I’ve just published a new tiny, free Android app: Silent Mode Bypass.

This app does just one thing: disabling Silent or Vibration mode when you receive a phone call from a selected list of contacts. It’s useful for emergency calls that you must be absolutely sure to receive, typically at night, while still keeping everything else silent.

It’s very lightweight and does not affect battery life. There’s a background service always running, but it only uses around 3 MB of RAM and hardly any CPU time, because it does not run any code except when it gets a phone call broadcast intent.

On a side note, I’m specializing in writing niche apps that no one except me uses… On the plus side, I don’t get many complaints from users!