Monday, 31 January 2011

It's been a couple of days...

So firstly, thanks to all of you for downloading Llama and thanks for your positive comments and feedback. I've updated Llama a number of times since it was first put on the Android Market. The change log is below. It was at the top of AppBrain's hot apps for about half a day which I was pretty pleased with, so thanks to them and everyone that visited the AppBrain page too! Also thanks to the peeps over at for their feedback. Finally, a massive thanks to you guys that have donated! I now have enough for one pint :) Cheers

Here's the changes up til now:


  • Multiselect for Enter and Leave area conditons. These are treated as ORs. e.g. Arrive 'London Office' OR 'Cambridge Office', change profile
  • Change Brightness action
  • Time Between picker now scrolls horizontally for small screened devices
  • Fixed duplicate naming of areas, profiles and event
  • Fixed rotation problem in event and profile editor
  • Event editor doesn't let you add the same condition/action more than once
  • Bluetooth permission as well as Bluetooth_Admin permission
  • Ignore No Signal/Unknown cell option now defaults to on, since that's what most people would probably want
  • Warnings rather than Force Closes when you forget to choose an area to enter/leave or a profile to change to
  • Music playing/paused condition
  • Clone events
  • Max volume sliders now read the correct max volume from the phone. Not all phones are created equal.
  • Notification volume is now part of profiles
  • Fixed some force closing related to profiles and APN

Friday, 28 January 2011

Llama - Location Aware Mobile Application

Llama is a Location Aware Mobile Application.

It uses phone masts to determine your location, so that you can change your ringer, vibrate and ringtones depending on where you are as well as the time of day. Llama provides you with sound profiles so you can quickly switch between quiet, loud, silent and normal sound settings.

It can also run applications, turn your wireless, Bluetooth and APN mobile data (GSM only) on and off.

NOTE: Since GPS is not used, the location tracking is limited to the number of phone masts in your area. This will work best if you live in a populated area.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Hooray! My first app - Gmail Label Speaker

So after playing around with Android for most of a year, I've decided to publish an app. It's pretty simple, but does the job.

Gmail Label Speaker

Gmail label speaker will speak the name of the label when you receive a new email in your Google mail account. It will work best if you have Gmail filter you emails into Gmail labels. e.g. create a rule so that all of your Facebook notifications get placed under a Facebook label, or so that your friends' emails get placed under a Friends label.

If an email arrives in your inbox it will simply announce 'Inbox', or if an email appears under multiple labels it will announce each label.

- This app requires the Android text to speech engine to be installed.

Show me the app on the market!