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  1. mikedean441

    mikedean441 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Had the moto droid for about a week. Was talked into buying it, not very computer intelligent, so have been battling through trying to get things setup for my liking.

    I have vertain preferences I would like to have setup for my settings when im at work.school and home primarily. Thus far Ive been doing it all manually which has been a pain, til someone suggested locale app. Not sure if it is the way to go based on what I need so looking for insight, below is how I want my settings:

    At work--phone/text/emails all vibrate
    At school-same as above
    At home before bed time(say midnite)-phone/text/emails all have audio notification
    At home after bed time-phone can ring, text can have audio notification, but emails I want silent (no vibrate)

    Is locale they way to go? or any other ideas?

    thanks in advance
     

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  2. johnny_w

    johnny_w Well-Known Member

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    I understand local can have issues if your "conditions" are based on the gps since it can lose signal indoors. I use it based on time to do the very things you are looking for and it works well.
    Give it a try, what do you have to lose?
     
  3. Dragoro

    Dragoro Well-Known Member

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    The app Locale (free) can do all that for you as long as you keep your gps enabled. (Contrary to some posts, it doesnt hurt your battery all that much, I keep it on and my phone lasts over 14 hours before recharge.
     
  4. mikedean441

    mikedean441 Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok, just wanted to give an update
    for the most part, worked with no issues all day today

    only problem is that in the evening I had the phone set to ring and I took teh notifications off of vibrate so that they would make a noise (or so I thought when I got email or text)

    but it made no noises at all when I got an email, or a text
    does the "notifications" option cover what happens with both emails and text since they both appear in notification section?

    and if so, any idea what I did wrong?

    and for the record, my batter life was awful today, only lasted 7.5 hours, but im sure there are more things I can do to improve that
     
  5. pavirotten

    pavirotten Well-Known Member

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    Did you remember to set your default situation?
     
  6. mikedean441

    mikedean441 Member This Topic's Starter

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    no I didnt mess with that, because all of my "situations" cover all 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    so tonight until 11pm it was set to Home Chillin
    which meant phone rings, and I thought I would get notifications I could hear

    when I went in and looked at my droid settings outside of locale, it had notifications ringtone set to silent
     

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