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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by vodka_mann, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. vodka_mann

    vodka_mann Lurker
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    Hi everyone

    I'm on call for work and when I'm needed I get a text message and an email (in gmail). I'm wondering if there's some way or some app I can use so that when I get that specific text or email my phone will use a special notification tone (LOUD and long).

    Anyone aware of anything like this?

    Thanks for the help


  2. vodka_mann

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  3. atraum

    atraum Member

    Not sure if this will work with the default messaging program or if it will just change the ringtone for calls:
    Messaging, Long select the contact thread, view contact, menu, options, ringtone select

    If that doesn't work you could load Handcent SMS, ChompSMS or GO SMS. They allow you to personalize your notifications by sender.
  4. barqers

    barqers Android Expert

    Use Where's My Droid. Just set up a keyword phrase, and make sure the text message you receive is that keyword, then it'll do whatever you set it to do! :)

    Hope this helps.
  5. ekimbox

    ekimbox Lurker

    Not free but you can have it do whatever you want.
    Get a text from 12345? Play some obnoxious song!

    I think there is a 1 week trial - if not in the market then the website.

    I''ve been using Tasker for a month or so and I'm impressed.

    There is a learning curve though...
  6. vodka_mann

    vodka_mann Lurker
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    Thanks for the feedback folks. Right now I'm trying tasker. Conceptually, seems super neat but can't make it work for this. I'm a developer - and it seems unnecessarily complicated - even for me.

    Support for the app appears to be not great - there's a forum that moderated so you can't just post whenever you want and the last post there is August so my guess is that it's not well moderated. Tried posting there yesterday for the rules I put together and my post hasn't even gotten onto the boards yet....

    Looks like I'll give another one of these apps a try.

    Thanks again!
  7. ekimbox

    ekimbox Lurker

    Take a look at:

    Findphone - Tasker Wiki


    The best way to learn tasker is to explore and modify some of existing examples. Look through some more of the "step throughs" on that site.
    Start with the above as it does pretty much what you want.

    The terminology takes some getting used to.
    There are tasker posts on this forum as well.
    Think of Tasker as running in a continuous loop looking for a match to a "context". If it finds one it follows the subsequent logic and tasks.

    Don't give up yet... you can do some pretty neat things with it - some of which can reduce battery drain etc.

    For example I have one which detects if I am at home (via cell tower) and enables my home wifi. When I leave it shuts it off.
  8. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Ringtones (set via Contacts) are for calls. Notifications are what the OP needs to work on. The notification setting would be in the messaging and email apps that the OP is using.

    Yikes. I haven't coded in decades and find Tasker easy to use. I'm not entirely certain that it can accomplish this though. Not without a plugin anyway. I mean, I don't think there's any way to establish a context of "email received from a specific sender".

    It would probably be easier to find an email app that supports custom notifications like what you're looking for. Touchdown can definitely do this (one reason I use it) but it's only for Exchange.
  9. atraum

    atraum Member

    I thought as much, it just seemed odd that there was a ringtone setting in the Messaging menu.

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