Y5 - Battery Saver: Free location-based Wi-Fi switch


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  1. Argastes

    Argastes Member This Topic's Starter

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    For those of you trying to squeeze as much time out of the battery as possible, I came across this nifty program which I don't think has been mentioned yet:

    AppBrain: Y5 - Battery Saver - Android app on AppBrain
    Official: Y5 Battery Saver: Home

    When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, it uses the GSM base tower identifier (CellID) to determine the location of the Wi-Fi network and stores it in memory. It does not use the GPS. I saved my home network earlier this afternoon and went out, Wi-Fi was turned off while I was out, then after I came home and started using my phone, I was connected again, so it seems to be working so far! :)
     

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  2. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    I actually stumbled upon this program too in my searches, after learning that Locale wasn't free ($10?!?!?!?!).

    It seems to work rather well.
     
  3. Surfer

    Surfer Well-Known Member

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    I am confused, what is 10?
     
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    Argastes Member This Topic's Starter

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    How does that relate to Y5? Do you need that application too, and its only a 10$ one time fee right?
     
  6. Argastes

    Argastes Member This Topic's Starter

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    Y5 just does one of the things that Locale does, except for free. Locale's $10 price is one-time, and there are add-ons with additional functionality that are either free or paid.
     
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    Thanks Sorry for the noobness
     

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