Smart Actions

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    in the discussion Best Apps for the D4

    this wasthisthis was mentioned

    What else does it do? I haven't got into this yet and just wondering all that it does. Maybe I don't need all the apps I have (like silent time that does what fingaz said SA does.
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    There are a whole slew of things you can do. i have only scratched the surface. you can set actions to conserve battery to conserve you data usage and other things. i dont know what other moto phones have it but im sure they have been talked about.
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    RAZR has it.

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    yea maybe we can get some RAZR people that use it to give some more information. seems like it takes some getting used to it and tweaking to get it to work the best for each individual.
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    The smart actions give your device a set of rules to follow. Lets say you want to automatically put your phone on vibrate during work or silence it at night. Go into smart actions and set the phone to be on vibrate during a certain timeframe. The phone will give you suggestions such as, power options for when your goes under 24% battery power left. Its pretty cool.



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    What needs to be understood for smart actions is this idea of triggers and actions.. It is kind of like "if then" statements in programing. The idea is that you can create as many or as few things you want in the trigger section (and action for that matter) and until all of the triggers have come true the actions can not start. One neat idea for you is that my wife works about 45mins away and has to drive the highway home from work at night. In order for me to not just sit and worry, I have her txt me when she leaves work that way I know she should (if all is safe) be home in about an hour.. With Smart actions I set up triggers as followed location (her work) time (between 5:00-7:00pm). Action send me txt message saying "just leaving". Now if she leaves work for say lunch and its not between 5-7 the trigger can not happen or if she is not at work the trigger can not happen. My advice is to play with it, the options are almost endless!
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    I like the ability to setup smart actions based on where I am. Most of my time is spent at home, work or the bar. All three have excellent WI-FI signals. When I am in the range of my home network, I set the volume to 100%, when I am in range of the bar network, I set the volume to 30%, etc. At 10PM I set the phone to vibrate regardless of my location. I also turn off cellular data when I am at any of the above which greatly reduces battery consumption. I use an app called "Verizon WIFI" to turn on these networks when I am in range. Together, this works great for location based actions. When I am out of WI-FI range, my cell data turns on. Very handy indeed. I'm finding my battery never gets below 40% during the day and I don't own the Maxx. Then again, I don't stream Netflix or listen to music all day either. It is something you have to play with to realize just how powerful it is.
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    I tried SA for overnight and my Wordfued notification came on. I said silence everything I thought, but then noticed it was just for "ringtones". If i have to set it up to silence eveything individually, that's a pain, I'll just use my Silent Time app.

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    Well you have to realize there are way more things that Smart Actions can do than just silence your phone.
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    Yes i do know that, I'm not THAT stupid (yes im not that smart but im not a complete dumby).

    However i as stating one thing i did not like about it and choose another app.

    I've only touched the surface thats why I'm asking for other things this will do.


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    I was by no means implying you were stupid. I was just stating that the other options beyond the silence at a certain time. I like the ability to send automated txt messages. Or I like the ability to set it up so when I go into certain buildings that my phone goes silent. I also like that I can tell it when I plug my ear buds in to start playing music, and stop data transfers. To the programmer in me the ability to use any "If then" statement is just amazing. I actually hope this is something that the ROMs expand on to open up more possibilities.
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    I'm looking forward to using these. I looked around a bit and got overwhelmed, haha. My hubby put a few on there already, not even sure what the heck he did. I will have to spend more time on it. My first smartphone if you couldn't guess. ;)
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    I wish there was a way to add more options to the smart actions. Like start playing a playlist at a certain time (for example, at 8:00a,, m-f when I am at my house, start playing up pandora.. cause when I am in the shower I like to have music playing), or turn on google maps or turn up the volume on everything if my GPS tracks is moving at a high rate of speed (driving on the highway).

    Im sure they will only get better.... These smart actions have quite a lot of potential.
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    Oh my, I am figuring these smart actions out now. It's rather easy. I watched a video online, which really outlines how easy it is - much easier just to start from scratch IMO.

    I just set it up for data to turn off when wifi on. To turn off ringer at night, except for my VIPs. I am on a roll! :biggrin:
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    i'm not seeing anywhere in my smart actions to disable cell data only.
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