Llama - Location Profiles
500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- Amount of actions
- Doesn't require GPS enabled
- Events history
- Really useful
- It takes some time to set it all
- Layout is too sober
Llama is a Location Aware Mobile app, that allows you to launch some actions depending on your location
Thanks to Llama you can teach your phone what to do depending on where you are. You don't need to leave enabled GPS 24/7: it doesn't work this way. It needs a "learning" process throughout which it tracks phone masts around. For example: launch Llama to detect phone masts near to work and it will detect when you get there (the longer it tracks the more accurate it will be). Then, it will automatically perform what you told Llama to do in that location: disable WiFi, enable vibration, enable GPS, etc. You can add as many locations as you want.
Actually, for a more accurate performance you should take some time defining the event: an event contains some conditions and some actions. There are lots of actions: kill app, music media volume, run app, screen lock password... check out developer description. When all conditions are met, Llama will perform the actions for the event. Most events come in pairs: you need one to turn something on, then another to turn something off, so yo'll usually create two events with the events conditions reversed (this way of proceeding it's a bit annoying).
You can check out "History" button to check out if all the events and actions are being performed properly. You can even place shortcuts to events in your home screen. Even it takes some time to set it all, it's worth. Must-have app.
Llama is a Location Aware Mobile App
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Llama uses phone masts to determine your location, so that you can change your ringer, vibrate and ringtones depending on where you are as well as the time of day. Llama provides you with sound profiles so you can quickly switch between quiet, loud, silent and normal sound settings. You can set your family, partner and children to ring even if your phone is set to silent! You can create events and home screen shortcuts to manage your sound profiles and more:
-Silence your phone at work
-Turn your Bluetooth on ready to connect your headset for a morning run
-Set your phone quiet when it's late at night and you haven't gone out
-Start the music player when a headset is connected
Llama can also do:
GPS (before Android 2.3 only or Cyanogenmod)
Kill Applications (also force-kill with root privileges)
Play, pause and other media buttons
Mobile Data (before Android 2.3 only)
Screen lock PIN/password
Set Llama variables
Screen on and off
Wifi sleep policy
Create events based off:
Day of the week
Music playback (stock Android only, requires third party developer support)
Phone start up and shut down
Screen on and off
Time of day
NOTE: Since GPS is not used, the location tracking is limited to the number of phone masts in your area. This will work best if you live in a populated area. If your home and work are covered by the same phone masts, you can try using the experimental Wifi-based location tracking. If that still doesn't work, you can remove the enter/exit conditions to make time-based profiles.
* COMMENT RESPONSES/RANTS
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- Jelly Bean DOES NOT have a system volume anymore! Don't expect Llama to change something that doesn't exist! Blame Google.
- If it Force Closes, please email me the /sdcard/Llama/LlamaLog.txt
- Don't blame Llama for the lack of your operator's phone masts in your area. You can still use Llama with the experimental location methods, or time-based events
-Read your calendar (aka 'Your personal information') for any calendar conditions you set up
-A bug/feature of Android means Llama also has to have the write calendar permission, but it doesn't actually write anything nor send invite emails
-Your accounts so it can run an account sync if your events say so
-Write to your SD card to import/export your area, events and profiles, and to write error logs
-Call-state and read contacts to let you choose which of your contacts can still ring even when silent
-Llama DOES NOT have internet permission. Your data isn't going anywhere
-If you've used screen off or screen password actions, go to Settings > Security > Device Administrators, untick Llama from the list, then uninstall
Bugs via EMAIL not comments, ta!
CDMA bad MCC/MNC fix
Import from a Llama URL
Fixed Bluetooth device name
When a profile is locked until a time, then you relock to that profile, Llama will adjust unlock time rather than cancelling lock
Ignore cells that are Int.MAXVALUE
Option to vibrate on unlocking profiles
Stop queued sounds with play sound
Headset with a microphone or no microphone
Fixed call state for ringing
Fat Llama? Goto the website for small version
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
Set the Volume, Ringtone, etc. depending upon time/location. For instance, silence the phone at night, unless you leave home. It can also silence the phone or put it in quite mode when you're at the library or theater. That's just the beginning of what
Very useful, comfortable and lightweight app
Since I discovered this app a couple of years ago this has been an integral part of my Android experience. Almost feels like magical the way it changes my profile without me ever getting worried about it.
Handy for all sorts of location aware things you want your phone to just do without your input.
I like the flexibility of this app. I use it to turn off wi-fi when I leave the house, silence the ringer at church, keep the screen from locking when using RunKeeper, etc. This is just what I was looking for.
I've been using this app for about 4 days now and it works as advertised. Initially, it didn't work all the time and was saying my cells were the same for work and home but after I fixed that the learning feature has done a good job on gathering location
Very easy to use for basic tasks. You can even create complex conditions with variables.