Smart Actions wish list

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by dcrowe, Nov 23, 2011.

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    So, I think Smart Actions is a really great idea, just executed poorly. I was wondering if anyone knew of an app that was the same concept, just executed better.

    I just want to start out by saying the the RAZR is my first real smart phone, so I am a little new to this whole app scene and of course this forum. If I am posting this in the wrong place, I apologize. Additionally, if the Smart Actions is capable of anything

    Anyway, when I thought of Smart Actions, I was hoping it would be a little deeper that what it actually is. Here is what I was looking for...

    1. Application Specific Triggers - When I open the photo gallery or watch youtube I want the screen brightness to go up. When I play games I want WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth to turn off. Depending on the game, I might want to brighten/dim the display, etc, etc, etc.
    2. Basic logic - They already have AND in a sense and within a single Trigger you have OR logic, but you could consolidate a lot more with deeper OR logic, and you could create better rules with NOT logic.
    3. Prioritization - If my battery is under 20%, I want those rules to be prioritized above the rest. If I am playing a game, I want that rule to be prioritized above everything except for low battery life.
    That is all I can think of for now. Does anyone know of an app that already does these things? Does anyone else feel the same way about this?
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    The only other things I want to see really are triggers for docks.

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    I'm disappointed with smart actions - I can control the ringer volume but not the notifications volume. They need to provide access to all volumes.
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    There is an app called Locale which goes for about $10 IIRC and it has a lot of plugins available for it that can make it very agile in what its able to do. It works really well and I ran it for probably nearly 2 years until I got my RAZR. I highly recommend that app. That said, I have not felt the need to put it on my RAZR because of Smart Actions.
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    Thanks JP. Actually I have "Tasker" which also allows the same. I was hoping this would take care of things so I didn't have to add download and run Tasker too.


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    I'd love to see the ability to switch between 3G and 4G. Honestly, running this phone on 3G all day gives it incredibly good battery life; the 4G radio is the major culprit in killing the battery off early. I'd love to set up a rule for Screen = off, 3G; Screen = on, 4G. That alone would cure 90% of people's battery woes.
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    I have heard good things about AutomateIt. I installed it and it gives you tremendous customization regarding location and how it obtains same. This may cure some peoples' issues regarding conflicts due to incorrect location information.
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