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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LrdAnkh, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. LrdAnkh

    LrdAnkh Well-Known Member
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    I need an app to help me set up Notifications at night for only Phone, Twitter, and Yahoo messenger. I do not want anything else, no texts no emails, I have tried handcent and toggle settings lite and i either dont know what i am doing or they simply dont work, I would even be willing to pay for such app, anuy suggestions?
     



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  2. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    That sounds really complicated. I would guess that Tasker could do this, but you'll have to do a lot of reading.
     
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  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

  4. LrdAnkh

    LrdAnkh Well-Known Member
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    Thank you but none of these work i have tried them all. It is not a profile issue it is a notification issue, i came from blackberries were this was so easy to do, you just turned on and off what notifications you needed at will.
     
  5. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    I know SP really well, and I am almost 100% certain that it cannot control notifications in the manner asked by the OP - time-controlled notifications for phone, twitter and Yahoo Messenger, but not for text messages and email. SP just isn't discrete enough about controlling individual app notifications. I don't know Locale all that well, so I am not sure about that. Having read about Tasker, I am sure that it can; see this: SMS Notification Management - Tasker Wiki

    That seems to explain the basics for how you would start to set that up in Tasker.
     
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  6. LrdAnkh

    LrdAnkh Well-Known Member
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    Trying tasker again but this app seems so complicated and it is really not user friendly at all. I cant understand why Android being a superior device to the blackberry in some areas it is as lacking as it is. And i cant understand why there doesnt seem to be any applications out there that can be as simple as choose the app and turn on or off the sound notification, You have such a capable device and yet it is so lacking in what i would deem as basic needs.
     
  7. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    Android is still evolving, but there was a definite design decision to allow individual apps to manage their own notifications, though of course there is a centralized set of controls for core functions - phone especially. I also think that there is some reluctance to allow one app to control the settings of another - for security purposes, Android was designed to prevent apps from stepping on other apps.

    Now, there is a way that you could manage this if you use Setting Profiles Full, if you are willing to make some small compromises, and you are using the Gmail app for email, rather than the Messaging app. (Actually, it could be that the messaging app would be affected as well.... I use only the Gmail app for mail myself.)

    SP Full allows you to turn off background sync, which would turn off the Gmail app syncing (and, obviously, stop those notifications.) However, at least some Twitter apps do not turn off syncing if you turn off autosync, so they would still get notifications. I'm not sure about Yahoo Messenger, but I would guess that it is the same.

    SP Full does allow you to create a profile that changes the default notification sound to silent. If you set the Messaging app to use the default notification sound, this would still make the Messaging app get notifications, but they would not make a noise. As long as your Twitter app and Yahoo Messenger were set to use a different sound for notifications, they should continue to make use those sounds, however.

    So, in SP Full, you'd create a couple of profiles. One (we'll call it sound off) will set the Notification ringtone to "silent", turn Vibrate for notifications off, and set Autosync off. Sound on would change the Notification rington to whatever you use normally, turn on vibrate for notifications if you want that, and turn autosync back on.

    Then you could create a couple of Rules, that are time based, which activate each of those Profiles at specific times.

    So, I take it back - you could use SP Full, so long as you had different notification ringtones from the default for Yahoo Messenger and your Twitter app.

    After typing all of this, I am assuming that when you want to stop notifications for specific apps, you are talking about sounds, rather than just discretely stopping the app from running in the background.
     
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  8. LrdAnkh

    LrdAnkh Well-Known Member
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    Thank you for the detailed explanation I appreciate it and will certainly give it a try. However I still feel that there is no more security concerned phone system out there than blackberry and it is certainly as i stated as easy to do there select app say yes or say no end of discussion, I do not think this is a feature by design In android rather by omission, or lazyness. I am not putting the system down I like the phone 1000 times better than the blackberry I had, however, I simply am pointing flaws so that perhaps a developer can rectify them with an app, I believe after looking at Tasked that it may indeed so what i want as well but both that and your solutions require intricate and extensive workarounds.

    But as stated in the beginning I rather try your way first rather than Tasker, and do than you for your effort to help.
     
  9. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Hmmm. I suppose you're right - since Twitter and Yahoo use the basic Notification scheme, disabling that will disable all of them across the board - and that includes these two as well.

    Are you using the native Twitter integration built into the phone, along with the native yahoo built into the phone? if so, I have an idea that just might work....
     
  10. LrdAnkh

    LrdAnkh Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I am using yahoo through IM pro and Twitter i downloaded the app from app market what are you suggesting?
     
  11. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Hmmm. I was thinking that if you forced those apps to use a specific notification tone, as opposed to the 'default' notification one, then it would override what the 'default' notification tone is set to.

    Then, use a profile app (Any of those I mentioned above) to change the default notification tone to a 'silent' tone and disable vibrate at night, and those apps with the override would still (theoretically) notify you.

    however, if their notifications are running directly through the android notification system (which at least the IM service should) then it may still not work. In that case you'd probably have to have a yahoo Messenger client installed separately and let it handle your notifications.

    Now that I think about it it is a very long shot, as I don't think the Twitter app allows to to override the default notification tone, but I may be wrong - I haven't installed the Twitter app on this phone....yet.
     
  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    The funny thing is that I'm still surprised that, to this day, no one has written an app that will accomplish this - enable and / or disable notifications on a per app basis.

    That might be a golden winner for a developer to figure out....
     
  13. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

  14. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    I haven't used the real Twitter client in a long time, either, as I do not like it, but there are plenty of great (and not-so-great) twitter apps (Seesmic, Plume, Ubersocial) that let you set a custom notification tone.
     

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