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Any Apps that can act as a beeper/pager

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by giddyup306, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. giddyup306

    giddyup306 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all, fist post here. I was looking for a physical pager, however they are pretty much non-existant. I was wondering if any of you knew of an app that can function as one? I tried the google play store. I found some apps, but they only worked for text. What I'm looking for is an app that can notify me maybe every minute for an hour if certian numbers call (not all numbers). When I'm in a truck or a tractor I rarely hear my phone. During planting and harvest it is important that I can call back if need be. Even if I do hear a tone, with ebay, facebook, email, text, and phone calls, I look at my phone and a lot of times it turns out not being important.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Its not quite the answer to the question you were asking.... but thats exactly why I bought a 1st generation pebble watch. I can pick what notifications come through from my phone... it vibrates when I get a call or message, and I can glance down at it easier than pulling my phone out of my pocket.

    Just a thought... I'm sure there must be a way of doing it with an app though

    maybe something like this
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  3. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I just looked at that, and saw this:
    9 October 2011

    so, it may work on pre-KitKat android, but I note some reviews saying it is not working on later versions of Android.
  4. jdh2550

    jdh2550 Lurker

    You could download Tasker and make a profile that would be specific to your needs but there is a steep learning curve
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  5. Yes Tasker should be able to handle it. Tasker is not simple and a lot of people object to the complexity while a lot of other people think it is simply great.

    ... Thom
  6. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    Tasker's Learning Curve is just simply too steep to suggest it as an app for a newbie....

    that is why, if at all possible, I suggest an alternative like MacroDroid
    * MacroDroid - Device Automation - Android Apps on Google Play

    and in this particular instance, MD can do this job without any programming knowledge.

    Trigger: Call Missed
    Select Contact​
    Action: Notification Sound
    Select Sound​

    Action: Wait for next Action
    Set Time to wait​
    Action: Macro Run
    Section Macro name (this macro)​

    this macro will run continuously until you stop it.
    #6 AZgl1500, Mar 28, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016
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