Originally Posted by CapnPez
Oh, I see what you mean. I hadn't understood what you meant by the "proximity setting" (I've never used NFC tags). Just to be clear, is the difference in that the profile is changed depending on whether the tag is either in contact or not, i.e. car mode when in contact and then detects the loss of connection when removed and restores to previous profile?
Again, I'm not sure if this helps, but I found this thread from a GS3 forum:
It sounds more like what you were asking, but I'm not sure if it's only for the GS3.
Yeah, I saw that when I searched. That is basically what I'm looking for. The thing is, I could have sworn that at one point I had an app that had proximity built in as standard. Maybe it was just for rooted phones, I don't remember...
I hadn't actually used it back then for proximity, but I thought it was there to be used.
To answer your question, Yes! With proximity, you could set your phone for the normal day to day operation. Then for example, at bed time, you could place your phone into a charging dock that has a peel and stick NFC tag on it's face, and when the phone gets near enough, the tag would activate the tasks you have programmed into the tag. For example, you could turn off WiFi, turn off the ringer, Turn the brightness down to minimum, set a wake alarm/volume/tone, etc... Then, in the morning, when you remove the phone from the dock and it loses proximity with the NFC tag, the tasks will revert to their "daytime" mode, and the brightness will come back up, the WiFi will turn back on, etc...
I realize that all of this can be done by setting the tag to "toggle" functions in that the first swipe of the tag could turn WiFi off, and the next swipe of the same tag would turn it back off, but obviously I don't want to "toggle" by using multiple swipes. I want proximity. (another way would be to use two separate tags near each other and one would be the daytime tag and the other would be for nighttime...)
for the car, I want to turn brightness down a bit (I do most of my driving at night), turn on bluetooth (to sync with my handsfree device), turn WiFi off while driving, start my music app and play a specific playlist, turn the volume up to max (my cassette adapter has very low volume, and the phone automatically lowers the volume when the headphone jack is plugged in), and announce each thing as it is happening (yes that's currently an option)....