Support app to switch wifi on/off based on location

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  1. Ladera

    Ladera Well-Known Member
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    Can someone recommend a good app to automatically toggle wifi based on when I leave my house, which is the only place I use WiFi.
     

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  2. howarmat

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    i havent no found anything like this yet, i too want this app! i have it on my storm 2 and love it
     
  3. kmoore11

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    Look at Locale. I haven't used it, but I think it can change a bunch of settings based on where you are. But you have to have GPS on, which is a battery drain. And it's like $10 or something outrageous like that. But I think it would get the job done.
     
  4. howarmat

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    yeah maybe $2 not $10 hehe

    the BB one i use bases the location of the cell tower number. that would be smarter than GPS from a battery aspect
     
  5. lump

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  7. lump

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    That blows!
     
  8. dibs ODDJOB

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    There is one app that is supposed to do this by cell tower locations. Unfortunately it only works on GSM because it used GPS on my Inc. I think it was WiFi auto on/off or something like that.
     
  9. android_freak

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    try "Lite Setting Profiles"
     
  10. howarmat

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    looks good i set it up for work and will setup for home later in the morning. i will report backfindings :)

    it looks like GSM only maybe. can you confirm it works with CDMA?
     
  11. krispy_mobile

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    I think tasker might have this capability.
     
  12. DaWeav

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    Tasker is in beta right now, but the developer plans on releasing it soon to the market for $$$$. It does location Profiles, but also has a 'WiFi Near' feature that's impressive.
     
  13. kyle1745

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    Simply add the wifi widget and turn it on and off... I turn it on when I get home and off on my way out the door. Not as smooth as automated but free...

    Im waiting for Juice Defender to be fixed on CDMA devices then i'll buy that.
     
  14. zurloid

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    Hi

    I've developed an app that will set the WiFi on or off based on either GPS or cell location. The "lite" version allows 2 saved locations (e.g. home and work) to be configured. You can install it by searching for "LocationBot" in the Android Market, or get it from this page. The full (unlimited) version will be available in a few days.

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  15. AJ McKay

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    Timeriffic will toggle your wifi settings on a time-based schedule. Works well enough for me, but I only turn wifi off when I'm and work and I know I can't get a connection. The rest of the time it's on and sniffing.
     
  16. howarmat

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    wow i forgot to follow up on this

    y5 battery saver

    works perfectly for free ;)
     
  17. snake11eyes

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    Not the best reviews for y5. Did anybody try locationbot from a couple posts up.
     
  18. howarmat

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    i have been using y5 for well over a month and no issues
     
  19. wedgemoose

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    HoWARMART, I tried this but couldn't tell if it worked??? my wifi was always on. Plus it had ZERO settings. Is that how it works? even though my wifi shows "on" it's really off?? if so how do you tell.
     
  20. howarmat

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    you have to save your wifi connection via the normal wifi setup which i assume you did. then you click the app and enable it. it should tell yo the networks that the app is working on then
     
  22. wedgemoose

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    yes sir that how i did it. i can't remember now exactly what i thought was wrong. I had it set up for work and home. when i would leave either place, my wifi switch would still be on. so it thought it wasn't turning it off when I left. Obviously it would pick those two place up anyways (because my wifi switch was on). So i'm wondering does my switch showing wifi on mean nothing? Is that how it works? if so i do i tell that is actually off when i leave my locations.


    just so you know, when is say "switch" i mean the toggel i put in one of my home screens. Maybe that's supposed to be set to off for Y5 to work?? I remember trying both ways. I jst couldn't tell if it was shutting off or not. If you say it does, i will try again.
     
  23. howarmat

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    no my toggle switch turns off and yours should too

    question. how far away is work and home?
     
  24. wedgemoose

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    thats what I thought. thats why i knew it wasn't working correct. work and home are pretty far away (at least 15 miles). but you answered my question. Good man and thanks. Now that i know it should work that way I will re-download and try again. it was probably something idiot me did. thanks for the help sir.
     
  25. Cole Trickle

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    I use y5. Once you connect to WiFi somewhere it remembers and turns WiFi on when it finds that same network. Works perfect for me.
     

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