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What Tasker profiles is everyone using?? (This thread is NOT for requesting help with profiles)

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  1. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

    MissedSMS will trigger a single reminder tone of user's choice 5 minutes after receiving a text IF the screen has not been switched on. NB I use the standard Android messaging app - this may not work with others (eg Handcent, etc). Change the %PULSECOUNT variable limits to increase the number of reminders.

    MissedCall will trigger a single reminder tone of user's choice 10 minutes after receiving a text IF the screen has not been switched on. Change the %CALLPULSECOUNT variable limits to increase the number of reminders.

    MissedSMSandCallClear clears any outstanding reminders when the screen is switched on.

    Please note that these aren't perfect, but they seem to work well enough for the moment - I'm sure I'll get round to tweaking them eventually. I believe future planned features for Tasker may include reacting to notifications being cleared, so these profiles may need changing in time..

    Here you go - hope they're of some use / inspiration..

    Received SMS
    Variable %SCREEN Matches off
    1. Variable Set %PULSECOUNT To 0
    2. Wait 1 Minute
    3. Variable Set %bPULSE to ON IF %SCREEN ~ off
    4. Variable Set %bPULSE to OFF IF %PULSECOUNT > 1
    5. Wait 4 Minutes IF %bPULSE ~ ON
    6. Notify Sound <selected MP3> IF %bPULSE ~ ON
    7. Vibrate Time 500 IF %bPULSE ~ ON
    8. Variable Add %PULSECOUNT Value 1
    9. Goto Action 4 IF %bPULSE ~ ON

    Missed Call
    Missed Call
    1. Variable Set %CALLPULSECOUNT to 0
    2. Wait 1 Minute
    3. Variable Set %bRING to ON IF %SCREEN ~ off
    4. Variable Set %bRING to OFF IF %CALLPULSECOUNT > 1
    5. Wait 9 Minutes IF %bRING ~ ON
    6. Notify Sound <selected MP3> IF %bRING ~ ON
    7. Vibrate Time 500 IF %bRING ~ ON
    8. Variable Add %CALLPULSECOUNT Value 1
    9. Goto Action 4 IF %bRING ~ ON

    Display Unlocked
    1. Variable Clear %bPULSE
    2. Variable Clear %bRING

    Just seen that Missed Call event change is planned for next version: http://tasker.dinglisch.net/nextversion.html

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  2. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I have set up a great profile for my car bluetooth, most of the benefits are on the exit task, all I have to do is turn on Bluetooth when I get in my car. When I get out of my car my music is muted (since we can no longer kill apps), and if I am at home my WiFi is turned on (stays off if I'm not home), and a text is sent to my wife automatically to let her know I am at home at certain times. Also turns my bluetooth off if I am not back in the car within 10 minutes (so my profile is restored without turning bluetooth back on if I just turn off the car to get gas, etc):

    -Bluetooth connected (specific to my car's bluetooth)

    -Load app - Slacker
    -Media Volume to 15
    -Wifi off
    -Variable set - %CARBLU to 1

    Exit tasks:
    -Media volume to 0
    -Profile Status - WiFiHome set on
    -Wait 2 minutes
    -Wifi set on - if %ATHOME~1
    -Profile Status - Home SMS set on
    -Variable clear %CARBLU
    -Variable clear %ATHOME
    -Profile Status - WiFiHome set off
    -Profile Status - Home SMS set off
    -Wait 10 minutes
    -Bluetooth set off - if %CARBLU !~1

    This needs these 2 profiles to work:
    1. WiFiHome
    -WiFi near (Home network), need to enable toggle WiFi
    -Variable set - %ATHOME to 1

    2. Home SMS
    Date - weekdays
    Time -
    -Send SMS - # and message
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  3. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    It looks like both of these will actually notify twice, since on the second iteration the pulse count is still not greater than 1. Also, the %SCREEN ~ off check doesn't mean that the screen hasn't been switched on, it just means that it is not currently on. I like both of these as they are straight to the point with no wasted steps.

    Yes, the Missed Call event is returning, and will coexist with the Missed Call state.
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  4. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

    Yes, you're quite right Uncle Mike. Looks like I forgot to take my medication again lol.

    Thanks for the kind words.
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  5. Mugs

    Mugs Member

    Need help with Tasker. I am completely confused on how to set this up. Can someone who is familiar with Tasker set up a profile for me?

    Simple profile.
    It will be set up for location. I know how to do this.
    I am able to set a different wallpaper for this.

    I need the following:
    Phone ringer: silent and vibrate
    Chomp text message: volume level 4 and vibrate
    Gmail: volume level 4 and vibrate

    That's all I really need.

    Thanks for the help
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  6. riskaa

    riskaa Well-Known Member

    did you ever figure out how to do this? I'd love to know...

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  7. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    In Audio tasks there is a ringer volume setting and a notification volume setting (this will do chomp and gmail). There is also a Vibrate on notify and a Vibrate on ringer task setting.
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  8. riskaa

    riskaa Well-Known Member

    Hi there,
    I need some help with Tasker. I'd appreciate any advice on getting these 2 profiles/tasks to work.

    I want my Home profile to:
    1) enable Wifi when i'm near my SSID - got this done.
    2) disable K9 syncing -
    I tried to kill app K9, but that doesn't seem to work.
    I also tried to disable auto-sync, and that didn't seem to work either.
    I downloaded a K9 Data Killer widget, and could enable this...but i don't know how?

    Any ideas? I just don't need my email to sync when i'm at home.

    2) I set up a Driving Task Widget that
    a) loads app Custom Car Home
    b) waits 15 second and takes a call on speakerphone, if the phone rings

    What i need to do is one of two things:
    1) enable Safereader on Vlingo or
    2) enable Driving Mode (on my Samsung Vibrant,this is under Menu/Settings/TexttoSpeech/Driving Mode)

    Any help on these would be great.

    I have one last question (for now). Under 3rd party apps -there are 4 available apps available...how does one add other apps to this?

    Thanks in advance,

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  9. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I know that wasn't too helpful, but I'll try to get you some more info tomorrow
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  10. riskaa

    riskaa Well-Known Member

    Hi there...
    Thanks for your help so far..i had a couple of things to say.
    1) I'm not on Froyo yet, so i should be able to Kill Apps...but it's not happening.
    2) Is the other app you were talking about called say my name dessert? i've heard of something like that - maybe it's time for me to check it out.

    3) re - third party apps...ok.

    Another question - i saw somewhere, someone had a way that if your screen got locked, there was identity information, so whoever found your phone could call you....do you know anything about that?
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  11. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Yep, say my name is the one I was thinking of.

    For the info I think the best way would be to get a lockscreen replacement and set it up to show the info, then enable it through tasker.
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  12. Neubsauce

    Neubsauce Member

    Most of my profiles have already been mentioned. One of my simpler ones changes the camera button to an HDMI enable button (Real HDMI).
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  13. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

    I use an app called Contact Owner that will put contact information on the lock screen - is that the one you were thinking of?
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  14. riskaa

    riskaa Well-Known Member

    Thanks CodeMonkey and Chrlswltrs.
    I'll try those out!
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  15. cabbie

    cabbie Well-Known Member

    Set up into three widgets:

    Work profile:
    Wifi off, 4G on, bluetooth off, ringer off

    Home profile:
    Wifi on, 4g off, bluetooth on, ringer on

    Car profile:
    Wifi off, 3G on, bluetooth on, ringer on

    Then one to augment the car profile with a choice to launch car panel
    Context: bluetooth on, 3g on
    Menu: launch carpanel

    I have a big question though. I created a profile for slingplayer to turn off notification sounds when its playing. If you are familiar with slingplayer, you know also that any pop-up/etc will break the media stream. I currently have Handcent to pop-up new SMS's which will break the feed if i get a text while watching slingplayer. I can't seem to figure out how to disable that feature when slingplayer is open. Any ideas?
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  16. cabbie

    cabbie Well-Known Member

    another question. I have swype and currently on reboot, you have to switch to another input and then back in order to be able to 'swype'.

    I set up:
    Context: Device boot
    Tasks: Input method Select
    Wait 20 seconds
    Input method select.

    I was hoping that if i didnt change the input within that 20 seconds then the menu would hang, i could make the selection and it would immediately pop up the 2nd input select but it didn't. It just killed the first select window and popped up the 2nd. How can I make it wait till I make the first selection then bring up the second selection? I went ahead and increased the wait to a minute for the time being.
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  17. Etoile

    Etoile Member

    That's actually a symptom of a Swype issue, it would be much easier to just upgrade your Swype. :)
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  18. Gai-jin

    Gai-jin Member

    Okay, trying to start using my droid more now that I'll be getting rid of my iphone. Someone told me to check out tasker to deal with a specific issue.

    I get automated emails at night from various systems at work. Mostly, they just tell me that an automated job finished successfully. I don't want to be woken up for those. However, I get some emails alerting me when a system goes down or we have an outage of some kind. I need to get those ASAP.

    Can tasker be used to somehow make emails from one sender NOT 'ring', where all other emails will ring normally? Or even make emails from one sender play some loud obnoxious ring no matter what the phone volume is set to?
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  19. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    If you're using the K-9 mail client, yes Tasker can do it. It can't do this for the native Gmail or email clients though. Your best bet with Tasker is to have the messages sent as SMS (to your SMS email address) and have it filter it there. You can have Tasker filter on sender and message body of the SMS.
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  20. ScottyPro

    ScottyPro Well-Known Member

    I'm rather intrigued by this app so have got the trial version.

    I went to Step-Throughs & How-Tos - Tasker Wiki

    and downloaded the Car Home Profile from here.

    Is there anyway to tell the profile how to select my Bluetooth device under Desire settings, I have my Blaupunkt Bluetooth paired with the phone but it shows as not connected. All I want to do is tell Tasker to connect to the Blaupunkt when in Car Mode. Any help would be appreciated (this is all way to complicated for me)
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  21. bagz

    bagz Member

    is there just the one Tasker app???

    one found in the market?
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  22. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

    Tasker for Android

    Buy from the developer directly. He makes more money that way.
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  23. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

    I wish I knew that before I bought it. Is that generally true for most apps?
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  24. Etoile

    Etoile Member

    It would be true if most developers had a buy-it-yourself option available. Tasker is the only app I've seen that has buy-it-yourself combined with a free trial - the validation system is really impressive, and I'd like to see more apps implement it.

    But yes, if you can buy an app from the developer rather than the market, the developer will get more money that way. Market takes a cut. Of course, in the case of Tasker, it's also more expensive through the market...so I imagine the author of Tasker ends up with the same amount either way.

    For those wanting to enable SafeReader using Tasker, I haven't figured this out - the best I can suggest is to drop a "Tap to Speak" widget on your home screen and say "SafeReader On" when you start driving. That's what I do.
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  25. euqiddis

    euqiddis Member

    I'm having a play with tasker for the first time, but a lil stuck,
    What i want to do is when i open an app that needs the internet is to 1st see if it can connect to my wifi and if not connect via my data connection.
    similar to above when i open the appbrain app i want it to connect via teh appropriate connection, but my problem is when i click on an app (that i have searched for for e.g.) the connection is turned off. Is it because i need to enable the Market app aswell?

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