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Automated Task Manager / App Killer

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ibelieve, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. ibelieve

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    Without having to try out each of the products available, I was hoping someone might know which (if it exists) has the ability to automatically stop tasks based on certain parameters.

    I get that it is best not to kill apps .. however, I would like to be able to have a list of apps that get terminated if I go off of a WIFI network for more than X amount of time (maybe 2 or 5 minutes, etc). I don't need certain apps updating and eating up my data plan while I am on a 12 hour drive and I would prefer that they hibernate until I get back to a WIFI connection. This would also allow me to stop apps as simple as Flashlight after X amount of time so that it is not forever accessing ads in the background just because I used it for a couple of seconds.

    It would, of course, be necessary to be able to override this hibernation as needed.

    Any help or direction is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     

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    Can't you just configure your apps so that they only sync over Wifi?
     
  3. ibelieve

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    I'll look into them but I know ones that are supported by ads don't have any controls. Maybe I am just paranoid but my wife returned her Android phone for an iphone when she used almost 50% of her data plan in the 1st couple of days. I am trying to do a better job of managing my data usage before it gets to be a problem.

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    Most people just set their sync options appropriately ..... or have I missed something?

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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    1) be careful what apps you download

    2) check out Tasker

    :)
     
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    That looks like an interesting application and may very well do what I am looking for.

    Thanks!
     

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