One of the advantages that come along with owning a Nexus or Pixel device is the ability to customize just about everything. Thanks to developer Tunji Dahunsi, you can now control your screen brightness using gestures on your fingerprint reader.
Tunji’s app, DigiLux, relies on a FingerPrint Gesture API introduced in Android Oreo, so you’ll need to be running Android 8.0 or greater for it to work. The supported devices, as of the time of this post, include the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.
DigiLux is available for free on the Google Play Store. You can remove ads from within the app for $1.99, and the premium features cost $3.99. Both are available via in-app purchases.
I gave the app a quick test on my Pixel 2, and it works as advertised. It also holds a respectable 4.9-star rating on Google Play, with 77 votes, so it looks like it’s working well for other users, too.
You can drop by the development thread for DigiLux, on XDA-Developers, for support or more information.