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  1. Master D

    Master D Member This Topic's Starter

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    G'day everyone.

    I just acquired my first proper smart phone, the HTC desire, and am quite pleased so far.

    I am looking for an application, widget or setting that automatically updates my gmail, weather, news and whatnot when I connect to a wifi hotspot.

    If this can't be done automatically I guess a simple button on my home-screen would do.

    Any tips are greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    D
     

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  2. Master D

    Master D Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Gingerpose

    Gingerpose Active Member

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    Menu - Add To Home - Widget - Sync All

    then just hit the widget when you have wifi connection.

    Simples. :)
     
  4. Master D

    Master D Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, that would obviously do the job...manually.

    But is there a way to have this process automated? Let's say I have my wake-up alarm set to 9 am, can't I time my phone to connect to wifi and do a sync at 8.55 for example?
     
  5. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    You can do that automatically of course. You can use one of many profiling apps available i nthe MArket like Setting Profiles, Tasker, Locale.

    You wil ned to set up a rule to automatically turn WiFi on at specific times. Then set up aonther rule that will turn aut-sync on when WiFi is connected (you can also set it up in the same rule as WiFi and it will work based on time too).
     
  6. Master D

    Master D Member This Topic's Starter

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    >Szadzik

    Very helpful answer, thanks!

    I had started looking into Tasker, but it seemed rather overwhelming for the simple automation I am looking for. Going to give Setting Profiles a try now...
     
  7. Master D

    Master D Member This Topic's Starter

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    Which action would I choose for activating auto-sync in Setting Profiles? In the profile setup, it doesn't let me select the auto-sync widget.
     
  8. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about Tasker for this, but I wasn't sure that enabling auto-sync would actually force a sync at the time it is enabled. I don't know of a way to specifically initiate a sync from Tasker.

    But if you're using Tasker, you can have auto-sync automatically enabled when connected to Wifi, and when disconnected you can have it automatically disable auto-sync.
     
  9. expalpo

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    If you use Tasker or Locale, there is an app available via the market called “Synker”. Synker acts as a plug-in to Tasker so you can then create profiles that force sync specific accounts. Synker has a widget that does pretty much the same thing too…
     
  10. jackocnr

    jackocnr New Member

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    I just wrote a blog post on how to do this with Tasker.
     

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