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Location-based auto manager for WiFi, ringer, etc.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jasonashvillia, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. jasonashvillia

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    I've heard of an app called Locale that uses your location to control whether WiFi is on or not, or even when to silence your phone. Sounds great, but it's pricey and I've read lots of recent bad reviews. Are there any alternatives? I don't want one that's based simply on time-of-day, but location. Would be nice if it could silence the phone automatically in certain places.
    I heard that Moto included their own version of this in the Razr, but I have the Galaxy Nexus.
     

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    Tasker is probably the most popular alternative to Locale (possibly more popular than Locale even) but I believe costs about the same. A free alternative to both is LLAMA though.
     
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    Even though Tasker is expensive, it's worth it. It can do everything Locale can and also a lot more. I would download the free trial of Tasker (it's a week-long trial) and see what you think. If you like it, you can buy it. If not, you can uninstall it.
     
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    i've got both, llama and tasker, and i bet llama will do the job for you
     
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    Tasker has a steep learning curve, but it can do a lot more than Locale, and can use Locale action plug-ins too. Also, it has far surpassed Locale in popularity (100,000-500,000 downloads vs. Locale's 10,000-50,000).

    Free alternatives include Llama and Automateit. Llama can do location-based actions, but I think it only uses cell tower proximity, not GPS.
     
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    GPS locating is an experimental feature in LLAMA.
     
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    This one never gets enough press and love it:PhoneWeaver
     

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