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You can use it to automate basically ANYTHING you can think of. Your imagination is the limit.
I've actually gotten better at this by basing my alarms off of several 90-minute intervals and using tasker on my phone to wake me up with a good song. I make sure to change the song frequently so that I don't get ptsd when I hear it anywhere else.
You can use the Tasker app for Android to block calls using wildcards during certain hours. Here's a guide on how to set up call blocking.
I have a similar profile that mutes calls from non-Favorite numbers during certain hours so I can only be contacted for emergencies, etc.
Tasker has not been banned from the Play Store: [link]
They were delisted because they had implemented a function (android.permission.REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS) that stops the phone from sleeping properly. A function that Google had notified everyone with some advanced notice would not be allowed except for in certain instances which Tasker did not meet. The Tasker Crew cleaned things up and got the app back up in no time.
this is the link to tasker ([link]). as for the task i set up, i was using the cell towers around work (because the gps didn't work well in the building) for tasker to know i was in my office. if it connected to my work cell towers between 9-930 it would say "hey baby just got to work, miss you.", or other message randomly chosen from a list, then i had a list of generic nice messages (miss you, can't wait to see you, etc) that would get sent when i would plug the phone in/unlock the screen when i was at work. then when i would leave work and the phone would drop off my work cell towers it would send a message saying "hey baby just left work see you soon" or something along those lines. i had 3 lists of messages, an arrived at work list, left work list, and general nice message list and tasker would randomly pick which message to send to help it not seem so automated.
An app itself can override rotation lock. If the app - like MFP - does not do this or does not offer the option, you need Tasker or a similar app.
Here is what I do.
Download Tasker; This app is a power house of automation for your Android phone. This can be a scary app to get into, but it allows you to do a ton of stuff with your phone.
> The app works like this. You setup certain scenarios and assign tasks to them. So the idea is
Open the App
On the Profiles screen click on the "+" button in the middle.
Then you need to select the context, which will be "Application".
Select Summoners War from the list. Once selected click on the Tasker Gear in the top left.
Click on "New Task"
Name Task "Screen Off" or something like that.
Click on "+"
Now select "Display" from the Action Category
Select "Display Timeout"
Select a time frame for the display to turn off. So I would select 5-10 minutes just depending on your preference. Once selected click on the Tasker Gear in the top left.
>This action it will override the system default for timeout
Click the Tasker Gear in the top left
Edit: This may or may not work for your phone. It won't hurt to try.
With your social media apps, have a look for some alternative apps that are often better than the original (i.e. swipe instead of facebook's app etc).
If you are interested in doing some dev work but have no experience, get an app called tasker, head over to /r/tasker and have a poke around. It is a fantastic app which allows you to program without writing/learning stacks of code/api's etc. There are also a whole bunch of plugins to extend the functionality of it which is where tasker really shines. There is a bunch of plugins created by /u/joaomgcd who is active on here and an all round fantastic developer/human!
Also take some time and play around with the customisation aspect of android. Custom launchers and icon packs to change the look and feel of your screen, widgets galore to give you info you want.
Overall, just have fun with it and don't be afraid to try a whole bunch of different apps that do the same thing, at the end of the day, what is the best for one person might not be the best for another.
Welcome to the android ecosystem - It's not a choice, it's a lifestyle!
It's a single action, there isn't much to creating it.
Edit: moved a parenthesis.
If you're on Android and want the convenience of this, Tasker is a great little app that allows you to set up rules for your phone; in this case, switch off your Wifi when you leave your house and turn it back on when you return. It can take a little while to learn, but it's absolutely worth your money.
There are many apps in the Play Store that can force Pocket Casts or any app to start playing when you connect to a specific Bluetooth device. Tasker and Trigger (much simpler) come to mind immediately, and I'm sure there are more.
Fellow Android user here that has also owned three iPhones over the years. My biggest problem with iOS was that apps like Dropbox, Google Photos, and Pocket Cast wouldn't function using background data in iOS whereas in Android, they upload and fetch things without having to open the app and wait around for things to get done.
I like iOS, but I just prefer Android. It's not even so much the customization for aesthetic reasons as much as it is the customization for function (like Tasker).
Just my two cents. But the iPhone 7 sure is a beautiful phone. I had been asking for them to make a jet black version because I missed the blackness of the iPhone 5. I'm currently a Nexus 6P owner though and if I'm sticking to Android, it'll be Nexus (or Pixel) from here on out. Nexus is smooth and buttery, too. I think when manufacturers add their crap on top of Android, it slows things down.
Pure or bust.
I use Tasker to keep the rotation locked the majority of the time, but unlocked when in an app where it's useful (Youtube, Camera, etc).
It is. I use my phone a lot so it may just come in handy! I don't get a ton of calls but I use it for everything else, almost, since I don't like doing non-work related things on my work laptop. The phone just sits around when I'm at home and on my computer, though!
If you want to make a "company wide" profile, all the employees has to have Android (obviously). Everyone doesn't need to have <strong>Tasker</strong> though since if you only use actions built in, you can use App Factory to export the task as a seperate app.
I'll think about this though :-}
Get the S6. I was an iPhone guy since the original. I had the iphone, the iphone 3g, the iphone 4, iphone 4s, and the iphone 5s. The reason I kept the iphone around was I using the apple eocsystem (macbook pro, apple tv, mac pro, and icloud.) I got a new job and returned had to return the mac pro I was using. I decided to build a new pc instead of buying another mac. I now use Gmail, Kodi, and hangouts instead of their apple counterparts. Forward your icloud email to a gmail account. Export your contacts from icloud and import them to gmail. Use google photos instead of icloud photos. Almost every ios app is avaliable on the google play store for android. I have don't have any issues with crashing. Iphone apps crash just as much as android. There is a bit of a learning curve making the switch. You have to learn where the settings are on android vs where they were on ios, but you can do a lot more on android. You can customize almost everything to suit your needs. Using Tasker to automate things is awesome. I also love the multitasking, back, and home button on the s6. The only reason I'd say not to get an android phone is if you're the kinda of person that doesn't like to tinker with stuff. If you want an out of the box thing you're used to go with the iphone 6. They've finally polished android where it's it's just as good as iOS and you can add your own custom bells and whistles. I didn't lose anything going from iOS, but I gained a few cool things.
On the volume vibrate thing I use tasker as a work around
I don't think I have hit volume down\volume up while trying to hit power or vice versa so I have no clue what to tell you on that one
3.The gps is a bit slow it takes around 30 seconds to locate me sometimes (if that sounds about like what you are experiencing then its probably normal)
Also here is a link to tasker
The same thing is happening to me as well (Samsung S5). I've decided to not even bother with the in game battery saver option since it keeps freezing the game.
I do have a temporary work around though, but it requres Tasker (if you have it). I made a task where everytime my phone is oriented in a certain (upside down, left and right side, and face down) tasker will basically put up a black screen over my phone. My phone hasn't frozen since I've been using this.
I don't think there is a free version of tasker. I think it goes into a 30 day trial or something.
This is tasker. If this is not what you got, you did not get tasker:
Check out Tasker
You can set all sorts of automated things through it, including special settings when it connects to your car's bluetooth. You can also just set things based on time of day, or location, or combinations of them.
One thing about Waze is that you should have it running all the time when in the car, even when not explicitly navigating, so that it still can record your speed for the traffic conditions. Just because you arrived at your programmed destination doesn't mean you have stopped driving and Waze can't know that, so it stays active and that's why you need to turn it off.
If you happen to use a Bluetooth connection in your car, what you can do is use a automation app (such as Tasker or Automate) to turn off Waze when the Bluetooth connection is dropped.
Congrats! If you're considering adding other types of pre-configured actions, Tasker may be a good source of inspiration:
It's one of the more popular Android Wear apps, and I don't know of an equivalent for Apple Watch so far, so I think there's an unfulfilled need. Pre-configuring really common actions seems like an ideal use-case for a device like the Watch.
Are you running Android? If so, Tasker might have something you can trigger on. If you get a car dock (that is detected by your phone as such), you can use Tasker to enable BT when you dock your phone. Another option might be NFC tags with apps like Trigger.
Finally, is there any particular reason you don't just leave bluetooth on? It shouldn't drain much battery just being enabled.
Big fan of Tasker myself. It's not something I tinker with every day, but it's something that is used every day to automate parts of my life.
When I wake up in the morning and pull my phone off the charger, it pulls up Haystack (a news app), starts casting it to my Chromecast, which turns on my TV. All I do is unplug my phone, and my TV starts playing recent news items via Haystack/youtube.
When I plug in my headphones, a menu prompts me to listen to choose either podcasts or music. If I choose podcasts, it launches PocketCasts, rewinds whatever episode was playing by 20 seconds, and then resumes.
When the wrong PIN is used when attempting to unlock the phone, it snaps a picture from the front camera, updates my GPS, and then e-mails me the picture and a Google Maps location of the phone. (No, I've never needed to use this, but I'm glad to have it in the event my phone is stolen).
When I launch Hearthstone, play volume is automatically set to 25%. For those of you unaware, the Innkeeper likes to yell really loud greetings at you when you first start the game up, which I'd prefer didn't happen at work.
Speaking of work, whenever my phone enters a roughly 1 mile radius of my work location, various volumes are set to predetermined levels, and when I leave they are returned to not-work levels.
If I'm in the middle of a call but need to use my hands for something, setting my phone down on the table automatically turns on speakerphone, and picking it up turns it off.
When I end a call with an unknown contact, I'm prompted if I would like to add them as a contact.
When headphones are plugged in texts are read aloud to me.
There's a shitton more you can do with Tasker, what I'm doing only scratches the surface. Check out /r/tasker if you're interested in more.
If you're a little bit tech savvy, Tasker is a fantastic app for automating tasks. I currently have profiles that:
Turn on my wifi when I get to work (And turns it off when I leave)
Mute my phone if it's between 8:30 and 18:00 and I'm at work (And unmutes when I leave/go outside the hours)
Turn on my wifi when I get hom e(And turns it off when I leave)
Mute my phone if it's between 22:30 and 6:30 and I'm at home(And unmutes when I leave/go outside the hours)
You can do pretty much anything on your phone. I personally like the passive location data to control audio and wifi, as seen above, but you can do way more powerful things like automatically text your girlfriend and order pizza if you're running late ;)
It's freaking awesome.
Tasker has by far the largest user base with plenty of support forums (shout-out to /r/tasker), plug-ins, etc. The learning curve can be steep, but it's worth it IMO.
Automate is another good one if you're looking for a more intuitive, flow chart like UI. I actually found it more difficult to use than Tasker, but that might simply be a question of habit.
IFTTT is more a app that puts the internet to work for you, not so much your device.
For your kind or automation you will need Tasker for android or Activator iOS (jailbreak required)
I say Tasker. It can replace several apps and make your life easier. I also have other recommendations here if you're interested.
It's not so much the emails being sent by them that bothered me, but it was the fact that when I attempted to unsubscribe from the list, I was required to sign in. First world problems.
For completely unrelated reasons, I started using Tasker instead, and haven't looked back.
I've been having Tasker dial *3282# at 06:30 daily for a long time now. At first I was going to load it into a .csv file and just monitor it via Google Sheets but I figured let's add it into HASS.
Tasker dials *3282#, waits 30 seconds, copies the SMS contents onto the clipboard, then runs a python script via QPython3.
Regex queries are run over the message contents against a dictionary of users/number suffixes. Then the data is dumped into JSON formatted strings and POSTed to my HASS instance.
Next I'll be working on automated Emails or Push Messages to family members who exceed limits.
Sure, it's a little hacky but I can program in Python already. Once I work out a few kinks and sanitize the code I'll be posting the code to GitHub.
Looks that way... I think I remember them being comparable at some point in their respective development histories.
Anyway, for the lazy:
And, while I'm at it: Llama - Location Profiles handles one part of Tasker's feature set, but for the very agreeable price of $0.
Ho da poco comprato l'app Tasker e la consiglio tantissimo: ha una marea di potenzialità soprattutto se combinata con i vari plugin che trovi sullo Store. Mi ci sto proprio sballando. L'unica cosa che bisogna sapere è che la curva di apprendimento all'inizio è quasi verticale e bisogna cercare di fare le cose con calma a partire da task semplici.
Tasker can do this - and a lot lot lot lot more.
If you're not into programming, it might be too confusing. I don't recall Llama doing schedules but if b49 says so you should try that first.
I think it depends on your budget and what your SO wants to do with the phone. iOS (compared to Android) is a 'closed' system. There is not much you can change about its appearance and apps like Tasker or Nova Launcher don't exist. iOS pretty much comes 'as is' and has a 'straight forward' UI. That makes it a good system for people who are not tech savvy or simply don't want to modify the looks or functionality of their device.
Android, on the other hand, is an open OS which allows the user to modify a lot of its functionality and looks (e.g. Taker, Nova). Android also runs on a lot of different devices, produced by a lot of different manufacturers. That means the system comes in a lot of different flavours with all their own pros and cons.
TL;DR: It depends on what you want to do with the phone. I'ld recommend you to look into a Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 if you want the openness and easiness of Android. If you don't want an open system and don't want to thinker a lot, get an iPhone.
You can do it using Tasker:
You can also probably do it by using IF: (but I'm not 100% sure because I've never used it)
You just create a recipe that customizes when you want the WiFi on/off. For example, WiFi Off when opening an app or keeping WiFi on from 8AM to 9PM and then turning if off at night.
But if this is to save battery life, your N7 2013 should already have Marshmallow 6.0.1 and Doze should do a better job at saving battery life.
I had the same concern when the lollipop update came out. The only solution I could think of was using Toggle Network Type 5.0 and Tasker. I've made a tasker profile which shifts the network to 2G when the screen is off and to 3G when I open certain apps. (Basically similar functionality to that of intelli3G)
Missed your other question. Lux lite is what redshift is (another commenter noted that redshift is on droid too), but for android. Theres tons of different variants, but i chose lux lite since it integrates with Tasker (which can interface with a number of 3rd party apps)
Heres the links for them:
You can use a combination of Tasker and a MQTT publisher plugin. I use this to turn off lights when I start sleep tracking, but you can use it for any other kind of trigger that tasker has available.
Combine it with Tasker and AutoVoice and you can literally do whatever.
Most G3 specific answers were already said, so here's a general Android app you can find in the Play Store: Tasker.
It allows the user to create unlimited tasks to perform when a certain action is taken. For example, when I connect to my home network, I set it to turn on Bluetooth, turn up volume, and more. Then, when I exit the network it reverses it.
There are plenty more options than just that, as that is very simple.
Another example of what I use Tasker for most is screen rotation lock. If I go to YouTube, camera, or Netflix, it turns on screen rotation. When I leave those apps, it reverses.
Check it out, it's definitely worth the money.
EDIT : Completely forgot about Greenify.
I think that Tasker would be the easiest solution to your problem. It can control when your apps open or close based on what cell tower you are connected to, time of day, wifi connectivity, amongst many other variables.
It is a very powerful application, and difficult to learn. Once you do though, you'll never believe the level of automation allowed.
Nope, Tasker doesn't require root at all. Just works out of the box.
You can see a list of stuff it can do on the Play Store page: [link]
I understand that jailbroken iOS offers many of the features that Android offers, but whole point here is that Android does this stuff without needing root access or anything like that. I much prefer iOS and would never switch back, but there's some stuff Android just plain does better -- and automation is definitely one of them.
You might find tasker useful. There are plenty of guides on YouTube for how to set it up (I'd help you out more and talk you through it but I don't have an android phone at the moment and I can't remember the steps).
Note: I'm not guaranteeing that it will work, but given the problem you outlined it would be my first consideration. My theory is that you could program a script that tapped for you if you were to input a command (like pressing volume up/down or something like that).
On my device it handles (among other things) file transfers, backups, connectivity automation, weather updates, photo geotagging, security measures, todo lists, location history, quick launching, blue light filtering, notification handling, activity tracking, clipboard syncing, remote controlled task launching, photo EXIF-data manipulation, location sharing, URL shortening, screen recording, on-the-fly translation, and so on and so forth.
So pretty essential!
Tasker é um aplicativo pra android que permite você automatizar basicamente tudo do celular.
Complicado explicar rápido, mas é possível fazer o que o /u/Klein-Bottle disse ali:
Você configura o Tasker pra quando você abrir o Whatsapp e não estive com fone de ouvido conectado, abaixar o volume da mídia, por exemplo.
Comecei a usar semana passada e, até o momento estou com 3 "profiles":
Quando abrir a câmera, automaticamente aumentar o brilho da tela pra 100%.
Abaixar o volume do celular quando abrir alguns aplicativos e
Ativar a rotação automática quando abrir o YouTube/Netflix/Google Photos
Um, if you have Android 5 or 6 then you have this feature integrated, its called smartlock and has an option to choose safe locations where security will be disabled until you leave. I understand its not exactly what you are sking for, it "unlocks" on location not wifi but it works the same pretty much.
Otherwise if you can set up Tasker to work, you can program it to do exactly what you want.
Rooting shouldn't be too complicated with SGS5, depending on the software and carier you've got on it, one click root using towelroot should work. With root you can get what you're looking for many different ways.
You may want to look into the apps Tasker and Trigger, or those like them. They support all sorts of triggers that allow for actions in response.
NFC tags are a microchip with an antenna embedded in stickers or keychains. The antenna allows data on the chip to be read wirelessly - through "taps." The idea is you put the tags in specific places, tap your phone to the tag, and a pre-set task will run on your phone.
The tag can be programmed to automate some simple, tedious everyday things. Why? Because technology.
Some tags I have:
Work - tap to mute all sounds at work (so I don't get in trouble)
Wifi password - guests can just tap the on tag and automatically connect to my home wifi
Night/sleep - tap at night to mute notifications and set screen brightness to 25%, tap again in the morning to unmute and put brightness back to 50%
Car - one tap to turn up notification and media volume, tap again to turn it down. It also adjusts screen brightness depending on the time of day.
Kitchen - I have a tag by the oven that just opens the clock app. I use it when I need to set an alarm or start a timer.
There's lots of other uses that exist to save you a few seconds of your time. Combine NFC with Tasker and it opens up many more controls and more refined conditions (like brightness based on time of day).
The cost of an NFC tag can range from from $.50 to $3 depending on the specific type of tag and the design (waterproof, larger memory, etc.) The extra Compass tickets just let me put duplicate tags in more places.
I use Tasker for this. As soon as my phone connects to my car's bluetooth it disables WiFi, starts Waze, turns the phone's volume to max (although Bluetooth audio settings are apparently separate from system volume, but that's a different topic), and then starts playing my podcasts.
Gets a bit technical but it is very versatile, but it's exactly what you're looking for. I.e. - walk into your house, detects home wifi or location and automatically takes your phone off vibrate mode.
This is better suited for Tasker if you're on Android. IFTT is not suited for IF/AND conditions.
Any reason you can't just set a regular alarm that says "Leave for the bus in 2 minutes!" ?
I would suggest you to take a look at Tasker.
This is a much easier way to accomplish what you have in mind and it's cheaper, if you buy a pi just for this purpose.
The way you want it to do is much more complicated.
It would look like this:
Since you can't just send a code to the phone and say "hey dude, please turn on bluetooth now!" you need a program that CAN do it. I don't know if Tasker is even able to process this signal.
My knowledge is way to limited for a project like this, so anyone please feel free to correct me.
If you want to do it as a fun project to get more knowledge about programming and so on, there may be a way. But if you really want it just for controlling your bluetooth, do it in another way.
The first thing that comes to mind is Multi Timer. Create a timer for 59 minutes and be sure to start it at the start of class. You can set it up to 99 minutes if the class is longer. Of course, this has the disadvantage of requiring a manual activation every time.
If you have Tasker, you can create a notification based on calendar events. Just make sure Pebble will send Tasker notifications (if you've restricted which app notifications you want sent to the watch).
Actually, if you don't already have Tasker, I'd highly recommend it.
I use Tasker to set screen timeout to 23 hours when Pokemon Go is open, and back to 1 or 2 minutes when it's not.
Tasker. Automating my Android phone has been quite a time-saver for me.
IFTTT is a free app which also automates your phone, albeit to a lesser degree than Tasker.
>I am getting into development, and want to be able to customize the phone more, especially for automating tasks
>I haven't been able to find anything at all with a simple google search
>So, is there not a way for this model of phone? Why not?
Verizon thinks you are incompetent and will risk their network.. .ish. .
I worked for a 3rd party dealer for a mobile phone company several years ago that had several conference calls a week, usually at 7am in the morning. I didn't have to be on a good portion of them, since I was tech rather than sales, but was still required to be on a few. Problem is, I mostly worked the later shift going in at noon, so these calls were a huge inconvenience for my sleep schedule.
Corporate would test if you were on the call by either saying code words to be emailed later or sending out an emailed quiz with questions based on the content of the call.
Being a tech with extremely good technical knowledge, I devised this setup:
Setup audio recording program on desktop to start recording at 6:55am.
Setup Android phone with Tasker to automatically dial the conference number, wait 5 seconds, then enter the "room pin".
Plug in phone to computer's Line In input.
Go to sleep, let recording do it's thing.
Wake up whenever the hell I wanted to, skim through recording for code words or answers to questions. Send off email with required information by the deadline, usually at noon.
Only other person that knew I did this was my manager. He didn't care, since the more people on the call with correct answers from his store made him look better.
NOTE: This was back in like 2011, before apps like Call Recorder existed. Call recording wasn't big a thing then.
I use Tasker. For location based texting, it checks for a combination of things: Available Wi-Fi networks, my calendar state, and a set of custom variables (used to make sure it only sends once a day).
I personally haven't delved into it yet, but it seems that some form of automation may be able to do what you're asking. Have you tried looking into Tasker?
I do not know of any app that directly does this. You can use one of the automation apps such as Tasker to do it. Tasker's minimum time between firing a task is 2 minutes but there are ways around it. I am unsure of the limitations of the other automation apps out there. I just tested and Tasker can take pictures just fine with screen off which is important for battery life.
Checkout /r/tasker if you go that route as it does have a bit of a learning curve.
Could use Tasker (or the simpler MacroDroid) to conrrol that, if it is that bothersome.
If you have an unlocked S8, no. It's required to be on in various nations, so Samsung opted to remove the setting since unlocked versions are more accessible than carrier versions.
However, there are plenty of automated tools you can download to set up conditional "triggers". I use Tasker (it occasionally goes on sale) and set up a Tasker profile to put my phone's sound profile on silent when the camera app is open and return the sound to normal when it's closed. Works like a charm! You can find the steps to recreate the profile with a quick Google search.
You might be able to do this with Tasker or AutomateIt.
Very possible using Tasker. You could do a task where it turns off all sound except media when you arrive at the library and headphones are plugged in and another to turn sound back on when you arrive home. Lots of possibilities, I've been using Tasker since I first got an Android phone 2 years ago and it's absolutely worth the $3!
Tasker + Autolocation works nicely for this. It detects when I'm within ~200 feet of my house (entering the fence) and disables my alarm, turns on lights, etc. And the opposite in the inverse.
Uso o Android Studio.
Como crio maioritariamente plugins para o Tasker criei a minha própria lib para faciliar esse desenvolvimento :)
Em relação em libs no geral, dá-me muito jeito a Picasso.
This is Tasker, and this is AutoInput
Basically you setup a profile in Tasker so that when you open the Phone app, AutoInput taps on the Recents tab for you. It's very simple and no, you don't need root to do this.
There is actually a way to do this, however it does cost a little...
Using the Android App Tasker along with AutoVoice, you can intercept Google searches and have Tasker react to the command. This is a bit complex, but worth it.
Tasker (payant) pour automatiser les changements sur mon téléphone (par exemple en fonction du wifi auquel je suis connecté, couper la sonnerie).
I actually use Tasker to automate some of my phone functionality like this... eg, turning on bluetooth and turning off wifi during my commutes, turning off wifi overnight while i'm asleep, etc. It's quite powerful!
get Tasker and you will never be bored again. I always need to tweak something or mess with a new plugin
it's like if crack made you super productive and nerdy
I don't know for certain, but I would look at If then, then that and I believe I used Tasker for this sort of thing. (I.e. I wanted my device to disable the WiFi if I was not near the cell tower for my home)
If you're on an Android device, Tasker might be better suited to what you're after.
If on iPhone... that I'm not sure about.
look into tasker
you can set up triggers to carry out various actions with it...
i'm not sure of the extent to which you can customize those triggers but if you can do like "every 2 hours perform this action", or "on boot perform this action" - you should be able to build a working configuration for server management...
and of course, there is a subreddit for it: /r/tasker
If you have an Android device, you can use Tasker to do this (or atleast something similar). I've been working on a bash script for Android that does something similar with GPS tracking and Runtastic (the tracking app I use).
You may want to check out Google Fit, as it automatically tracks and uploads your data. I am unsure if you can export that data, but if you can, that can be automated too.
If you think your phone is cool, see what Tasker can do.
Example: I have mine set to sound an alarm at max volume, even if silent mode is on, when I miss three calls from my girlfriend. Obviously it's an emergency if that happens so if I'm sleeping, my phone will wake me up.
It's the ultimate in IFTTT apps. Check out /r/tasker for more ideas and tips.
Welcome aboard the Android train!
There's the app Tasker that can do really really simple things like turning your Wifi on when you get home, and it can do really advanced things like reading keywords in a text message from a specific number and using GPS to get your current location and send the address of where you currently are. Holy run-on sentence batman.
My point is.. it might be possible to do something with Tasker like in /u/css01's comment.
Rooting gives you access to all sorts of apps that you couldn't otherwise use. Lifehacker has a good top 10 article on the benefits of rooting, and in addition to what they have listed you can:
See all the folders on your device with a file manager.
Transfer apps between multiple users more easily than without root.
Overclock or underclock your CPU
Install backup utilities that require root
Use wireless tethering without having to pay a silly fee to your carrier
Really get the most out of tasker
I found a way to set the animation speed to 0.75x on stock Nougat. Download Tasker and AutoTools, make a new task and add the "Secure Settings" action from under Plugins > AutoTools. Then edit the action and find animation speed, and it will let you set it to whatever number you like. After you've set it to the desired value, just run the task and it should work!
I don't know if this requires root (I was rooted when I did it) but I don't think it does.
I noticed that its not in the search also, but you can still download if you already bought it. You just gotta go to it directly. [link]
Rooted? Tasker and the autoapps plugins sound perfect for this. Autovoice you could do a voice command, autowear have a button on a smart watch, autoremote you can send an awake command from another device...
> Do I have to root the phone to get this app to work
Based on the description, it does not support lollipop
> is there another app that will automatically switch between cell data & wifi w/o requiring the phone to be rooted?
You can do so with Tasker (Play Store - 2.99 USD, Developers - 7 day trial) + AutoInput (1.64 USD IAP through AutoApps).
I have a profile doing almost the same thing, but for Airplane mode while on Wi-Fi
I disabled that stupid recommended list because it kept showing completely non-related apps.
I use Tasker to automatically launch PowerAmp (doesn't start playing) when I plug in my headphones.
Just a suggestion :)
Tasker for Android can be used to create profiles that are time- and location-specific. $3 in the Play Store
No, you are (or should be) adding another context to an existing profile. See second screenshot for Tasker for an example of two contexts in one profile.
It'll say "Add", not "Add context"; the Add, Clone, Delete, Name menu is the one to choose Add from.
It's an android thing, unless you have root you can't disable it (AFAIK). But with tasker you can have it autoclick the ok button whenever it pops up. Tasker does have a little bit of a learning curve but this is relatively easy to do.
Other than just keeping your WiFi on all of the time, the only way I can imagine this working is maybe using Tasker to turn your WiFi on at certain times during the day, but that would only work if you have a regular schedule
Join together with Tasker is one of the most useful things out there :)
You should check out Tasker, you can do almost anything you can imagine with it, and it's pretty easy to create tasks on the fly once you get used to it. I highly recommend Tasker for any android user.
You can make it trigger every 1hour using the Date/Time channel. If you had an android instead of an ipad you could use Tasker to achive this.
I would have to say Tasker for sure, I guarantee you can uninstall most of your apps after you get the hang of using tasker.
The APK itself is available here: [link]
However, it is very likely to require some APKs that are device specific.
Some of the features you're looking for are available with Tasker ([link]) Would that meet your needs?
Tasker phone automation for android.
Comes with loads of settings & options, but basically lets you set your phone to do little things automatically. Like switching ringtone to silent if you've got a music player running or bluetooth headphones connected.
The majority are done using tasker, except for the weight one which uses IFTTT and the dice and daily briefing ones which use google assistant.
Oh, and the last one uses a combination of spotify, tasker and sleep as android
If you'd like more specifics on how I made my rules, let me know.
As thevigilante420 mentioned, Tasker is the app that can accomplish what you're looking for. To illustrate: I have a profile that does the following:
If I get a call or SMS whenever I'm busy (e.g., Google Calendar event is currently going on and set to "busy"), record that number, and reply back with an SMS message (e.g., "Busy at the moment, I'll be available in 27 minutes, when my meeting is over")
You can set custom parameters, such only run for specific contact numbers, custom messages based on certain numbers, read of your Google Calendar events, etc.
However, there is a learning curve for this app. As a long time user of this app, I can guarantee it will not be doable in 10 minutes, unless you have scripting or basic programming knowledge. But, if you're serious about creating this feature, I can point you in the right direction.
You could create a Tasker profile for this. Tasker can do a lot more as well. You can also set it to turn off mobile data when you launch the app, if you want that. Tasker Userguide
Tasker is what you're looking for. There's a bit of a learning curve, but the Tasker wiki should help.
Tasker will allow you to this (and practically anything). But it may not be what you're looking for.
You can setup a reminder notification to trigger when you pair with your car's bluetooth. But it's not going to be an easy app-based reminder. You'd most likely use this to remind you to do something repeatedly. For example, "Did you take your work notebook from the office?".
But for custom, one-time reminders, location-based reminders will probably be the best option. I use TickTick and often set a reminder to stop for milk or make a call on the way home. I can set a "when I leave" my work location reminder.
If you're interested in doing stuff with your (android) phone, you should look into Tasker: [link]
It doesn't really require any coding knowledge to get started - you build tasks that get triggered by events in a modular way. Plenty of tutorials out there too.
As for automating stuff, I use EventGhost running on a Windows VM, with an RFXTRX433 USB transceiver. That controls lights, movement sensors, doorbell and whatnot. EventGhost has a web server, so I use that to trigger various events from a HTTP GET request. Those requests can come from wherever - a phone, my XBMC boxes, IP cameras (motion detection [face recognition project?]) or whatever.
This might sound complicated, but I'm at least giving you stuff to Google if you are interested in doing this. :)