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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by FootballRef, May 26, 2010.

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    Anyone here have it? Is it worth the $10?

    It seems like it has potential to be a great app and I want it, just hate to waste $10 and it not be good.

    Any reviews or thoughts from you guys?
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    I have Settings Profile Lite, and it works amazingly well. It's free, and until 6/1 will allow you to have more then one profile. After that, you can set 1 profile, and it will switch between that and whatever the settings were prior to going into that profile based on the criteria you enter.
    I only have one profile set up, and it will disable WiFi, put the phone on silent, and change the screen shut off timer to 30s when I get to work. It currently doesn't go off GPS (I think that's coming) but it goes by the cell tower, so anytime I'm within 1/2 mile of the cell tower that services my work, it'll activate that profile.
    When I leave the area, it automatically sets it back to full volume, turns on wifi, and changes the screen shutoff back to 1 minute.
    If you need more then one profile, it's only $3.95, so IMHO, it's better then Locale.
    I'm a big fan of shareware :)
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    One thing to remember; if it's less than 24-hours you can uninstall and get a refund.
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    BLAPK MARKET FTW !!!!!!dancedroid
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    Yeah....that is what I have been thinking about doing
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    I was not able to find this app in Market
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    It would help if I spelled it correctly, it's Setting Profiles Lite
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    Got it...thanks!
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    for what concerns your initial question, Locale.

    I've been using it everyday since months.
    I've 4 settings:

    OFFICE - triggered by the location (no gps)
    -- puts the ringer volume to 0 + vibro
    -- change the background to a nice "officish" bg
    -- turns off GPS
    -- puts brightness to Auto
    -- put my gtalk status to available but "working"
    -- screen timeout to 1 min

    HOME - triggered by the location (no gps)
    -- puts the ringer volume back to 50%
    -- GPS OFF
    -- gtalk status to available with no status message
    -- brightness to 0%
    -- screen timeout 1min
    -- wallpaper to "homish" relaxing one :)

    CAR DOCK - triggered when i put my droid in it's car dock (locale plugin)
    -- brighness to 100%
    -- GPS ON
    -- Gtalk status to BUSY and message "driving"
    -- ringer volume to 50%
    -- screen timeout to "never"
    -- launch "Grooveshark" (via locale plugin "shortcut" which let you launch any activity)

    I bought my droid cause of this application. It's absolutely a MUST, in my opinion. The triggers work almost perfectly. I got used to the fact that the trigger based on location takes a few seconds to realize where you are. When i first started using this app I didn't like this at all, then i realized that the advantages of the automation overcomes this little issues you get.
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    Thanks for the review...that is what I am after.
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    you're welcome,
    oh I forgot : the priority of the profiles make a huge difference.

    Example: you don't want the "home" profile to have higher priority than the "car dock" one, cause otherwise, as soon as you'll enter in the "home" location area, the phone will switch to the "home" profile even if your droid is still car docked and you're still driving :) It'll take some test to take full advantage of this awesome app.

    You can switch easily the priority of profiles with drag and drop. The higher the profile in the list, the higher the priority (that's why the "default" profile, is always the lowest one).

    Downside:
    24 hours are definitely not enought time to test this app ...
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