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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!
If you really want that feature, look at Tasker. It's an automation app which let's your phone react to a wide array of conditions.
As a matter of fact, I have that Flip to Shhh feature since several years ago...
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.
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).
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.
It's complained about often here. You can disable it with automation app like Tasker or Automate.
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 :-}
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!
Hell yeah, gotta know a tiny bit about HTML and download Tasker, but yeah it's fucking beautiful!
This post got me started.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
This can be done! (If you're on Android?)
The app Tasker can do this (possibly with a couple of inexpensive plugins from the AutoApps suite).
There's a bit of a learning curve to using it, but the folks at /r/tasker are usually quite friendly and willing to offer help and advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I say Tasker. It can replace several apps and make your life easier. I also have other recommendations here if you're interested.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Time Context: Every 2 Minutes
Beep (Go to Alert > Beep > Configure your settings, fairly simple)
You can also include vibration or some flash text.
Use root-only apps (firewall, backups, etc.)
Perform extra tasks in Tasker
Install custom ROMs if that's your thing
Access to the entire filesystem
Several other fine-tuning aspects of your phone
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
By default the Pixel has a notification light that IS NOT enabled. To enable it => settings => apps & notifications => notifications => "blink" (I guess that's something like that in english).
For the apps, I suggest Tasker , which you can configure to automate things. (For example, during night time, it automatically switches to Do Not Disturb and disables key vibrations, or it automatically unlock the rotation of the phone when I open the photos app, etc....)
I would suggest you to try out Nova launcher, but if you're coming from IOS, the default launcher (which handles your homescreen / app list) won't be disturbing to you
grab the Tasker app [link]
add a new profile, choose Application, then your Camera app, then go back
choose to add a new task, give it a name
tap + to add a new action to the task, search for "do not disturb" and tap it
default mode is "none" which is probably what you want
hit back to save
Should be able to do this with Tasker.
It has a "state" trigger of incoming call. Give it access to your contacts, then make an If statement, if number <> in contacts, End call.
Requires some setup, but this way you won't be sending your info to a shady third party.
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.
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).
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.
Not the only reason, but one of the main reasons is access control is too limited on iPhones.
That means you can't use Tasker on an iPhone.
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.
I have a helpful little app that i use to fix that problem. Tasker is what i use and the way i have it set up is to disable wifi when i get to work (wifi at work is shit) and then re-enable wifi when i get home. I also use it for other things like starting music when my phone connects to my car's speakers and increasing/decreasing the screen timeout depending on if it is plugged in or 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. .
Not to dissuade you from using Python, but you can do this quite easily with Tasker. I use it just this way when I receive certain types of notifications. I think ITTT will do this as well (but I haven't tried it).
You can even package up your Tasker scripts into standalone android packages if you want to share them.
Yes, with Tasker. You can use the charging status as a trigger for things, and it differentiates between wired and wireless charging, so it's perfect.
In my case I use it to enable DND mode + turn off always-on display at night, then do the opposite when I take the phone off the wireless charger.
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.
I don't have the exact task on hand, but you can set it to end a call if the number calling isn't in your contacts (!C:ANY I think)
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!
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 :)
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
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.
Current Tasker scripts on Android:
Leave home: Wi-fi turns off
Arrive at work: Set phone to vibrate and text wife "Safe at office"
Leave work: Set notification volume back to normal
Arrive at home: Wi-fi turns on, text wife "Safe at home"
At 9PM on work nights: Turn on Do-Not-Disturb
Custom volume levels for different Bluetooth devices
Edit: Added link.
Edit2: I'm turning the wifi on/off on my phone, not the house's router.
Edit3: How to do the first 4 items minus the texting parts:
General Info: Tasker has 2 main features that control automated actions. PROFILES and TASKS. Profiles are a set of conditions that trigger tasks (either when a profile is activated, or deactivated, or both). Tasks, are just that: tasks. They can be a simple action (e.g. turn off wifi). Or they can be complex (e.g. Turn on Wifi, check for network, wait 5 seconds, send a text message, set a variable value, turn off wifi). The below is a set of simple profiles/tasks that will get you into the swing of things.
1) Go to the Tasks tab, and create the following tasks (Click the "+" to create new tasks)
"Wi-Fi on": Net -> WiFi: SET = ON
"Wi-Fi off": Net -> WiFi: SET = OFF
"Vibrate On": Audio -> Vibrate Mode: SET = VIBRATE
"Vibrate Off": Audio -> Vibrate Mode: SET = Off
Create the Profile @Home.
2A) Go to the Profile tab. Click the "+" to create a new one.
2B) Click "Location"
2C) Click "New Location"
2D) Move map and long press to place pin on your home.
2E) Set radius to approx 500M (you can reduce this size later if you want), and deselect GPS
2F) Click the back arrow at the top, and type a name for the location, like "Home"
2G) Click the "Wi-Fi on" task we created earlier
2H) Long press on the new little Green arrow you see, and click "Add Exit Task" on the popup menu
2I) Click the "Wi-Fi Off" task we created earlier
Create the Profile @Work
3A) In Google Calendar, create a reoccurring 'appointment' for when you're in your office. Call it ~"At Work"
3B) Go to Profile tab. Click the "+" to create a new one
3C) Click "State"
3D) Click "App"
3E) Click "Calendar Entry"
3F) Under Title, type the name you set your work appointment at work (~"At Work")
3G) Click the back arrow at the top
3H) Click the "Vibrate On" task we created earlier
3I) Long press on the new little Green arrow you see, and click "Add Exit Task" on the popup menu
3J) Click the "Vibrate Off" task we created earlier
You can rename profiles by long clicking the title, and clicking the "A" at the top of the page.
Your choices in phone hardware are virtually limitless with Android. Screen sizes between 3.5" and 6", resolutions up to 2560x1440, you frequently see internal storage of 32gb and up (often expandable), removable/replaceable batteries are common, dual SIM options... Even stuff you don't think of, like button and headphone jack placement; if you don't think one is comfortable, find another. The ability to charge easily with any of your friends' smartphone chargers due to hardware standardization (mentioned in another top comment) is awesome.
OS customization to an almost intimidating level. Background wallpapers, widgets (mentioned in another top comment), reordering and hiding apps from your app drawer, reordering soft system buttons, reassigning physical hardware button functionality, various phone security methods, notification bar customization...
The Play Store is loaded. It has the highest number of free apps of any smartphone app store. I use mine to check my bank balance and transfer money, I use it to remote access my home server from work or remote access a friend's PC for support, I surf Reddit comfortably, I order and pay for food, I watch Netflix and HBO on it or use it as a universal remote at home, I play Trivia Crack and browse Facebook (even at the same time due to my ability to split-screen). It's my GPS, too.
I can use a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to use my phone like a laptop. Hell, I wrote this whole post on my phone.
And the best reason to use Android is my favorite app of all time: Tasker. Do anything using what are essentially "If/Then" statements; automate the whole thing as much or as little as you want. "If it's Wednesday and my calendar says I'm at work, turn on wifi and turn on bluetooth unless it's between 12p and 1p" (for example).
I love the Android OS. Do anything you want, essentially. I'm never switching.
EDIT: Linked Tasker as requested, corrected some minor typos, and fixed the 6 foot phone slip. My bad.
Tasker automation app with ridiculous amounts of customization. not free
YAATA best text app I've ever tried
Xposed not really an app in itself, but framework for other apps that can add a lot of customization to your android.
Cerberus Root anti-theft. Can do all sorts of things most non-root anti-theft apps cannot, such as remotely turn on GPS tracking if a thief has turned off location. not free
GoneMAD Music Player great music player that you can customize to your liking. not free
yes, customization is very important to me in apps
edited to add stuff
I have these Bluetooth headphones. They have a decently long battery life (last a whole work day usually), and charge pretty quickly. They have a roughly 30ft range depending on the line of sight, so I can do things like charge my phone while I'm cooking and move freely in the kitchen or to the pantry.
I also have this aftermarket Bluetooth connection for my car. Both have made my life so much more convenient.
In combination with those, I bought Tasker for my phone and made a music menu. So anytime I connect to my headphones or my car a little pop-up menu appears with all my music apps. I also use Tasker to silence my phone at night and for a few other cool things, it’s really convenient.
I also pay for a monthly subscription to Spotify, so I can listen to basically anything I want.
I have one of these tempered glass screen protectors. I’ve cracked two of them now and am fairly confident that they’ve prevented my phone screen from cracking.
And I have this ten foot long charging cable. I can lay in bed with my phone easily, or sit on the couch, computer, really anywhere without being limited by the cable length. Combining that with my Bluetooth headphones means I’m basically never limited by cables, it’s amazing.
Tasker [and many of the AutoApps plugins]
Pretty much if /u/joaomgcd developed it, you know it is good.
NFC unlock via cheap nfc ring off eBay
Works while display is off (NFC polling stays on) & bypasses lockscreen while maintaining security (pin/password/pattern)
in short, this mod is a gimmicky imitation of a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device like in the LG nexus 5x/ Huawei 6p
- it wakes the phone and takes you to the home screen without having to make you put in your password/pin/pattern, etc
-not a perfect mod but it's good for what I need
2.nfc LockScreenOff enabler:
4.trigger + reuse tag plugin:
& a modded nfc apk to poll while screen off to go with the nfc LockScreenOff enabler:
How does it work?
The Xposed module works only partially on Lollipop: it's not able to enable NFC with screen off/on lockscreen. Instead you have to use a modified Nfc.apk/NfcNci.apk to enable screen-off/lockscreen Nfc. The Xposed-mod still works for sending intents for NFC found/lost -> if you need that use modded-apk + Xposed module. Unlocking is not working properly. You'll have to use something like Tasker+ SecureSettings to capture the intents and unlock. Below information is regarding modded apks (I don't think the Xposed needs an further explanation)
*Find the correct nfc apk below for your device & replace the nfc apk in your /system/app/NfcNci with permission set to R W R R & reboot device. back up original nfc apk (always) *
CM13 NfcNci.apk: [link]
CM12.1 NfcNci.apk: [link]
CM12.1 Nfc.apk: [link]
CM12 NfcNci.apk: [link]
CM12 Nfc.apk: [link]
Nexus 4,Google ROM (5.0.1): [link]
OnePlus One, CM12.1S: [link]
OnePlus One, CM12S: [link]
Galaxy S4 (5.0.1): [link]
Xperia Z3 Compact: [link]
LG G3 (5.0): [link]
For Lockscreen-Only mod: [link]
Credits to original poster who compiled the links
My tasker screenshots: [link]
Again, I take no credit for this mod
My Device: oneplus one on Lollipop 5.1.1
too lazy to input my pin & wish I had a fingerprint scanner but my OPO runs great
The lighter green bar is the amount spent, the darker bar is the number of days of the month, so I can compare both.
Inner values is available amount and % spent.
Just wanted to share what I did to see what else is being done out there :)
Here is the Tasker profile XML, you can import it into your Tasker app.
You will need to setup 3 variables in tasker:
The steps above will automatically update the Zooper Widget variables.
Sadly, I cannot export the widget because I have the free version of Zooper Widget and exporting is a paid feature, the best I can do is share this screenshot with the widget layers and hopefully you will be able to setup your own widget.
The Zooper Widget variables for you to use on your widget are:
Hopefully you guys can use the instructions above and create your own widgets :)
I'm thinking this could be possible with some tasker fuckery. As long as I remember I will look into it and report back to you!
edit3: I now have a working task! Here are the basics of what it does:
Between these actions I have put in a Wait action and minimized them as much as I could so that the action only takes roughly 1.5 sec. Getting it to actually click stuff was pretty difficult, and I'm unsure wether it works correctly with different screen DPI.
I'll upload the XML file when I've found a good site to do it.
There are two versions, one which only changes the theme and one that, if the screen is off, unlocks the screen if possible and then runs the task.
Gboard Theme Change
Gboard Theme Change Lockscreen Version
Import it into tasker, and then set up two profiles at the times you want the theme to change. As an example I have one in the morning From 6am to 6am, and evening 9pm to 9pm. I put some quick guides down at the bottom.
["You tell me!"](r/xdacirclejerk)
I left the profile setup to you. Setting up a Time profile in Tasker is relatively easy, much easier than downloading two more xml files and going through all of that again. It's also something you can Google pretty easily.
But really this could be set up to trigger however you like, when opening an app, going into a room, using a NFC tag/great code etc. Personally I'm having it set to change theme in the morning and in the evening, but it's all up to you. Don't be afraid of asking about Tasker though. I will answer you if I can, and we can figure it out together!
~~Edit: I've gotten it to apply your~~ ~~most recent unapplied theme~~ ~~when I run a task, and then go home. I'm going to fine tune it to be able to run the task automatically since it breaks when gboard is still in recents. Should be pretty straight forward. I'll report back again when I'm done.~~
~~edit2: It now works pretty well and it even unlocks the screen if the lock screen is unsecured/using androids' Smart Lock feature. This is mainly for changing back to the light theme if you're not using the phone in the morning.~~
~~I've set it up in a way that it goes back to the screen you were on before the theme changes, in case it happens in the middle of you doing something.~~
Tasker: Endless automation of all settings and more.
Crashlands: Favorite offline game
Google Photos: The value here is unbelievable
Strava: Tracking my bike rides and commutes
Twilight: Screen color and brightness control for ease on eyes
Sleep as Android: Best alarm and sleep tracking app, no contest, even from iOS app store or otherwise.
Gravity Screen: Automatic screen on/off. Your phone feels genuinely smart again and saves your fingers/wrist/power button from fatigue.
Hit character limit, continued:
Total: 40 apps. Made with List My Apps.
One app to rule them all: <strong>Tasker</strong>
AutoMagic, AutoMate, MacroDroid, and Tasker can do this. Here's the option in each, in the same order.
If you have android, it should be a simple task in Tasker.
So I just checked in Tasker with Secure Settings (which somehow works for me even though the internet says it doesn't, heh) and this definitely appears to be possible.
The apps you will need are:
Tasker (paid app)
AutoVoice (for the voice control).
You'll need to enable Secure Settings as a Device Administrator. Then in Secure Settings (through plugin -> secure settings in Tasker) you'd want to go to "Dev Admin Actions" then "Lock Device".
When a Device Administrator locks the screen, it requires a pin (or password - whatever security you have set up) to unlock it and says "Device Administrator locked device".
Testing it with my finger print and saying "okay google" both ask me for my Pin to open the phone. The one downside (easy to work around I think) is you'd have to use the method you set up to lock the device that way each time you want it to require a pin.
When I'm home I'll make a tutorial with pictures and whatnot if you like.
Also just want to pimp out /r/tasker as a great resource for tutorials and learning :)
Edit: As /u/the_V0RT3X pointed out, you don't need Secure Settings, you can simply use Display -> System lock in Tasker itself. Though you will also need to enable Takser as a Device Administrator. The rest is the same.
Tasker for comprehensive automation of tasks.
Ah, uite că aveam și eu ceva de postat aici, dar abia acum mi-am dat seama.
Cu Tasker și o chestie din asta mi-am făcut aerul condiționat să pornească automat dimineața la 6:45 dacă:
Telefonul e conectat la rețeaua WiFi de acasă (ca să nu-mi pornească și când sunt plecat pe la ai mei sau ceva)
Temperatura în cameră e de peste 28 de grade Celsius
Problema la mine e că garsoniera în care stau e orientată spre est așadar dimineața se face o căldură... vara pe la 7:30 deja e insuportabilă. Amuzant e că recent am făcut niște mici schimbări pe la infrastructură (folosesc un REST API ca să trimit comenzi de la Tasker la dispozitivul ăla, înainte API-ul rula pe telefon acum rulează pe un NAS) și uneori îmi vin niște cifre aberante la temperatură așadar acum vreo două zile mi-a pornit AC-ul dimineața de înghețam în cameră pe la 8, când m-am trezit. Tre' să verific dacă a luat-o razna senzorul ăla de temperatură sau e vreo eroare de conversie pe undeva.
Tot cu Tasker și un plugin pentru acesta am făcut să pot trimite comenzi vocale către dispozitivul ăla așadar pot să aprind luminile ca în filme spunând "Ok Google, turn on the lights". Nu intru aici în detalii, dar dacă cineva se aruncă la implementat chestii din astea să îmi dea un semn și îl ajut cu instrucțiuni.
> Tre' să verific dacă a luat-o razna senzorul ăla de temperatură sau e vreo eroare de conversie pe undeva.
shit, de fapt o ia razna senzorul :(
I have an old HTC Desire that I installed an app called Tasker on:
That allows you to do event based "automation" of your phone. I use it to repeatedly (every 2 minutes) take a photo with the phone's camera an store it to the SD card of the phone with the date and time as part of the filename. The photos build up on the phone.
I then wrote a script that I run on my linux desktop (runs Debian) called copy_from_camera.sh:
#Copy all images in tasker folder to local directory
sshpass -p 'abcdef' scp -P 2222 :/mnt/sdcard/DCIM/Tasker/* ./ &&
#Change permissions to allow editing
chmod 777 ./* &&
#Remove all images in tasker folder on camera
sshpass -p 'abcdef' ssh -p 2222 'rm /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/Tasker/*'
This script uses a neat program called sshpass which allows you to feed a password to a scp command (copy from one unix machine to another) which copies all of the images from the phone to my desktop, for processing. It changes some permissions then using the same sshpass program I delete the photos off of the phone to save space. Since the pictures have the timestamp in the title, I sort a group for a gif into a subfolder. Like 1-18-2016-06-00.jpg thru 1-19-2016-05-58.jpg.
I then run this script with uses a command line utility "convert" available as part of the Imagemagick image editing tool. It lets you modify images from the command line and allows for some scripting. I crop to a usable part of the image (focus, glare from the flash), sharpen it, and resize it down. The real neato part was putting the timestamp on. It pulls the time of day out of the filename and draws it on there. So this script is run in the directory with all the images. When it's done, it creates a folder called "output" and puts the gif in there.
#Create output directory to store temp files and gif
#Temp file used below
#Iterate through all jpgs in directory and format as needed
for FILE in *.jpg;
echo "Processing File $FILE";
printf "Cropping ... "
convert -crop 2200x1080+380+0 $FILE $TEMP; printf "DONE\n";
convert $TEMP -sharpen 0x3 $TEMP
printf "Resizing ... ";
convert $TEMP -resize 1000x1000 $TEMP; printf "DONE\n";
#Apply date overlay
printf "Preparing Date ... ";
export TIMEHR=basename $FILE | cut -d '_' -f 2 | cut -d '.' -f 1
export TIMEMIN=basename $FILE | cut -d '_' -f 2 | cut -d '.' -f 2
printf "DONE $TIMEHR:$TIMEMIN\n"
basename $FILE | cut -d '_' -f 2 | cut -d '.' -f 1
basename $FILE | cut -d '_' -f 2 | cut -d '.' -f 2
printf "Applying Overlay ... ";
convert $TEMP -fill white -pointsize 20 -annotate +10+20 $TIMEHR:$TIMEMIN $TEMP
cp $TEMP $OUTDIR/$FILE;
echo "Creating GIF..."
convert -delay 5 -loop 0 $OUTDIR/.jpg $OUTDIR/out.gif
Yup, requires Tasker and a plugin called AutoTools!
Edit: I'm no Tasker genius, but I literally bought it just so I could turn this shit off.
Edit 2 : here's the XDA article
Tasker profile description
Profile: Enable Secure Settings (2)
Event: Monitor Start
Enter: Anon (3)
A1: Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:30 Minutes:0 Hours:0 Days:0 ]
A2: AutoTools Secure Settings [ Configuration:Setting Type: Global
Input Type: Int
Value: 2 Timeout (Seconds):60 ]
Profile: Disable Audio Safe Mode (4)
Enter: Disable Audio Safe Mode Periodically (5)
A1: AutoTools Secure Settings [ Configuration:Setting Type: Global
Input Type: Int
Value: 2 Timeout (Seconds):60 ]
Disable Audio Safe Mode Periodically (5)
A1: AutoTools Secure Settings [ Configuration:Setting Type: Global
Input Type: Int
Value: 2 Timeout (Seconds):60 ]
I use Tasker to do for me automatically.
I recently posted this in another thread, but I had to remove Pushbullet due to its new move to $40/yr....
Tasker - Automate practically anything. Some of the things I use it for include custom screen timeouts for certain apps, indicate which apps use portrait-only or auto-rotate, etc.
Google Authenticator - 2-factor authentication is a must for your Google account (at the very least).
LastPass - It's the standard for password managers for a reason. It's secure, reliable, and available everywhere. The app also works great with fingerprint (Imprint) on the 6p.
Reddit Is Fun - It's still the best Reddit client.
TickTick - I use this as my personal todo list app. It is cheaper than Todoist and Wunderlist, and it's more full-featured.
Pocket - Formerly called "Read it Later", it's a great way to save articles for reading...later.
Google Keep - I primarily use this for quick checklists. You can also share lists. My wife and I will create shared grocery lists and shopping lists for the kids.
CalenGoo - I've been using this for years, and still find it to be the best and most powerful calendar app for Android. There are more polished-looking apps, but nothing compares to this. The stock Calendar app is not sufficient for anyone who has a busy schedule.
Weather Timeline - The perfect weather app.
Pocket Casts - My favorite podcast player. Was previously a Doggcatcher fan, but Pocket Casts is a cleaner app that has everything I need.
Nova Launcher - Simple and powerful alternative to the default Google Now Launcher. Supports gestures.
Tasker, Nova Launcher Prime, Titanium Backup - needs root, relay for reddit pro
Cosmetic - widgets on my home screens - Sunrise calendar widget and Accuweather weather widget with Minutecast. I loathe the Pages O' Icons look.
Built in Moto X goodness - Active display -wave my hand over the screen and I see time and notifications, customized Moto Voice, set up to work even if my screen is off - so I can ask Google questions even if my phone is in my purse. This works amazingly well with the Moto Hint bluetooth headset as well. Siri doesn't even come close. Also, chop twice to bring up flashlight is enabled. That's a beautiful thing.
Nova Launcher - swipe up to toggle dock, swipe down with two fingers to toggle notification bar, double tap to bring up voice search (a nice alternative to Moto Voice in noisier environment) and of course, save/restore complete launcher config to Google Drive. So, remember how I said how I hate Pages o' Icons. Yeah, this is my Moto G's home screen. No icons save for the soft buttons. I love it. It confuses the hell out of my iOS using friends.
Automation - Tasker and some NFC tags (written with Trigger) , including my car key chain. Tasker is useful for automating tasks on your Android. I use it to bring up Google Camera whenever my Moto camera comes up since I prefer Google Camera more. So, now, when I do the "twist to bring up camera" move on Moto, Google Camera comes up instead of Moto Camera. NFC tags are fun. The one on my keychain brings up my parking space, I have one near my Roku that brings up the Roku app.
This one might be on iOS by now but it was great while it was an exclusive - Moto (and later Google's) Spotlight Stories. Awesome, 10-15 minute immersive movies. Hard to explain without seeing it. Imagine a movie made out of the same tech used to capture Google Street View.
[EDIT] Totally forgot the best Moto-ey stuff of all. I used Motomaker to customize my Moto X - white front, red back (monogrammed, of course), with red accents. All for $529 (now $499) off contract.
All of this is doable without rooting save for some of the fancier Cerberus tricks.
You can get Tasker to do some basic automation. I have a profile for playing SIF. It'll turn on auto-rotate, set my phone to Do Not Disturb, and even hide the navigation bar (with some plug-ins)! Then it'll revert everything back when I go back to home screen.
All of this shouldn't need root access either!
Let me know if you need some help setting up :)
Edit: Disable notifications while playing SIF + others with Tasker!
It's a bit intensive. So bear with me!
First you need some apps and files
Tasker is a really cool app that helps you automate a lot of things! In this instance, we will set it up to toggle Do Not Disturb/Priority mode, Auto-Rotation, and the Navigation bar while the game is running).
(One of many Tasker use threads.)
My XML files exported from Tasker so you can import my profile and tasks. You can simply download these.
Custom Navigation Bar is free and required to hide the Nav bar. (This part can be skipped. It adds a few more steps)
With all of those apps and files downloaded and/or installed...
>If you're interested in hiding the Navigation bar, follow these steps first. If not skip this section!
>- Open Custom Navigation Bar and make sure it's toggled ON
- Press the Profiles option at the bottom
- Press the + and name this profile "EnableNavBar". THE NAMES ARE IMPORTANT for Tasker to refer to
- Toggle it to be Enabled
- Turn on "Change immersive settings"
- Make sure Hide status bar and Hide navbar are toggled off.
- Create a new profile named HideNavBar
- Turn on "Change immersive settings'
- Turn on "Hide navbar"
My steps might be incomplete! I'm writing this off the top of my head. I haven't actually imported a task before and thought it'd be easier to do it this way instead of doing the steps to recreate the profile and tasks.
phew~~ this turned out wayyyy longer than I imagined ;;
Definitely Tasker. You can do so much more with it.
Automation apps: Tasker, AutoMate, AutoMagic, and MacroDroid
Plug-ins: by joaomgcd, by Marco Stornelli
System UI Tuner to allow easy toggling of hidden options.
iBlue is one of the few overlay screen filters that is free, ad-free, and has minimal permissions.
Honestly it's basically cheating to mention it, but there's an app on android called Tasker which you can use to manage notifications with tons and tons of options if you put in the effort. You can even set it up to automatically turn off/on different filters to set up different schedules for when you want notifications or not. I think it could also be set up to read from your calendar and only allow notifications from certain people during certain events. Although you'd have to do a fair amount of work to set it up the first time, it has all the options you could dream of, but there's simpler solutions as well.
And there are other applications such as Notification Manager (I just picked this randomly, I have no experience with it but it's features sound like what you'd want) which allow for better management as well in a little more user-friendly ways although not as powerful (I'd imagine).
EDIT: Without any extra apps, this comment explains well all what you can do.
Here is Tasker. I highly recommend you look into it. Here's an intro for creating a Tasker plug-in for your app. And check here for some examples of apps that already have Tasker plug-ins.
I imagine setups where you could display text messages that you got on your actual phone to display on your mirror as well (by using AutoTasker to send messages from one device to another). Or Tasker could look up a Google Maps URL to parse how many minutes it would take to drive to work. There are To-Do List apps that integrate with Tasker. People that use those could even display their to-do list on your mirror, or perhaps a shopping list.
Integrating Tasker alone would open up more possibilities faster and likely a lot easier than you could do by yourself. I personally haven't created an app that integrates with Tasker, but there are so many out there that already do, I imagine it isn't too difficult.
~~Pushbullet - While you can integrate this with Tasker or IFTTT to push custom notifications, I find it most useful for pushing content from Chrome to my phone, showing my phone notifications on my computers, and allowing me to SMS from my browser plugin.~~
EDIT: They just announced a move to $40/yr for this service, which is absurd.
If you're on Android, you could try using Tasker (paid, but well worth it) and MyTimeline to send SMS details to your timeline when you receive a message - you could even have it filter based on certain contacts.
I've not tried this myself, though.
EDIT: Tested this now, and it works: I used Touchless Chat for the trigger event, as it captures from SMS, Hangouts, WhatsApp, and others, and can append the chat app to the pin. It takes a little time for your pins to update (it's not instant), but messages are definitely appearing on the timeline.
The downside is that people are right, it's really cluttered: It creates a pin for each individual message, even from only one contact.
Tasker - For all sorts of phone automation! Check us out at /r/Tasker.
Pocket - The other Pocket. This one is a password locker that's hosted in your own Dropbox account.
Drive/Dropbox/OneDrive - Pick your own cloud storage poison.
Flickr - 1T free. I use this to back up my photos.
BaconReader - For Reddit.
Waze - Make Waze your co-pilot.
Cerberus - Anti-theft service.
ES File Explorer
Google Authenticator - For 2FA.
Zooper Widgets - For nifty personalized widgets. Check out the possibilities at MyColorScreen. This integrates well with Tasker too.
For anyone interested on how to setup this.
Download Tasker, Mi Band Master(just discovered it) and WOL
...(Go to button actions, create new one and put "Send command to tasker" as action")Then on tasker you can check for it with "Received intent"(kind of) and with the code "mb2_tap*" * = number of taps
Those two let you do anything you want with the band. :)
If you're concerned about moving a safe or permanent damage to studs and such you could reinforce a closet door and install a locking door handle to it. It's not ideal but makes it way harder to break into while also being non-permanent. I'd recommend getting a steel door and replacing the closet door all together though since inside doors aren't usually made to be tough and a steel one won't be easy to kick through. The replacement door can have a deadbolt as well which is kind of important for the frame reenforcement part. Then you can just swap them out at the hinge and remove the reenforcements when you leave and put them in your next place. It'll also be way cheaper and size is only limited to the size of the closet.
If you're feeling fancy you could rig it to an electronic deadbolt and use your phone with something like tasker to send an unlock signal when you get home for keeping it available for home defense. Then have it auto lock when you leave so you never accidentally leave it unlocked. Or make your own L1, L2.
Edit: formatting; links; clarification
Edit 2: added instructions on making it wildly more complex
Here's what I do to easily find my phone.
Get Tasker (paid, and absolutely worth it), and PebbleTasker (also paid, I think, but worth it once you get good at using Tasker!), and install the app on your Pebble.
In Tasker, create a task called "Find Phone", and set it to increase your volumes to maximum, vibrate, and play an audio file. Set up PebbleTasker to add this task to its list.
Viola, you can now use PebbleTasker on your Pebble to remotely run the task whenever you like, so long as you're in Bluetooth range.
But what happens if your phone is stolen, and goes out of range? You can't run the task, right?
You could also create a profile to run the task whenever your Pebble disconnects, using the "Bluetooth Connected" state, selecting your Pebble address, and ticking "Invert" (meaning when it's not connected), then choosing the Find Phone task.
For an added bonus, you could also get it to periodically send someone a text with GPS coordinates, if you like - there are also apps out there to let Tasker automatically send an email. You could even add a "Location", and invert that, to stop it from happening if you get disconnected at home.
Google Fit uses Android's native activity detection to start tracking you when you are riding a bike. You can use this same system to start a strava ride (I do this).
You will need:
You will do:
This will be a good starting point. I've got a few other that work in tandem to avoid things like recording bus rides (seriously Strava? Auto pause doesn't work for bus or car rides?). Use this profile as an example.
Tasker is an Android exclusive:
If anyone is interested in doing the same, I used Tasker to make a task that launched the activity for battery usage, then used Tasker App Factory to export that task as an application, then used Quick Settings to add a quick setting that launched an app and set it to use the app I just made and installed.
Some possible alternatives for a few of these...
Workflow? Try Tasker or Automate
2Do? Exists on Android. Same company.
Due? Not exactly the same but Google Keep has reminders. Or maybe Life Reminderd or To Do Reminder with Alarm or Ike - To-Do List, Task List
Might be possible through Tasker?
Not on the Play Store:
Tasker will do it
... unless of course you have a more specific requirement that you're not sharing
Shortcuts is iOS only, but you should check out Tasker for android. [link]
You'll definitely want to check out Tasker, for automating your phone. Check out how I use Tasker. Also check out Google Opinion Rewards, they offer you short surveys in exchange for Google Play credit.
My recommendations include some premium apps that I consider well worth the price.
You would need root to do this cleanly.
If you don't mind a klunkier solution (or need a non-root solution), you can use Tasker with AutoInput, "control UI" in AutoMagic, or "interact" in AutoMate to simulate touches enabling/disabling airplane mode. Your screen would need to be on for the task to be completed, but it can be scheduled and triggered otherwise normally.
Requires Tasker and AutoInput:
Tasker + ~~LIFX Tasker Plugin~~ UDP Sender tasker plugin + QuickClick should be able to pull it off (via the volume buttons).
Edit... just tried & it works
Edit2... UDP Sender is much easier/efficient & sends the on/off packet directly to your bulb
I have a hunch that Tasker could easily do that for you.
/u/infraspace uses Tasker. Extrememly powerful app to control different things.
Yes it's possible, but not quite as you expect it.
You say you can do searches with google now, that should be enough for this. If you cannot, I'm afraid this won't work.
What you can do is get Tasker with AutoVoice. Autovoice allows you to make custom voice commands, like you want. These can then trigger tasks in Tasker.
Tasker isn't the easiest app to learn, but you can do quite some insane stuff with it. Opening apps is quite easy to do once you get the hang of the interface.
Both Tasker and AutoVoice are paid apps with a free trial available (the tasker trial has to be downloaded and installed from here)
I'm not sure if I'm reading your question correctly, but I use Tasker in conjunction with Trigger.
I use the smallest capacity NFC tags, then Trigger will use the NFC tag to run a set of tasks in Tasker.
For example, I have an NFC tag on my phone car dock. It runs a task I named "launch car mode". This does the following:
All the tasks are stored on my phone, the only info on the tag is "run 'launch car mode' task"
This allows you to execute very complex and long tasks without using large capacity tags, as all of the actual commands are stored on n your phone. I've also heard some people use an app called llama, but I've never tried it.
Tasker is one of the only paid apps I own.
You could try Tasker
You could probably use tasker to automatically enable do not disturb mode during certain hours
Okay, so I went ahead and built it. You need Tasker, Secure Settings, and AutoInput.
Here's the step-by-step, but you'll have to tweak it accordingly for your device (if you have a different power menu or button placement, for example). But, this should work for anyone using a V20 (with the same DPI, I guess).
It's practically instantaneous on my phone so someone would have to be very, very lucky to be able to hit cancel before it proceeded.
> Current Tasker scripts on Android
If only he had left some kind of hint...
Tasker is an app
First let's keep you interested
Create New Google Now Commands in 30 seconds - No root required
You need some paid apps, but they're good.
You need tutorials
Sidebar here [link]
You need a how-to
Tasker Project to control Philips Hue bulbs using Ok Google commands (no root)
This is the right one: [link]
You can achive it using Tasker if you have an android.
Tasker is an automation app that many people have done, frankly, amazing things with.
The downside is that it is kind of difficult to use for beginners or people without programming/coding backgrounds.
It doesn't need root, but many people who root and tinker with their phone swear by Tasker.
I've set up Tasker to automatically enable GPS and bluetooth as well as turn on my music and enable screen rotation when I put my phone in my car stand. It also disables my screen lock. The car stand has an NFC sticker on it, which I use with Trigger to run the Tasker task.
When I turn my car off, I have a Tasker task that runs when the bluetooth is disconnected. It disables GPS and bluetooth, and pauses the music in addition to disabling screen rotation. It even enables my screen lock.
I also use Tasker to get the bus times at my local bus stop each morning, before I leave the house. I could make it more fine grained to be location and time aware, but for now the task just runs each morning at a set time.
I've found the following to be essential for a power user:
Tasker: For tasks
Trigger: For NFC-enabled tasks
Secure Settings: For changing the screen lock settings
PLUS (not advocating piracy) but if you want to try out these things without paying for them up front, I've found Lucky Patcher to be the most profound addition to my power tool arsenal.
Try Tasker! It should be completely possible to program that.
I have a Tasker script that works with AutoNotification and AutoInput to automate the process of entering each transaction. It's not a fully automated solution, but it does streamline the process and I find my self using Google Pay whenever I can because of it.
Because the majority of people set their ringtone volume and never against adjust it, or if they do they autoamate it with something like tasker.
To achieve this you just need an Amazfit Bip, an Android phone and the following apps:
Tools & Amazfit; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.zdenekhorak.amazfittools
Unfortunately you have to pay few bucks for these apps, but if you have some money invested in crypto, you probably are going to have a lambo on the next few years, so this is not a problem, right?
1) Open the Amazfit Tools app
2) Go to the "Button" section on the left sidebar
3) Click on + to add an action
4) Click on "More" and on "Send Broadcast (Intent)"
5) Click on "Intent Action", write "bit_tap" and confirm
6) Download this Tasker XML configuration file:
7) Open the Tasker app
8) Long press the "PROFILE" tab and choose "Import"
9) Choose the XML file you just downloaded on point 6
10) Double press your Amazfit Bip button and wait few seconds
11) Enjoy :-)
You can easily add/remove ctypto and/or change the ticker source (currently Bitstamp) editing the Tasker Task.
This setup is very similar to the one I posted for the Xiaomi MiBand2:
Say hello to my lil friend!
Some functions require root, which I don't have because I have a G5 which apparently can't be reliably rooted yet. But this app is amaze-balls. I used it because I kept forgetting to turn off my data at night. I listen to 8 hour sleep tracks on youtube, and sometimes my WiFi would go down and I would wake up to a text saying I used 50$ worth of data overnight. So I used Tasker to automatically shut off my mobile at 10pm and turn it on again at 6am when I wake up. I could also set it up to only do this certain days of the week.
It's not the easiest app to use but if you are tech saavy it should be a breeze! There is also A TON of resources online. Loads of help, you might even be able to grab a preset that solves your issue.
I've done some research, muting a specific app in tasker is really tricky and finicky apparently. What you want is an app called xposed, but it requires root.
I did find this
And an ad blocker:
If you have a Samsung Phone then get SABS/Adhell3. Search Reddit and you'll find the apks.
You can do this with an automation app (Tasker, AutoMagic, AutoMate, or MacroDroid), but you'd need to be rooted to do this cleanly, I believe. However, there are a couple of non-root options. Since it's a music player, you could schedule a media button press (pause) at a specific time—it won't kill the app, obviously, but the music will stop. Or, you could do it the hard way and set a series of automated touches that closes the app (you'll need to also add screen on and screen off steps, as the screen must be on to go through the automated touches).
You can do this with an automation app (Tasker, AutoMagic, AutoMate, or MacroDroid), but you'd need to be rooted to toggle mobile data cleanly. Wi-Fi can be toggled without root.
There is a non-root option, but it's pretty messy: Set a series of automated touches (you'll need to also add screen on and screen off steps, as the screen must be on to go through the automated touches). Both Tasker and MacroDroid would require you to use the AutoInput plugin. AutoMagic ("control UI") and AutoMate ("interact") have this feature built-in.
He was referring to Tasker, a more-robust but less-user-friendly app than IFTTT
Home automation is fun as hell too. You can get some RF outlets and an RF Transmitter and Receiver and hook them up to your pi and then install Home Assistant to control it all from your phone.
This was just one quick tutorial I looked up that explains it pretty well. I've got the same thing on my setup. You can program command line switches into it, so anything you normally do from the command line you can program into Home Assistant as a button. Backups, file transfers, ssh commands, bash scripts, anything.
So I've got Tasker and when my phone connects to my home's wifi it will trigger the job in Tasker to start the CL switch in Home Assistant called "Home" and it runs a bash script to basically send the RF codes to turn on power strips for computer/ monitors, send a Wake On Lan (WOL) packet to turn on my computer, send an SSH command to an IR transmitter to turn on my AC, and send an RF signal to turn on the radio. AND, if you set up your own OpenVPN server at home you can log in remotely to your local network and turn on your RF outlets from anywhere. Telling you, you can get deep lol. If you ever need any help I'll do what I can.
You can do so via Tasker + Notification Listener. See this post. Tasker may be replaced with $AutomationApp, assuming Notification Listener is compatible.
There is no extended snooze built in. This is one of my biggest gripes with the Oreo release.
My best guess would be Tasker, but you probably need root for it to turn off location services.
You can to that with Tasker.
I have a solution now! This has really been frustrating me since I updated last night.
To start, let me point out that I already purchased Tasker and AutoLocation a while ago, so for me, this was a free solution. If you don't have them already, it will cost you $4. Thanks to a suggestion by /u/Ratchet_Guy, I installed On Time as well.
For those who don't know, Tasker lets you set up profiles on your phone which contain tasks triggered by certain events and states. AutoLocation adds GeoFences as a usable state, and On Time provides a widget made up of App collections.
So I now have Home, Work, and a couple other geofences. Entering any of those causes Tasker to set the On Time widget to the appropriate app collection, as well as changing any phone settings that I want. Exiting the Geofence changes the app collection to my "Out and About" apps, and automatically resets the other settings.
In addition, I have another Task that is triggered by connection to a certain bluetooth device (a speaker) that changes the app collection to all of my music apps. I'll keep testing, but it seems really promising!
I don't understand why grey isn't on Android, he would love tasker
Look at Tasker, cost 2.99, but it worth it.
I am still on MM on a Moto X Pure but this might work.
I just created some stuff in Tasker tonight to make AA behave a little better. I haven't tested it extensively but so far the only issue is the on screen home button attempts to open AA instead of the default launcher and retriggers the task.
First attempt to override the splash screen to display something useful
I also made the Secure Settings plugin detect the change to the screen timeout and reset it to 10 minutes: (might figure out how to set always on later but I think this will work for my purposes)
Reset Screen Timeout (this will reset your screen timeout when it's changed by AA but also if you change it in settings)
*600000 is 10 minutes in milliseconds
Apologies if I missed any steps.
Tasker it's an automation app
And more options in Tasker!
Not sure if there are any apps. If there aren't, and you use Android, you might need to start learning about Tasker, AutoRemote, and EventGhost, and bake your own. Alas it's no small feat getting around those.
This feature isn't built in to the Pebble app (would be great if it was), but you can accomplish it on the phone side by using a macro/automation app -- create a script to change the ringer mode when connected/disconnected from a Bluetooth device. Tasker is popular and should work for this purpose, though I think Automate would be easier to use (although I haven't tried it, I used that developer's previous location-aware profile package, Llama, and it worked well.)
I see 2 easy way to to it.
Use an app like Tasker with an app that consider the time when the sun coms down Locale/Tasker Twilight Plug-in
and controle the Hue with an other app like AutoHue.
Use IFTTT app to record when you're at home (Condition when getting in and out of a zone) and the time of the day when the sunset happend. Then run some Google Script to send an email to IFTTT to open the lights.
The first option you don't need to code and the second you need but its really easy to do!
Join together with Tasker is one of the most useful things out there :)
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
You can do this with Tasker.
First of all, questions like these are best suited for /r/PickAnAndroidForMe but I'll answer you anyways. :)
> So that means is copying from my computer to a solid option? I travel on airplanes quite frequently and love to have movies available on my smartphone to view, so I will I still be able to easily upload these to my phone? How is the download speed?
Yes, provided you're on recent OS, like Windows 8.1+ or an updated Linux distro. In fact with the Note 5, it's even more quicker to transfer files because you're copying directly to eMMC, which has a write speed of at least 40 MB/s, whereas the fastest microSD cards write only at around 10-30 MB/s (UHS1 - UHS3).
> Part of my interest in leaving Samsung is that it lacks the same customizations (so I've been told) that raw android has.
That's not really true. In fact, Samsung has more customisation options than stock Android (without root). Some consider them to be over the top in fact, which is why a lot of people prefer stock so that they can keep it simple and customise only what they need (via third-party apps). For eg, on Samsung phones, you can now change the theme of the whole phone, which isn't possible on stock Android. You can change the fonts, which again isn't possible. And so on. And so much that it can be overwhelming to a new user, and at times even detrimental to the performance of the system.
> I would love to be able to tweak my phone without rooting it, and think that would be a ton of fun.
Without root, you'll be able to tweak more on a recent Samsung device than on stock Android - unless of course you load a custom ROM, which technically doesn't require root. If you want to consider loading a custom ROM in the future, then a Nexus is your best bet.
> On a side note my friend has tons of tweaks for his iPhone, like programmed responses from Siri. Would I have to root my phone to do that, or could I use straight android?
Android, in general, doesn't require root for a lot of things (doesn't matter if it's Samsung or Nexus). In this particular example, you could use Tasker and Autovoice to implement custom voice commands and actions, without root.
> On top of that how is downloading to the pone via computer or straight to the device itself?
I don't understand what you mean by "downloading to the phone via computer" -> do you mean file transfer via USB? As indicated above, all you need is a recent OS and it's pretty fast. What do you mean by "straight to the device", do you mean WiFi transfers? Downloads over 3G/4G?
> I've also noticed that it is a type USB-C instead, does that have any significant benefits over microUSB v2.0?
Basically, type-C offers users a reversible connector and greater power delivery, so your devices could charge quicker. One could also argue that the connectors are more resilient.
> It may seem stupid, but what happens when I scroll through the screens? I noticed that Samsung has a new flip board screen (my brother has a Note 4) and honestly that kind of irritates me, I just want my scrolling to roll all the way through the pages. Will the Nexus 6p run something like that?
By default, Nexus phones have the Google Now Launcher installed as the main homescreen. On Google Now Launcher, if you scroll left, you get the Google Now screen. If you scroll right, you'll get your normal pages. If you don't like this behaviour, you can install any other launcher such as Nova Launcher. You can install this on any Android device, and customise it exactly the way you want to.
> I noticed that the Nexus 6p also has slightly different aspects on the camera, with 12.3 MP and f/2.0 while the Note 5 has a camera of 16MP and f/1.9. Does that really make a difference? Is that trade off worth it between the two phones?
No. Megapixels don't matter, at least it doesn't when the difference is so little. The aperture size does, but it's not too much of a difference either. Both cameras are fantastic and you can't go wrong with either of them. If you're really curious though, DxoMark has given the Note V camera 86 points (ranking #2) and the Nexus 6P a ranking of 84 (ranking #3).
> Also while reading specs on the Nexus 6p it makes reference to oleophobic coating, preventing fingerprint marks. Is this very effective and worth it in your opinion?
I believe all flagship phones have oleophobic coatings now, even if they don't mention it on the specs list. It's a standard, just like scratch-resistance is.
> Another feature was noted is that the Note 5 has one whole more gigabyte of ram, but is it really that much worth it?
Not in this case. The Note 5's TouchWiz and pre-loaded software consumes a lot of RAM, so with the 4GB installed it's more like 3GB (maybe a slight exaggeration). So the RAM benefits of both the devices should be roughly the same.
> I'm also aware that the better processor you have the less ram you actually need.
This is completely untrue. You cannot substitue the lack of RAM with anything else. I mean, you could use a secondary storage like eMMC as a temporary RAM (swap file), but it's several orders of magnitude slower, so it's not really a substitute. RAM is a really quick, temporary scratching pad. To store results of calculations etc. It is also used to "load" apps, and to cache data so that everything appears to open instantly. To give you an idea, the RAM on an average android phone can transfer at a speed of at 4 GB/s. Compare this to internal storage (where your apps are installed), which is only around 0.1 GB/s. See the difference? When you run out of RAM, you will see everything come to a halt - even having the worlds fastest most powerful CPU will not help you.
> USB type C need a different port to connect to? If so how much would that cost or would I receive a converter when I receive the phone.
The 6P comes with a type-C to a standard type-A cable, so you don't need to purchase anything extra.
Give Tasker a try. It's a steeper learning curve, but I've never had any issues with tasks not starting on time.
You could use tasker to automate this behavior.
Omiljene aplikacije na telefonu?
Android: Tasker, Nova Lanucher, KLWP, Reddit is Fun, SD Maid, Pocket Casts, Shuttle
Without root, the only workaround I've found is the combination of Tasker and Autoinput. Basically you make a profile that automatically presses OK when those popups appear. I can't remember if Tasker is a paid app, but AutoInput is. I personally think they are worth a few bucks each, but it depends on what you do with them.
I actually just swapped my phone today and don't have the profiles available, but I'll search for the reddit post that someone made about it and edit this to include the link.
Edit: added links.
Edit2: Some of the annoying popups you can avoid with this.
Credit goes to /u/AgnosticAndroid, who gives credit to /u/RatchetGuy!
I still use Sense as my launcher, with that stupid BlinkFeed disabled. It works well enough for my needs. I did use VenomTweaks to change the layout to 5x6 instead of 4x5, I like it a lot more.
Tasker is the most useful root app, but has an extremely high learning curve. It lets you set custom actions when certain conditions are met, like disabling the lock screen when connected to your home wifi (I know 5.1's Smart lock does this too, but tasker did it first).
BetterBatteryStats gives you a very detailed look at what apps are pulling the most current off your battery.
There are a lot of lists out there of "15 Best Root Apps!!!1!" but most of their functionality is built into ViperOne.
Like /u/somnodoc said, Tasker can do that for you!
That sounds like a job for Tasker. [link]
Use Tasker to create your own locations and profiles. The possibilities are endless. It's the most powerful app you'll come across. I've been using it for years.
Its likely keeping GPS on so it knows when you're at home. Tasker can use cell locations, which are accurate but use less power.
I have things like at work when I launch Chrome, it opens my work's ticketing system (I work in IT support). When I get to work WiFi turns on, my ringtone and notification volumes are lowered. When I'm at work and I have an appointment in my calendar, my phone goes to vibrate mode.
When I leave work, Wifi turns off and Chrome goes back to opening the Google page.
At home Wifi is on, volume up. I use Tasker to mute my phone (only at night) when the battery is charging and gets to 99-100%, so that the stupid fully charged sound doesn't play at 2am.
These are just a few VERY SIMPLE examples of what it can do.
You'd probably like Tasker.
I know there are some security apps with it built in, however if you are willing to shill out a bit I would recommend looking at Tasker, it can do this and a LOT more. You could even get it to text the number back with it's current location.
You could also consider activating your google location history to prove where you have been in case anything happens. I don't know for how long they keep that data though.
Alternatively you could use Tasker to make your phone take pictures every x minutes and save that to your cloud. Or tell it to save your GPS location to a file.
Alternatively you could use a spoken trigger to activate recording of audio and/or video.
tasker was always my goto. Since my moto droid, it's been more effective than google assistant.
Sorry, can't really help you there. I have this version of Tasker, if it helps, but i purchased it years ago and have forgotten what I did to get it
Okay, there are a couple of ways to do this, but the easiest one is this:
Make her get a third-party launcher. I swear, they're faster, cooler, and easy to customize in tons of fun ways! Look at some of the fun themes I've done with launchers over the last few years! Besides, third-party launchers can do cool things like use gesture controls (double-tap to turn off the screen is awesome, and I can swipe up on home screen apps to open different, hidden apps)
But if your friend doesn't want the coolness of a new launcher (by the way, most third-party launchers can import your home screen layout during setup, so you don't have to worry about setting everything up the way you want again), then there's always Tasker.
I made a Tasker Home Shortcut mini-app. All it does is go to the home screen, but since it's technically its own app, Google Assistant can open that app to take you to the home screen. If you just want the completed app to install on your friend's phone and skip to step 11, here you go.
...I think downloading random APKs from complete strangers is risky, so here's how to make the mini-app yourself:
It looks like a lot of steps, but it's really only about 5 minutes of work to get it going. It's still a complete pain that Google Assistant can't open the default launcher, but this is one of several workarounds you could use.
Could use Tasker to accomplish this.
I don't use any switch at home except for my rooftop terrace. That's why I can tell you that it wont work with motion sensors only. At least not in every room.
Bathroom for example works fine. Turns on by motion, turns off after 3 minutes of no motion OR directly when motion in detected in another room (I gladly live alone).
Kitchen works exactly the same (I don't eat there, cooking only). Turn on by motion sensor, turn off after 2 minutes of no motion OR motion in either living room or bathroom.
Bedroom is only motion sensor + timeout of 2 minutes because I only sleep there. No TV etc. My wardrobe has its own lights and as soon as I set an alarm on my android phone the lights turn off immediately (Tasker + Sharptools) and some other things happen. PC goes off if it was still on, shutters go down etc.
The Living room is something else. A motion sensor with a simple timeout wouldn't work. The way I do it is that I use a motion sensor for turning on with a timeout of 5 minutes. But additionally I defined some rules (Smartthings + Webcore) to disable the motion sensor completely if certain conditions are met.
For example: If my PC is running, the motion sensor has no functionality. If it detects motion, it doesn't do anything. If 5 minutes pass, nothing happens. That way the light stays the way it was when I turned on my PC until I turn it off again. I may have to add that I use a Chrome Addon IF I want to control the lights from my PC.
Same goes for the TV. As long as my Media Center (Kodi on NVIDIA Shield) is actively playing something, the lights go off and the motion sensor gets disabled. When the media stops or is paused the lights come on in a predefined "cinema" mode - motion sensor stays off. So to speak the motion sensor is only enabled when the PC is off and no media is running on my media center.
Roof terrace is the only place I operate manually. I have a simple physical push button which works as a toggle. Push once = terrace mode on, push again = terrace mode off. I tried using motions sensors etc. but I never found a satisfying solution for that place.
Edit: Oh, and for those wondering what happens when friends come over. Will everyone sit in the dark if one of the group goes to the toilet and triggers a motion sensor? No. As soon as one of my friends connects to my Wifi Smartthings recognizes their phone and goes into "Friends Mode". Simply put that mode disables the "immediately turn off light when motion is detected in room XY"-rules and the "if PC is running then yadda yadda yadda"-rule.
�� I hear ya! But I am talking about things like create tasks and profiles with Tasker and Autoapps.
I'm not certain, but it sounds like something Tasker can handle.
If you have an android phone or tablet you should be able use a combination of the tasker, autoinput and autovoice apps to directly give voice control of the LG app. The tasker and autovoice & autoinput apps are paid but are very cheap. The autovoice app can also integrate with alexa but I have not tried it so I don't know the details.
Use Tasker to do most of this. Have launching Sync as a trigger and then a profile with wait and a toast or kill app command after so much time has passed. I believe you can also "lock" apps to only be launched within a certain time frame. There are tutorials around the internet to help you learn to do all sorts of things with Tasker.
Edit: play store link
You need to use an app that can automate tasks. Tasker is the most common one, but it can have a learning curve. I prefer MacroDroid but there are tons of alternatives.
What I would do is set a condition that when your phone connects to a specific bluetooth device (your car), then launch VLC. Then perhaps create another task that's the opposite - when disconnect from your car, close VLC. It's a simple task to create, it's just a matter of which app you use to set it up with.
They're a little more complext to work with than IFTTT, though.
It is android only though and has a learning curve. The basic thing like I mentioned are quite easy though.
The possibilities are endless. Some people have automated there whole house with it think off the lights in there home turning on when they connect to wifi withing a certain timeframe.
My pc gets a LAN wake when I connect to wifi. Those things go pretty deep, but it is lots of fun when you get it working.
I know you'll never switch to Android, but any time you talk/complain about workflow, I think of the automation app Tasker. It can do everything you've complained about that Workflow doesn't do, including interacting with other devices and computers. Myke already joined the PC master race, join the Android master race too!!!!
Tasker Automation for your phone. Works with a lot of different apps, a more in depth IFTTT With a little bit of a learning curve, you can make your phone do all sorts of things. It's one of the few paid apps that I use on my phone. Helpful subreddit to get you started. I've used it to turn on my wifi when I get home, set vibrate at certain hours, randomize my notification sounds for SMS and email, disable lockscreen when home or connected to my car's bluetooth, tell me my bank balance when I tap my wallet (NFC tag), find my car in a parking lot, and take a photo + upload to google drive when I double tap my screen. I can't recommend this app enough.
Besides Tasker, Llama and IFTTT, there are many other automation apps out there. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, so give them all a try until you find the perfect one for you. Some other popular ones are MacroDroid, Automate, AutomateMagic, AutomateIt and AutoSet.
Have you already tried Tasker or similar apps? I've had mixed luck with them: some things automate very well, others are like pulling teeth because the intents are not exposed to do what I can through the UI
I have made a shortcut with a tasker scene on my phone. Press the button, a slider shows up, move the slider where i need it and it instantly sets the volume on Google home mini.
Requires Tasker and Autocast
Como no sé nada de programación más allá de MATLAB pregunto: alguno usa Tasker en Android? Es del estilo si esto pasa, hacé esta cosa y después esta otra a no ser que esta variable no sea 0 en cuyo caso hacé esta otra cosa durante 20 minutos.
Yo lo uso hace añares para algunas quality of life boludeces y es una de las cosas que me costaría dejar si me pasara a iOS. Cosas como apagar el WiFi cuando salgo de casa, agitar el teléfono para mandar el brillo al mango, arrancar la música en el momento en que me conecto al Bluetooth del auto, etc. Esas son cosas chotas pero la gente hace de todo.
Es paga y la curva de aprendizaje es un poco brava pero con un poco de maña sale y hay millones y millones de recursos online, desde tips básicos hasta rutinas ya listas para importar.
Take a look at tasker ~~and it's autoinput plugin.~~
You can do this and much more with Tasker, have a look into that if you want to delve even deeper into remote commands via SMS.
You can do this with an automation app: Tasker, AutoMagic, AutoMate, or MacroDroid. Here it is in MacroDroid.
This can be done with an automation app. Tasker with AutoInput, "control UI" in AutoMagic, or "interact" in AutoMate.
They work in most apps, but not all.
An automaton app (Tasker, AutoMagic, or AutoMate) can do this, as you already noted.
Run in background, on boot, assign it to a widget or quick tile… whatever. Play a sound, trigger the flash, light up the screen, send GPS coordinates, etc. Trigger every ten minutes, upon receiving a text, if you don't dismiss a notification, etc.
Or, just use "Okay, Google"?
Tasker with AutoInput, "control UI" in AutoMagic, or "interact" in AutoMate.
So first download Tasker and Autotools
Then use ADB to provide Autotools the proper permissions.
Then in Tasker make a Profile (I called mine Display state off) -> State->Display->Display State-> off.
Action 1: Plugin-> Autotools->Secure Settings->Configuration->Display-> Full immersive mode (or any of the other ones, that's just the one i do)-> disable->hit the back button->check mark-> back arrow -> back arrow
Then repeat but with display state on and enable.
Hope this helps.
This is how I did it. Hope it helps some of you.
*1) Introduction & prerequisite *
The main downsides are:
You need to have a PC, Mac, linux PC or a Pi running Home Assistant permanently turned on and connected to the internet. Again, this is something I already had. I've written up how to set this up for Windows in the past, [link removed as reddit doesn't allow it!]. - try iamhomegooglehome dot blogspot dot co dot uk
2) Get free webspace
I code in PHP (not very well!), for a section of this it requires PHP so you need some webspace with PHP and cURL enabled. I have found a highly recommended provider called 000webhost.com - I've only been using it 2 days but they were recommended to me elsewhere.
Sign up to there or anywhere else that has PHP and cURL enabled, confirm your email etc and remember the URL you were given for step 3.
3) Android Apps
Before we create the fist step, we need to install 2 Android apps which we need data from.
1) Tasker, buy it from the Play Store here: [link]
2) Auto Remote (tasker plugin), buy it from the Play Store here: [link]
Warning: Tasker is not very user friendly!
4) IFTTT part 1
Now we need to insert PHP that will take you location and change it into something easy to understand. I've written a script which you can download here: [link]
Open the script in Notepad++ or similar.
You need to edit lines 20, 25, 26, 32 & 85
Go to Google and get an API key from here: [link], once you have a key, add it to the URL
Insert the latitude and longitude of where your Google Home is, use a site like this: [link]
Go to Google and get a different API key, this time from here: [link]
You need your Webhooks key from IFTTT which you can find here: [link], it provides you with a URL, the key is at the end after /user/
Customise what you want Google Home to say but leave in the variables that begin with $
If you used 000webhost then you can visit here: [link] and sign in, ensure you are in "public_html" on the left. in the top right choose "upload files" and upload index.php that you just edited (and saved!)
6) The final IFTTT
7) We're done
So, it's done, I'm guessing not many of you are left at this point as most gave up straight away :D
Here's what we've achieved:
You say "hey google, where's dad?"
That uses IFTTT to send a web request to AutoRemote which uses your key to forward it to your device. This is then picked up by Tasker which forwards your location to the URL you setup. The URL takes your location, using Google API returns a friendly street and town name, then using another API works out how far that is in miles and time (with current traffic conditions too). It creates a phrase, passes this back to IFTTT which pushes the phrase to Home Assistant on your computer which tells Google Home to play using Text To Speech.
Hope this has been some help to you!
Install Tasker and maybe AutoInput. Have it disconnect and reconnect Bluetooth every morning at like 1pm.
Or buy an OTG cable and print over USB and forget Bluetooth all together.
If you want the simplest and easiest solution, try Autoset.
You can do this with Tasker or MacroDroid.
Tasker can probably do that.
Tasker: Allows many different kinds of tasks to be automated based on certain conditions, I always have portrait mode on, but I have Tasker set to turn it off when I open YouTube, camera, etc. I also have it set to turn my brightness up when I open the camera and back down when I close it. Has a bit of a learning curve though.
Dactyl: Allows you to take a picture by putting your finger on the fingerprint sensor. I think it just updated to let it work in any app that uses the camera. It's a really nice QoL improvement.
Solid explorer: Just a very nice file explorer.
Another tip: idk if it's on by default (if not, it's in the settings), but you can move the cursor by sliding your finger along the spacebar and delete multiple words by sliding your finger left starting at the backspace button. And about light manager, go to the app, advanced settings, set "App notification" to "Do not show"
You can try using a different automation app (Tasker, AutoMagic, Automate). For me, all three of those consistently performed this action in half a second or less, while MacroDroid lagged sometimes. AutoMagic was the quickest, but it's not free. AutoMate took a hair longer, but it's free.
Or, if you want to stay with MacroDroid, you could use something like Jina, as an app will launch quicker than a Nova action.
+1 to /u/BillGoats reply.
Everyone interested in home automation should have Tasker installed! Join is also awesome and it's creator (/u/joaomgcd) makes a bunch of great plugins for Tasker to make it even better.
This should do that.
Just signed back into this account. I ended up creating an app that simulates the back button press using Tasker and its plugin App Factory. I then assigned it to the active key(or whatever the top left key is called). I was never able to find a replacement button, but this works pretty well. It's a lot easier than it sounds. Doesn't take five minutes to do.
How to make app and assign to active key:
If you have Tasker, you can import the Tasker XML from this comment: Reddit. Then, set the touch action to launch a Task shortcut, and open this task.
Without tasker there likely isn't a way. Sorry.
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.
Sadely this is true. I just added the tasker project xml so everyone can check the source, modify it and use it without having to install anything (you need the tasker app tho: [link] )
Use Tasker to sync.
Sync has a Tasker plugin just for this.
Anyone else: You need this paid app, and an understanding how to find the files, how to fix the task for your S7.
Holy shit yesss! Thank you for posting this!
0,89€ instead of 2,99€ for me.
you can use Tasker [link]
What you can do is create a profile that scans if a message matches with a given string and can create an alarm,notification and all sorts of things with it
It's kinda like IFFTT, but WAY more complex and intuitive. It takes a lot ow form, but it's worth it at the end. You can automate lots of things, although I never tried Snapchat.
Do you know what Tasker is?
You can do it with Tasker. I just tested it. It took me 30 seconds to set it up. I now have a shortcut on my homescreen. I tap it, flashlight comes on. I tap it again, flashlight turns off. I can change the icon to anything I want.
If you do get Tasker, I can give a very easy quick guide on how to get the Flashlight toggle that you want.
it's a fantastic app that can do some much. It's my favorite app.
What happens if you hit the multitask navigation button during the ad? On 4.4, I get a list of windows (with titles) and I can longpress each and get an App info menu item which I can choose to see what app made the window appear. I don't know how that process works in 5.0 or above, but surely you can try.
Tasker doesn't have ads. If it did, it would need to be marked as such in its Google Play Store entry.
Eu uso uma task no tasker que me avisa qdo o celular ative um certo range de coordenadas (que corresponde aos pontos que desco) só que é meio chatinho de configurar.
Se vc procurar por "GPS alarm" na play store vai aparecer alguns.
It is an app that allows you to do all sorts of customizations, although it isn't free (there may be free options). Found someone who figured out how to do it (fairly easy) [link]
Tasker can be used to do this very easily. Tasker is an amazing app that can be used to do incredible things with your phone. It gives you near infinite control fo your device.
For example, here's my main uses for Tasker.
I have commonly used profiles like turn wifi off when I leave home, turn it on when I get to work etc. Turn my phone ringtone and notification volume down a little when I get to work, and crank it back up when I leave work.
Another I find useful is that when I'm at work, my Chrome shortcut opens up to my works's ticketing system page (which I use all day at work). When I'm not at work, the Chrome shortcut will open Google.
Another is that I plug my phone into charge on my bedside table when I go to bed. When the phone is charging, it automatically disables the notification LED, and disables AOD (so that no lights are lighting up the dark room). And enables them again when I unplug in the morning.
Another I have is that when I unlock my phone, if I have an outstanding notification from new SMS or email, it automatically expands the notification shade so that I can see them and have quick access to them.
Another is that when I have an appointment in my calendar (work Exchange account) that has specific keywords and it's set to "busy", it will mute the phone during the appointment times, but only when I'm at work. But this also excludes when the appointment has one of several particular titles, listed in the task.
One I'm proud of is when I dismiss my alarm in the morning (Gentle Alarm has Tasker support), wifi turns on, and once the phone has internet connection, it downloads a weather forecast xml file from a website, then parses the day's max temp from the xml, as well as a short forecast description, and then speaks the days forecast and max temp to me in a Scottish accent that I bought from the Play store (I'm a Scotsman living in Australia, hence Scozzie). This one took a lot of tweaking, using Foldersync to download the file using FTP, and then using the "variable split" command to pull the relevant data from the xml file.
I think everybody with a S3 but not a Samsung phone has this problem.
One of the few solutions I know of, is to use Tasker ([link]) and a plugin called "Secure Settings" ([link]).
Open tasker and click the "TASKS" tab
Click the + at the bottom right and give the task a name such as "Connect Car Audio"
Click the + at the bottom right and select Plugin - Secure Settings
Click the Pencil icon at the right of configuration and select Actions - BT Connection
On the drop down select your vehicle
Press the CONNECT/DISCONNECT button so it displays CONNECT
Press the floppy disk icon to the right of BT Connection
Click the < at the top left next to the tasker icon. You have now configured the task!
Now to create the profile (or the trigger that will run the tasks):
Click the profiles tab
Click the + at the bottom right and select state
Select Net and the BT Near
Click the magnifying glass on the right of Name and select your car bluetooth system. If you prefer you can select the address rather than name.
Select the option "Standard devices"
Click the < at the top left next to the tasker icon.
You will now see a list of tasks to choose. Choose the connect car audio task (or whatever you named it).
Credit to just_luc from this thread ([link])
I built a full on HA interface on my old moto360 i could tap which room from a list, then all the devices int hat room were in a list that could be tapped to toggle on/off. I was also able to use autovoice along with my moto360 that gave me the ability to do things like say "ok google, turn the living room and dining room lighs off".
Are you able to trigger multiple events in 1 command with this method?
Im not trying to sound arrogant but i just feel like i had a lot more going on with my 1st gen moto360 than i can see in the video.
EDIT: Just in case you want help finding the apps i used for my project it was
You can definitely do this on Tasker.
You won't need to open any app, it's an automation/actions program that is highly customizable. You can find a NFC tutorial on Google or ask for help on r/tasker
edit: quick search yielded a combination of using Trigger with Tasker to achieve your desired function.
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.
It might be possible with tasker
Sorry I don't have a definite answer but, if I were you, I'd try to find out if apps like Tasker or IFTTT can do anything like what you described.
I don't know if it would work, but try Tasker, it's an automation app
I'm 60 and active on r/tasker for two reasons: firstly I'm interested in what can be done with a phone for my own and others' PD, and secondly because I fear cognitive decline and programming might hold it off the way physical exercise does.
In a nutshell Tasker lets you program your phone, and you don't need to know conventional programming to use it (although it helps)
Here is an answer I made a few months ago on another site.
There are simply tons of paid apps worth the money. I've bought and used all of these.
Here are a few I think are particularity great. (At least great to me.)
Tasker - Android Apps on Google Play (Probably the best app out there. If you've ever said “I wish my phone would…” then get this)
Floating Apps (multitasking) - Android Apps on Google Play (If you ever wished android was a bit better at multitasking)
Runtastic PRO Running, Fitness - Android Apps on Google Play (I like it, but I got it on sale. Not significantly better than the free ones though.)
AIDE Premium Key - Android Apps on Google Play (If you do Android development then this lets you get starting developing a new app on your phone. It amazing that I can think of a new app idea on the road and just be able to start it then and there.)
Cubescape 3D Live Wallpaper - Android Apps on Google Play (My favorite live wallpaper.)
Mupen64Plus AE (N64 Emulator) - Android Apps on Google Play (The best N64 emulator. Best console ever made.)
Moon+ Reader Pro - Android Apps on Google Play (Best Epub reader by far. Also very customizable.)
FolderSync - Android Apps on Google Play (Great for auto backup to the cloud! Its pretty awesome! Free version exists also but its a bit limited. Worth the money if its something you’ll use.)
Easy Voice Recorder Pro - Android Apps on Google Play (Easy to use. Perfect for recording classes, since It can cut out silences automatically.)
Sleep as Android Unlock - Android Apps on Google Play (If you want better sleep then get this. Considering how long we sleep every day its worth every penny.)
WolframAlpha - Android Apps on Google Play (The app is basically the web version plus an amazing keyboard. If you do math then its worth the money. Otherwise just use WolframAlpha in your phones browser.)
Genius Scan+ - PDF Scanner - Android Apps on Google Play (Useful in college if your professor wants digital copies of your work. Cheaper than buying a scanner. Works better too.)
Beautiful Widgets Pro - Android Apps on Google Play (If you like widgets)
None of these are pay to win. None are designed to force you to buy in app purchases just to continue. Just straightforward fun games.
Bloons TD 5 - Android Apps on Google Play(best TD game there is)
Dragon, Fly! Full - Android Apps on Google Play
Minecraft: Story Mode
Rayman Jungle Run
Tasker is an app for android that allows you to automate many things on your phone.
It's quite in depth, and I'm not entirely sure how to share profiles, but I have a profile that is set to listen for when I connect or disconnect to my home WIFI network.
When it detects that I am disconnected, it will connect to my openVPN connection.
When it detects I am connected, it will disconnect my openVPN connection
How much functionality do you need?
If you have a few bucks and time to spend (DIY solution), I'd recommend a combo of Tasker and AutoHue. You can create your own interface.
Pros: Tasker can be used for many more things, you're doing it yourself
Cons: AutoHue is limited. No scenes support. Far less aesthetically pleasing. Gotta create it yourself, no nice colour picker
EDIT: Just realized you've mentioned AutoHue already - I'm getting maybe a max of 1s lag when controlling Lifx, weird
IFTTT alone certainly could not do this, however with Tasker + IFTTT you could use logic based on whether or not you are connected to your home wireless network or not. You would need.
The logic could be cleaned up a little and I know this is far from writing the actual Tasker recipe. Also, the reason you probably still want to use IFTTT is because your phone is acting as the logic to determine whether or not you are home and IFTTT will work with your bulbs whether or not you are on your local network.
OP, if you don't already use Tasker then you should look into it
Tasker can do this, along with a million other things.
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.
As /u/sid32 already said "Tasker", there you have tons of options, also to open files like Text files, sort and search&replace and much more. There are also a lot of addons for Tasker, like AutoTools, which adds even more features to Tasker ;)
If you have Android, Tasker is GREAT for this (and about a million other things: /r/tasker)
As far as I know there is no app for this purpose, but this can be easily achieved on a rooted phone using Tasker and AutoWear.
You could create a task that locks the phone and runs a command to wipe the phone data in a shell, which as far as I know only works with rooted phones, probably also with USB debugging enabled.
Creating a shortcut in AutoWear to trigger this task would allow you to remotely wipe your phone from your watch. This might sound like much work, but actually should be possible to setup in just a few minutes; be careful when debugging, though, or you might wipe everything accidentally. ;)
> Get full control over automated tasks
what does this mean?
I just 30 min ago installed tasker for the first time... do they mean something similar?
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.
Then you can use the tasker app from the play Store and set up your default app to open while connected to your car Bluetooth.
I use it to play Spotify every time and it always works.
this might help
No one has one, and no one will make one (at least intentionally). There's a good reason for this. Discord has ratelimits, and no one likes spam. To get to your 50,000 goal, it would take 50,000 seconds, which is around 14 hours of constant spam. This will, most likely, get you banned from the platform.
If you want to see 50,000 notifications on your phone and are using Android, you can use Tasker to make a loop that creates notifications infinitely. You'll probably crash your SystemUI in the process.
With Tasker, you could invoke <code>ContentResolver.setMasterSyncAutomatically()</code> to enable/disable syncing "behind the scenes", which does indeed bypass the nagging dialog. What's more, here's a simple Task that does the toggling automatically whenever your Wi-Fi state changes.
You could use Tasker (or any automation app that can use Tasker plug ins) and Notification Centre.
Create a task that enables Outlook notification during business hours, then disables them outside business hours.
Have you looked at Tasker? It's a lot more powerful than IFTTT for on phone tasks.
Hmm, I would look into Tasker. I have heard of people using Tasker for making triggers on RPI home projects. You can find Tasker in the Play Store. Though I do not know what you are looking to start with or what sort of home projects you have in mind, I would start by learning Tasker. You can learn to use it extensively through the many great user generated guides you can find with a simple Google Search! Good luck!
When will Tasker go on sale ?
This could be done very easy with Tasker if you are willing to spend a few bucks (while State->Hardware->Docked task Display->Display Timeout set to whatever value you like).
Free apps like Automate should probably serve for this too, I have no experience with them though.
I use cloudmqtt for off network location reporting. This way I'm not having to set up a duckdns....though I will at some point.
As for apps. Tasker paired with the MQTT Publisher plugin and HTTP Post does everything I need from the phone side. I use tasker to send my location via mqtt when my phone disconnects from my car bluetooth. When on network, my phone still does MQTT things, but some tasks I use HTTP Post since they are only needed to run when I'm home.
If you want a nice little dashboard on your phone, MQTT Dash is a nice app for sending mqtt triggers and receiving statuses from HA.
I recommend watching BRUH's videos they are thorough and well done. I'd say about 98% of what I stated above was learned from his videos.
Edit: added in links to make life a little easier
You might be able to rig something up using a combination of IFTTT and Tasker/AutoRemote/Send & Expect (since IFTTT doesn't support TP-Link smart plugs right now). The logic would go something like this
"Alexa, turn off my christmas lights in 30 minutes"
When Alexa's timer goes off (using the timer going off as the IF in the IFTTT Recipe)
Send a Maker channel request to your phone's AutoRemote URL
React to the specific message in Tasker by setting up a profile that looks for the message
In the profile's task use the Send & Expect Tasker Plugin, following these instructions to send the signal to your TP-Link to turn off.
If you need any instructions on how to integrate AutoRemote with IFTTT these instructions are very detailed and helpful.
Sure thing. I'm doing this without testing step-by-step, so let me know if you have any problems.
1) install Tasker (to run Profiles/Tasker posted below), AutoNotification (to allow Tasker to place notification tile in Android 7), and AutoApps (I use this to send commands between Tasker and AutoNotification)
2) enable Tasker if installing it for the first time (long-press the in-app icon in the upper left corner to toggle color/gray, watch for a toast message)
3) download my Project from [link] and import it to Tasker (skip to 2:40 in video) [link]
4) once imported, open Tasker, go to the Tasks tab at the top, tap "AN Night Toggle On" and then tap the little play icon in the bottom left of the screen to run the task once. running the task manually should make the tile appear for the first time, and after that you can toggle from the tile only.
As requested, the above Project I made was for a simple enable filter/disable filter for cf.lumen. It's a simplified version of an existing Project I had for myself, which toggles between automatic filter + Priority and red light filter + DND for when I use my phone in bed at night.
Hopefully this will also get you more interested in Tasker as well (check out r/tasker for more). There are so many things you can do with it after you get past the somewhat steep learning curve.
Maybe you could use tasker to only turn on BT on your phone when it needs to communicate with the band (e.g. incoming calls, notifications) like suggested in this post: [link]
I'll honestly say that I don't know how to accomplish this with a Pi - I'm sure it can be done - but it could be done with Tasker on the Android phone.
For the example scenarios you mention, I'd highly suggest getting Tasker
It is the most powerful automation tool for Android devices. I've been using it for years and still discover new ways to use it on a regular basis!
"Day one" or not, I know it'll be leaps and bounds smoother than my current M8.
I keep 3 or 4 services running in the background at all times (Tasker, Twilight, GSam and Gravity Screen). These all add critical value to my Android experience, but it's looking like a couple of them may be replaced by new functionality in Nougat. My M8 has serverd admirably, but the Pixel will be a solid upgrade for me.
I'm so pumped to get my Pixel later this month!
Tasker - it's one example of the key differences between the android and iphone experience. It's an automation tool that enables you to do a hell of a lot of things.
Here's a thread with many examples
/r/tasker will help to get you started
I would suggest downloading Tasker. I use Tasker every day, for me the only thing Tasker does is: When I get into my car in the morning, and my phone's bluetooth connects to the car's bluetooth, the phone automatically starts playing music and with that, I have Tasker turn my phone volume all the way up (and keep it that way).
I'm sure if you download Tasker you'd be able to have it set so that when you plug in headphones into the phone, Tasker will make sure that the volume is set at a regular level and make sure it doesn't turn off.
Tasker is a paid app, but I'm sure you can find and download an APK file from somewhere ;)
While I've given it some thought, I just can't switch over to iPhone mostly because of Tasker. I've spent so much time and effort crafting my profiles and tasks that my experience on Android is unique, clever, and time saving. This type of customization and freedom for creativity isn't anywhere near available on iPhone.
Another reason is emulation. Lately I've been pining for more classic, no-wi-fi-necessary, non-IAP style gaming which isn't widely available in either Google or Apple's app stores. With the magic of Android and questionable morals, the entire backlog of high-quality handheld and older console games is available to me. I can play anywhere, with or without the use of a bluetooth or OTG controller (which enhances the experience a LOT when it's available).
Not to mention custom launchers, icon packs, deeper integration with Google services, TONS of devices and experiences to choose from. I get why some people choose iPhones, and more power to them. My personality and sense of creativity thrives on Android though.
I'm still frustrated with Google/Andoird sometimes, but it'll take a lot for me NOT to buy a Pixel this year.
More Tasker guides
This should theoretically be possible with Tasker and an exit task or two. I'm not sure about the sound part(never gone about having a notification sound automated myself before) but I have stuff automated on my phone when it disconnects from Bluetooth, so it's definitely possible.
Now, my question is, which would you prefer: When you leave your home's WiFi, or connect to your cars Bluetooth? Both are easily doable. For me, personally, I don't disconnect from my house's WiFi until once I'm down the street from my house, so depending upon what you are reminding yourself what to do, that may or may not be ideal.
EDIT: Link to app. Unfortunately, the app is not free, nor is there a free or trial version(that I'm aware of, anyway) but for me, anyway, the price is well worth it for everything I automate with it
If you are willing to purchase the app, let me know via a reply here and I can do a full write-up(reply) on how to do what you want when I wake up tomorrow.
Again, I should say I've never used Tasker to play a sound before, but I don't see why it shouldn't work. Someone can correct me, and I apologize if it ends up not working, but I'm assuming it will.
Tasker is what you're looking for. There's a bit of a learning curve, but the Tasker wiki should help.
<strong>Tasker</strong>, <strong>Tasker</strong> amd <strong>Tasker</strong> :-}
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.
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.
Tasker! ! Não consigo mais imaginar o Android sem.
Automatiza tudo. Não precisa de root pra quase nada.
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
I've actually accomplished this using Tasker, AutoInput and AutoLaunch
Basically, how it works is you make a call through the stock dialer, AutoInput ends the call by simulating you tapping the End Call button. Simultaneously, Tasker sets your clipboard to the number you just dialed, and AutoLaunch opens up Hangouts Dialer. AutoInput then simulates you pasting the number into the Hangouts Dialer and pressing the Call button.
For incoming calls, I use Secure Settings with root to immediately end the call, then AutoLaunch the Hangouts Dialer and repeat all the above. Or, you can also use AutoInput to again simulate the End Call button press as well, if you're not rooted. What's cool is that you can program Tasker to only do this whole thing if you're not connected to a WiFi access point. If you are, it ignores that you're making a call since chances are Fi will use WiFi Calling already on its own.
I know it's not ideal, and frankly it's a bit convoluted, but it works pretty well if you're, say, doing handsfree commands, or using a Direct Dial shortcut or something. Or if you still want to use the stock dialer to make calls, like I do.
If you want to be extra careful you could use an app called Tasker which will allow you to set ringtone volume to max every time a phone call comes through, or from a certain person etc. Tasker is more advanced than the average user would go for but it really unlocks the power of your phone and the freedom of Android.
If you think you may want to root (like jailbreaking, but better) your phone then you may wish to unlock your bootloader before setting the phone up as it does wipe the phone. Guides are readily available online. Another good thing for new Android users is Google Opinion Rewards if it works in your country - free Play Credit.
On android I use an app called Tasker that toggles rotate screen for certain apps (default off, turns on for snapchat and youtube). Somewhat simple to set up, and the app has other features that can be very useful.
As mentioned above, this can be achived using Tasker if you are on android.
If you have tasker the easiet way to achive what you want is to use the AutoTools plugin "Add time" action and set it to add -20 minutes.
If you are on Andorid this would be more easily achived using Tasker. Check out /r/tasker for more information
Probably with Tasker, there's another free app called ITTT (if this then that) but is more focused on social stuff and smart devices, Tasker it's the most complete one but not that simple at first sight
Tasker and Automate are Android apps that allow you to automate various things like Wi-Fi, NFC, Sound profiles etc. based on GPS, time etc.
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.
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?
I use Tasker app for that.
There I created a profile which will be invoked when specific apps for example the camera app start. It will put the phone in "do not disturb" mode as long as I'm in one of the selected apps.
Tasker is a really nice app which allows you to automate almost any aspect of your device, highly recommended :)
Yeah, I really want one of those apps, too. It'd be great if there was one with feedly support. I found a workaround, but it's kind of convoluted. I use IFTTT to send a command to Tasker through AutoRemote. Then, I use MyTimeline to push the item to my Pebble's timeline.
But if you don't care about getting it in the timeline, then you can just install the IF app and have it send you a notification.
I've given up on using the built-in weather sources, and have worked around it using Tasker.
Every 15 minutes I have Tasker:
It's not simple, but it's a reliable weather source, and has worked well for me
Watchmaker devs: if you want to use Forecast IO directly in the app, here's the page with info about implementing it: [link]
Seeing as how Fi is integrated into the OS, I'd really love to see the whole system realize that you're integrated into Hangouts and therefore all SMSes are coming and going from this app. Then when a message "via Project Fi" in Hangouts comes in, the system recognizes this fact and properly treats them as SMS messages and not Hangouts messages.
Let me try to clarify: Google Now command for "read me my last text message" fails because technically I don't have any SMS messages; they're all in Hangouts via Fi integration. However, with what I'm proposing above, the OS would know I have Fi integration enabled in Hangouts, and would therefore read me my last "via Project Fi" message I received on there.
Also, as a side effect: because it'd be treating all "via Project Fi" messages as actual SMS messages, any app designed to respond to regular incoming SMS messages would fire off and work like normal. A couple of apps that come to mind that do this are Tasker and Touchless Chat
I think it varies. I listen to mostly podcasts in the car, and music at home. An occasionally when I connect to my car, Google Play Music starts playing again.
In the past, I used Tasker to do this automatically. I set it to disconnect wifi close google play music and start pocketcasts, then i just had to press play.
Thanks for the update! I've done the package disabler part already, and I've found a good Cardboard profile for the GearVR here.
I'm curious to mess around with an idea I have to get USB tethering working using Tasker
1) AutoReply for Whatsapp
(Hopefully will be added in next release to Watusi) :)
(It would he good if he adds Variable function, Eg: Reply will be able to contain Recipient name)
2) Tweak to Copy text content of Notification directlt by Activator action
(without opening the notification)
3) Log Worng Passcodes entered Details here
4) FakeCode Screen
(Fake Passcode screen on first swipe, Real one on second swipe)
5) A tweak similar to an Android app Tasker
(I know workflow is there but it lacks much functions, Activator can do most of this but a tweak synchronized like Tasker will be awesome)
7) Tweak for functionality of Link Bubble
(Not the complete Browser type app, but just a tweak that will open links in bubble Globally)
8) One more, if something like this will be possible, I never found any alternative for something like this
If it's a matter of having the GPS running while you're at work or walking around the mall, you can set up something like Tasker to turn on the GPS when Android Auto launches and then turn it off when AA closes. Battery life shouldn't be an issue, since AA requires that you plug in the phone for it to work.
Seeing as you're on Android, you should look into Tasker and the Bluetooth Auto Connect Plugin. It's not free, but it plays very, very nicely with IFTTT.
Seems like something Tasker should be able to do.
I'd post this question on /r/tasker.
I bet you'll get a solution there.
Have you tried Tasker? I have several shortcuts on my home screen to direct dial different people.
You can do this using Tasker, AutoVoice and AutoInput. Yes, you'll need all three.
AutoVoice allows you to implement custom voice commands. AutoInput is used to simulate touch events. Tasker is the app that ties everything together.
Check this for an brief intro : [link]
The developer's website has all the tutorials you'll need [link]
If you need further assistance in setting this all up, I'd suggest you hit up /r/Tasker :)
PS: If this answers your query, please reply with "Solved". Thanks!
As far as #2 goes, maybe see if you can get anywhere with the Arduino/ST Shield. I'm not that knowledgeable on how, but I'm sure there's a way. This weekend I'll think about how to solve #1, however maybe can have some luck with the Tasker Android App. You can use SharpTools for integration.
Quick guide. LMK if you need further help or pictures.
AutoVoice (Pro version avaiable too)
Pokemon BGM (google is your friend!)
In tasker, create a new "Event" profile of "Autovoice Recognize". It's Event > Plugin > Autovoice > Recognized (or use the filter/search button)
Press the pencil icon next to Configuration
Type in the "Command Filter" or "Speak Filter". EX: "let's battle" This is the phrase that will activate the BGM.
Create a new task linked to the profile.
Use filter to find "Music Play" action and add it to the task.
File > Magnifying Glass > Browse for your BGM file
Open the AutoVoice app.
Turn on AutoVoice Continuous
STOP PLAYING MUSIC:
So your music will stop playing when you lock the screen.
Your phone will now listen for your phrase and play a BGM when it picks it up.
Step 9a. Because autovoice continous drains your battery, you can use the "Autovoice Recognize Widget" on your launcher screen.
Other activation methods: GPS location (play a town BGM from your home), time of day, etc. Play around with tasker; it's amazing!
If you dont mind spending a few dollar i would recommend this.
It hasn't been said yet, but Tasker belongs on every list like this. Because
I'm too lazy to hit play every time I connect my phone to my car stereo.
I'm too tired to get up now, and Tasker will set a backup alarm if I'm still in bed, and stay silent if I'm on my way.
My hands are full and I'm in a hurry, so I'll get Tasker to set my phone to silent when I get to school or work.
If I'm sitting in a concrete, windowless, cell serviceless box anyways, I may as well have Tasker turn off the cell radio to save battery life.
If I'm driving, I'll get curious if my phone vibrates. So I'll just have Tasker read aloud who messaged me and what they said.
Here is a guide i posted a while ago. Copy/ paste.
Use a Pebble Smartwatch as your controller (Android Only)
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Came here to say Tasker!
There's a tasker subreddit, [link]
Some of these are enabled with Tasker. Like the volume settings and screen off.
I couldn't live without it any more. I also use it to set a kind of "quiet hours", like the feature that Cyanogenmod has, where it automatically sets the ringer volume to half during certain hours.
If you haven't used Tasker, I'd really recommend it, but first maybe watch some YouTube tutorials on it that really make look more accessible.
Tasker is excellent for something like this! I have a profile set up to do the very thing you're talking about for a variety of other apps.
Tasker costs money, but you may also be able to do something like this with llama or IFTTT.
FWIW, my tasker profile is set up to trigger when a given app is running and changes the display timeout to some absurd number. Then I have an exit task configured which switches it back to 15 seconds, my default.
If you are willing to spend $3, you can automate all sorts of things on your phone.
I got it a few years ago to lock my phone when I disconnected from the home WiFi and to manage a DnD system that told most people I was busy and would respond soon but also allowed whomever I specified to be able to un-silence my phone if an emergency arose.
uBlock Origin is great for blocking ads in your browser. Many custom ROMS have built in add block, though. Like adaway.
I would definitely root. There are a few easy workarounds for using Android Pay (disabling that app from SuperSU is one, another uses Tasker I think).
Rooting has a lot of advantages (one being custom ROMs), Xposed Framework is like an add on that gives you even more control over the whole OS.
Must have app is **Tasker. For me it is the one app that allows you to truly take full advantage of the power Android.
An absolute must is checking out the custom ROMS and tweaks you can do over at XDA-Developers.
There are two apps that I know of that might be able to let you do what you want. Tasker and Trigger. I haven't used them in a while but if anything would help you out it would be one of those 2.
Tasker with AutoApps (for my nerd friends at least).
I've never used Tasker, but maybe this is something that can be more easily achieved with that.
Money in some cases, location for others, and distractions everywhere else.
For larger goals I have, like relocating to a newer city or traveling money is an issue, I have good savings but I can only use it sparingly, right now it's main use is for emergencies, plane tickets, and for my inevitable relocation that I've been planing for over a year now.
The other issue I have that I think is more problematic is location, I live in a smallish town in S. Louisiana and I'm attempting to move out of state, but most employers don't want to hire an entry level employee with only 1 year of experience from out of state, even if I say I can and will pay for my relocation if I have to. In this case I have the money mostly issue under control (it's just not large enough yet) with maintaining a budget and depositing a fix amount of income into my savings each paycheck but the inconvenience of location... not so much.
For personal projects my biggest barrier is distractions, but I have taken measures to limit them. I've installed Tasker and Clockwork Tomato onto my phone with a tasker profile that immediately shuts off my access to reddit, facebook, twitter, and snapchat whenever Clockwork Tomato is running. I even simplified my home screen down to two pages, one for apps I need or use the most, and the other has my Calendar and Evernote widgets. Looks a bit like this now: Screen 1, Screen 2.
There are still plenty more issues I could work on to fulfill my goals, but these are a start.
Edit: A huge current issue I'm working on now is getting enough sleep. My work requires me to be there at 6am, and I live around 45 minutes away, and it takes me about an hour to wake up. Sooo this means I need to wake up at 4am everyday, as a night owl this is really hard. I take melatonin an hour before bed each night (9pm at the latest) and created a tasker profile to disable all distracting apps after 9pm every night. Occasionally I can get 7 hours a night, but mostly it has been 6 to 6.5 hours of sleep. Being sleepy all day is not fun.
You mean like Tasker, that lets you do things like set the phone silent if it's placed face-down?
Tasker, by far the best Android app (although complicated at 1st)= [link]
Trigger (simplified Tasker)= [link]
Llama (simplified Tasker)= [link]
You should check out Tasker, I'm sure it can do what you're wanting. There's also QuickClick.
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. :)
Have a look at tasker - might help you out! There is a free demo.
You guys gotta get on your tasker game
I have it set so that the screen is always locked, except when I am using either youtube, the camera, or photo gallery. Works perfectly. You can also do a million other cools things with it. It can be tricky, but guides are plentiful.
You should be able to do that with Tasker.
I've had entirely too much time on my hands
I put this together using Tasker
Download Tasker on your S6. You won't regret it.
Tasker should do the trick. If you want I can set a up a task that will do that for you.
I had made this wok with Tasker.
It may be possible with Tasker
If it is an Android you can get Taskerwhich will let you trigger tasks on various events, iirc one of them is on dock
Your referring to this right?
I might just have to purchase that
Best app ever it takes a bit of getting used to but this will pretty much do anything you want your phone to do.
Changed the wallpaper aaaaand got the facebook messenger and email counters to work!
It does require a bit of fiddling, but nothing too extreme (if I can do it, I'm sure you could). You need to get Tasker and to add the variables yourself. I used this guide which was pretty easy to follow! If you want to have a go and get stuck, just shout and I'll try and repay the favour ;)
I finally bought Tasker for my android device. Time to play around with it.
if you want your phone to do a lot of stuff for you*, try Tasker
* - setting up Tasker is intimidating at first glance but once you get the hang of it you'll find it very, very powerful. check /r/tasker for some insight.
On android if you have the app tasker (which is paid) there is a free plugin that allows you to link the myo gestures to anything you could want to do on your phone. I've just started playing around with it myself, but it works pretty well for me.
There's also a music controlling app made by the devs.
I think you can achieve this with tasker
I bet you can use Tasker to do this.
Wenn du wlan im auto hast (was ich gar nicht kannte und total sexy finde) und neben einer gewissen genervtheit auch noch spieltrieb dann besorg dir tasker und paar NFC sticks.
Dann musst du nie wieder was manuell umstellen.
Je n'ai pas testé mais ça semble réalisable avec ces applis :
Not OP but the simplest way I've found on android is Tasker + MQTT Client.
Tasker triggers when my alarm sounds:
Admittedly, its the simplest for me because I already have a HASS.io setup.
Message me on telegram @c0mpl3xy. I'll show you how to set it up
Not entirely sure what you're asking for, but maybe try Tasker?
Tasker might have something. There is a pretty active subreddit
It will cost you a couple of dollars, but you can use Tasker to turn bluetooth on your tablet off. Normally disconnecting bluetooth while audio is playing causes it to pause. There are several plugins you could use to make it a very clean and automated process of you so desired.
It's a one time purchase app, [link]
If you don't own it yet and you know you won't use its other features, I'd recommend against buying it just for the icon. There might be other ways to do this.
But if you already own it like I did then it's an easy solution
I wonder if you could get what you're looking for using an IFTTT Recipe?
This one's close, but most everything in IFTTT can be tweaked.
Also, maybe look into Tasker.
Linux CLI Launcher
SABS (it still works, despite having an expired Knox key)
Could you elaborate on your logging question? I use Toggl's api to directly sync it yo their servers. Granted, my method does use mobile (arguably small though). You could probably set it up in such a way that it doesn't send post to the server til your on wifi.
Idk what OS your using, but if your using Android I recommend either Tasker or AutoMagic. Both are really good IMO. Last time I checked AutoMagic had an advantage when it came to api request and post, but I believe Tasker had a big update recently and more api stuff could've been added in.
Of course if you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
I don't really care that much about custom Roms as per be able to (this copy and paste) create tasks and profiles with Tasker and Autoapps.
I have made from custom "I can not move because of the baby" panic buttons to "touch my cheap fit band when driving to trigger my custom voice menu actions" profiles. Several of these use root access for things like simulate screen touch or swipes or unlock a locked device.
Although I'm not quite sure if this works, I can point you to a way:
Tasker (paid) was recently updated with the ability to modify system settings. Create a task, add an action and type in "custom setting" in the filter, then select that action. Under "type" select system, under "name" tap the magnifying glass and tap select settings. Then in the filter type in clock. You'll see a bunch of options and one of them is lockscreen_clock_color. It has a default value of -1. Since it's a colour setting I'm guessing it'll be a hexidecimal value from 000000 to FFFFFF depending on what you want. So put in the one you want in the "value" section and then run the action and see what happens. Maybe you'll need a reboot idk.
Alternatively you can also flash a custom ROM like Resurrection Remix if your device supports it. It's much easier to pick a colour this way since there will be a colour picker.
You would get a phone that has bluetooth on it and can use an app like tasker. Then you get a bluetooth button (I've also seen people hack the Amazon dash buttons for things). You link the bluetooth button to your phone so that when you press it, it dials 911. So the pseudo code would look something like
Then (Dial 911)
You can have multiple devices connected to your phone via bluetooth, so you could have both the button and your head set connected.
There's Tasker which does the job very well. There's also AutomateIt.
Tasker I use it to auto reply to work texts
Do you have an Android or iPhone? If you have an Android phone take a look at Tasker and SSH Tasker Plugin
Edit: Added Links
I mean, Tasker can almost certainly make your Home make noise or play some kind of audio while you're getting a phone call. There may be some delay as it goes through all the requisite services.
You'd probably need both Tasker and AutoCast for this. I can't help with the latter, as I've never used it.
I'm bad at explaining but I'll try my best, Do you know AutoHotkey on windows? If you do, it's like that but for Android.
tasker - [link]
Autoinput - [link]
Autovoice - [link]
Tasker is an app that can automate things on your phone. Autoinput and Autovoice are two plugins that help tasker to do these things.
r/tasker is where you need to spend some time.
Autovoice is like a custom Google Assistant. You can ask it to do things and it will execute them. This is useful as you can tell autovoice to change the channel and it will send the commands to change the channel to the tasker app.
In Tasker it will open the Remote app and AutoInput will tap the screen for you in the right place.
Of course you need to do some setup like what command you want to say for the app to listen to you, what app Tasker should open, where autoinput should tap on.
There are so many things you can do with Tasker. take a look at this - [link]
I think the variable would be under Profile>State>Sensor>Humidity. I can't really test it though because my phone doesn't have a humidity sensor.
@OP I agree with /u/sunderw33 look into tasker, it will probably be able to do what you want.
Tasker on Play Store
That's not really a career question, but Tasker comes to mind.
Tasker with the OpenVPN Plugin gets the job done.
Once installed, add a new task trigger. Set the trigger as Net > Wifi Connected and select your WiFi network. Head back and create a new entry task. Select Plugin > OpenVPN Plugin, select "disconnect". Add a new exit task (when you leave the house) and once again go Plugin > OpenVPN, select "connect" and your connection.
Now, when you leave the house, the VPN connection will automatically connect. When you go into the house, your connection will disconnect.
If no one else has a better solution, here's how to build it in Tasker.
The trigger is ringer volume changed. The resulting task is the notification volume being adjusted to match the ringer volume.
What phone, ROM, and launcher are you using?
If Resurrection Remix or AEX is available for you phone, then you can try those. They're the most customizable ROM I know of.
You probably know about GravityBox on Xposed (if you're using a close to stock ROM). This is mostly redundant if you're using RR or AEX.
With Magisk you can also set your system font to Google's Product Sans or your system emoji to something like the Blob Emoji or EmojiOne.
You're not really missing anything by not flashing a custom kernel, only minor stuff related to performance/battery life.
You can also set up some automation stuff with Tasker or Macrodroid. I use those to do things like:
set my phone to vibrate for any numbers not in my contacts
put my phone into DND modes while I'm in a calendar event that I've marked as busy
set up a QS tile to set Location to High Accuracy and lower my DPI for when I'm driving
If you aren't rooted, both Tasker and MacroDroid would require you to use the AutoInput plugin. AutoMagic ("control UI") and AutoMate ("interact") have this feature built-in.
It's been awhile since I used it, but think fooView also has a limited version of this—if I remember correctly.
Tasker. It is the case in point as to why Android (IMO) is better than iOS; if you don't like something about the ecosystem you can change it to something you like.
Have you tried an automation app like Tasker, MacroDroid or Automate? They can turn mobile data on and off based on conditions you choose, if that is what you are looking for.
If anyone thinks this is not /r/commandline material, I agree, but the requirement is on-topic even if the implementation is not.
These Android apps let you automate your phone. Tasker is an engine you can program, Auto* are plugins, AutoTools extends Tasker with utilities, AutoInput lets you simulate UI input and query UI display, AutoRemote lets the device and PC talk to each other.
There's a Tasker subreddit, /r/tasker
The basic idea is that you type your query on the PC, send it to the phone and the aforementioned apps bring Assistant to the foreground, press the little keyboard icon, paste your query, wait, query the screen for the reply, and send the reply back to your PC.
Does this link work? [link]
Many Moto phones got that LED, including the G5 Plus and the Z2 Play; it's officially used as a charging indicator in particular situations. If you're rooted, you should be able to change its status via shell:
echo # >/sys/class/leds/charging/brightness
where #=0: off (default) or #=1-255: on
Knowing that, you can create your own automation profiles with apps like Tasker. Also, you could try more specific (and probably easier to use) apps, like Light Flow, which might work after the proper configuration.
I've used PlexPy for a while and Tautulli has made it even better! I have a question/request. It is possible with the Join API to send a Tasker command to a phone/device. Since Tautulli has Join as a notification agent would it be possible to add that Tasker command functionality? I could see several interesting things that could be done with this functionality. For example:
The possibilities are endless!
I'm not sure if this is the best place to request this but the github page didn't seem to have any place to open a request or an issue. Thanks!
(If you don't know Tasker is an Android app from the same guy who made Join. Tasker is used to automation almost anything on your phone, home, or devices)
You can do this through Tasker. Sync implements a Tasker plugin for automation.
Edit: of course "all content" is relative. Sync won't download webpages, and will only download media from some specific sources (like Imgur).
> Data monitor
Not sure what you mean by this. You can monitor mobile data and Wi-Fi usage in Settings.
> AM/PM clock
Not sure if all ROMs have this. But on LineageOS: Settings --> Status bar --> AM/PM style
> quick settings pull down
On LineageOS: Settings --> Status bar --> Quick pulldown
> volume button skip
From my experience, most of the time this is done automatically. But if it isn't, you can do it with Tasker.
> custom notification settings
What exactly do you mean by this? Android already has pretty good notification Settings built-in.
> advanced restart
In LineageOS: Settings --> Developer options --> Advanced restart
> flashlight shortcut
What are you referring to? Android has had a flashlight toggle in quick settings since Lollipop.
> button remapping
Tasker is an extremely powerful tool.
Kind of sounds like you're running an outdated stock ROM. If you are, I suggest you go to a custom ROM like LineageOS. And while I haven't personally used it, I heard Resurrection Remix (which is based off of LineageOS) is really good with customization.
Something like this device? Along with the app Tasker to say double tap the play button to favorite? or even replacing the controls to say press play and it opens your maps or whatever.
edit: this is a non NFC solution but it might work out better by the sounds of your use case
If rooted, you can remotely switch location on/off with an automation app: Tasker, AutoMagic, AutoMate, or MacroDroid. If you aren't rooted, the best you could do is automate a sequence of touches (screen on, pull down, click location quick tile, screen off OR screen on, location settings page, turn on location, screen off) you remotely trigger. So, you need to be rooted, basically.
Tasker and AutoMagic can do this, but AutoMagic is significantly easier. You just tap, press, or long press in whatever pattern you want.
*1) Prerequisite & negatives *
You can automate this with openvpn for Android, Tasker, and a tasker plug-in. It's a bit fiddly but it works for me.
I believe Tasker has many similar functions can I read in the wiki that I can interact with an API
Could give Tasker a go
Here is a HowTo install list that I promptly stole from /u/java007md.
If you go to DND and set "Allow exceptions" to custom, you should be able to set what numbers will set off the ringer.
If that doesn't work, you can use Tasker or Automate to play a music file when certain numbers calls or sends you a text message. Note that these apps takes a bit of time to learn and set up properly to do this.
I think you can use Tasker, but it cost 3 bucks
You may be able to do this with tasker:
You need to be rooted to directly restart, but you can get around that by bringing up the power menu and simulating the necessary touches.
Tasker with AutoInput.
I do this with tasker. Calcyiv has intents that can be used for exactly this. Tasker on google play
It's an application for Android that lets you do basically anything.
Sync implements a Tasker plugin for auto-syncing.
On the one hand, I think I'd really dig it, but on the other hand I think this might escalate pretty quickly the same way things did when I installed Tasker on my phone.
Calling at the same time will not be possible with one SIM card.
Use the Twilio API for example to make the calls: [link]
Do you want to call the numbers from your phone (app/website) or is the terminal on your PC enough? or do you want to automate it (e.g. call everybody when your phone gets unlocked)? - in that case you should use something like Tasker on Android
I went & bought this  automation app I've been considering since some time ago. Haven't dove into how to configure it yet, but I get the feeling it can handle anything I might throw at it.
Try one of the standards: Tasker or MacroDroid. Tasker is more powerful, but you can accomplish much on MacroDroid and it's somewhat easier to use.
Anyway, I've always triggered my ringer volume to go to silent at bedtime. And I control my media volume when I connect to my car's bluetooth. Then, when I disconnect from my car's bluetooth or headphones, I turn my media volume to silent to avoid embarrassing situations at work.
Volume control tasks are very easy in Tasker and don't need a separate app...or root.
1) /u/Vincere31 has the simplest option. But if you want to dive a little bit deeper into control of your device, especially for things like volume control, changes based on scenarios/situations, etc check out Tasker. I have Tasker turn up the BT volume when I'm connected to my cars, but half way when I'm connected to my headphones. I have it set the media volume to 0 when BT audio or headphones are disconnected. I have my phone change its settings (vibrate mode, Do Not Disturb, change notification volume) based on whether I'm home, at work, have my watch connected or sleeping.
2) This I can't really help with. I like having my phone be super dim in a dark room since that is usually when I'm trying to put my kids down. But Adaptive Brightness sets a +/- range around whatever you set the brightness at.
3) IIRC Events are automatically added and the only way for you to go in an 'view' them is to go through each of the calendar events and confirm. Or check your email. I don't have much experience with this though.
I think you're talking about what the system calls "toasts" (because they pop up, as though from a toaster. Or at least, they did at one point, and the name stuck). There's no really simple way to deal with them. The complicated way is to use Tasker, and a plugin called AutoNotification. AutoNotification can be triggered by standard system toasts, and can then trigger a Tasker action you could use to send a real notification to the watch.
However, standard toasts don't have a save and cancel button, so you may be dealing with something custom enough that it won't trigger AutoNotification.
I've been wondering if I can get delays and more nuanced control if I use alexa to trigger a script on my tablet instead.
For example, I can trigger a slow dimming of the lights using Tasker and I can trigger the Tasker script using the Anymote app, which I can trigger with an Alexa Skill.
I've only had my Dot for 2 days so haven't played with routines.
I guess what I will actually be able to do is say 'Alexa, tell Anymote to [set night mode]' and have it run that way.
I use a cheapo Fire tablet to act as my 'server' for Anymote/Tasker.
Do you use Tasker? This can be done fairly easily:
set a profile for app (select all the apps you want to limit). If you want to automate it, you can set a time period that this is active. Otherwise, you can manually toggle this profile on/off when you need to be productive.
for the task, you can do whatever you want. One option would be to flash a popup reminding you to limit your time with this app, then "go home" (which closes the app.
So, while your non-essential apps wouldn't necessarily be hidden from view, you wouldn't be able to use the apps while your productive mode is enabled.
I use Tasker for exactly this. I have it set to only read aloud when connected to my car's Bluetooth. I even have it play a separate "beep" tone to alert me to pay attention, because it's about to start reading an incoming text out loud.
It is possible. I'm using react-native-schedule-sms to send SMS at a later time.
& if u want I can give u 1000 use cases for when something like this should be automated. One story I can think of is Hacker Scripts. Read it, its awesome & you will understand why I am doing what I am doing.
Also checkout Tasker bcz this is the boss of all things automation.
@douevenfaker ur thinking only about cons so maybe u should think a little bit about pros. Bcz everything has Pros as well as Cons.
& as u mentioned Facebook, it can be used in a very bad way as well. If u need some more clarity, I'm ready to give some more.
I looked into this for the Note 4. It wasn't possible unless you root the phone, and I wasn't in a position to do that. Unless Google changed something in the base of Android, that'll likely be the case on the 8, too.
You can use Tasker and Note Buddy to automatically display the Input Menu, which I made do with.
Pen and paper and basic texting app?
Or set your phone to auto send a text to each other when you arrive at the gym/leave the gym and the total time in the gym? Not sure if there is anything on iPhone to do that, but Andriod has tasker which you can set it up to do exactly that.
Tasker + Secure Settings can lock the phone on BT disconnect (however, you will need to do a pattern/PIN/password to unlock).
Tasker can also auto launch an app when BT connects.
Although, I specifically call out Play Store - Tasker, most Automation apps should be able. Couple of examples (all from Play Store): Automate, MacroDroid
Do you have any experiance with Tasker? There is a learning curve to using the app, but it might be able to do this
> Because I can't have airplane mode come on with a schedule.
If you have an Android phone and you're rooted just install Tasker and add this:
New profile ---> Time ---> From 1:00 to 6:59
Task: Plugin ---> Secure Settings --> Configuration ---> Root Actions ---> Airplane Mode ---> On
Exit Task: Plugin ---> Secure Settings --> Configuration ---> Root Actions ---> Airplane Mode ---> Off
You require the Secure Settings plugin for Tasker.
tasker does that
It's difficult to judge by your comment how far in are you in terms of Android.
Useful features? Your system can, and should, work the way you want it to. You can automate its behavior. It's a really broad topic so I'm just gonna throw a few names here, like Tasker, Automate, and IFTTT. Tasker is said to be the most advanced and in-depth one, but also has the steepest learning curve. IFTTT, from my experience is the most user friendly, but not necessarily as advanced as the other two. I won't go into much detail because there are tons of guides that will explain things better than I ever could.
More useful features? NFC tags can act like a kind of tangible automation apps. I'll link to my comment from a while ago that explains what I mean.
How about cool features?
Visit r/androidthemes and learn how to make your Android LOOK the way you want it to.
There are lots of things I could talk about but as I mentioned, not sure what you already know.
Check out tasker on android
It's harder to use, but way more features.
Haha no problem :) Tasker is the only app you will need on your android phone :) Link: [link]
It does have quite the learning curve, but you can make almost everything with tasker happen on your phone :)
Not sure if you're an Android user but you could use Tasker to automate this. Basically you'd have a trigger like 'when connected to car's bluetooth' enable HotSpot. By the time the hotspot was enabled Alexa would be booted up and connected.
Checkout /r/tasker if this interests you
Is this what you mean by "getting Tasker"? (Sorry pretty new to Android) If so, do you know how I would go about programming this in??
A macro app, if you familiar with creating macros you should you should be good.
you also need this plugin [link]
I think you can use any automation apps like Tasker(I'm sure about Tasker), MacroDroid, Automagic, etc to delay the screen off time when you're using Pocket.
The simplest solution would be to use Autoset for that.
*MacroDroid is free, with ads.
*Automagic EAP version is totally free to use. But you've to download it from their official forum.
*Tasker trial version.
I've simply disabled all Clash Royale notifications because I don't find any of them useful.
But if you are on Android, I think you can use Tasker with the AutoNotification plugin to filter those notifications any way you like.
You could reinforce a closet door and install a locking door handle to it. It's not ideal but it essentially turns an entire closet into a lockbox. I'd recommend getting a steel door and replacing the closet door all together though since inside doors aren't usually made to be tough and a steel one won't be easy to kick through. The replacement door should have a deadbolt as well since that is kind of important for the frame reenforcement part. Size is only limited to the size of the closet.
A determined person with an axe could get around it but same with a lock box.
> Would these show up under the permissions in an app like PermissionDog?
I don't know what PermissionDog is, but I'll take Play Store - Tasker as an example. If you scroll to the bottom of the page and click Permission Details (App) or View Details (Web), you'll see "Device & app history" -> retrieve running apps
> Any chance you could put that in layman's terms?
ADB is the Android "shell".
It is similar to Windows Powershell/Command Prompt/DOS Shell or *NIX/OSX Terminal.
pm list is a command that tells package manager to list all packages (apps).
I only have a Priv so I don't have the convenience key, but based on my understanding, you can map the key to a shortcut widget just like a keyboard shortcut. You could look into Tasker where you can create a shortcut widget, then map the key to that shortcut. It's not a free solution though, but it is very powerful.
From Google Play store.
He discovered how/when it refreshes and set automation to do the clicking/selecting & the like.
On android, is an app called Tasker. This app basically exposes the low-level controls for Android OS to a simple, widget-based programming interface.
On a computer, he could use Autohotkey to do largely the same thing but with more flexibility.
So he could feasibly set up a timer on his pc/phone that constantly refreshes and checks email (or whatever it is), then touch/click certain parts of the screen or look for buttons with a certain text, or click a link or whatever.
I used tasker pretty extensively. From simple shit like switching between wifi and wireless based on availability of my home wifi to more complex things like timers for messaging people and issuing commands to websites all as a single suite.
Autohotkey is literally a programming language with great docs and community.
Anyway, he could have his device check his email... and if it were me, i'd set it to every 3 secs. Checks mail, clicks the link, sends a text msg to his phone as a notification. . . or just pile them up in his email and he gets to them at his leisure, cherry picking.
The IT people look at the system and see emails going out. There's probably some 'reponse' or link that is clicked that activates the internal system from the msg/email sent out... so all they see is "email goes out, he's the first to answer."
If it's email based, IT would NEVER see anything fishy because he is just checking his email over and over. If it's internal email, like MS Office 2008 with server based Outlook, IT could stomp it by setting a high minimum refresh rate, like 2 minutes.
Realistically tho, I think you need to go up the chain from your sales manager or have it out with him directly. I mean you pointed out a problem and then he turns around and blames you "you need to knock him down a peg or you'll be reprimanded" is completely dicky. IMO that's fishier than the guy with the automation.
The sales mgr could very easily put the brakes on the entire thing. "Mike, since you're clearly gaming the system somehow with your 50% lead grab off the website, I'm going to break that up among all the sales people randomly."
Just as IT what the times are between issuing of a lead and his response. If the response time is < 5-8 seconds, then this is exactly what he's doing.
Cuz on android you could use Tasker.
Don't have a Tesla but if there's any way of detecting it's presence digitally, you would most likely be able to do this with Tasker.
I believe you can do a workaround with Tasker app.
Try Tasker, it works with conditionals (e.g. let it run only when the first part of the number matches the set area code) and it can send texts. Tasker on Google Play
It costs a few bucks, but you can find a 7 day trial on the website.
you can probably do it with Tasker
You might try booting it into safe mode seeing if an app is causing it or (an unconventional method)
using an app like Tasker to set the screen timeout and see if that fixes it
If you decide to go the tasker route download this profile I set it to a 5 minute time out when display is on you may have to have drive open it and then press back long click the link and press the download button (at least I did while testing how I was going to link the file)
go to preferences turn off beginner mode then exit tasker then re-enter
and long click profiles then click import
It will be in sdcard/download
I know the struggle man. I have major issues with falling into the procrastination trinity: Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. So I've set up several countermeasures to combat them.
My first one is blocking social media apps from being used on my phone during working hours. I used a Tasker (Android only) profile to automatically shut down selected apps whenever I try to open them when I should be working.
As for desktop PC I also have preset blocked time from social media usage, this time by using a combo of RescueTime Premium, Google Calendar, and this IFTTT Profile.
You can use Tasker and set it up like:
If you get an SMS from number 12345 then turn on bluetooth... or.. start playing a song... or whatever action you want to perform.
Holy cow! Nobody mentions Tasker! /r/Tasker Tasker. Tasker on Google Play
When you say "no device connected", I'm assuming you mean no bluetooth device? Both Tasker and MacroDroid can do this.
Perhaps someday we'll have the economies of scale of Tasker. Tasker has 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 sales at $2.99 per Google Play Store. [link]
Tasker & AutoApps.
Using it to automate my life in conjunction with HomeAssistant for RPI and occasionally IFTTT.
Let's not beat around the bush. I'm basically working on my own incredibly budget version of JARVIS. For transparency, the design for the watch isn't mine, I've just updated it with a few bits for what I'm working on.
I have a solution now!
I figured out a workaround, it's a little involved but not hard. It involves Tasker and a Tasker plug-in AutoTools (unfortunately not free, but i've had them and are amazing apps). If you're not familiar with Tasker it can be a little confusing, but I can help you out there or Tasker has a wonder user guide. What I did was follow the below guide to give AutoTools the necessary permission to change secure settings (location accuracy is one of them). I then created a profile in Tasker that whenever Google Maps or Waze is opened to turn on High Accuracy mode and turn it back to Battery Saving when the apps are closed. This workaround has done wonders for my battery life! Even better than pre-Nougat.
Hope that makes sense.
Guide to giving AutoTools permission:
Yes, using Tasker. I have a profile that basically does this:
> "Whenever Bluetooth is on, connect to X device using 'device name' or 'MAC address'
It's quite simple to do, and you can set it to connect to whatever you want, or nothing at all
If you are on Android
KLWP's battery function has been known to conflict with samsung phones, unfortunately that's the way it is. However, if you really want, you could probably use Tasker to write the battery percentage to a variable and output that variable to KLWP.
You should be able to craft a solution in Tasker. It's only $2.99, so not freeware. But it's well worth it.
Anyway, I'm assuming you want to keep yourself from being able to reflexively open some apps (say, your reddit client, Twitter, etc) during certain hours. You could probably set a profile for certain hours and when an app is launched, it gives you a popup reminding you to stay focused and closes the app.
Tasker. It's the end-all, be-all reason for me to stick with Android. Check /r/tasker for more info. Apple dare not allow this "dangerous and confusing" tool on iPhones.
More of my favorite customization apps include: Muzei, Nova Launcher, Urmun Icon Pack, Gravity Screen. I've got choices between keyboards, camera apps, navigation, and SMS/MMS apps... Not to mention the rabbit hole of custom ROMs and rooting.
To take full advantage of Android, you've got to dig deep. It's not necessarily for the faint of heart, but it's well worth it to those of us who go for it.
Really surprised that did not make it to the list. It is a super user IFTTT. It has the potential to do a lot of great things. If you do not like the logic/coding aspect, they have a recipe store with prebuilt functions.
Tasker should be able to do that on Android. Very simple to setup If/Then types of events.
I've managed to sort it out.
Unfortunately this requires 3 party apps, 2 of them are not free (but definitively worth buying!)
In Tasker I create a "Display State Off" profile which enter task triggers a notification with parameter "Action on Touch" set to "Wake"
Then, still in Tasker, I've set up an Autonotification event triggered profile which intercept messages with "Wake" text.
The enter task of that profile rings a notification (optional), then Wake up display using SecureTask (could be done with Secure Settings too)
The exit task of the "Display Off" profile use "autonotification cancel" action to remove the notification
When AOD is displayed, simply double tap the notificatin icon.
Seem to work fine
You could probably automate what you want with Tasker but why not just leave them on? Standby drain shouldn't be that high.
Yes, available only for Android phones -- in the Play Store
Great app - adds lots of functionality (and is much more powerful/reliable than IFTTT).
Tasker will not only take photos on an interval, you can probably set other triggers as well.
Tasker is capable of automating pretty much anything on the phone and there is a bit of a learning curve. But you could even have Tasker auto-upload the photos for as long as the device has reception while on your balloon.
Have a look at tasker, and this tutorial. It's actually designed for playing different notifications for different senders, but it gives you a good platform to start from and wouldn't be too hard to modify it to mark the messages as read....have a look here for more of an idea on how to accomplish that.
Well if you are getting decent WiFi signal from your university's WiFi while in your building, your phone would have no reason to automatically switch to your home WiFi network. Usually your phone only switches networks when the current connection becomes unavailable.
There are apps you could install, like Tasker or Automate, that allow you to use your geolocation (or other events) to trigger phone changes. You could set up your automation app to switch from your university WiFi to your home WiFi automatically. However since it is using location services it might not be 100% reliable if for some reason your phone cannot detect your location.
Tasker and the plug in AutoRemote seem like they could give you the same result, with the added result of having Tasker perform tasks based on the messages.
Thanks for sharing. Is this the app Tasker that you mentioned?
Easiest way I can think of doing this is creating a script using Tasker.
Edit: I played around with Tasker and used it in conjunction with AutoInput. Got a script up and running to login accept a block and logout within 20 minutes. Put some conditional phrases in there and your phone is pretty much set to loop a refresh cycle every five minutes. This will essentially take your phones ability to do other things away but hey at least you wont have to poke at the thing constantly.
If you decide to go that route, its worth noting that the script will probably just accept any and all things in its way. So keep track of what your little robot thing is doing and manage your time. Lol, you don't want to accept a block and then no call no show.
If you're any good with Tasker, you can rig up some MEKA sounds to play when unlocked.
Not sure if it will work.
But you can create a task using Tasker to kill/force close an app.
And then in the 'Swipe action' option on Nova, you can select that task you created using Tasker.
I use Join, IFTTT, Tasker, and the AnyMote app to turn on my Samsung TV with GH.
Tasker to create your own geocentric alarms
The problem, as you figured out, is that the phone keeps trying to find signal and drains the battery, this is a common Android issue
The solution is to use some app that can switch to 2G/3G, lower the signal search frequency, or enter in airplane mode when the signal strenght is low
The only app that i would recommend for this is TASKER ([link])
Check this thread for more info about how to configure it, it does exactly what you need: [link]
Good luck with that! and let me know how it goes
You can use Tasker to do it
Tasker can do this. Setup a profile - triggered by an event - event is incoming call, you can set if the call match's a contact. Then set up the task of muting or in muting your phone.
You could automatically unlock/relock tablet using Tasker or similar software. As far as I remember Samsung have app (Photoframe I think) to display photos. But, PowerPoint idea is fine also
sure? The client that I'm using is a plug in for tasker called MQTT Publisher plugin
Wait until you get into scripting such as Tasker or Automate :)
Or, creating custom widgets:
Or, customizing our home screens:
Better yet, you could use Tasker along with Autocast to accomplish this.
I think google keep could do this but not tried this particular scenario
tasker [link] should also do it
Tasker - [link]
(Root not required, but advised, as Tasker needs it for some operations)
Custom Slider - [link]
(Root & Xposed required to work)
I think you can reproduce the behavior you mentioned with Custom Slider. There is an option, which lets you control the 3 states of the alert slider with your volume rocker.
If the OP wants to do it on a schedule, then I believe tasker is the only option. Though... just sliding up and down the Alert Slider is already easy enough.
This one: [link]
That was one of the very first things I tried when I converted three years ago...
Be advised to take a look at Tasker. It's an automation app to make your Android device do things when certain conditions are met. One of my favourite uses of Tasker is to silence the phone when it's placed display down.
Tasker has a steep learning curve. Let yourself be helped over in it's subreddit!
teach your phone with tasker (you can teach your phone do many things)
It's kinda technical but if you want to learn, you can google it.
Wakey: Keep Your Screen Awake
(Google Play or
these apps help pokemon app run background while screen off
Tasker. You can automate pretty much everything.
Plug in headphones or Bluetooth connected to a specific device? Auto launch the music player of your choice, set the volume and resume playing.
Greenify Force-stop all your apps automatically, saves a ton of batterylife!
Lux Auto Brightness Simply vital.
INKredible Vector drawing and exporting in vector PDF. Particularly good with an Spen.
Maps.me Free incredible offline map and navigation app based on OpenStreetMaps. Even lists benches and trees in bigger cities. (Includes navigation).
Virtual Tablet If you have a Galaxy Note, this turns it into a Wacom tablet for your PC/Laptop/Mac.
If you're in the Netherlands: OVInfo Lists the location of every single bus. Requires manual refresh.
Zooper Widget Can do so much more than a single sentence can describe. Make your own widgets, of any size, with any kind of info, in any shape or form, with shortcuts and functions.
eWeatherHD By far one of the most detailed weather apps, also for Europe. Also contains info on earthquakes, storms, air quality, tides and geomagnetic values.
Noisli Until the MyNoise.Net android app comes out, Noisli is a great alternative for background sounds. (If you own an Apple, check out the MyNoise app.)
(All Android, obviously. iOS and WP don't support half these functions.)
Assuming you have Tasker, this is what you can do.
You'll have to use tasker in order to create a variable that can interact with your system. Once that is done, you can use the $br() expression to interact with the tasker variable.
Well you'd need <strong>Tasker</strong> for that. And if you want it to do it smoothly you need to be rooted. There are workarounds available with the help of plugins like <strong>AutoInput</strong> but it's kind of "clunky".
Check out /r/Tasker for more information :-}
If you want automation, there's Tasker
The only app I know of is an automation app called Tasker, within the app you can create a profile (a series of actions) that will change the wallpaper based on a folder.
If you download the app here's a link to a web page that'll show you how to make the profile.
you could set up a profile with tasker to do that
Are you on Android? If so, your best bet is going to be downloading Tasker AutoRemote and AutoVoice
The basic idea goes something like this:
Tasker is an excellent program that can automate a ton of functions on your phone and has a lot of supported plugins.
Here's a guide on setting up IFTTT with AutoRemote. The same site has instructions on how to get AutoRemote, Tasker, AutoVoice, and IFTTT Maker to all work together.
I used tasker
I think Tasker ([link]) had the ability to do this for you, can't remember fully though, is been a while since I messed around with it
Edit: trial version found here [link]
Alternatively you can try Automate if you want a free app.
You could use <strong>Tasker</strong>, but of course that would mean creating the 'scripting' yourself. Neat project idea though, and the folks in /r/Tasker are always happy to assist.
My situation is similar. If you do Android, check out Tasker and the AutoApps plugins. Good fun and you can make stuff to help with the PD symptoms.
I have two chromecasts audio at home.
I use tasker,autoinput, secure settings, spotify intents and a spare tablet to make the tablet cast a spotify playlist to one or more chromecast audio with one tap.
Tasker. I've spent so much time and effort crafting my profiles and tasks that my experience on Android is unique, clever, and time saving. This type of customization and freedom for creativity isn't anywhere near available on iPhone.
Not to mention custom launchers, icon packs, deeper integration with Google services, TONS of devices and experiences to choose from. I get why some people choose iPhones, and more power to them. My personality and sense of creativity thrives on Android though.
One word: Tasker
Well if you're looking to make things more interesting I would definitely recommend <strong>Tasker</strong>. It has the potential to turn your Android into an automated beast :-}
I should warn you though, it has a very steep learning curve, but it's worth it when you get the hang of it. Check out /r/tasker for more information,
If I dont close the phone app from recent apps, it just reopens from where I left off. I see your problem now. Maybe Tasker can fix this. Sorry I can't help more.
Tasker - even if you only use for some basic things, it's well worth it. For example, I have extended screen timeouts for certain apps. I also keep my phone locked in portrait, but have a list of apps that Tasker enables auto-rotate.
Join - Originally created in the wake of the Pushbullet Pro debacle, this has gone well beyond what Pushbullet was. Can't live without it now.
Boost - I have been using Reddit is Fun for many years, and occasionally would try all of the other Reddit clients but come back to RIF. Boost, however, has forced me to switch. I haven't gone back to RIF in months.
YAATA SMS - SMS/MMS app with chatheads and all kinds of customization.
Which Android version do you have? Everytime I feel like I "need" features I can't get with the phone settings I always end up doing it with Tasker. Tweaking with the hardware buttons (like volume up/down) sometimes require a rooted phone (varies with brand, model etc). But I'm sure there is a way to set it up in a way you like. Perhaps with shortcuts or a widget on your home screen or as a small app. Or buttons on your notification bar.
There are also loads of app dedicated to better control of sound and volume settings. Can't recommend a specific app though.
To make this work with a specific bluetooth device, I believe you need Tasker for that, but I'm not sure if even Tasker could do that.
With IFTTT you can create a profile to disable/enable WiFi while connecting/disconnecting from a Bluetooth device, but you can't specify which bluetooth device. If you go home and connect to your home bluetooth speakers your WiFi will turn off.
If you don't mind turning off WiFi while connecting to any BT device then here is how to do it:
Create IFTTT account and install the app.
Swipe left or click the cerial bowl icon on top-right to open recepies.
Click the + icon.
Click "Create a New Recipe"
Click the blue + to create a condition that would trigger an action.
Search for "Android Device" and select it.
Click "Connects to a Bluetooth device"
Now click the red + to indicate what happens when you connect to BT device
From the new screen choose "Android Device"
Choose "Turn off WiFi"
If you don't want IFTTT notification every time the trigger happens then flip the notification switch and click Finish.
If you're currently connected to a BT device, disconnect and reconnect. The WiFi will turn off. In future, WiFi will turn off only after connecting to a BT device.
You can now create the second IFTTT trigger that will enable WiFi once you disconnect from a BT device. Follow the same steps but choose "if disconnects from Bluetooth" then "Turn on WiFi".
You can also create a trigger that will turn on WiFi once you enter a specific area, like near your home. That one is under "Android Location" instead of "Android Device".
You're gonna have to play with it until you find a combination to substitute the lack of BT device recognition with some other condition that will indicate you're home and you want your WiFi to remain enabled, even if you connect to a bluetooth device at home.
Tasker is more powerful IMO but it's harder to use and costs money.
I know you mentioned you needed a simple one, but if you were to be interested in more robust solutions, I'd either recommend Tasker or MacroDroid. You could set up a location-based trigger, and have them shoot either a notification, toast, or better yet, maybe even calendar entries, based on your needs.
Not to mention, having either Tasker or MacroDroid opens up a world of automation features you might be interested in down the road.
Yes, Tasker is one of the most powerful and useful apps out there. There are still some things that IFTTT, Zapier etc can do that Tasker can't.
If you are on Android this can be easily solved using <strong>Tasker</strong> :-}
There is always some service that isn't avalible so there s not much you can do there.
If you check the previous posts in this sub every other one is a question if "x" and "y" is possible to do with IFTTT. 90% of the time it's not and requires more powerful programs like Tasker to solve the problem.
So IFTTT is definitely more limited then it could be. The Conjure beta program has the potential to give IFTTT a lot more uses, but time will tell how well they work together.
I'm thinking maybe Mojio + IFTTT + Alfred + Tasker might do what I want.
I've got a lot of Bluetooth OBDII readers and I'm not particularly impressed with their reliability, so maybe Mojio being a bit more "mainstream" helps. They also have a IFTTT channels for "safety recipes" that get darn close to what I want (if there's a hook for the car lock/unlock function we're even closer!). Alfred can do video monitoring. Tasker is my backup plan for triggers based on events.
If you don't want to manually turn location services on and off, I recommend getting Tasker. It is $3.99, but you can download an APK and if you like it support the developer by buying it later.
Tasker is a very difficult application if you do not know what you're doing, but this application is very powerful. I have mine set to turn off my WiFi when I leave my house, then when I get into my car, if it connects to it, it automatically starts playing music, etc.. The list of possibilities is endless.
When you say tasker are you talking about this android app?
Sorry I'm completely new to this and would love this like the voice commands.
Also what/how did you do the " tablet/screen" in the wall. This is something else I would love to do so I don't have to always use the phone
Hmm... This is a fantastic shortcut (even though it makes no use of this poor subreddit, lol). Thank you!
(thinks to self)
I could get my Tasker app to connect to the USB stick's Wi-Fi when it's in range (i.e. when I press the button on the USB stick), then it would visit the FTP, then upload the music files, then finally disconnect from the WiFi.
I could modify my "save this song" script to download music on my Android itself, rather than connect to my computer's python program. ...That's gonna be tricky.
This sounds like a plan with too many possible kinks.
1) Not getting what a reusable trigger is...sorry
2) The same Idea as in Microsoft word when grouping obejcts together, I like it :)
3) This sounds like a great idea, reminds me of Tasker
Overall they sound like pretty good ideas.
Be careful, it gets addictive.
This requires Tasker. No root required.
With Android, you might be able to get away with a lock screen replacement app, though in my experience, those have been rather flaky. If you get Tasker ([link]), you could have it change your lock screen wallpaper based on whether or not the battery is charged.
If you're asking that, it's unlikely that your phone has root/dev permissions.. So it's not going to be a quick fix
Simplest solution would be to get a cycling computer. They are dedicated to this task so it's just as simple as turning it on and hitting start. (Or some models, generally those without GPS, can always be on and just require you to start pedalling.)
Aside from that, if you want to just use your phone, I'm thinking maybe an app like Tasker ([link]) may be able to help. You can basically setup tasks in this app and it can do anything you can imagine.
I'm thinking making you could setup a task which launches your cycling app of choice. The simplest way is to probably use an NFC tag. If you mount your phone onto your bike, you could simply tape this tag where you mount it, so when your phone gets in contact with it, the app would start.
Just some quick ideas, didn't think out the full possibilities, but sounds like a fun project. :P
Android has a GPS-locating and remote-ringing feature built-in. Go to your desktop browser and log in to google, and then search "find my android" on google.
I don't know of any apps that will allow you to remotely communicate with your phone without having to log in anywhere. However, Tasker will let you create actions that your phone can perform when it encounters some kind of event.
An example (that I'd use in your case) of using Tasker would be - you send your phone a text from your friends number. You can include a keyword in the text. You can have tasker set up so that when your phone gets a text, it'll check if it's from a certain number (your friend's) and/or if it has a certain keyword. If that check is passed, then it'll trigger an action - in this example, you'd have it turn on GPS, get its coordinates, and then send them in a reply back to the phone number.
Tasker has a fairly steep learning curve, but it should be simple enough to make your phone do something like that. You can do sooo many more things with it, but you have to take the time to learn how to.
You could use Tasker or another automation app. You might have to combine it with IFTTT (IF.) Have IF send a notification, then have Tasker delete the file when it sees that notification. Not entirely sure how you would set that up, but it's probably possible with some work.
Tasker would really be your best option. Check out /r/tasker for more information.
The easiest way would be to use Tasker. Check out /r/tasker for more information.
Milight for lighting - the wifilink allows direct UP control. (edit Limitless commented above same kit, different name)
Insteon, LightwaveRF in fact most of the older HA system manufacturers have a UDP or web interface.
I can only speak from experience with Denon but their networked AV amps rock with direct IP Control.
Broadlink Pro for IR or recording 433Mhz control signals for kit you can't directly control.
Plug it all, learn Tasker and enjoy total control of everything, on your phone or as I do with bunch of old tablets liberally sprinkled around the home and AutoApps Autovoice giving me a house under total voice control.
Let's be honest here you need to learn something, so you may as well learn something cheap that gives you endless capabilities not just on devices supported by a platform like OpenHab but on any device.
My example is my Miband, my tasker home automation scripts detect when I start waking up, by Tasker picking up the notification the mifit app pops up and starts the whole hosue wakeup routine that includes boiling the kettle. Voice responses play back through the house entertainment system, when I take a phone call any media playing back, pauses and restarts automatically. This is tough stuff to do with PC or SBC / linux based platforms.
Over the lst 4 years as I have automated the shit out of my home, I've worked my way from dedicated apps, to platforms like openhab, to an open platform running on a pi, IFTTT (oh god no) before settling on Android + Tasker + Voice. I found I was spending forever maintaining control panel interfaces when I realised what was more important to me than dicking around trying to get an application I have little control over to do exactly what I want, was not doing that and I settled on voice controlling everything. Never looked back.
Think of it this way, a phone has Bluetooth, GPS, Wifi, xcasting (Chromecast, AppleTV) is battery operated and can run for 24 hours without charging (ymmv). you can pick up a decent 2nd hand one for £50 or probably already have an old one lying around and as a controller for the home, is brilliant. I got he idea from a comment on Reddit years ago and
I believe this could be accomplished with Tasker and Autowear as well as Autovoice. A little research shows someone made an app that accomplishes part of what you need:
Note that you need Tasker, Autowear and Autovoice first.
I use Tasker(but Llama should work, too) combined with Network Toggle(you can also find it for free on XDA, if you find it working well for you think about buying it to support the author)
I have it keeping 2G all time except when I'm using data-heavy apps(like the browser or youtube) but not switching when I'm under WiFi.
I used to do a bit of time tracking with combination of Tasker and PebbleTasker. It's totally enough if you want to bind start/stop tracking (if you want to track multiple configurable projects, it's doable with some Tasker trickery too, but slightly more involved). You just make a "start" and "stop" tasks that both log current date and time to a file on your Android device. You can then export it however you like - including automatically through Tasker, say sending it via e-mail every day at 18:00, or something.
Obviously that's assuming you're using an Android device. I don't know of anything comparable for iPhones.
If you decide to go the Tasker way and need a hand, PM me :).
There are currently no way to do this with IFTTT only. If you're on android it's possible using the Tasker app.
It's a really great app for automating just about anything, but if you have an Iphone, you're screwed ;)
If you don't find an RSS feed to do this I don't believe it's possible, however it's possible using Tasker if you're on android :)
Tasker? Are the alarms set for the same time, when you set them? What are you trying to do?
I've not had much experience with this, but you might want to try the free trial of tasker:
You could probably use Tasker:
Windows 10? I am not seeing other login/logout options besides stuff like biometrics or smart cards. I know android has a smart lock feature that would by pass the password when you have your bluetooth watch on.
As for getting the solution on the phone. Let me get this on paper first. Having the phone do the work would be problematic. So you would have to do things on the PC.
The best app I know of for an android phone to control a pc is unified remote. LINK
The best app for automated tasks like this would be tasker. LINK
I can see the procedure in my head, the problem is that when the phone is off the network it would not be able to communicate with the pc since it would be off the network. I think to get the phone to control the pc it have to poke a hole in the firewall and then the risk and work would outweigh the rewards. The whole plan would be Iffy at best.
The hardcore version of this (For Android) is Tasker.
Tasker, you can set a trigger and an action to perform. There are tons of triggers and actions and you can even create custom overlays or apps.
Tasker in Google Play It's not for the faint of heart, but the possibilities are endless.
You can't do that with IFTTT as there can only be one trigger at a time and it doesn't support inverted triggers. Assuming you're on Android, it can be done easily with an app like Tasker or Automate.
Hmm, well, I was going to posit If This Than That (aka IFTTT), but I don't see a way to make it read your notifications (only pop 'em up) - the thought would be to have it read non-SMS notifications then send you an SMS (kludgy, yes, but better than nothing maybe), or send you a phone call.
Less simple, perhaps, and more costly, but you SHOULD be able to accomplish this with Tasker. I haven't played with it in a while, but IIRC everything is there to do it.
Obviously, both methods suck when put up against a proper solution, but these SHOULD be able to happen now (I think) - no waiting on HTC. :)
Na, you can create completely custom commands with IFTTT or Tasker and the Alexa app. You can do the same with Google Now and i think Siri/Cortana if you don't have an Echo.
>Tasker or Automate. Do you use an aux cord or bluetooth to connect to your car's stereo? Whichever method you use, set it to turn the notification volume down when that connection is made, then set it
to turn the notification volume back up when it's disconnected.
Dang. I was afraid someone was gonna say that. I hate using both of those. I can never get them to work right. I connect via Bluetooth. Thanks for the info
Tasker or Automate. Do you use an aux cord or bluetooth to connect to your car's stereo? Whichever method you use, set it to turn the notification volume down when that connection is made, then set it to turn the notification volume back up when it's disconnected.
what phone do you have? If you want, you can get tasker which costs $2 and set it that so that when wifi connectioin is low, then disconnect
OP just so you know, you can use Smartlock although I've found that you still need to swipe to unlock, and sometimes it doesn't even recognise my location/is a bit inaccurate.
However, my at home get around (which I've used for a couple years) includes Tasker and Secure Settings.
If you follow this video on YT you'll be able to set it up easily enough. Unfortunately the guy moves quite slowly/waffles but he does explain it well.
To summarise how it works:
My only issue that I've been unable to get around is that it only works for pattern/PIN unlocks and not fingerprint etc.
yep. tasker is amazing. [link]
(In case you are on android)
There's a plugin for tasker which is called autohue which offers a command called "retrieve state". That state can then be saved within e.g. a tasker variable for further use.
In the end everything is based on the offered capabilities of the Lights API (you might have to register to access the developer section). The use itself is actually pretty straight forward - the complexity mainly depends on your particular use case :)
Tasker or Llama should be what you're wanting, check them out.
Check out Tasker, or a similar automation app (Llama is another automation app that is widely recommended).
There are simpler solutions for Android, but they cost a little money.
You can use PebbleTasker ($1.99) or AutoPebble (Free for lite, but pro is $1.12) to send a command to Tasker ($2.99) plus . After you send the task to Tasker, use AutoRemote ($3.35) to send a message to Eventghost (plugin). This method costs $8.33 or $7.46 depending on which Pebble/Tasker app you choose.
Or, you could use Unified Remote ($3.99) plus this Pebble client for a bit of a cheaper and more direct solution. You can also send Unified Remote commands via Tasker, if that's what you're into.
That's all that I could find for Android. If you don't have the Play credit to spare for these apps, you can use the IFTTT solution I mentioned above just fine.
Tasker and Synker allow you to do this. It also allows you to change the sync for aother accounts like Dropbox, etc... I find it useful for only getting work emails from 9am to 7pm onto my phone, which is what you are after (times may vary).
Synker Unlock: [link]
On the phone front, use Tasker, it's amazing.
Might be a bit overkill, but it can be done using Tasker, though I'm pretty sure something like switching the lock type requires root.
You might want to look into Tasker to automatically turn on airplane mode when you get home, or to turn it off when you leave :)
Here's a better overview on AndroidCentral. [link]
(1) When you select text, it instantly looks it up. Just expand the bar at the bottom. No need to copy/paste.
(3) You don't have to unlock your device for "Ok Google" functionality. Just set up trusted voice.
(5) Check out Tasker. It will allow you to do almost anything.
You can use Tasker to automate this. It costs a few bucks and can be somewhat complex to set up, but it's possible. I set up Tasker to lower the volume when I plug in my headphones, and raise it back when I unplug them. [link]
You can also try this app, although I have yet to try it out [link]
It's back in the play store [link]
You were right. It didn't come up in the search, but tasker is still able to be downloaded if you go it directly. [link]
How do you mean disappeared?
>No more Alien Blue :(. Alien Blue is how I fell in love with Reddit. The fact that it's not on Android makes me sad. Reddit Sync and Reddit is Fun don't seem to be suitable replacements....
You just got to find what works for you. Every reddit app on Android has a devout following, and you can find "I have found _____ to be better than every other reddit app including alien blue" comments for all of them. I personally use reddit is fun, but it's all just preference.
>Is there any equivalent to Photo Stream for iOS?
Google photos is the standard. Its actually really powerful and does a bunch of cool stuff. Once you get all your photos on there (I encourage you upload all your past photos, there is an iOS app and browser upload on desktop, don't worry they will be sorted by the date taken not date uploaded) let google sit with them for a bit and it will do all sorts of fun stuff with them. Most of all try out the search functionality. Just search for whatever - flowers, cats, cars, food. This is probably the most poignant example of Googles neural network, and although not perfect it is probably one of the biggest glimpses of the future I have ever seen. Seriously it's flat out amazing, sometimes even scary.
Also I very highly recommend looking into tasker. It is an extremely powerful app that allows you to program condition -> action profiles. Conditions being things like opening a specific app, getting a text, plugging in your charger or headphones, time, location etc. Actions being things like open an app, show a message, turn off wifi, lock screen, change brightness, etc. Tasker is notorious for it's steep learning curve, but just a few intro videos on youtube will get you set with some basic profiles that are very useful
False alarm, it's back. Unrustle your jimmies:
"Google PR just got in touch and let us know that Tasker is back on the Play Store. And, indeed, it is. Here's what they had to say:
We can confirm that Tasker is available again on Google Play. We worked very closely with the developer to resolve the situation and ensure that the app was in compliance with our policies."
Tasker itself doesn't handle NFC, but there are several plugins which do. A few are paid; this one (which I only just found out existed) is free/paid. It appears that if you already have a known NFC sticker and you just want to read it, the free version will be fine. (The paid version additionally lets you write out values from your Tasker variables, but to toggle a Car Mode profile (including Bluetooth) the free version looks sufficient.)
Tasker can definitely toggle Bluetooth based on the new profile I just created which toggles Bluetooth whenever I shake my device. (One tip that frustrated me when I was first learning Tasker: if you make changes to a profile, they're not saved until you exit Tasker back to, e.g., your home screen. So if you're wondering why your new profile isn't activating, exit and re-enter the app.)
Tasker can do much more complex things if you're comfortable with conditionals, string processing and general variable manipulation, loops, and that sort of thing. It has the ability to display pop-ups or notifications with arbitrary values which you can use like a debug printout if something's not working.
This can't be done with Llama. However, if you use Tasker instead with this plugin then you should be able to send pushes at specific locations.
Or if you don't want to pay money for tasker, IF can provide similar functionality.
I'm not sure about the dimmer switch, but I use Tasker [link]
and Autohue [link] on my Android phone to control pretty much everything do to with my Hue lights. I created an 'autolight' shortcut on my homescreen which will turn on the lights throughout the house and continuously adjust the lighting based on time of day and current weather.
You are probably joking but Tasker could do that for you if you are on android. Either by GPS location or when you connect to your homes WiFi.
A couple of things on the connection side - I have no advice for the actual stereo, however.
As far as connecting automatically - your phone/car should do this. I have a very simple bluetooth connection in my 2014 Chev Malibu - it does phone only - but I also have this nifty bluetooth-3.5mm device that plugs into my aux port. As long as I have bluetooth turned on my phone, it connects to the car's bluetooth AND my audio device (once I turn on the audio device that is).
If this doesn't happen for you, there are ways you can do this with Tasker. See /r/tasker for more info. I think possibly you can set your podcast app to start playing as soon as it's connected to a specific BT device.
/u/Soft_Jay mentioned a touch screen interface - if you can't get one of those, you can also use Tasker to use hand gestures to change tracks. I can't find the specific link right now, but there are some car-related projects on this sub.
Tasker, dunno if it requires root. [link]
I see below you use an iPhone, but for those opening this page coming from Android looking for a way to go- IF you're the "techy" or "Programmer/Engineer" type, I LOVE Autohue with Tasker.
I've got my lights on geofence for myself and my wife's arrival (turning on interior lights if nobody else is home,) my hue turns on with my alarm and slowly changes color and brightens over 10 minutes, from a gentle "wake up" low blue, to full-white. I've got it tasker reading my Zwave motion sensors and automatically activating low-light Lux settings in my bathroom lights, and turning the hall light on and red. I've experimented with having the lights flash/blink/change when certain notifications come in on my phone, but find it's too annoying to family members, so that's off when I'm not alone, sadly.
In short- I LOVE Tasker and AutoHue- great pairing!
You can probably accomplish this with Tasker
I do something similar with Tasker and my Pebble.
Pushbullet apparently has Tasker integration too, so there's no reason why it shouldn't be doable.
you can do that with Tasker its possible to set it up to open the app and then you can use the navigation options to "press" arrow buttons and the like. and then you can set it as an icon on the home screen that will automatically open the app run the commands and close it again.
Get automation into your life. Try Tasker: [link]
Want to do something when someone sends you a text message, or with a particular word in it? Check
Turn on your wifi and set auto brightness when you're at home based on the cellphone sites around you? Check
So so many more wacky and awesome ideas at /r/tasker
You want Tasker
You could do this:
And then use Tasker on an Android phone to automate how you want to turn the pages.
bet you could make a tasker profile that would do it. lotta battery drain, though, with a constantly open mic.
im also with Tasker.... will do it in all the way u want surely...!! [link]
Tasker is your friend, automate anything on the phone. There are a number of apps that work well with it and there is a big community supporting it.
Most, if not all tasks related to hours of the day are really easy to automate in apps.
Tasker is probably the most powerful one, but I use Automate which while not as powerful is easy to set up without any guides or such.
I use this for things like Power Saver mode and Priority Mode.
Maybe it should be in by default, as you often want silence both at night and during work, and those two don't overlap perfectly for example.
To clarify my above statement: Tasker is an app that lets you run self created tasks based on predefined actions or triggers. For example: take picture and upload it to a server every time the screen gets turned on, or call someone by shaking the phone. It's certainly able to do the same thing as Shake2Safety PRO but it's not as limited or as easy to use.
Tasker for Android does this. Probably not as accurate as 'this room vs that room' but still handy when doing errands on the way home.
I get that too in my 2005 dumb car. It's so easy, there's only 2 steps.
I can say "Okay Google, Call [WIFE]" with the stereo blaring and it gets it every time. Or I can say, "Okay Google, navigate to Dragon Diner" and I get directions to great Chinese even if I'm lost in the middle of nowhere. I can control my music, have it read my txt and hangouts, reply to the same, and do pretty much whatever I dream up. Speaking of which, some Tasker magic fills in any of the holes that Okay Google doesn't naturally address.
All in all, I have a voice activated system that works far better at understanding me and executing my will than any "Infotainment System" I've encountered from any of the Auto Industry players (Specifically Honda, Ford, and GM to date.) Google Now is just light years ahead of those guys, and the flexibility of Android makes it so easy to tailor it to your needs.
There's no reason that any car needs to duplicate the functionality that our phones already provide. The auto manufacturers ought to be knocking it off with this "infotainment" ridiculousness and just provide a simple (and dumb, i.e. No two-way CANBUS integration) Bluetooth interface to allow the user's phone of choice to do all the heavy lifting.
TL;DR&IMO: There's no need to accept the privacy and security trade-offs of an "Infotainment" unit in your car just to get the supposed^† safety features of voice commands. (Yes, I know, and I'm okay with Google having the information that I provide them in exchange for the amazing free services I get in return. Paying my Auto Manufacturer on a subscription basis for a poor replica of the same? Not so much.)
^‡ ^For ^which ^the ^rewards ^are ^many. ^A) ^No ^communication ^with ^the ^CANBUS. ^B) ^I ^have ^some ^rocking ^amps ^with ^a ^sub ^and ^premium ^speakers ^for ^a ^fraction ^of ^OEM ^cost. ^C) ^My ^aftermarket ^stereo ^is ^much ^more ^competent ^at ^its ^primary ^function ^of ^recreating ^great ^sound ^than ^any ^stock ^deck ^I've ^ever ^encountered. ^D) ^I ^got ^to ^shop ^around ^for ^the ^aesthetic ^that ^I ^like ^with ^the ^features ^I ^want ^divorced ^from ^the ^remainder ^of ^my ^car ^buying ^experience. ^All ^that, ^and ^replacing ^a ^head ^deck ^without ^the ^amps ^and ^speakers ^only ^takes ^about ^$100 ^for ^dash ^kits ^and ^adapters ^-plus ^whatever ^you ^want ^to ^spend ^on ^a ^deck- ^with ^only ^a ^couple ^of ^hours, ^tops, ^spent ^installing ^it ^if ^you ^have ^access ^to ^YouTube ^and ^can ^follow ^simple ^directions. ^Compared ^to ^the ^$800-2400 ^most ^dealers ^will ^charge ^you ^for ^the ^"Premium" ^sound ^system ^that ^still ^doesn't ^sound ^half ^as ^good ^as ^even ^the ^sub ^$100 ^offerings ^from ^Pioneer ^or ^Kenwood ^these ^days, ^it's ^a ^no-brainer.
^† ^I ^only ^say ^supposed ^because ^there ^are ^some ^studies ^that ^suggest ^distracted ^driving ^is ^distracted ^driving ^whether ^you ^are ^controlling ^your ^stereo ^with ^nobs ^and ^buttons ^or ^are ^using ^hands ^free ^voice ^commands. ^I ^think ^further ^data ^is ^still ^needed ^to ^make ^a ^final ^call ^on ^things, ^but ^it ^seems ^likely ^to ^bear ^out.
I can't help you directly with a ROM, but like you "I want control. I want efficiency".
If you can invest time in it, and being obsessive helps, check out Tasker and the AutoApps.
install this first: [link]
then this on your watch: [link]
while watching this: [link]
this is great for locking and turning off the screen when you need to (ie: when your nephew starts randomly deleting apps or friends start looking through your private photos) without having to ask for your phone
Looks like Tasker can allow you to write 'scripts' to kill apps, so you could try that. Also found this page with details on how to have Tasker do that action.
A friend managed to convince me to buy Tasker and I'm having a lot of fun with it. If only I had a better phone hahaha. This makes me want to buy random shit to automate my house (e.g. wifi-controlled light switches)!
I'm not sure about how possible it is with Pebble as I'm still waiting on mine, nor am I positive exactly how this is done with Android Wear so I can't make a guess.
That said, this is extremely possible with Tasker and shouldn't need root at all. It may be possible with IF but I've never used the program and don't want to make an account so I'm not positive.
Sorry I forgot to add that you have to use tasker in order to read SMS.[link]
Not automatically. You'd have to script/macro something a solution using something like Tasker.
Got it. You might be able to use tasker to disable wifi calling when mediashare starts or connects or whatever, and re-enable it when it's done.
Would still be nice if wifi calling didn't disable mediashare, of course!
You might be able to work something out with Tasker and AutoInput.
I did the same thing using Tasker with an SSH plugin.
I don't have Tasker. I didn't know you could build a user-interface with it. Do you have any screenshot of what it would look like?
Here's my situation: At my house, the T-mobile signal is pretty weak (basically I'm in a valley). Text messages are delayed and sometimes I miss phone calls when it's on LTE instead of 2G. I manually change it to from LTE to 2G almost every day when I get home because the signal is better (LTE = 0-1 bar, 2G = 2-3 bars) and my house has WiFi so the 2G internet speed is irrelevant.
Would Tasker allow me to automate the signal switching to 2G when I'm home and back to LTE when I leave?
The description says "...Mobile Data (on/off), Mobile Data 2G/3G (Cyanogen only)...", so Perhaps I need to look into installing Cyanogen mod on my unrooted stock Android 5.1 Nexus 5?
> a podcast manager/player that can play podcasts as alarm in the morning.
Tasker can do this very easily... When you hit a certain time, start up the mp3 playing activity.
You can use tasker, autovoice, and autohue apps to use voice commands to control your lights through your phone.
Another really cool thing you can do with android is Tasker. I used to have numerous "tasks" and profiles for doing things. For instance, I set the app when it gets the message "#findmyphone" from any other phone, it locks the screen and turns on a siren. You can do many other things with the app. In fact, with all the plug-ins I'd say it's nearly limitless. Lastly, it has a very easy to use UI, I'm saying this from the perspective of someone with no programming experience. Honestly, check it out.
Google Play: [link]
Dev Site (demo available): [link]
You could use Tasker and set up a profile that turns off the phone once the battery is full
Oh, that is one less argument then :/
Other arguments up my sleeve:
Look at [link] and see the visual themes you can have and how diverse they are.
Create automated tasks with Tasker: It's a relative simple interface allowing you to 'program' personal features. You want to pair Bluetooth to your car if you're nearing it? Disable WiFi when you're leaving the proximity of your house to save on battery? Send an automated text to your wife to inform her your battery is running dry and you won't be able to pickup your phone?
(I don't know how much of this is also possible on a jailbroken iOS) Various root apps allow for making backups of your apps and data like Titanium Backup. Xposed framework gives you some options for some more deep tweaks (where multitasking is one of, but that doesn't seem to be a unique feature anymore). Here is a short overview of what it does, but the most important feature for me is Xprivacy. I can select and deselect exactly which permission nodes I allow an app to have. No more dodgy apps that want to reach my contacts, or read out my files without them having to.
The installation of the complete OS allows for custom roms. Now you may ask what functional use this may have.
It allows for completely different OSses with a base on android, allowing to change deeply ingrained functions and features. MIUI, Cyanogenmod, OmniRom, Paranoid Android.
Open devices, like the Nexus devices are able to run completely different OSses outside of Android-based ones as well. Like Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Touch and Firefox OS. Given, this is not an argument for android, but for the open devices that it comes with.
I believe that Tasker can do this. Llama may also be able to and is free.
You could do something with Tasker and SSH Tasker Plugin.
Basically you create a task that would send one or many commands to each of your Pis one by one, and you can trigger your task with an icon press, or a certain condition. I use the above two applications myself, works pretty well.
Tasker can be used to automatically turn off your phone's Wi-Fi radio when you're not at home/work (to save battery charge) and turn it back on when it can be used: link
I've done it with Tasker myself
If you're really not into learning programming, you can try Tasker. It's pretty unintuitive, but there's a bunch of tutorials out there, and it has the ability to build apps - if only simple ones.
If you have an Android/iOS device with GPS, consider the Tasker app.
Users can trigger actions based on the occurrence of events. For example, respond with your latitude/longitude when a loved-one texts with a certain keyword. Or regularly post the same details to a time-stamped google spreadsheet.
Tasker and AutoVoice will let you do that on an Android phone.
I get the whole multiple phone thing, but it looks like they are manually doing this.
Dont see why they cant use Tasker
I have used it to automate a few things on my phone, it would be no problem to periodical but randomly and automatically do this for them :P
Each system at my house has a copy of EventGhost, so these systems can talk to each other as well (SkyNet in the making), while they can also talk to all Android devices via Tasker/PushBullet and vice versa. I'm also working on integrating with the IFTTT service, so there are even more possibilities.
For newbies, here is the list of software I use:
I just downloaded tasker so I'm unsure if thats possible, but I could have sworn reading it somewhere.
App $3 :( : [link]
Bank thread: [link]
You're not doing much different to me to be honest. I'm using Viper4Android which claims it could use a lot of battery so I may disable that.
As for the Tasker app, it's this which I've used for years, it only does what I want when I want it. For example, when I attach my phone to it's magnetic phone mount in the car it detects the raise in magnetism and turns my bluetooth on. When it connects to my car it turns the screen timeout up, sets the phone to Priority Mode, turns my notification volume down and gets ready to read out any texts. When it disconnects from the car it reverts back to normal, waits 3 minutes and checks it's still not connected, then turns off my bluetooth.
You need Tasker
Through Tasker all things are possible my son.
There is an addon for tasker which allows it to intercept GA and perform custom actions like turning on bluetooth, connecting to your car and starting Spotify. If Spotify doesn't have a tasker plugin you can even simulate touch input to activate the play list.
You can do that with Tasker and Wifi Connect for Tasker and a bit of learning.
I have a rule that automatically turns wifi on when it sees my home router and then connects to it, and automatically turns it off when it loses connection (eg, when I leave the house)
I do think this would be nice to have baked in to Assistant tho.
Om du har android kan du göra så att du kan remote wipa hela telefonen med ett sms eller vad som helst via tasker. Men du kan inte fixa det utan mobilen i hand.
This is already possible. You need to install Tasker. The dev didn't want to reinvent the wheel, so instead of coding a half-baked scheduler, he added Tasker support.
/u/ljdawson: this is another undiscoverable feature. If the user is not a regular on this sub and missed the announcement, then they wouldn't know. Maybe this should be briefly explained in the relevant settings, including a link to Tasker in the Play Store?
Edit: added link to Tasker.
It's possible by using <strong>Tasker</strong> and <strong>AutoInput</strong>.
Check out /r/tasker for more information.
You can set the app so when your phone connects to a specific Bluetooth address (in this case, that of your watch), it will put your phone into silent mode. I used to use the app to automatically press "Play" when my phone connected to the Bluetooth head unit in my car.
Tasker is the answer to this problem, my friend. Best $3 you'll ever spend. It can do anything you want it to. Check out /r/Tasker for more info and profile ideas! :)
This is the link from google search
It's dead Jim.
Depending on your router, you can probably script this. Use Tasker and Send/Expect to send an SSH command to the router to trigger the script.
Then you can just assign it to a shortcut and you have one button sexytime.
Pretty sure its ~~ Tasker~~
edit: I'm dumb it is AfterShip
i have a tasker profile that auto-declines any number that's not in my contact list. phone doesn't even ring. if it's a human person, they can leave a voicemail, if they want to.
saving the number rarely fixes anything. auto-dialers spoof numbers all day, and you're potentially blocking real people. they're even getting smarter and using a local area code because people are wising up and not answering calls from out-of-area-code numbers.
plugin for popular Android automation app Tasker is more appropriate.
Hi! I'm Taskin. I am a Tasker plugin
Edit: Tasker is an amazing app. Not sure why the downvotes. [link]
You could rig something up with Tasker and the Secure Settings plugin
Here's an old reddit thread that would probably be of help.
Have you looked into automating that functionality? There are apps like Tasker - paid/Llama - free which make turning data off/on last of your worries. I have personally used both but prefer Tasker due to their support for lollipop. You can try out Tasker 7-day trial if you're interested.
I don't think it's possible to do in settings. I think the best way to achieve that would be by getting an app called Tasker. It's not free, but you can do a lot of other automation tasks with it. Check out /r/tasker for more info about the app.
The one thing that I thought was cool about Android was this one automation app, called Tasker. Very slick, and I was able to program a lot of automation for different use cases. Other than that, I'm really not sure what people mean by customization. Ugly SMS skins, I guess? Widgets? I don't know what they mean besides bells and whistles.
To be honest, though, iOS pretty much does everything automatically for me that I would want anyway. I was impressed with how much more friendly iOS was compared to Android, and I used Android for 8 years before switching to iOS. My last phone was a Galaxy S6, and now I have an iPhone 7+.
Because of Tasker sale?
Tasker - Android Apps on Google Play
>high quality headphones
do you know how you get manufacturers to produce high quality headphones? you create a demand for them.
as for connection sorting, use tasker. set a bluetooth connection priority or attach NFC tags to your devices and switch on contact. No doubt future iterations of bluetooth will solve this issue "out of the box". Nobody's making the claim CD scratching isn't a pain, but nobody's clamoring to buy a tape deck either when they weigh out the pros and cons of the two.
Lol your joking right?
I guess you've never heard of Tasker?
Tasker is the richest tool to have on your Android device, if there's something you want it to do but it doesn't. For instance in this case you can setup Tasker to record video or audio with the twist of your wrist and to stop recording when you shake the phone or turn the screen on, after video is taken you can have the video recorded automatically back up, send it to a contact, and or upload to a cloud service.
What is shortcuts?
37k other people do. You can automate everything on your phone.