Llama - Location Profiles

Llama - Location Profiles

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Amount of actions
  • Doesn't require GPS enabled
  • Events history
  • Really useful
Cons
  • It takes some time to set it all
  • Layout is too sober
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"It can't be called 'smart'-phone if it first hasn't learnt"

Reviewed by / May 11, 2012

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.

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Developer's original description available here
Tired of your phone buzzing in the middle of the night? Annoying your colleagues by having your phone blast out your ringtone at work? You need Llama!

Llama is a Location Aware Mobile App

Contents:
- Intro
- In-app purchases for donations
- Comments
- Permissions
- Uninstalling

** EMAIL ME if you have any problems. Use the contact developer button in the market listing ON YOUR PHONE **

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* INTRO
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:
4G
APN
Accounts Sync
Airplane Mode
Bluetooth
Car mode
GPS (before Android 2.3 only or Cyanogenmod)
Haptic Feedback
Kill Applications (also force-kill with root privileges)
Play, pause and other media buttons
Mobile Data (before Android 2.3 only)
Reboot
Run apps
Run shortcuts
Screen brightness
Screen lock PIN/password
Set Llama variables
Speakerphone
Screen on and off
Screen timeout
USB storage
Vibrate
Wallpaper
Wifi
Wifi hotspot
Wifi sleep policy

Create events based off:
Airplane mode
Battery level
Bluetooth devices
Calendar events
Car mode
Charging
Day of the week
Current locations
Headset
Llama variable
Music playback (stock Android only, requires third party developer support)
Phone start up and shut down
Screen on and off
Time of day
Wifi networks

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.

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* IN-APP PURCHASES
IAPs are only for donations if you like using Llama. You are not forced to use them, and if you do choose to donate no changes actually happen in the app

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* COMMENT RESPONSES/RANTS
I can't reply directly to your comments! If you vote 1 star, please say why, otherwise I can't fix it. Please email me about any questions, bugs and suggestions!
- 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

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* PERMISSIONS
-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

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* UNINSTALLING
-If you've used screen off or screen password actions, go to Settings > Security > Device Administrators, untick Llama from the list, then uninstall

Recently changed in this version

Remove donation IAPs
Notification action now expands variables
Don't crash when decoding a dodgy Locale Plugin intent

PREVIOUS CHANGES:
Llama? button contains all menu items (for phones that do not have a 3-dot menu button)

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Comments and ratings for Llama - Location Profiles
  • (74)

    by Mathieu Marleix on 25/11/2014

    It help me to configure my profiles with a lot of possible actions / condition without using a lot of battery. A must for me. I make an exception for the import / export function that must be corrected : No instruction where it save the zip file. Import / export seems buggy on smartphone with sdcard (Didn't find where it exported and when i tried to import, no success - tried with loc /sdcard/Ll

  • (74)

    by Nizam Kazi on 25/11/2014

    No competition with tasker, hey! It's free. Do most of the things without eating battery too much... Nice app!

  • (74)

    by Benjamin Lau on 25/11/2014

    Easier to use than Tasker with powerful enough features. All it needs now is either Holo Blue or Material Design!

  • (74)

    by Tom Husband on 25/11/2014

    I can't get it to work on 5.0. Need to turn Bluetooth on/off when Pocket Cast is on/off but nothing happens. Worked great on 4.4.4. I sent an email 4 days ago but haven't heard anything. Unlocked and rooted Nexus 5.

  • (74)

    by Humair Ali on 25/11/2014

    Loved this app on KK but now the app can't toggle Mobile Data On/Off. Please fix this soon.

  • (74)

    by Gabriel Orstadius on 24/11/2014

    Used to have Llama to automatically switch screen rotation on and off depending on which app i was using but this no longer seems to work with android l, please fix this issue!

  • (74)

    by Paul Fernando on 24/11/2014

    Makes the smartphone smarter