We have just released another update to the Play Store with several very cool features.
Purchase points (Free version only)
Our free version users can use points to enhance their AutomateIt experience by unlocking Pro features or downloading rules from the rules market. As of this new release points can be purchased from the “Add Points” button on the “Unlock Features” dialog.
New Gmail Trigger
This trigger allows you to use your Gmail account as a trigger. The trigger monitors a selected label on your Gmail account and is launched whenever a new message is added (or marked as unread) in that label.
To make the most out of this trigger it’s recommended that you create labels and assign filters to organize your inbox and categorize messages.
You can use this trigger to show a special notification upon receipt of a new a message from family members, important messages from work or messages with specific text in the subject or email body.
Send Gmail Action
The “Send Gmail Action” can be used to send a pre-defined email to a list of recipients using your gmail accounts that are configured on the device.
For many users, using the “Send SMS Action” was not an option as it is not available on tablets or could cost money to send a message. For this purpose, sending an email is a perfect solution.
When configuring the action, you are required to select the Gmail account that will be used to send the message. AutomateIt does not require your Gmail account password and instead it uses the built-in functionality to connect with your Gmail account on the device using a standard permission request to use your Gmail to send outgoing messages.
After selecting the Gmail account you can define the list of recipients, subject and email body. You can use all the keywords AutomateIt supports (See below) and use HTML tags in the sent message body.
AutomateIt already supports keywords that can be used in several action such as “Send SMS Action”. This new version adds two keywords:
- Last SMS Content – This will take the content of the last SMS received on the device
- Last SMS Sender – This will take the name of the contact who sent the last SMS (If can be found on the device contact list) or will contain the phone number in case the contact is unknown.
To take advantage of the new features introduced in the new release, you can download the following rule from the Rules Market to forward all received SMS messages to your Gmail:
AutomateIt Beta Users Group
We recently launched an exclusive users group that receives early updates of the app, before they are released publicly on the Google Play Store. For more details check out this post and join our beta users group.