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Wannabe Geek

# 106851 1-Aug-2012 13:26
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recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 and have also bought and installed an app from the Play Store called Locale.

Briefly, you use this app to define "situations" eg I'm in a meeting and then define settings it should apply when the conditions are met eg turn off the ringer because I'm in a meeting.

Seems pretty straightforward but its giving me grief, specifically the priority order of the rules doesnt seem to be applying.

Situation 1 is Home ie when a call from Home is received make sure the volume is 100% and on.
Situation 2 is Meeting, ie when any event in my calendar occurs, turn the volume to 0% and dont vibrate.

According to the product notes, by having Home higher up in the order list than Meeting, it should override it. ie the phone will be silent in all meetings unless the call is from Home.

Its applying situation 2 correctly but not Situation 1.

Have tried emailing the developers and no reply. Looking for another Locale user that I can swap hows tos and tips with. Would be great if you had the same phone / and / or version of android (4.0) but not essential.

thanks, Sam

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  # 665425 1-Aug-2012 13:57
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You might want to have a look at "Tasker" it will take input from Locale and can make some more "complicated" things a lot easier to setup, if you can decipher their slightly "odd" GUI.

I had a play with Locale a while back, it's pretty good, but I found Tasker to be a lot more powerful, although if you've set it up as you describe it sounds like they've improved the functionality since then.

You are right in thinking that higher-up entries should have higher priorities, but I think they're time-based, so if you have multiple situations that could potentially read the same information at the same time, the higher one will take precedence, if an event occurs at a different time, then it'll only pay attention to the relevant situation. I don't think I've worded that very well...

If I get a chance I'll fire it up later on (pretty sure I bought it) and have a play.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 665455 1-Aug-2012 14:34
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Hi and thanks for the reply.

Got so frustrated with locale I downloaded tasker. But you're right the UI is a bit odd and I couldn't get to grips with it. At the end of the day I've got both apps and I'm happy to automate using either. Whichever one you have and can talk me through I'm happy to use.

Talk to you later.
Thanks Sam

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