Llama – Location Profiles
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Rating: 4.7 (7,673) Cost: Free Downloads: 100,000 - 500,000
Llama is a Location Aware Mobile App
** EMAIL ME if you have any problems. Use the contact developer button in the market listing ON YOUR PHONE **
Llama uses phone masts to determine your location, so that you can change your ringer, vibrate and ringtones depending on where you are as well as the time of day. Llama provides you with sound profiles so you can quickly switch between quiet, loud, silent and normal sound settings. You can set your family, wife and children to ring even if your phone is set to silent! You can create events and home screen shortcuts to manage your sound profiles and more:
-Silence your phone at work
-Turn your Bluetooth on ready to connect your headset for a morning run
-Set your phone quiet when it's late at night and you haven't gone out
-Start the music player when a headset is connected
Llama can also do:
GPS (before Android 2.3 only or Cyanogenmod)
Kill Applications (also force-kill with root privileges)
Play, pause and other media buttons
Mobile Data (before Android 2.3 only)
Screen lock PIN/password
Set Llama variables
Screen on and off
Wifi sleep policy
Create events based off:
Day of the week
Music playback (stock Android only, requires third party developer support)
Phone start up and shut down
Screen on and off
Time of day
NOTE: Since GPS is not used, the location tracking is limited to the number of phone masts in your area. This will work best if you live in a populated area. If your home and work are covered by the same phone masts, you can try using the experimental Wifi-based location tracking. If that still doesn't work, you can remove the enter/exit conditions to make time-based profiles.
* COMMENT RESPONSES/RANTS
I can't reply directly to your comments! If you vote 1 star, please say why, otherwise I can't fix it. Please email me about any questions, bugs and suggestions!
- Jelly Bean DOES NOT have a system volume anymore! Don't expect Llama to change something that doesn't exist! Blame Google.
- If it Force Closes, please email me the /sdcard/Llama/LlamaLog.txt
- Don't blame Llama for the lack of your operator's phone masts in your area. You can still use Llama with the experimental location methods, or time-based events
-Read your calendar (aka 'Your personal information') for any calendar conditions you set up
-A bug/feature of Android means Llama also has to have the write calendar permission, but it doesn't actually write anything nor send invite emails
-Your accounts so it can run an account sync if your events say so
-Write to your SD card to import/export your area, events and profiles, and to write error logs
-Call-state and read contacts to let you choose which of your contacts can still ring even when silent
-Llama DOES NOT have internet permission. Your data isn't going anywhere
-If you've used screen off or screen password actions, go to Settings > Security > Device Administrators, untick Llama from the list, then uninstall
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Vivek - 1969-12-31
This app is damn cool and I love it. If you could add an event based on the screen orientation then it would be really awesome. Like when I am at home and put my phone with the screen facing down, the quiet profile can be used and when the screen is facing up, then the normal profile can be activated. Optionally, if you add the 'vertical' (or something like that) and 'upside down' orientations then I will most definitely end up donating a bigger amount!
Jay - 1969-12-31
Brilliant! THE best application that I have ever used on Android. I'm just concerned about user upriidu's discovery though. Setting everything to defaults after every reboot is a catastrophe! Will the author please take care of this? I too spent nearly two hours to get things set. Gulp! I'm really scared to reboot now!! :-( I'm donating, but will this problem be fixed? 5 stars for just sheer simplicity and logic! I trashed all other ad-ridden profile managers. This app is truly worthy of donation.
Deepak - 1969-12-31
My best and favorite app. Why does this not come with android? Automates my phone, no more fidgeting with the phone every moment to adjust to my environment. Great battery saver if you automate your radios (why have wifi on in a non wifi area?).
Brandon - 1969-12-31
This app is the most convenient I've ever seen. The customization is simple and straightforward yet has enough options for any situation.
Vishnu - 1969-12-31
i have tried several profile apps, this works perfect and does what it says. Some killer points to keep it above can be 1. a condition to check voice or sound from mic and if it is at above or below certain decibals then run some actions. 2. a condition to check incoming call at certain times and maybe ignore it or send an sms message. 3. a condition to check outgoing call at a location and if it starts with 001* then add a prefix and dial 4. a condition to switch on/off GPS at certain times
Bodey - 1969-12-31
Pretty quick to set up how you like... Once you do though, you can forget about it, and it just works. Lets me focus on better things I have to do.
Priya - 1969-12-31
This app does what it says and does it well. It is easy to configure and has heaps of ways to customise events on your phone. Definitely worth installing. And go ahead and donate - less than a cup of coffee for such a great app? Definitely worth it.
Jun - 1969-12-31
Suggestion: need a "find duplicate cells and ignore" function, i had to manually do that to make the location-related events work properly. Bug report: it prevents the fm radio app from working. I had to stop llama before listening to radio.
CR - 1969-12-31
I've just started using Llama and it's great. It may not be as advanced as Tasker, but it gives me some great location-based customization. Time to stop using Timeriffic for my profiles. Feature request: Can you make the llama cuter?
DZRhino - 1969-12-31
Having worked in the software industry for 35 years, I know how hard it is to be a developer with lots of input and demands. This guy is really doing a great job (or avocation until we give more money.) I have a couple of operational questions, but the concepts and the way this is organized is outstanding.
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