Smart Actions is disappointing.

Discussion in 'Motorola Smart Actions Developer Team' started by Rogus, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Rogus

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    Have experimented a bit more with a location triggered smart action. I set up a location trigger with only one location. Being at that location means I'm in a meeting and I set the Action to Silence the Ringer Volume. Today I was at that location and the trigger didn't work until I entered the Smart Actions program to find out why it wasn't working. It then didn't turn off the smart action when I left the location. I was at least 2 miles away and the smart action was still active. Eventually it turned off, but seems to me it should've deactivated much sooner. I also found that this same smart action activated itself later in the day even though I was not within a mile of the location. So, is the location trigger plus or minus a certain amount of distance, i.e. one or two miles? If so, it's pretty useless to me.
     
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    Still hoping for a response to this question. If SA location triggers are only good to plus/minus a certain distance, then I will stop trying to get my trigger to work differently if my trigger is going off within that distance.
     
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    We are actually investigating the location issue and why it's not being triggered. I have read similar issues on other threads.
    One note, Wifi is captured in random intervals so identification of a location may not occur immediately in every case. This technique is used to preserve battery life. Have you tried waiting a few minutes if the location has been triggered? The radius of the location is very accurate so that shouldn't be the issue.
    The only other thing may be if there are few wifi access points or in fringe coverage (on the edge of wifi signal).
     
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    Unfortunately, I can't wait to see if that SA location trigger will eventually work as I'm in a meeting and I cannot have the phone ringing with a call.

    The bigger issue for me is that when I'm driving and approximately a mile away from the location, my phone would initiate the SA location trigger and silience the ringer. Eventually it would halt the SA, but there's no way it should be triggered in the first place when driving and a mile or more away from the location. I have removed and reinstalled the SA, cleared the cache etc and it still does it. It's just for information for you now as I stopped using location triggered SA since they don't work properly. Perhaps a new version will eventually solve the issues.
     
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    The first time I tried using locations, it gave me a different location for my home each time I set one up. I got it sorted out however I was wondering if SA only uses wifi or will it work better if I keep my gps on?
     
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    Do you not know.........??
    3:45 am....or in other words the witching hour!!




    lol....sorry couldnt help it
    had a similar problem
    lasted about a week or so...
    but it sorted itself out on its own without much doing on my part
    strange

    huh?.......come to think of it my dogs dont much like my phone either
    hmmmmmmmmmm......
     
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    Welcome to DF sodium! That is funny about your dogs not liking your phone. My friend's dog barks furiously at her everytime she starts texting. I think it's because she spends most of her day texting, lol!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using Droid Forums
     
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    Tasker > Smart Actions

    In price and performance.

    A case of you get what you pay for.
     
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