Thanks to Shaun McGill of Lost In Mobile for the following guest post.
Smartphones are supposed to make our lives easier, and by and large they do, but there are times when the fiddling about setting alarms and other menial phone related tasks can make the experience feel somewhat cumbersome.
The ideal scenario for the past few decades has been to have a machine do the work for us. From the idea of robots that can do housework in the 1950’s to jetpacks that can fly us around in the 1980’s, we have long had a fascination with tools that can do the menial work that we don’t like doing ourselves.
The idea of automating smartphones has also swum around the outer edges of the industry for a few years, but it has never been achieved in a fashion that makes the experience worthwhile. Until now.
Android has been built to let developers exploit almost every single part of the software and hardware and this has led to the creation of apps that can automate specific aspects of our smartphone usage. Unlike some other operating systems, it is open season for developers to create software that helps in numerous ways and AutomateIt Pro is the best example yet of an app that can undertake the tasks you don’t want to.
It would be easy to talk about the features for many a paragraph, but we don’t need to. Instead, spend a minute imagine the following-
Arrive at a specific destination and trigger a reminder or automatically send an SMS.
Activate a feature when you open an app. For example, open a Podcast app and turn the volume up to maximum.
Turn the phone to mute when the time of a meeting arrives; no more embarrassing moments in front of your colleagues.
Turn your phone off when a pre-defined battery level is reached.
You can set up the above and so much more in minutes and remove all of the smartphone hassle from your life forever more. It would be impossible to cover all of the possibilities available in this app and that is what makes it so impressive. You can automate anything you like and have your Android smartphone take care of task after task throughout each day without even touching your phone.
This app and the fact that it is able to be built truly highlights one of the great advantages of Android.