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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by upgrumpy, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. upgrumpy

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    I thought I was able to figure out most apps by playing around and searching the net for help but tasker has me about ready to throw my phone into the wall.

    I am a locale user and severl said try tasker.

    Could someone help me get started. If I see a profile or task and look at maybe I could figure it out.

    The most important task I need is when I sleep. I need the following:

    turn phone ringer off EXCEPT for WORK, HOME, WIFE, CHILD calling.

    turn off sound for all inbound text messages EXCEPT for WORK contact (which they send out as a email and it comes to my phone as a text (sms gateway).

    Then have all this active during a specified time period then off the rest of the time.

    Any help would be great. Like I said I have used locale since I got my phone and would love to understand this tasker...


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    Scott
     

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    Take a look at the samples on the Tasker site as well as the documentation and start there.
     
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    First create a time context of your sleeping hours, for instance 11pm - 7am. Then create a state context, so SMS received. Now you can specify specific contacts, so label all your contacts that you WANT your phone to ring for.

    Then create a task in that profile, first turn off silent, then turn volume up to max, then turn the phone back on silent again. Done :)
     
  4. upgrumpy

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    Thank you for your help. I think I might have to stick to Locale... LOL I have spent so much time searching the net and trying to figure this tasker out and still in 1st gear so to speak....
     
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    Don't give up. I use to use Locale but I thought I would give Tasker a try and now I love it. There is so much you can do with it. My dad got the app off a recommendation from me and could not figure it out at first. So, I walked him through creating some basic tasks and now he has some very detailed tasks that he is showing me how to make. You may be in 1st gear for a little while but you will soon be doing 60+ mph.
     
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    Don't give up!!!

    I know it's daunting, but I agree that tasker is so much better when you truly understand it. I will upload a guide to this exact question to my blog tomorrow evening. I'll post a link here and send you a PM when it's done. Until then use locale, but tomorrow I will have the guide done for you!
     
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    LOL, i spent 3 hours last night trying to set up what I want (1st post) only to delete it all.....

    I can't get past turning off sound for sms messages but then allowing my employer's message to get through. on locale i have to use a local plugin, "Locale "Inbound SMS" Plug-in" by Androgone Development it Support email to SMS gateway
     
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    I think you can use some Locale plugins in Tasker. But maybe only the location-based ones work.

    I have trouble with the SMS and Call tasks, too.
     
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    As promised:
    UnumMundum: Tasker Nighttime Profiles

    It's a very basic setup, I just want you to get familiar with the controls. As I had the same learning curve in the very beginning, all I needed was a good kick off. Then you kind of get the feel for it, and aren't so overwhelmed to start experimenting :p
     

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