You know the drill. You’re in the middle of a meeting, or in a class, and your phone rings, blasting out an obscene ring tone you would rather everyone else not hear in the meeting. This is just one of the problems that face us with the modern smartphone, and it shouldn’t be like that, should it? After all, our phones are smart now, so why does this keep on happening?
The Phoneweaver Android App is designed to prevent just those awkward situations I described, and more. With various profiles at your disposal, your phone can behave just how you want it to. When you create your smart profiles, you can choose just how they are activated, triggered by various conditions.
With these options, you can choose to switch profile depending on the time, your calendar schedule (eg. your phone could automatically enter silent mode when you have a meeting scheduled in the day), power status and even your location, by using GPS.
This is all well and good, and the possibilities are certainly endless depending on your personal circumstances, but how easy is it to use? To create a new profile in Phoneweaver, all you have to do is hit the menu button on your phone, and select to create new profile. Then, give your profile a meaningful name, as you may have to refer to it at some other time too.
Once you’ve created your profile, you’re going to want to set up the various conditions of its activation, and what it is that the profile does to your phone when it is activated. The first thing you’ll want to do is select the trigger type. This can be any of the criteria I mentioned before, such as time, schedule, power status and location.
Of course, your profiles can be as complex or simple as you want. They can utilise things as simple as the sound mode, or as complicated as things such as communication systems and GPS.
An example given by PhoneWeaver is one where your GPS automatically turns on and gets your location each time your phone is plugged in to a car dock, to save you from waiting when you really need it. This could also change the Bluetooth option to ‘on’ as well, so your phone could automatically connect with your handsfree Bluetooth headset when you’re in the car.
Phoneweaver is undoubtedly an extremely powerful Android application, and really can make your smartphone ‘smart’. I’ve got it installed on my Nexus One, and will have for the foreseeable future to ensure that I’m not embarrassed when my phone goes off and it should be on silent!
If you want to try out Phoneweaver for yourself, you can download it from the Android Market for $6.99, or just scan the QR code below.
Hoping to study Computer Science at University in the near future, you’ll seldom see John without a computer in touching distance! His interests include building computers, reading all sorts of literature and of course writing for Zath to keep you updated on all the latest in the world of tech! You can follow John on Twitter as @british_geek.