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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by koldtoft, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. koldtoft

    koldtoft Member
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    I herd somewhere there is an application that can change your hero profiel by your GPS location.

    So that when I go the the cinema is goes to silent. When im am work, it's work profile with wifi ect. When I am at home it's home profile with bluetooth and so on.

    Do anyone know if there is such and application, and if so, what is it called?
     

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  2. Edaze55

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    I believe the app you are looking for is Locale.
     
  3. punkzanyj

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    It's called Locale, but be warned - location based profiles can be problematic.

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE locale, but it's ahead of it's time right now. It's ahead of hardware and location tracking technology right now.

    Right now, using locale, and using a location-based profile is problematic because if your phone loses location information, then locale returns to defaults or to some other profile.

    Like if your "work" profile is based on you being in your building from 8am-5pm, if you're in an elevator, or the basement and your phone loses a track on your location for more than a few seconds, locale will turn off that work profile.

    There's no real intelligent way to solve that issue. I mean if it just assumes when it loses location that you're still in the same place, and to keep the current profile running, then that could be a problem if it loses your location info just outside your office building and doesn't get back a clear signal till the end of the day -- the profile would never start.

    I use it, but don't use location based criteria, the hardware and system of location tracking just isn't ready for locale. Plus, with cupcake, programs are no longer allowed to turn GPS on or off without user input.
     
  4. Slug

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    I agree with you re Locale and GPS-based solutions. I've been looking at augmenting it with Wibble in order to use wi-fi hotspots as 'locators'. So far it's working quite well but I have to do more work on the different profiles to avoid clashes. Something you might find useful yourself though?

    /Al
     
  5. flowersinlondon

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    I have been using Locale and love it. Its clever, but its connects to the GPS often. Is there a way for me to increase the frequency of checking the current location? Or will I be able to control it if I add a time factor into the condition?

    On my G2, it connects to the GPS every 15 minutes or so and I don't want it to do that.
     
  6. zurloid

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    I've written a little app called LocationBot that can change the phone's settings according to your location. It will use GPS if this is switched on, if not it will get a (less accurate) location from the cell network. Currently it supports the following settings:

    WiFi (on/off)
    WiFi (SSID)
    WiFi (static ip or DHCP)
    Bluetooth (on/off)
    Vibrate (on/off)
    Ringtone
    Ringer volume
    Time active (time this profile is active)

    There's a lite version called "LocationBotLite" which allows 2 saved locations (e.g. work and home), an unrestricted version should be in the Android market within a few days. You can also download it from this URL:

    LocationBot
     
  7. cyber_system_tk

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    You are brilliant !!!! :)
     
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