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is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

to control when your phone is protected

IE when your logged on to your home network your phone doesn't ask for a pin number to unlock or slide to unlock et or even with gps, i know siri can remind you when your at a a certain location
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

Another stalker. Great.
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Re: is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

That's a pretty cool idea...

*adds to to-do project list*

Choscura: He doesn't want to track people, he wants to make it so that when his phone is in certain locations like at his house, he doesn't have to enter his password to access it. Anyways I don't think it's possible because I'm pretty sure apps can't change security settings.

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Re: is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:20 AM

Interesting.. Definitely seems possible..

I'm thinking a service that runs (at least on an android phone/device) that periodically checks if a wifi connection exists, and if that particular connection is to an AP in the list of "safe zone" aps, and if so... keep the device awake but, if you want to conserve power, dim the screen after a period of inactivity (but don't lock it).

You'll find the tools to do that in the WifiManager, PowerManager and WindowManager APIs.
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Re: is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

View PostPython_4_President, on 01 December 2012 - 03:20 AM, said:

Interesting.. Definitely seems possible..

I'm thinking a service that runs (at least on an android phone/device) that periodically checks if a wifi connection exists, and if that particular connection is to an AP in the list of "safe zone" aps, and if so... keep the device awake but, if you want to conserve power, dim the screen after a period of inactivity (but don't lock it).

You'll find the tools to do that in the WifiManager, PowerManager and WindowManager APIs.



Actually this already exists at least for android although the app name eludes me.

edit: double post after 500 error

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Re: is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:57 AM

There's pretty much an app for everything at this point, but seems simple enough to make yourself. Plus, this is a programmer board after all =)

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Re: is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:25 AM

my bad, I misunderstood the question.

I don't know if there is a way to do this, but it seems like an impractical idea to me, because your phone unlocking in your pocket when you pull into the garage seems like an easy way to cause accidental calls at best. I like the idea in principle, but this seems like the wrong way to use it.
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Re: is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

the screen would still be locked it would just not ask for a pin number to unlock or another combination
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Re: is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

https://play.google....do.unlockathome
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

This still seems like a bad idea. A criminal with a wifi router and a bit of googling could find a way to spoof your home network well enough to bypass security, or leaving it in a public but trusted location- like work, or at a uni- could let anybody who found it open it. maybe in conjunction with other things- the camera turning on to see if the environment matched the signal, or if it was your face- that might work, and could probably even be expanded to a 'guest' account with limited access to your apps, no permission to install new ones, and no access to your call logs and so on, or which loads different apps and data and so on. would be great for families- like mine- where swapping, sharing, or borrowing phones is common.
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Re: is there a phone or a way to use gps wifi

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

Android 4.2 recently added multiple users. Haven't tried it since I'm the only person who uses my phone, but from what I understand, it's basically what you just described.
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