New Release – Share Rules and Gain Points

Check out our new release!

In this release we introduce our new exciting App Icon, a new “Open URL” action, some bug fixes and improvements and a new method for gaining points for the Rules Market.

Now you can easily share your favorite rules from the market on your Facebook / Twitter, directly from the rule toolbar or as part of downloading, and gain 3 points per share.

Go and share – spread the rules creativity and let your friends start enjoying the AutomateIt experience.

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34 comments on “New Release – Share Rules and Gain Points
  1. Jay says:

    I am new to both android and Automateit. I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 with android 4.1.1 and would like a rule that would reduce the screen brightness when playing music with the standard Music Player app and back to normal brightness when the music is stopped. Example when in the car and playing the music I would like to see what track is playing but do not want the screen at full brightness and then when turning the music off the screen goes back to normal. Will Automateit do this for me or do I have to do this manually. I am using the free version to test the app and if I like it will most likely upgrade to the Pro. When I had the iPhone after a certain amount of time the screen for music would dim automatically and if I touched the screen the screen would return to normal. Thanks

    • Jay says:

      I think I got it working. Is there any trigger to say if I play music from the music play widget that it will dim the screen also?

  2. dan says:

    airplane mode action does not work any longer on 4.2. Please fix.

  3. Dan Perez says:

    After the latest Android update (4.2), and updating Automate It Pro to the latest version, my screen timeout rules are not working. I have a trigger set up to make the screen stay on forever when connected to power, and the trigger works. However, the screen goes to sleep after about 5 seconds.

  4. Justin pallo says:

    I have an problem. I went to the appstore to buy this application during some bar 3g. It removed $1.60 from my account, but didn’t give me the application. Please help!!!

  5. David says:

    As I mentioned in the other post, you are simply rewarding spamming. Spamming the market with trivial rules that are either useless or already there and spamming twitter and facebook with the same. You should reward quality and novelty, not quantity at all costs. I already have no use for the market now because it is chock full of rules that are so stupidly simple they take me longer to download than to just write myself, or they are plain useless. There are also literally dozens of duplicates in there.

    The market sounds good on paper but it’s obviously not working. Below the top ten it’s just a landfill, an arbitrary pile of rules. People should be punished, not rewarded, for uploading and/or tweeting yet another “wifi on at home” rule. Or a rule that has your phone speak “Hi” when the screen goes on.

    You need quality control on that market, even if it’s crowd sourced. Voting up *and* down, reporting malicious rules, duplicates etc. At best it’s currently a waste of time, at worst it’s a huge security risk, because who is vetting all those contributors? Nobody, and while somebody’s “check this out, lol” rule is formatting SD cards or calling up boobie-trapped websites, e’s actually getting points for it.

    • AutomateIt says:

      As we answered at the other post, the Market place is a new feature that we launched just a few weeks ago. For now we see that many users use it as their main place to get rules from.

      We are taking into consideration feedbacks from users, including yours.

      We appreciate your feedback in regard to duplicates, quality and awarding, and might change things along the way.

      You can use the market search to find rules with triggers and actions which are useful for you personally.

    • Asphyx says:

      I couldn’t agree more. I was VERY dissapointed to find that the points thing still applied after I purchased the pro version. I can understand what you are trying to do but it is counterproductive for the reasons by David. All it does is flood the market with duplcate and poor tasks.

      Please, please, please see the light and remove this. At least from the paid version.

  6. Mark says:

    I have a rule that turns bluetooth on when I send or receive a call. And a rule that turns bluetooth off when it disconnects from a bluetooth device. As far as I can tell, this means if I make or receive a call and there is no bluetooth device – and it never connects to begin with – bluetooth will turn on and stay on. Is there a way (now or future) that if bluetooth turns on and it doesn’t connect to any device, it will turn off. I’m a Pro user. Thank you

    • AutomateIt says:

      You can update your second rule and use the AND trigger so it will turn off Bluetooth when you are not connected to any Bluetooth device AND call ended.

  7. Austin Bagley says:

    Suggestion for the app (pretty sure you can’t already do this) more than one action from a single trigger.

  8. Roughair says:

    Suggestion for another trigger:
    Identified soundpattern. For example, record the alarm sound of some device on your phone. If the alarm starts, the phone sends an SMS.
    Or at least, a trigger which starts, when something is louder than x dezibel; like a clap switch.

  9. Mike says:

    I was waiting/hoping that an update would solve my pandora killing issue.

    The problem is that when the rule I have active when bluetooth disconnects, it’s supposed to kill pandora, but it doesn’t. It sort of throws it for a ‘loop’ (restarts it), and begins playing music again.

    Any suggestions on rules to truely ‘kill’ or ‘force stop’ this application? It’s annoying when I walk into the office thinking pandora is killed when I get out of my car, but my phone starts playing in my pocket when I sit at my desk.. quite embarrasing

    Running a droid 4 rooted with ICS

    • AutomateIt says:

      There are apps that killing them just restarts the background service and this is according to the specific app design (in your case, Pandora).

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