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  1. roi

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    Hi there,
    Is there any existing android app that pushes some notification when I finish driving?
    Actually, I'm looking for this kind of app since my car does not have any indication if I forget my lights on..

    Thanks!

     

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    Stick a note on the inside of your door "Check your lights!". Or wire a buzzer into the lighting circuit that comes on when the door is opened and lights are on. As for an app, how would your phone know you've stopped the car to get out? Maybe you've stopped in heavy traffic.
     
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    Have a look at AutomateIt at the Play$tore.

    Create a new rule which TRIGGERS on LOCATION, and the ACTION taken is to create a NOTIFICATION to turn off your lights.

    A great little free app, which I use all the time.
     
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    I've already tried the sticky solution, didn't help much.
    The buzzer idea sound interesting, I consider giving it a try someday.
    App: maybe use another indications but geo-location such as turning on the camera after X minutes on zero speed in order to check the engine is still on (clock/light/etc.)? definitely some creativity is needed here..that's why I posted it, to first check if there's something like that existing before developing..
     
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    Thanks. But how the LOCATION trigger would help to indicate "end of driving"?
     
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    I suggested it as many cars have this feature as standard (at least here in the UK).
     
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    Does your car have bluetooth? If so, you could use the 'macrodroid app' to notify you when your cars bluetooth goes off when you switch the ingition off. Car bluetooth off, play speach text 'lights on', set it to operate at certain times of the day.
     
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    If you don't mind using a charger on your phone while in the car, you could set up a new rule which:

    1) TRIGGERS on CHARGING STOPPED (when you turn off the car ignition), and
    2) the ACTION taken is to create a NOTIFICATION to turn off your lights.
     
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    I wish it was also the standard in Israel..
     
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    Unfortnately no..but thanks for your offer!
     
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    The only disadvantage in this option is that if I will forget to connect the charger for some reason (in a rush ect.) it'll be useless. The ideal is an idea that will be independent of any action made by me, i.e. fully automatic when I get into the car.
    Anyway, as for me, that's the best answer for now, So thank you!
     
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    1) If your destinations have connectable WiFi that can be "seen" from where you park (like at your home & office), you could have an automation app (like Llama, or AutomateIt, et al) warn you when it senses that WiFi signal.

    2) You can add an ignition-switched Bluetooth device, like the $16 Soundbot 360, which would turn off automatically when the ignition is turned off, and then use an automation app (like Llama) to warn you when your car's Bluetooth disconnects. (I have the Soundbot 360. It has no battery, so if it's connected to a switched power supply on your car, it automatically turns on and off with the car's ignition.)

    3) You could add a buzzer circuit to your car, like this guy did. But I'll bet it would be a LOT cheaper and easier just to add a Soundbot 360, which would have the advantage of adding Bluetooth to your car.
     
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    From what I've read, it sounds as if you are not connecting the phone with the car (charger/bluetooth etc).

    Thus your best solution (if not getting something additional to connect with the car as proposed already) is steiny180's solution, although I haven't sued the specific software.

    You would have a profile variable (say "Car Mode") that changes from "true" to "false".
    Using GPS data, perhaps you can estimate your speed in a variable (say "Speed") every 1 minute or so (depends on battery drain etc).

    Then you will have a condition:

    If "Speed"> 20 km/h (or any preset you want) - Set "Car Mode" to "true"
    Else - Set "Car Mode" to "false"

    and one more condition

    If "Car Mode" is set to "false" - Notify "Switch off your lights".

    Thus while you are driving, car mode is true. Once you stop it goes to false and you get a notification.
    It is not super accurate, but it would depend on only the speed of your phone.
    Something like this will find your "Location" being in the car based on the speed of travelling.

    You should have options for traffic etc though, where you slow down but not away.


    Another option would be to monitor your phones vibration signals, ie knowing when you walk (higher signal) as opposed to when you drive (lower signal unless you are on the fields :p )

    These are a couple of ideas to get you thinking ;)
     
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    Two problems with Sumotori's solution:
    1. You'd get notified every time you stopped in traffic or something.
    2. Speedometer apps use GPS and GPS uses a LOT of energy/battery (and Roi doesn't always keep his/her phone plugged in).
     
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    Just needs to condition it properly to account for that. It's do-able.

    Yes indeed. We can't have everything! :p

    But monitoring vibration is far better and saves more battery.
    With a small condition of the vibration being longer in time and amplitude (Walking) as opposed to short in time (bump on the road) could be more accurate and less battery draining. What do you think?
     

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