As wifi uses minimal power you can use the ssid as ur trigger, and in case u neva knew tasker can also use cell towers for locations. Newer cell tower, like cellcs have 5x normal range and a single tower can cover up to a 70km radius making cell towers absolutely useless for some.
I have a place that I frequent thats about 200m away from my house and it knows when I'm in either of these areas. Of course, there are blind spots such as when I'm in the bathroom and it thinks I'm in the other location.
The thing about wifi is when I'm in location 1 (home) then its wifi on, mobile data off, auto sync on, brightness lowered. When I'm in location 2 then its the opposites as I keep the Wifi off to conserve data because it won't be connecting to anything, but I'm guessing you use Wifi in both places ?
My brightness is permanently on minimum, phone works great like that, I have wifi everywhere, there are only a handful of spots where I do not have a wifi connection. Wifi just uses so little power it a waste to turn it off in most cases. I also have my wifi scan interval decreased from the standard of 15 seconds to 2 minutes.
AUtosync is never off, not that I really care but I have onavo extend for data compression, save about 60% on my very rare data usages.
As for profiles I have about 7 active profiles switching between work and everywhere else, then I have GPS toggles for apps, auto volume for my headphones, data toggle when on wifi, Wake-On_lan for my computers, then a few manual tasks like sleep mode that turns down my volumes and up my alarm, signs out of GTalk, puts the phone in airplane mode and turns off my file-server.
Wake up to do pretty much the opposite.
I cn get the benefit in location scanning for something without mostly constant wifi, but the cell tower scanning still uses more battery than having left wifi on. GSM signal usage is one of the most battery intensive operations on a phone, wifi uses up to 70% less than 3G and 40% less than EDGE, can only imagine what the difference is when compared to HSDPA+. I am actually considering getting a mini 3G router with cellc, cheaper data and then I never need to switch my phone off wifi.
Check the market, WoL Wan if u just want to turn it on, or Rocket Launcher if u wanna turn it off as well.
Both intergrate with tasker, RL is a bit easier to setup in tasker, but WoL Wan lets you assign names to your pcs and create groups.
I used Tasker for a long time, but now use Llama. Just preference.
When my phone disconnects from my home access points, my Bluetooth switches on. By the time I reverse out the drive my cell has paired with the car Bluetooth.
When at the office, cell connects to office WiFi and Bluetooth switches off again. So on...
In the car I have my old Desire HD as a permanent Nav device for maps and Waze. When it disconnects from my home office wifi (right by the gate), Waze fires up and screen to full brightness. Toggles when I get to the office.
Then all the standard volume adjustments based on time of day.
Interesting that the Motorola smart actions allows you access to toggle the gps
Anyways, my navigation dock arrived today so for me I use that as a trigger in smart actions to enable the things I want to use while driving, like gps, turn off sync, brightness etc, when you dismount from the nav dock the phone goes back to how it was before you docked it.
I dono maybe I'm weird but I've tried apps like Llama and Juice Defender, I'd rather just control toggles myself. It's not so bad when there are apps that allow you to put toggles in your notification area as well as lock screen.
I do use smart actions but only for driving and turning my phone on silent when I go to weekly meetings at work.
I've been tempted to buy tasker, maybe you guys really use it but for me it will be a waste
Oh and I am so going to be playing with that wol app.
Last edited by CoolBug; 13-07-2012 at 05:53 PM.