brownie points Hand in Glide scores. All you need to do is activate the app before wearing gloves and remember that the app is active. Of course, it takes some time to get used to because when you get a call, you will obviously tend to fiddle with the screen and then remember to use the push keys. Once a user gets the hang of remembering to push the buttons, it is a breeze to use.
Reception and Scope
Although Hand in Glove was intended to be used by those braving the cold, it has been subject to unforeseen use. For instance, it is great to use the push buttons when your hands are dirty or greasy and you want to keep your screen clean (it is much easier to get grease off push keys).
Overall, Hand in Glove is a simple, no-frills app that does its job well. It lets you answer calls on a touch screen phone without the annoyance of taking off gloves or mitts which is a godsend when going out in winter.