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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ben0, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. ben0

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    I tried searching the forums, but it wasn't easy to figure out exactly what terms to use...

    I was wondering if there is anyway to see the time an app was last accessed / used???

    I have "MoreRecent" installed which shows me the last 15 apps that were used instead of just 6.... but what I really want is to be able to see what time the app was used, or at least the date???

    Anyone know if this is possible?

    Thanks for any help
     

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    You can use Tasker for that.

    1 - Create a profile for the app you want to log. You can select multiple apps.
    2 - Add a task to that profile:
    * Write File (enter the name of your log file, eg Logfiles/AppUsage.txt)
    * In the Text field, enter something like "%LAPP was used on %DATE at %TIME" (without the quotes)
    * Make sure you check "Append", to avoid the logfile being overwritten
    3 - Click "Done"

    That's it...
     
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    thanks a ton! That sounds like exactly what I need.
    Just wondering if I would be able to log phone events like if it is restarted by someone. I'm guessing I could just monitor the right system process using the same program...? I just don't know what system processes would give me what log info.
     
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    You can create profiles that are triggered upon device shutdown or reboot and have them write to the same logfile.
     
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    Many thanks for tipping us off to this to this brilliant Application!!!!

    It works great.. need to find out why %LAPP and %APP variable is not working for me though. It does not even work when I select it from the list.
     

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