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Llama, an automation app for Android. Allows you to create customized if/then events based on your phone's current state, such as your location (from cell tower, WiFi, or GPS), time of day, current app, charging state, etc. For instance, Llama can detect when you're near your workplace and switch to a quiet notification/ring profile. You can create an alarm that only goes off based on time and location, for example if you're at home running late for work. I've used it to toggle on/off my dashcam app when I'm driving.
There are similar apps out there, such as Tasker (not free), but I've found Llama to be the most versatile. Particularly useful is that Llama can reliably deduce your location from cell towers (others may do this now also), in addition to having 'variables' you can set to create more complex triggers with greater ease: one to correspond to whether I'm sleeping, driving, working, etc. that can be used to determine if other events should trigger.
Llama on Android can do something similar. You can train it based off of the cell towers in the area and trigger different actions when you enter or leave an area.
Or, you can use many other triggers such as Wi-Fi connect/disconnect, etc.
Llama. My phone never rings in a meeting anymore, and I'm never awoken at 3am by my drunken friend Chad who just saw a squirrel inside McDonalds
It was a double meaning, too. He said he uses Tasker and Winamp. So there's the video you linked PLUS there is an app named Llama, which is a competitor to Tasker.
I use Llama on Android to automatically change my phone settings depending on where I am (at work = vibrate only) and what time it is (home and past midnight = sleep - disable ringer and notifications). It used cell towers instead of GPS so it uses little battery
That's an automation app called Llama. It's very useful, it may take a few minutes of learning how it works but after that it's pretty sweet.
Event based programming apps make it possible to programmatically react to events such as notifications. It might be possible to have LLAMA or your preferred scripting app (Tasker comes to mind but I don't use that) turn on airplane mode the instant AIMSICD changes from green. I have that programmed should the need ever rise, but LLAMA says that event hasn't fired since I programmed it in.
That said I've only experienced false positives based on extreme elevation changes such as going underground or higher than a cell tower usually is (Flying on an airplane), which seems to be the go-to method of capturing phones by manipulating themselves to appear closer than other towers.
Another issue is that there is a portion of the AIMSICD that uses Open Cell Tower API for maps, whether it depends on that, I don't know. The drawback to that is that service requires regular contributions (something every 20 days) or access gets shut off. Real pain in the ass.
I love using Llama for automation of the routine things I do to my phone.
Morning: turn screen brightness and ringer up.
Start car/connect to Bluetooth: turn off wifi, turn up ringer, start music.
Turn car off/Bluetooth disconnect: turn wifi on for 5 min (turn off if it does not automatically connect).
When I get to work (based on cell phone towers): turn ringer to vibrate
If I am at work long after work hours: Send a text saying I am working late.
Arrive home: Turn ringer up, turn on wifi.
Night: Turn ringer down, turn screen brightness down.
You can do alot more with the app, but those are just some of the basics.
Small question. Is the NFC tag even required?
I'm sure Llama must have an option to start your music player as soon as you're connected to your headphones via Bluetooth. If not, I recommend you check out Trigger. Here's a screenshot. It's free and isn't a battery hog. Play Store link.
Rather than Tasker, LLama is very easy to learn. It uses what cell towers you're connected to in order to tell where you are, so it takes very little battery as well.
Llama can do this. It is a little complex and I'm sure there is an easier way, but this seems to work. I'm sure there is a simple app to do this but since I don't know of one I might as well tell you how to do this in Llama.
Now we need to tell Llama to enable/disable the screen lock depending on the value of the variable.
Now add another event that does the reverse - if the variable is 0 then the action is Screen Lock - Disable Screen Lock after unlock. You may want to play around with also adding the action - Llama Notification Icon to one/both of the events so that you can visually see whether the lock is currently active or not since the widget will never change its appearance.
the single item I mist most from android is llama. Apple has locked down so many great functionalities with ios that true control like [link] offers or timely for android for alarm controls with location awareness. Love the hardware, really miss some features from android though... Oh and watchfaces, those too...
If you have an Android phone, you can download Llama
to give you time and location-aware alerts that are read in like a robot/siri voice. This makes it much harder to ignore, in my experience.
I've got one one that goes off on weeknights while I'm at home that says:
> Go. The Fuck. To Sleep.
> Go the fuck to sleep.
It's been real helpful.
A good (free!) alternative is llama
I've used llama for that before. It uses mobile phone towers to determine location and you can add actions when arriving/leaving at certain locations to enable/disable WiFi.
It is indeed a llama. He keeps me company. But in another, more correct way, Llama is a time and location based phone profile switcher. When it detects I am at work(based on the cell sites), it switches my phone to vibrate. At night(something like 10PM - 6AM) it silences everything. It takes a little setup to get everything the way you like it, but once you do then you don't have to touch anything. It's kinda like IFTTT.
I'm sure there are! There's one app I used to use called Llama that provided a lot of automation.
It's a little simpler to use than Tasker. You have an Events tab and you create a new event, set a Condition that will trigger the Event and set an Action that will be performed.
You would have to use this in conjunction with something like Rings Extended in order to pick the sound you want to play because it doesn't let you browse for files.
I tried this for 5 minutes with the Screen On action. It was triggering but I couldn't hear anything. It may work though if I had more time to look at it. I don't think these apps have been updated in a while so that could also be a factor.
Lama is a great free alternative to Tasker (which is good in its own right). While the UI may not be a slick as its a lot of the functionality is there such as multiple location based profiles (ex: having your phone on loud when you are home and auto switching to soft when you leave the house/auto silence at work/time of day/etc).
I use llama. It's a location based event kind of Tasker app, but free. You choose actions and Conditions based on a predetermined location.
Llama - uses cell towers to recognize your location (which your phone is connected to anyway).
No other listening services necessary and therefore no battery drain. Extremely customizable.
When i leave home it switches WiFi off, Bluetooth on and changes the ringtone profile.
When i arrive in my workplace it switches to silent mode automatically.
When i arrive back home all off and WiFi back on.
+ a ton of other things ...
I just carry around a jammer wherever I go [link]
but seriously, but an alternative that does require some personal control (and misses out on the sweet sweet plastic aesthetic of 00's era feature phones) but still allows you to have a smartphone when you would want one is to use an app like Llama to set zones.
it works by noting what cell phone mast you're attached to. So the one by your house you can set a profile where the cell phone data is on and wifi is on automatically, and for it to shut off the moment you connect to any other cell mast. So you have what is just a dumb phone with no data and just the apps you install when you're at work or about. Because it uses masts instead of constantly pinging for your location it doesn't require data and doesn't use up any more battery life.
Yeah a smart phone isn't going to have the week long battery life of a true dumb phone, but I'd bet if you kept data off all the time and barely used it for anything other than calls it'd last a few days.
Llama strikes a nice balance, pretty simple to use but with the ability to also set extra triggers like location and whether the phone is plugged in.
LPT: at least for Android users apps like Llama allow for simple automation based on easy preconditions. I was so damn sick of this face from my gf when she'd done the same thing I can attest it was well worth looking into
Llama for location-based profiles. Doesn't use GPS, instead, uses cell towers to find your location. Thus, minimal impact on battery.
I agree with u\tunersharkbitten
I dont know if I really need to have it running when I connect, but I use Llama to auto-start stuff, entune, when it see my cars bluetooth.
On the head unit in the car, I used to use Pandora but now I use Google Music from my phone. I know Pandora is a "supported" app for entune, but with Google Music essential the phone is playing a "local playlist" so the car/entune just thinks it is playing from your phone. With Pandora the head unit displays "Pandora" with Google Music, is displays "Bluetooth Audio".
I use the app Llama to manage profiles and triggers. It allows a combination of triggers including time of day, wifi connections, cell towers, GPS and many more.
Unfortunately not. I remember it used BTS towers visibility to determine if this is the right location. It required some "learning" before functioning correctly.
@EDIT: OK, I found it. It seems I was looking for Llama. But it is not opensource. Looking for an alternative now.
Pretty sure you could use something like Lama to do this.
Imagine you should be able to say if cellular drops activate wifi or set it via location so when you enter the lab it activates the wifi.
Though i am wondering if you don't have mobile network in the lab (as in it's blocked or deep under ground in a secret bunker....then no need to activate airplane mode and just turn on wifi?
New Nexus 6P owner here. Is there an app that can allow me to quickly toggle between normal, vibrate, and silent modes (or perhaps a Llama event)? I know I can hit the volume button and tap the bell to switch to vibrate, but on my old Galaxy S4, there was an option in the pull down shade to just tape a button that toggled between all three.
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I've just received my Fitbit (Charge) and I'm trying to set it up to only sync one per day during the night. I'd be fine with that, if it works, which I'm not 100% sure of yet.
What I've done is set my phone (Android) to enable BT during night, as it's my night clock too it'll be close enough to sync.
Method: Using LLama, if the phone is "in dock", "charging" and time is between "23.00 - 05.00" then "enable Bluetooth".
Is there an app like Llama but for Windows Phone 10? :/
It's an application to automatically change settings on the phone & launch apps if certain conditions & locations are met entirely up to the user.
Ne koristim Tasker, ali koristim nesto slicno. Aplikacija se zove Llama i nudi neke mogucnosti kao i Tasker (cak verujem da ovo sto koristim postoji i u Taskeru).
Podesio sam je tako da pamti mrezne tornjeve oko faksa. Kada detektuje da nalazim u blizini njega (nije 100% precizna znog metode lociranja, pa se uglavnom aktivira nekih 300-500 metara ranije, ali bar zato jako malo trosi bateriju), automatski mi postavlja telefon na rezim vibracije, a zvuk ponovo aktivira kada napustim faks. Milina.
Inace, NFC tagove mozes da nadjes na KP i slicnim sajtovima, mislim da sam ih uzimao za 250 RSD po komadu.
Llama does this and other things, simply after training for GSM cells. You train it for cells on work, home, etc and then define actions when in that area. It's less reliable than GPS, but doesn't drain battery at all. And it's absolutely free (no ads). See [link]
I've been using an app called Llama on Android. It's like Tasker-lite, essentially. I've set it up to do something similar (among other things): Every night on five minute intervals between 925pm and 945pm my phone will speak aloud "Take your sleep medication."
The only downside is that Llama has not seen any developer activity in a very long time.
Llama, I've been using this app for the same purpose and haven't noticed any major battery drain. Example.
Llama is a free alternative to tasker that I use to keep Wifi off when I am connected to my car's bluetooth, and it turns it back on when I'm disconnected to its bluetooth. You can also use it to turn bluetooth on when you leave a wifi zone like home or work so the whole process of going from wifi off-> bluetooth on -> bluetooth off -> wifi on-> is seamless. You just have to set the rules that work for your situation. Llama is awesome!
Add a new area = Train Stop (Teach/learn a cell towers before or in the area of your stop).
Create new event (Name of your choice).
Add condition = Enter Area - Train Stop.
Add action = Play Sound.
Edit: Screen Shots.
Just out of curiosity, have you tried Llama? It can handle what LeanDroid and WiFi Automatic both do, and it has tons of other automated features.
a bit more user friendly than tasker, but less functions. still a bit of an ugly app though. also, the app is only as good as the "task setter". ie You.
I believe a solution could be llama! If you setup the application to end the Chrome application at 7am each day as an event then I'm sure you wont have this issue! [link]
Take a look at "Llama - Location Profiles"
Super easy to use. Took me all of 30 seconds to add the trigger and action.
You should be able to get this to work. I have Tasker set my phone to vibrate when I am near my home wifi MAC address, it is between 9pm and 6am and when connected to power.
If you can't get tasker to work you can do this with the Llama app too.
Edit: since it is a fairly simple profile, maybe try setting it up from scratch again and seeing if that works. Also, double check to see if Tasker is being put to sleep by Android in the battery saving/optimization features.
> How can you tell if it's being used against you? Asking for a friend.
Easiest solution on android, just install llama.
Llama keeps a local database log of every cell tower your phone ever connects to, and you can tag them as 'work', 'home', etc. You can have it alert you when it connects to an unknown cell tower. The permissions are a lot... but it does give you the ability to do things like 'change brightness and volume when connected to cell tower x'. It is meant to be a location aware automation app that doesn't drain your battery.
Or if you want to deal with a more complicated and technical solution, use aimsicd from the other comments.
Llama on Android. I don't actually use it rather than it using itself after the setup. The app checks to which phone cell you are connected and you can add places to these cells. Then you can create profiles and automate them.
I have setup things like, mute my phone when I am at work between 7am and 8pm from monday till friday. When I am not at home and no wifi is connected, turn off wifi. When at home between 11pm and 6am, turn down notification volume.
It's my greatest helper. I almost never have to manually turn down the volume or do anything like that.
And by just checking for the cells (which the phone does itself either way) instead using gps it's very power efficient. Not as accurate and probably worse in rural areas, but it has worked amazingly for me.
I use to put my phone to vibrate when I leave the house and/or arrive at work, and re-enable sounds when I get back home. The interface is a bit clunky, but once setup I generally never look at the actual app again.
Not sure if one of the following is what you are looking for:
I'm using Llama([link]) for all sorts of little automatic adjustments at my Android Phone.
At home after 23:00 and before 8:00: Brightness to Minimum and ring tones to silent. Revert in the morning or when leaving the house.
At my doctors office, training or swimming: ring tones to silent, revert when I leave.
At the office or home with less than <30% of battery power: alert.
You can build much more sophisticated scripts. I have many great ideas, but none of those are really useful.
If I'm not mistaken, Smart Lock can make it so you don't have to enter your PIN, but will still have the lockscreen. Also, it can only work based on physical location, not wifi connection, which can sometimes be hit and miss.
Tasker can definitely do it, but I personally use Llama because I find it easier to understand and use. You also need Secure settings plugin to do the security change of removing the lockscreen. I am not sure if you need root to do this. I have root and it works but I've not tried it without.
With Llama, I like to have it so when my physical location is detected to be at home, it turns on Wifi. And if the wifi then connects to the home wifi, it then removes lock screen.
Use this one:
Biggest advantage: It doesn't use GPS (which would fuck up your battery within hours) but base station IDs for location, which is very battery friendly.
> even if the Wi-Fi location scanning drains battery
Yes, that's why I keep it disabled.
> Not sure what you mean by "cell tower method."
As I described above; apps like Llama use this method. Every cell phone tower has an unique ID. When you tell Llama to 'learn' a location, it scans and stores the these ID numbers of all the nearby towers under whatever you have named the location (home, work etc). Then you can define the rules based on location, like toggle WiFi on when you reach home and switch it off when you leave home. Or put your phone on silent when you reach office.
It is way more battery efficient because you phone anyway connects to these cellular towers and receives their ID information. It would have been ideal if Google used it. Each time you connected to a WiFi network, it could scan and store the cell tower ID as a known WiFi location. It could then toggle it on whenever you reach there, and switch it off when you left. Efficient.
Llama for deeper customization, IFTTT for integration with social services.
Thank goodness for phone automation à la llama or tasker. My wireless adapter turns off as soon as I leave the house, and only comes back on for places that I trust.
I feel your pain, Tasker is a PIA. While not as powerful/versatile as Tasker you can try Llama - Play Store
Your task is simple enough that it should work with it
Among some functions Llama can give some detail on the cell towers in your area: Namely a count of cell towers in your area and their ID, which can be a start.
One thing to beware of is in addition to not being in range of enough cell towers, being in range of too many.
Llama can do that! It has a bluetooth connect trigger and a wifi hotspot action. I like the app a lot, I've used it for years. And it's free.
You can also try an app like Llama (a bit easier to use than Tasker) that will recognize your home region by cell towers and program it to start trying to connect to your wifi once you are in your home region.
Actually LLAMA detects 12 cell towers in range around there. Probably too much cellular noise. No way to mark that place as "work" via cell tower presence due to the appearance and drop outs of so many towers. Most are distant but there are 4 strong ones in the area, which is probably worsening the issue.
IMHO there is a very good, non-obvious reason why you might want quick unlock: In CM <13 I used to have Llama, an app similar to Tasker or IFTTT, shorten my PIN in safe locations, based on a combination of cell towers and known WiFi networks. When losing contact to the WiFi network, Llama would automatically restore a safer, longer PIN by appending some additional numbers.
So in such a setup, the shorter PIN is a prefix of the longer one. When trying to unlock, sometimes you cannot be sure whether the current PIN is long or short, so when you're unlucky, without quick unlock you have to type in both.
Do you think such a setup is less secure for any reason? Might it be possible to read the PINs out of a locked device's Llama configuration via adb or something?
You can try using Llama. It might be able to do what you're asking. It's a pretty powerful app. You can make rules to apply tons of different actions when certain conditions are present. It does require root though.
~~For someone who is new to the automation scene I would suggest Llama, since it does not have as steep a learning curve as Tasker.~~
Edit: Last updated October 2014. Doesn't seem to work very well on Marshmallow (according to comments). What a shame.
It can automate nearly everything on your phone, it does not drain battery in any significant way and it's really light on your RAM/CPU. Tinker with it, it's the best scheduler I've ever used ;)
Llama can work for Android. Teach it the phone masts at the station, and it can do something once it detects them. (Not tried it myself, however)
I haven't used it much but give Llama a try, it should let you do exactly what you're asking. You could set an alarm to go off whenever you enter a pre-defined GPS area.
Well, I'm not sure if it will control a setting inside the companion app like you want but I know Llama has profiles based on areas or wifi connections. Try that maybe and you can make a profile for when your phone is connected to your campus wifi.
I share all the recommendations of a Fire TV but there's a UX caveat: when you sideload Kodi, you won't be able to access it from the main menu. You'll have to launch it from a buried applications menu instead.
To get around this, you can install Llama or Tasker as well as a dummy app from the Amazon App Store. The dummy app will be an app you have no intention of using. After sideloading Kodi, configure Llama or Tasker to launch Kodi when you launch the dummy app. That way, whenever you launch the dummy app, Kodi will be launched. This will give you a tile on the main menu that you can launch Kodi from.
I really enjoy the app Llama.
I have it scan the cell nodes around my location while I'm at work, school, home, etc. to learn those locations. Then I can program it to put itself on "loud" while I'm at home, "vibrate" at school, and "silent" at work. I also use it to increase battery life. For example, I can set it to do: "When phone screen is off, turn mobile data off". I can also program it to: "When battery is below 20%, set brightness to 10% and set screen timeout to 5 seconds and kill running apps once every minute".
This is what I mostly use it for, but it has so much more it is capable of. Pretty much you're able to control every single aspect and detail of your phone. It's very nice for those who really like to customize their phone.
More details here: [link]
For anyone interested, here's my workaround:
1) Install Llama
2) Create two profiles:
one that sets your notification and system volume to zero and and your ringtone to silent (don't change the ringer volume to zero, though, or it'll go into Silent/Vibrate mode, which )
one that resets your notifications and system volume to whatever you're comfortable with, and your ringtone back to your normal settings
(And ignore the warnings from Llama that "Android" no longer allows you to set ringtone and notification volumes separately, or that setting the system volume doesn't work anymore, because luckily Samsung doesn't subscribe — yet — to that kind of lunacy.)
3) Create two Llama shortcuts to the profiles, put them on your homescreen (or in a Power Toggles folder / notification), and use those to toggle in and out of the "ersatz-Vibrate" mode
It was called llama. It would tell you exactly how many towers it detects nearby and a little code for each unique tower.
If you don't want to deal with Tasker, and don't want to root, you can try Llama. It lets you choose actions based on other actions, and allows you to confirm them. So you'd make a new action, base it on the launch of Moto's camera, and make the reaction launching Google's camera. I've used it a bunch of times, and it works every time.
If you still want to be able to disable various things when you battery gets below a certain level then check out the app Llama. It allows you to do pretty much anything when the battery gets below (or above) any level - and it can do a whole lot more.
Llama is a similar program for Android that is free
I use Llama for that. It's a location profile. This way, as soon as I'm near my workplace, the multimedia volume gets muted.
Not ifttt, but [link]
Try Llama. I have been using it for over 2 years now and I love it!
Can set your phone to ring/vibrate/silent based on your location and/or time of day.
They might've meant the app called Llama. I was a heavy user of it and miss using it now. [link]
I'm sure you can do that with llama : [link]
Llama was a good one that I used until i bought tasker.
An app called Llama
Check Llama [link]
Not really, no.
Looks like something you could probably do with Llama or Atooma.
or llama for an easier but less robust option
Try Llama [link]
Uses GSM cells for position so doesn't burns battery. Completely free.
I use Llama for that. WiFi, sound levels etc.
Have you considered using Llama? You can set how often it wakes up and get it to use low power location options like cell mast ids.
Llama can do this.
Not as good as Tasker in my opinion, but there are some others. Perhaps Llama?
I think Llama can do this. It can do it by location or schedule/calendar.
If it can start playing when the app opens you could use llama. Make the trigger the time you want and the action opening the app.
Have you tried Llama?
Maybe try Llama?
Llama Location Profiles ([link]) or
Automate by LlamaLab ([link])?
I'd have a HTTP based API for controlling Motion, maybe Tasker or Llama for location based triggering.
You can also do this with Llama.
Found a workaround with the Llama App.
Very basic "Event" setup. Tailor to your needs.
I've used Llama for this at times.
llama is probably what you're looking for.
I started out with Llama, since it was free, but I couldn't get a simple event to work. Now that I think back, maybe there was a Tasker-equivalent of me not committing changes. I don't know how likely that is.
I gave up and bought Tasker (2014-09-13) -- that's what came up the most in online reading. I don't think MacroDroid existed then, or else I might've tried it too. Good investment -- it's been uplifting much more than a letdown. I was quite impressed with the myriad of actions, states, and events, and set out to learn about them, reading probably most of the Userguide, and here I am. Still not good at scenes, oh well. :-)
I did (a few months ago) dabble with Automate, I was curious if I could make something that would list the extras available from a received intent, as I thought it was capable of that, and that would be helpful for some of the lesser-documented intents (e.g. Samsung's). Couldn't solve it, uninstalled.
(As an aside, I wish the Play Store "My Apps" list included the dates of first install, as I'd be interested to see when or how long ago I installed some other apps. Tasker, being a purchased app, was easily spotted in My Account; my only other previous purchased apps were Lightning Launcher Extreme and Koi Live Wallpaper, and that was after a year with Android, I hadn't spent much.)
Automate has no affiliation with the app Llama nor its developers.
Works with the Llama app on GS6: [link]
You can also use Llama if you just want location based triggers without fiddling around for hours.
It sounds like like you may want to check out Llama.
You can't do this from IFTTT, but you can do it through Llama, Automate, Tasker, or something else similar.
and set it to enable WIFI when opening netflix
Start using llama or tasker
Llama can do this - and a whole lot more.
Llama - Location Profiles
You should also check out Llama for super powered location based automation
Could be, I use Llama to automate things on my phone (eg turn on WiFi when I get home, etc)
>... app for that
Llama let's you see what masts you're connected to.