Lock button LED access

I think that access to the LED would be very useful for developers who would like to add a little more spice to their app/game. For example, you could flash the LED red when your health is low.

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I have mixed feelings about this. I can think of fun / interesting things to do with this, but it being system-only means it is unambiguous: when it's orange you know it's because your game is recording your microphone's input, not because the dev chose to make it flash orange. Kind of like the green webcam indicator you have on a MacBook.

That is an excellent point, but maybe they could just override the current color with the system color.

But then how would you know if it is orange because the developer made it flash orange, or if it's orange because the OS took over and made it flash orange?

You're right, this would conflict too much with system LED access.