Thursday, October 30, 2008

Introducing Locale for the Andoid G1

Locale allows you to create Situations, which specify Conditions under which your Settings should change.
For example, your "At Work" situation might notice when your location condition is "1600 Amphitheatre Parkway," and trigger your ringer volume setting to vibrate.
     Conditions are true/false questions that Locale asks, such as "Am I at home?" or "Is my battery below 20%?"
     Settings are the changes that Locale makes to the phone when all of a situation's conditions are met. Example settings include "Turn on call forwarding to my landline" and "Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth."
     One of Locale's most powerful features is its expandability. Our 3rd party developer platform allows for third party plugin conditions and settings.
The platform also includes a global location manager, allowing other applications to reuse locations and saving you from re-entering your favorite locations for each location-aware application.

One of the neat things about locale is that you are able to customize the volume by the time of day for your alarm as well!

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