It Detects when something is close to your android device, using the built-in proximity sensor.
The proximity sensor is a piece of hardware that is present in most modern smartphone. It is usualy used to turn the screen off when you hold it close to your ear, when calling. It prevents touching a wrong button with your ear.
You can use it with the Screen Off plug-in to automatically turn your screen off when putting your device in your pocket, or when you put it face down on your desktop. This helps saving battery life.
Google Play shows this app only to users who have a proximity sensor on their device. (If you are allowed to buy this app, then you have a proximity sensor.)
This Locale plug-in is from the same developper as:
-Locale/Tasker Ping Plug-in
-Locale/Tasker Light Sensor Plug-in
-Locale/Tasker Screen On Plug-in
-Locale/Tasker Screen Off Plug-in
-Locale/Tasker Proximity Sensor Plug-in
-Locale/Tasker Proximity Click Plug-in
For a plug-in that handles "clicks" on the sensor, please take a look to the other Locale Plug-in Proximity Click
This is not a standalone app. It requires Locale by TWO FORTY FOUR A.M. LLC or Tasker by CRAFTY APPS to work.
For Tasker users: Once installed, you will find this plug-in under the "State/plug-in" category, not under the "Event/plug-in" one.
NOTE: You must have My Tracks plus either Locale or Tasker installed on your phone for this plug-in to work. Its job is to enable Locale or Tasker to automatically control My Tracks recordings. It does NOT yet provide its own user interface, but will be listed on the Plug-ins tab in Tasker or Locale.
TROUBLESHOOTING: If you need help troubleshooting, I recommend using Quick Tracks. When you run it, if you can tap its record button to begin recording in MyTracks, this plug-in should work. If Quick Tracks can't record, it'll give you suggestions on what you might need to fix.
Please note, that this is only plugin, it has no main application to prevent to polute app drawer and you need Apndroid application installed to use it.
Apndroid can be found at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.codecarpet.apndroid.pro
****This app is not a standalone app and does not function by itself. It is an add on for Tablet Talk. It requires Tablet Talk and either Tasker or Locale.****
Incorporate Tablet Talk into your Tasker or Locale profiles using this plugin. It provides actions so you can, for example, activate Tablet Talk in Bluetooth mode when docked in your car, then switch back to Wi-Fi mode when you get home or are tethered with your phone. The plugin also provides conditions so you can set actions depending on Tablet Talk's state, such as silence your phone when connected with the tablet.
If you have previously enabled any of Tablet Talk's built-in automatic settings, remember to disable them before switching to Tasker/Locale profiles.
This plugin is slightly updated from the 2012 version which has been available for download through a Dropbox link. Future updates will be released here.
Tasker and Locale are separate applications and are not associated with Tablet Talk in any way.
Go to Settings -> Location & security to setup a pattern before you enable the pattern with this plug-in.
* This plugin does not work on Android 2.2 or higher. Google moved the lock pattern setting to their secure settings, so it cannot be changed outside the regular settings menu. Check out my Password Lock plug-in as a replacement if you're on Android 2.2.
* This free app is ad supported and may contain ads in the notification tray and/or home screen.
This plugin is useful to do things like turn up your media volume while you jog or bike, mute your ringer while you're sitting still, or remind yourself not to text while you're driving. Note that the detection is not instantaneous to keep battery usage low; activity updates happen about every 30 seconds.
Important: This is only a plug-in. It requires either "Locale" or "Tasker" from the Google Play store.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOCALE/TASKER ARE, YOU DON'T NEED THIS APP!
To manually turn on/off the Hotspot functionality, use the "Hotspot Toggle" instead.
Please do not rate this app with 1 star if you failed to read or understand the previous paragraphs, because that is not the problem of this software. Thanks.
For Android 2.2 and above. It uses an unsupported (but publicly available) API, so it might not work on your phone.
If you use the plugin, please rate it.
Note: This plug-in does NOT make your phone hotspot-capable if it was not before. It is also not intended to avoid any costs charged on you by the provider for using the Wifi Hotspot (Mobile AP).
Tested by me on the following phones:
- Nexus 1
- Nexus S
- Galaxy Tab
- Samsung Galaxy S III (I9300)
Reported by users:
- Nexus 1 (1 report)
- Galaxy Nexus (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (4 reports)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) (1 report)
- Dell Streak (1 report)
- HTC EVO (2 reports)
- HTC Desire (1 report)
- Motorola Droid II (1 report)
- Motorola Droid Bionic (1 report)
Reported not working:
- HTC Wildfire (2 reports)
- HTC Sensation (2 reports)
- Touch 4G (1 report)
- HTC Thunderbolt (1 report)
- Verizon HTC Rezound (3 reports)
Please share your experience directly with me (by email) and I'll add your phone to the list. Reports last updated: 2013-01-17.
Keywords: Locale Plug-in, plugin, Wifi, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Mobile AP, Access Point, Tether, Tethering, 3G, Connection sharing.
** If you don't have or want to install 'Locale', you DON'T need this application. **
Wi-Fi Match gives you a condition based on a Wi-Fi name. There are many Wi-Fi hot spots. So you can find a Wi-Fi SSID, the name of the Wi-Fi hot spot, in the location where you want your phone to be a specific condition; vibrate mode, turn on/off Bluetoth, etc.
Fix a crash when it is upgraded from pre-v1.1.0.
* Add MAC address for condition. But it's optional.
* User interface change.
Tested on Galaxy S.
Please share your experience by sending me an email.
Needs Android 2.0+ & Locale which isn't free.
v3 fixes HTC app list crash.
Apparently fails on Motorola Droid but I don't have one to test. :-(
* Mail-Queue (no more lost E-Mails if no (allowed) network is present)
* File and whole Directory.Attachments
* Accepts self-signed certificates
* Select networks which should be used to send emails (e.g. prevent send emails on mobile connections)
You can use variables in tasker just by using them in the text. For example if you receive a SMS you can use the following text in the subject of the email:
"You received a new SMS from %SMSRT"
The variable inside of this text will automatically replaced by the value of it.
*** If you have any questions or feature requests don't hesitate to contact me ***
*** New Settings-Dialog (Version 4.33) is currently only translated to english and german. French and Czech will follow.
* Send full folder content as attachment by entering the folder-name instead of a single file.
Get a draft of the documentation at
You can also set a password delay so the password is not needed if you unlock your phone within the configurable time.
* Disable device administrator before uninstall
* You cannot override another device administrator that requests a password (like a corporate Exchange)
* Does not work with lock pattern.
* 15 minutes refund policy is too short to test this app. You can refund this app any time by sending me you order id by e-mail.
Note: This is a plug-in, it requires Locale or Tasker from the Market. If you don't have one of those apps, you can download my other app "Password Delay" for just the delay option.
This plugin will allow you to set and change variables in one situation and have them used as conditions in another!
Ever wish you could have one situation trigger another one?
Or, do one thing when you get home from work, and another when you get home from school?
Now you can!
Requires Locale 1.0
You can update your default notification to silence other apps like Facebook, gTalk and gVoice too.
You must purchase Locale from the Android market first.
This plug-in only works with the 'Pro'-version of Fast Reboot. If you're using the free version, you can simply download the 'Shortcut'-plug-in for Locale (http://goo.gl/L79YG) and launch the Fast Reboot Free app via a shortcut.
Great Bytes Software is not affiliated with two forty four a.m. LLC or Crafty Apps, the developers of Locale and Tasker.