I purchased "Tasker" and will be posting here with i'm sure many thoughts and questions. Hopefully I can find some contribution along the way as well.
Thanks for the tips 25cent! I love Tasker ...
I modified my SMS to look like this:
(note: the %LOC is the variable which is at the end of the URL. This URL will link to a google map of your phone location this way.)
The provider variable basically just shows you if the coordinates that are being reported to you are GPS or cell tower based.Code:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=sq&hl=en&geocode=&q=%LOC Provider: %LOP Accuracy: %LOA meters Battery: %BATT %
I also learned that I can put in a "wait" task (and set it to 15-seconds) after my GPS turns on, otherwise the coordinates provided aren't GPS based because my GPS doesn't have enough time to get the bearings before sending the SMS. Then of course the other important task that I added was to turn GPS off after sending the sms.
There are also a lot of other cool variables you can include like sending the last phone number dialed, or the last picture taken.
Amazing tool Tasker is!
So I just bought tasker today and have been messing around with it. Made a little task that basically gets the weather XML code from yahoo.weather and parses out the condition code. IE: 30 = Partly Cloudy. I then have tasker assign a different wallpaper depending on the condition. I am going to mess around with it some more but as it stands now it's going to be a storage hog considering yahoo weather has 48 different weather codes and I don't want to use a wallpaper for every different one.
I know tasker has IF statements but do you know if you can do an IF/ELSE statement? Therefore i could setup wallpapers for the standard condition like Sunny, Partyl Sunny, Night, ETC and then have it default to a general one if they don't match.
I just installed Tasker and I find annoying that it gives me a popup to let me know that GPS is ON and I have to click on the notification to do what I want to.
How can I disable that?
Is there anywhere that anyone knows off to learn how to use Tasker better? I have limited programming knowledge and there are some tasks I would like to create, but can't seem to find information on how to do so. I have checked out the Tasker wiki and didn't find what I am looking for. How do I know when i need a variable? or a %LOC, and where do I find commands such as %batt, %batt, ect.
Anyone know of a better site with more information on it?
Here's some I made just to fix some minor annoyances:
What it does: When camera is activated- turns shutter noise off, turns brightness to max.
+>Display>Auto Brightness- set off
+>Audio>System Volume- level 0
+>Display>Display Brightness- level 255
What it does: Display a pop up with the received message and sender's number (it will even wake display and show message if phone is locked)
Sender: (leave blank)
Message: (leave blank)
Time: 38 (will display for 38 seconds but you dismiss it with the back button)
What it does: LED blinks when call is missed and screen is locked
Title: Missed Call
Coulour: Red (or whatever you want)
I know these are very simple but I just figured I would post them. Whats the harm.
Also, I have been trying to figure out how to do get this task to work: I want a way to (without having a widget just sit on my homescreen) record audio from calls by doing something like hitting a button and be able to stop the recording. The issue I'm having, though, is that you can't combine event contexts and for some reason the phone being off the hook is an event and not a state… Any thoughts?