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Tasker - Cell Near Pattern Matching

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by YoMo, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. YoMo

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    I got this versatile android app called Tasker. I've read reviews and posts on this forum but I am still learning how to be up to speed with it.

    I've read that so many people successfully use the Cell Near functionality... unfortunately I can't find any example of pattern matching within Cell Near.

    Scanning with Tasker I get something like:
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    1. GSM:1121.10893545 / 10
    My understanding is that:
    • 1121 is the cell tower ID
    • 10893545 is the last seen signal strength
    • 10 is the currently connected cell

    I am able to trigger a pattern match using
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    1. GSM:1121.10893545 / *
    Unfortunately the last seen signal strength changes so often that the actual match rarely happens.

    I also tried the matches:
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    1. GSM:1121.* / *
    2. GSM:1121.+
    3. GSM:1121.*
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    but the debug log always says

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    1. cell seen GSM:1121.<current_signal_strength> wanted <my_pattern>
    Now... anyone is actually using this state to trigger tasts? What pattern match are you using?
     

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  2. amlothi

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    Check the thread in my signature. If the answer isn't there already, there are lots of "experts" on Tasker that post there.

    Also, you could try the Tasker help forum linked from the developer's website.
     
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    To use cell near you really need to invest some time to make sure that you're picking up enough towers for that context to work. I had to walk around the block that my company's tower takes up to collect enough towers to properly trigger.

    I didn't mess with pattern matching at all and my cell near context is very reliable.
     
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    How do you cope with the *last seen signal strength*? This seems to change all the time... How many profiles with the Cell Near state do you actually have?
     

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