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This update introduces the following features:
New Trigger – Wifi network available
Wifi networks are everywhere and so far AutomateIt enabled you to launch rules based on wifi state (on or off) and connection state to a specified network (connected, disconnected and so on).
Still, it seems like that something was missing and this new trigger should fill the gap – you can now launch rules based on networks that are in range, regardless of your connection state.
Taking it a step further, if your device is running Android 4.3, this trigger will work even when your wifi is turned off ! on other devices, this trigger will only work when wifi is turned on so you can skip to the next feature.
To make sure this feature is enabled on your device go to the app settings screen and look for the “Wifi network available trigger settings” (If you can’t find it, this feature is not supported on your device – only Android 4.3+ is supported) .
If you see the “Always scan” button this means that the feature is not enabled on the device and you need to click the button to use it.
When clicking the button the following dialog will be displayed:
Clicking the “Allow” button will set the device global setting that allows AutomateIt and other apps (such as Google Maps) to scan for wifi network when wifi is turned off. To disable this setting you need to go to the device wifi settings.
After allowing scan when wifi is turned off you can set additional parameters that control the time interval between wifi scans that are initiated by AutomateIt.
All of you who browsed the rules market must have seen all kinds of awesome rules that require some app that you are not familiar with or don’t have installed on your device so you couldn’t take advantage of them. This update now shows you a list of apps that are required for each rule and redirects you to the Play Store app for downloading that app (assuming the app is available on the Play Store). Take a look at the following screenshots to see how this looks like when expanding the rule details on the rules market:
Improved text to speech action
Following AutomateIt previous update that added several keywords you can use in various actions, the text-to-speech action is now supporting these keywords. Make your device announce the time or battery level when you wish.
Active period with triggers
Rule active period has been around for a long time (Feature can be unlocked in free version and available in the Pro version) allowing rules to be active only in defined time periods – e.g. only on Sunday between 9:00 and 11:00.
This update brings much more flexibility to the same concept – You can now set rules to be active between defined triggers. for instance, Want to set a periodic reminder to charge your battery when it’s getting low ?
Low battery warning by AutomateIt Team
Want a periodic reminder to charge your battery that will not stop until you connect your phone to the charger? that rule will take care of that for you
Check out this set of useful rules that you can create using that new feature:
Super annoying alarm clock by AutomateIt Team
Having troubles waking up in the morning? addicted to the snooze button? this rule is not a simple snooze button. it will not stop until you at least check your emails to make sure you are awake
Speaker off when near ear during call by AutomateIt Team
Automatically turn off the speaker when you hold your phone near your face during an active call. This rule does not require any enable/disable rules as it uses the NEW feature that activates it when a call starts and deactivates when a call ends !
Speaker on when far from ear during call by AutomateIt Team
Automatically turn on the speaker when you hold your phone away from your face during an active call. This rule does not require any enable/disable rules as it uses the NEW feature that activates it when a call starts and deactivates when a call ends !
Delayed execution notification on Jelly Bean
Rules that execute with delayed execution on Jelly bean gets a new look that shows the rule name, the icon of the delayed action and a standard progress bar with buttons to execute or cancel the scheduled action.
Oh, and we also fixed several bugs that caused notifications to get stuck.. (Not just on Jelly Bean)