Sunday, April 26, 2009
NewsRob 2.0 Preview - Locale Integration
In the upcoming release NewsRob features a basic integration with Locale. Locale is a Grand Prize winner of Google's Android Developer Challenge.
Based on situations/zones (e.g. @home, low battery) you can define settings (e.g. turn the ringer off, turn WiFi on) or, as of the NewsRob's 2.0 release, request NewsRob to synchronize.
This integration should take care of the need to do a synchronization at a certain point in time as Ben and Julian Felke requested.
The screenshots below illustrate a scenario where NewsRob is triggered to synchronize every workday at 6am. On a sidebar: It doesn't make it necessary to use GPS or any other of the more advanced features of Locale.
Please note that you need to use the actions from the option menu to apply the changes you made in the dialogs. You'll see what I mean when you press the option menu.
Ok, let me know how this integration works for you. And, of course, I am aware that a broader integration (e.g. turning auto-sync on/off) is imaginable ;-) It is on my TODO list, but not near the top.