App-triggered Settings?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SaxmanKK, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. SaxmanKK

    SaxmanKK New Member
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    I'm just wondering, does anybody know of a way to have different settings enabled based upon which app is being used?

    For example: I use Pandora Radio in my car, and the phone is always plugged into a mobile charger when I'm in the car, so it would be great if I could disable the screen timeout lock while the Pandora app is open so I don't have to unlock it every time I want to skip or rate a song, or just see the song information. (the iPhone does this automatically when using the iPod app while plugged in)

    Another example: I'm used to using a Nokia N95, so I've gotten very attached to T9 for my text messaging. However, it makes much more sense to use the QWERTY keyboard for emails, web browsing, etc...I'd love to have different keyboard setting for each app.

    Am I asking for too much, or is there a way to do anything like this?
     

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  2. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member
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    Certainly an interesting concept, and sounds like something one of the Dev's could incorporate into their ROM's. Try posting about it on XDA: Hero CDMA - xda-developers

    They MIGHT have a little more info on it. It's also possible that the android version of Pandora just didn't incorporate that feature, yet. Perhaps emailing the Dev of Pandora would yield some answers.
     
  3. treborcj

    treborcj Well-Known Member
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    Yes I use Pandora too. Install screeble, it keeps it from timing out. Also there are keyboards you can install. Search around, I know its been talked about before.
     
  4. kermtfrg

    kermtfrg Active Member
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    Try Toggle Settings. You can set different rules for different conditions.
     
  5. jvoegele

    jvoegele Member
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    If you purchase the Locale app from the market, you can trigger settings based on many types of conditions. For example, you can disable the screen timeout when your phone is plugged in. You can even trigger settings based on time of day or location. Extremely useful and you could get very creative.
     
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