Last edited by Version_3; 01-13-2011 at 09:20 PM. Reason: forgot some things
I am back, I was on a cruise in the Bahamas for a week.
If anyone needs anything, let me know but I see you guys have done great without me (not that I think I am some magical tasker genius and you must have my input on every task you write , I don't)
Hey, welcome back NebulaOcton! Hope you had a good time.
On topic, I had a snag with Tasker this morning with the handoff between 2 profiles.
Profile 1 is a docked in a car dock state.
-->Turn on BT
-->Set media volume to 15
-->Load Music Mod
-->GTalk Updater set to "Busy | Driving - Responses will be delayed"
-->Set media volume to 3
-->Gtalk updater set to "Available | [None]"
Profile 2 is a cell near state.
-->Gtalk Updater ser to "Busy | At work - Responses may be delayed"
Profile 1 works great, sets me to driving. However, after I undocked, it went available, and never set to "At work". What am I doing wrong?
You probably set profile two off before you undocked.
One way to prevent it from going available is to set a variable %ATWORK to 1 when your second profile goes triggers. Then add an exit task to set %ATWORK to 0
Then in the exit of the first profile set an if condition for the Gtalk updater to check if %ATWORK is 1.
That should prevent it from going available.
Profile 1, I added a Stop if %ATWORK ~ 1 just before the GTalk Updater setting to Available in the exit task.
Profile 2, I set a variable of %ATWORK ~ 1 at the beginning of the start task, and then set the GTalk updater to set GTalk to At Work if %ATWORK ~ 1. The exit task is to set the %ATWORK variable to 0.
I made a profile based on this tasker stepthrough:
"If my phone is stolen:
This profile activates GPS upon receiving a keyword text message, gets the current location with the GPS satellites (in the format 40.123214,-17.243243; to be plugged into google maps for location) and sends these back to the sender. Here is how I set it up:
New Context > Event > Phone > Received Text leave the sender blank (unless you want to specify only numbers that this can work with), make a tagline that isn't usual (so it doesn't trigger for weird people).
These are the tasks for the context:
1) New Task > GPS: Set ON
2) "+" [new task] > Misc > Get Location;
3) (tasks 3-whatever, in my case 8) "+" > Audio > (I turn down all audio so the thief doesn't get notifications, etc.)
9) "+" > Phone > Send SMS: Number = "%SMSRF" ; Message = "I am at GPS coordinates: %LOC" (no quotes in actual boxes)
(optional two tasks)
10) Calendar Insert Description = "%LOC" (again no quotes)
11) + > Display > Lock (this isn't a very good lock application, there are easy ways around it. Instead, you could get App Protector Pro and use + > App > Load App > App Protector Pro and lock everything).
12) Email photos snapped (you can figure this out, I don't find it useful)"
Everything works great and so I wanted to try out some of the optional ones listed at the bottom. In particular #11. I have App Protector Pro and I am able to successfully get Tasker to open up once the text message is received. But I can't figure out how to have Tasker make the program actually lock up the phone. I know that App Protector Pro does have a widget for quickly locking and unlocking all apps. Is there maybe someway for Tasker to activate it?
(I tried contacting the person who wrote the step-through but no response so far.)