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Is there a program to disable/enable services based on environmental triggers?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by scythefwd, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. scythefwd

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    Basically, I'd like to auto disable my wifi card when I connect to a specific bluetooth device (car kit). I'd like to re-enable the wifi card when not connected to that bluetooth device or to a specific bluetooth device (bluetooth to land line bridge).

    I'd also like to enable gps when I am connected to my car kit via bluetooth but disable it at any other time.

    Is there a program, script, or anything else that can do this out there? For those of you familiar with WebOS, I'd love to replicate the Mode Switcher program in functionality.

    The phone will be a samsung infuse..

    Looks like the motorola smart actions would work if it actually would be usable on other than motorola phones.
     

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    Tasker is your friend. Any time you want X to happen when Y occurs, Tasker is the way to go.
     
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    Will tasker be able to differentiate between different bluetooth connections? Can it enable/disable gps, data, wifi? I'm about to go look it up now... I hope to pick up the phone tonight, or in the next couple days...

    Looks to be the right deal.. wish it was easier to work. Hoping for a free solution, like mode switcher was.

    My pre+ is on it's last legs. If the company won't support it, why should I keep it? So I'm down to Iphone or Droid.. I like the Infuse way better than the Iphone, which the wife wants...
     
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    Everything you are asking for....Tasker does and more. Its worth every penny.
     
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    Absolutely. I've got it set to do different things if it pairs with my car BT than if it pairs with my headphones BT.
     
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    Tasker has a much higher learning curve and if you're someone like me...who isn't great when you are thrown a little codes in, I would suggest Llama. Llama has everything set up so you just add what you want to your triggers. :)
     
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    I haven't tried Tasker, but Llama does that, and it's free.
     
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    Do either of these allow "it's X time, go to silent", "it's Y time, turn sound back on"?
     
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    Yes :)

    Llama is basically a dumbded version of Tasker on training wheels, lol. With Tasker, the sky is the limits. If you can think of something your phone will do, Tasker will allow that to happen.
     
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    Just played with Llama a little bit. Definitely not what I am looking for. It determines that the phone is at home/work/car, based on the cell towers it can see. It wouldn't trigger my car profile till I was 1/2 way to work..

    Looks like I have to give tasker a go next.
     
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    I think you should take a closer look at Llama. It should be able to do what you described in your original post - none of which is really location dependent but based on connecting to a specific bluetooth device which it can do.

    Also it really doesn't take travelling very far for it detect you are no longer in an area so the tower detection works pretty well and there is also GPS detection although that is an experimental feature.
     
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    fdbryant.. and you are correct. Re-downloaded Llama.. got it doing just about everything I wanted it to... except it won't turn on/off my gps. They warn it might not work.. so no biggie.
     

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