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  1. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I wish. I've been flooded with work lately.

    I get to leave for my skiing trip this Sunday coming up. I'm really excited about it.

    Skyrim is very addictive though, when I have the time to play it.

  2. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Hah! that is so awesome I love it :)

    NFC should be updated soon I'm hoping to provide some more functionality. As of now it can't toggle GPS (crazy I think) and change screen timeout settings. The only things I see you want to do that it can't presently do. It does have this section for launching a custom task under "applications" but I have not figured that one out yet!
  3. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Post it when ya done, ya hear!
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  4. esmith818

    esmith818 Well-Known Member

    So much for work getting "back to normal" after the phone was released. :p
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  5. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Hmm, yeah don't see why GPS can't be toggled, although to be honest, leaving it on 100% has a miniscule affect on the battery. THe screen timeout thing is a bummer, maybe I can find a work-around for that, as it would be so convenient to be able to adjust that. Although I would probably need a second tag to revert back to my standard setting nearby too come to think of it.
  6. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    will do.

    I thought the same thing :)
  7. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    You can do that but not my avatar... Jerkface lol
  8. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    NFC task launcher also has the ability to create 2 tasks/profiles with one tag, that might really come in handy for you. The first time it reads is task/profile1 and the second time you read is task/profile2. Somehow it alternates reads in a 1-2-1-2 order. idk how but it works!

    And you are right on with the GPS. When an app isn't calling for it I don't think it uses any battery at all
  9. esmith818

    esmith818 Well-Known Member

    There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't. ;)
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  10. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Nice! Yeah that will save me a few tags. Is there a time limit to the switching that you have seen?
  11. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Nope! Just 1st read when you set the phone down, and the next time you set the phone down on it it will do the second read and so on back and forth
  12. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member

    Good afternoon! Been busy at work, swinging the sword of justice, but I wanted to give an update on a couple of things:

    1) NFC - finally got my tags working SO well. I simply could not get NFC Launcher to load multiple apps the way I wanted them. I finally installed Tasker (I hadn't used it in quite a while.) It works VERY well with NFC Launcher! I pretty much now just do my programming of the tag in Tasker, and simply have the launcher run the Tasker task.

    For example - I have a Tasker task called "car dock." It:
    • sets my screen to never time out (can't do that with NFC Launcher)
    • loads Pandora in the background (and starts it to streaming)
    • sets my phone to "car dock mode." (I had no idea our Nexi even had that mode...I never ran across it in the settngs.) This is nice because when it's in that mode, and I presss the 'home' key, it goes to my car dock program. FYI - Car Home Ultra is a GREAT car dock app!
    • Loads my navigation app, and that is on top, asking me for the destination.
    I temporarily taped the tag to my car dock, to be sure it would work fine, and it does.

    I also have a tag for when I work in my home office. It stops the keyguard, sets screen timeout for 90 seconds (you can't do this with NFC Launcher, Antimony), loads Pandora to start streaming, loads my phone app (exDialer), and finally, pops up a message to start working.

    LOVING these NFC tags!!! If you like using them, I'd strongly encourage you to try out Tasker. I didn't care that much for it before, as it wasn't that intuitive, I didn't think. However, with the NFC tags able to run a "task", it's easy to program whatever you want your phone to do in Tasker, then have a tag to run it. (for example, I also have a tag to turn OFF Pandora and stop the car dock mode, via Tasker, can't do that via NFC Launcher.)

    I've communicated some with the dev for NFC Launcher. Very nice guy. However, that app will not currently do what Tasker will do, especially concerning the multiple apps. Thus, Tasker takes his program and makes it a REALLY useful app!

    2) My dad and I are working on a desk dock. The same day I got Nessie, I knew I wanted to make a dock for it. I want something that will be appropriate sitting on a professional desk, be it a lawyer's office, accountant's office, or even looking nice on a nightstand. I'm curious how many people would be interested in one of these? We don't have plans to use the pogo pins, as we want the dock to be accept virtually any case. Instead, it'll probably come with a 6' USB charging cable. Right now, we're looking at a wooden dock, probably made from contrasting hardwoods, such as maybe walnut and maple, or cherry and hickory, etc.

    We just found out yesterday that my dad is going to have shoulder surgery, so that may set us back a bit, or may actually move us forward. He has the woodworking equipment needed to do this type of thing (I do woodturning, thus my name.) :)

    He did make a stand for the DX, and my son and stepson got the only 2 stands he produced (sheeesh...I never got one...lol), and they are both very techy and very particular about their phones, and LOVE their stands.

    Anyway, I don't want to say anything else, as I don't want to violate any type of spam rules, unless the mods say it's ok.

    Now, back to work!
  13. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    A giant thanks to you for that post!
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  14. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    So apparently you guys are too busy flashing each other to notice that BB nailed the 5000th post.

    Just like the good ol' days.:D
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  15. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

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  16. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Yeahhhh no life :-D
  17. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Definitely going to have to check out Tasker to integrate with NFC Launcher tasks.

    Also regarding GPS -- I recommend that everyone leave it on. GPS is only used/polled when an application requests it, otherwise it is not on in the background at all. Its so easy to leave on and use when an app needs it than to have to toggle it on when you know you're going into a GPS intensive application.

    Also another shot edited with the Flickr app.
  18. ryancmatchett

    ryancmatchett VIP Member VIP Member

    Just ordered NFC Tags....gonna get that going soon. Rootin' and Romin' tonight
  19. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    You never picked a font :p
  20. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    you know what .... :p:p:p:p:p:p:p

    dont make me fight you lol :D
  21. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    SO if there are any VERY BRAVE people in here with a ROOTED and UNLOCKED device want to help me ALPHA test my kernel that i have been working on please PM me

    P.S. must be VERY confieeee with ADB commands
    and it is again an alpha build it will more then likely not work as a stable one yet i need more feed back on it

    P.S.S if you partake in testing i am not responsible for what you do to YOUR phone although 99.999999% of things are fixable
  22. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member

    I'm game... Its about time for a nandroid and test.. do you want a test on a Rom or something more stock like Pete's 4.0.3?

  23. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    i am not into 4.0.3 yet, until i can see all the final details that Google is releasing to us is out (although it should be to much different form the source coding that is out now) and see how VZW screws it up but for this any 4.0.2 ROM or a rooted stock "should" work haha

    edit: altimax: email sent
  24. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

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  25. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    she is making me a new avatar and i havent picked a smoke font that i want to have on my avatar lol

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