Friday, April 29, 2011

New version of Phone Profiles and Phone Profiles Free

I've found a bug in both apps that cause a crash when updating timed events.

I've also added the ability for the profiles to control auto sync functionality. You might use this in situations where your battery is low to help conserve battery.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Update for Phone Profiles coming soon

I'm adding a small optimization update to Phone Profiles(both versions). Hopefully, this will be released by the end of the month.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Phone profiles helpful hints

I've received some feedback about the Phone Profiles(free) app. It is turning off some settings that might have been set manually. This is working as intended.

If you have some settings that you wish to turn on, you must use the override functionality. What this does is overrides any settings currently active with a profile of your choosing. It will stay in this mode until you clear the override, override with another profile or reboot the phone.

There are two ways that you can override the current profile with one of your choosing:
  1. Open the app and click on the Profiles tab. Click on the profile you wish to override with and select Override.
  2. This option is only available for paid users: Tap on the widget and select Override, then select the profile you wish to use.
To clear override:
  1. Open the app and click on the Profiles tab. Click on the overridden profile and select Override.
  2. Open the app and click on the Profiles tab. Hit the menu button and select Clear Override
  3. This option is only available for paid users: Tap on the widget and select Clear Override

Monday, April 11, 2011

Phone Profiles updated

Update to the paid version of Phone Profiles...added the widget functionality!

The widget provides information on the currently active timed event and the currently active triggered event(if any). The widget allows you override the currently active profiles with any profile you have previously created. Just tap the widget and select "Override", then select the profile you wish to use to override with. To clear the override, just tap on the widget and select "Clear Override" or select "Override" and select the previously selected Profile. Additionally, you can start the app by tapping on the widget and selecting "Start App."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Location Alarm

Location Alarm:

This app has been out for a few months now, and I would like to hear feedback on what you like, dislike, and would change.

This app allows you to create location based alarms that will display information that you entered when you reach a specified radius of the location you selected.

Maybe you need to pick some items from the grocery store, but keep forgetting what they are. Now, you can just create an alarm that will go off when you get with in your specified distance from the store. In the additional notes section, add the list of items you want to purchase. Then just set it and forget it. When you get in range of the location you specified, it will go off and let you know!

Phone Profiles released!

Phone Profiles for Android has been released to much rejoice!

Please leave feedback on what you like, don't like, or what you want improved! Please be specific, it helps a lot!

This app allows you to automate control of some parts of your smart phone! You can create profiles that control phone settings like
* Ringer mode: silent, vibrate, normal
* Ringer volume and vibrate state
* Notification volume and vibrate state
* Alarm volume
* Music volume
* System volume
* Wifi mode
* Bluetooth mode
* Airplane mode
* Auto-rotate mode
* Brightness - auto brightness or set brightness

These phone profiles can then be activated based on the time and day as well as by events that may occur through out the day.

Triggered events (not available in the free version) include:
* Power connected
* Power disconnected
* Battery low
* Battery ok
* Battery below selected %
* Battery above selected %
* Any appointment for calendar
* Appointment for calendar contains profile in description

Override functionality:
The override functionality allows you to activate a profile that will stay activated until you choose to turn off override mode. During this time, timed and triggered events will not activate their associated profiles. When you remove the override, these events will then become active.

Below are some examples of possible uses:
  • Let's say you want your phone to turn up the ringer and notification volume to a loud setting during your time at home, you might create a home profile that raises the volume and turns on your wifi. Then you might create a timed event that activates this profile at 8am, on every day of the week.
  • Now let's say you want to go into a battery conservation mode when your battery level goes below 40%, you can create a triggered event that will activate a profile that lowers screen brightness, turns off wifi and turns off bluetooth as well.
  • Another possible example might be having a profile that silences the all ringers and notifications when you get an appointment on your calendar.
Planned updates and features:
  •  Widget(not available in the free version)
    • Currently, I am working on adding a widget that displays the currently active timed event and the currently active triggered event(if any). It will also show the override state and profile.
    • When tapping on the widget, you will be given the choice to select an override profile or open the Phone Profiles App