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Request / Idea - location to theme link

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Sebas, Jul 21, 2009.

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What do you think?

  1. Good idea

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  2. Bad idea

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  3. Needs a lot of work

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  1. Sebas

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    Hi all,


    I have an idea for quite some time for an android application but I don't have the skill to build it. Anyway I would be interested to hear from others if they like the idea or that it needs more work.

    // Making your phone change theme/skin (look, sounds, volume, ringtones etc) aware of you physical location \\

    I was thinking about linking google maps to the custom application in order to to create pin's on a map showing where you live, work, sport and other locations. Then give the pin a radius (let's say 100 meters). When you 'enter' the area (GPS will tell you) it will adjust your phone settings automaticly instead of manual.
     

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    What's the motivation for this? You want to have a slick professional UI at work, and a sick personalised one when you're not?

    This sounds like a profile manager, but a very thorough one. It's a neat idea, but I think it requires a lot of work to implement it (that's why I voted option #3).

    Personally, I don't think I'd use it; I suppose I'm satisfied with adjusting audio profiles. But then again, I've never been much into custom UI skins.
     
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    I voted needs work...I use Timeriffic to control my Android's audio, screen brightness set to time of day, since I normally know my schedule.

    I use Wallr to control my wallpaper, with a random wallpaper each hour. It's not full theme (sounds, icons, etc) but it is fun. All wallpaper is stored on the SD card.

    As space and battery life is such a premium these are both tiny apps that don't require extra code to determine location to function or drain the battery.

    I found some great wallpapers at g1wallz.com I need to go look and see what they posted lately on the site.
     
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    Well the motivation is that you don't need to think about changing your theme/profile. It should be done automatically. Looking at Timeriffic in my opinion that's to limited, it's just on a schedule based, but the same applies to my idea.

    I'm wondering if combining the 2 idea's would result is something that's not overly complex.
     
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    I think if you have a theme manager you like, contact the owner. aHome or the others would welcome an idea or too.
     

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