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[APP][2.1+] Silence -- a scheduler for changing your ringer and other settings!

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skmpowdjy

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Mar 2, 2011
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--+ Silence +--

Hello! I'm posting to tell you all about an app that some friends and I have just released to the Google Play Store, called Silence!

Silence allows you to toggle your sound and system settings automatically over scheduled intervals.

With this app, never again will you have to worry about silencing your phone during that important meeting, or even missing calls and texts later in the day because you forgot to turn the volume back up. Simply put in your schedule, choose your toggles, and forget about it. Let us do all the work for you.

Features:
- Simple, intuitive Holo-themed interface
- Schedule events that occur once, or repeat on certain days of the week
- ...or, use your events from Google Calendar*!
- Change your ringer, notifications**, media, or alarm volumes over scheduled intervals
- Turn Wi-fi, Bluetooth, mobile data***, and airplane mode**** on and off
- Change your settings back automatically when the scheduled event ends

The permissions requested are required to be able to change the state of your phone automatically. The ad-supported, free version of Silence uses internet permissions only to display advertisements. We do not collect any data from you.

Feel free to contact us with any suggestions, concerns, or feedback! If one of the toggles isn't working for you, please send us an email with your phone model and Android version so we can fix it!

* Calendar support only in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up. We are working on support for older devices!
** Notification volume and ringer volume are combined in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up. If you are running a custom ROM which splits them back into separate volumes, check the appropriate option in the settings menu to set each volume separately.
*** Mobile data toggling is only supported on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and up. This toggle is in BETA so unfortunately does not support the "change back" option for now. If you find this toggle does not work on your device, please email us with your phone model and Android version so we can fix it!
*** Airplane mode is not supported in Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean r2) and up.

What's new
v2.0
- New look and feel
- Support for repeating events "until" a certain date
- In addition to ringer, you can now also toggle notification*, media, and alarm volumes
- Set specific volume levels for each sound toggle
- Integration with Google Calendar events*
- Added the ability to toggle mobile data* (beta)

* For certain Android versions only; see above description for details.

v1.0
- Initial Release

Things to look forward to:
- The ability to "whitelist" certain contacts, so that their calls always come through no matter what the phone is set to
- A homescreen widget which allows for quick activation of a preset profile
- An option for 24-hour format
- Other suggestions from our users!

** Unfortunately, we cannot support GPS toggling nor airplane mode on 4.2+. Access to these settings are restricted to system apps, even when rooted. **

Screenshots:
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Download on Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.epsilonlabs.silence.ads

Silence is all about being simple and easy-to-use, not to mention being totally convenient. We'd greatly appreciate it if you'd take a few minutes to check out the app. Please leave any feedback and/or suggestions for us! Thanks!
 
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skeswa

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Jan 9, 2011
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A rarely well-designed app

The other day, while browsing the newest offerings of the android market, I noticed Silence and decided to give it a shot. Rest-assured it was a worthy investment of my time. Tasker may have better functionality, but Silence has a sheek user experience that is difficult to find anywhere else. I recommend Silence as the next Utility app to add to your arsenal.
 

vbauer86

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Feb 14, 2012
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Can you implement the feature that calls are allowed while notification and other sounds are muted like ''quiet hours'' in cm10?

I think noone wants to miss an important call during the silent shedule.

greetz

€ Maybe some translations too, so this app would become more popular
 
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drtrask

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Jan 26, 2011
21
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Suggested feature/option

This seems like a great utility, but it still requires a couple "switches" to truly live up to its name ... specifically:
  • Ability to toggle/adjust notification volume
  • Ability to toggle/adjust alarm volume

Additionally, it would be great if you could backup/restore settings to/from the SD card. This way, you could transfer settings between devices ... or through an OS flash.
 

al16000

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Mar 6, 2009
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Maybe beyond the scope of what you want to do - but would you be able to add a feature that could integrate with Google Calendar and silence when you have a 'busy' appt? That would be really nice for non-weekly meetings, etc. I use Tasker to do this now, but it would be nice to have an easier interface to work with. Just an idea - appreciate what you have done!
 

danirebollo

Senior Member
Jan 1, 2012
73
4
Madrid
your app are awesome, but xD there is any easy way (im not sure if gcalc API are friendly) to sync this with gcalc?, maybe adding label or some in each event to select repetitive events.
For example: In your pic you said "classes" to silence in this hours. I have all my events in gcal and would be good choose event in calendar and set his silence profile.
You understand me? (my english are slightly poor xd)
i try to make some similar app when i got time...
 

Ivan Fuentes Hagar

Senior Member
Jan 5, 2012
237
58
Los Angeles
Beautiful app! Any chance of getting a whitelist to allow certain contacts to ring through when silenced, or possibly a ring-threshold (eg. If the same number calls x times in y minutes then ring regardless of settings)? :)
I love this idea... I was talking about it, not too long ago!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35208786&postcount=6

Maybe beyond the scope of what you want to do - but would you be able to add a feature that could integrate with Google Calendar and silence when you have a 'busy' appt? That would be really nice for non-weekly meetings, etc. I use Tasker to do this now, but it would be nice to have an easier interface to work with. Just an idea - appreciate what you have done!
It would be great if you could grab the free / busy information from the native calendar app and set up a profile based on schedule.
Another good one... this is, in fact, the way Google should have done it from the very beginning. I mean... they have EVERYTHING they need... doesn't it just "make sense"?
 

FBis251

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Mar 21, 2011
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Great app so far! I'd recommend borrowing a feature or two from Silent Time though

1) When adding a new schedule, if the current time is between the scheduled times, the phone should go on silent. For example, I add a schedule that puts the phone on silent between 12pm and 2pm. It is currently 1pm, so it's past the start time. The app doesn't detect that the current time is between the scheduled times so it doesn't put the phone on silent. Seems like a bug to me.
2) Add a widget for instant silent for an hour

I do like that you can control more than just the ringer though (unlike Silent Time). I don't get signal at work so I like to put my phone on airplane mode to save battery, and enable the wifi if it was disabled. This will work perfectly for that! Thanks a bunch for your work.
 

skmpowdjy

Senior Member
Mar 2, 2011
97
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Thank you all for your support and feedback!

We're looking into implementing the following for the next update:
  • Ability to adjust media, notification, and alarm volumes
  • Ability to choose a specific volume level instead of just "Normal"
  • Whitelists
  • Google Calendar integration
  • More toggles!

...so stay tuned!

Great app so far! I'd recommend borrowing a feature or two from Silent Time though

1) When adding a new schedule, if the current time is between the scheduled times, the phone should go on silent. For example, I add a schedule that puts the phone on silent between 12pm and 2pm. It is currently 1pm, so it's past the start time. The app doesn't detect that the current time is between the scheduled times so it doesn't put the phone on silent. Seems like a bug to me.
2) Add a widget for instant silent for an hour

These are definitely things we will look at for the next update. Thanks for your feedback!
 
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drtrask

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Jan 26, 2011
21
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Updates

Thank you all for your support and feedback!

We're looking into implementing the following for the next update:
  • Ability to adjust media, notification, and alarm volumes
  • Ability to choose a specific volume level instead of just "Normal"
  • Whitelists
  • Google Calendar integration
  • More toggles!

...so stay tuned!



These are definitely things we will look at for the next update. Thanks for your feedback!

THANKS for your future planning - and apprising us of your intentions.
If you need any beta-testers, feel free to consider me.
 
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Ivan Fuentes Hagar

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Jan 5, 2012
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Los Angeles
Thank you all for your support and feedback!

We're looking into implementing the following for the next update:
  • Ability to adjust media, notification, and alarm volumes
  • Ability to choose a specific volume level instead of just "Normal"
  • Whitelists
  • Google Calendar integration
  • More toggles!

...so stay tuned!



These are definitely things we will look at for the next update. Thanks for your feedback!

Sounds really great... once you have all those features implemented, you app will be by far the best option in the Play Store. 5 stars.
 

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    --+ Silence +--

    Hello! I'm posting to tell you all about an app that some friends and I have just released to the Google Play Store, called Silence!

    Silence allows you to toggle your sound and system settings automatically over scheduled intervals.

    With this app, never again will you have to worry about silencing your phone during that important meeting, or even missing calls and texts later in the day because you forgot to turn the volume back up. Simply put in your schedule, choose your toggles, and forget about it. Let us do all the work for you.

    Features:
    - Simple, intuitive Holo-themed interface
    - Schedule events that occur once, or repeat on certain days of the week
    - ...or, use your events from Google Calendar*!
    - Change your ringer, notifications**, media, or alarm volumes over scheduled intervals
    - Turn Wi-fi, Bluetooth, mobile data***, and airplane mode**** on and off
    - Change your settings back automatically when the scheduled event ends

    The permissions requested are required to be able to change the state of your phone automatically. The ad-supported, free version of Silence uses internet permissions only to display advertisements. We do not collect any data from you.

    Feel free to contact us with any suggestions, concerns, or feedback! If one of the toggles isn't working for you, please send us an email with your phone model and Android version so we can fix it!

    * Calendar support only in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up. We are working on support for older devices!
    ** Notification volume and ringer volume are combined in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up. If you are running a custom ROM which splits them back into separate volumes, check the appropriate option in the settings menu to set each volume separately.
    *** Mobile data toggling is only supported on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and up. This toggle is in BETA so unfortunately does not support the "change back" option for now. If you find this toggle does not work on your device, please email us with your phone model and Android version so we can fix it!
    *** Airplane mode is not supported in Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean r2) and up.

    What's new
    v2.0
    - New look and feel
    - Support for repeating events "until" a certain date
    - In addition to ringer, you can now also toggle notification*, media, and alarm volumes
    - Set specific volume levels for each sound toggle
    - Integration with Google Calendar events*
    - Added the ability to toggle mobile data* (beta)

    * For certain Android versions only; see above description for details.

    v1.0
    - Initial Release

    Things to look forward to:
    - The ability to "whitelist" certain contacts, so that their calls always come through no matter what the phone is set to
    - A homescreen widget which allows for quick activation of a preset profile
    - An option for 24-hour format
    - Other suggestions from our users!

    ** Unfortunately, we cannot support GPS toggling nor airplane mode on 4.2+. Access to these settings are restricted to system apps, even when rooted. **

    Screenshots:
    7qJqx8ol.png
    0fDIjnzl.png
    B0zwU4Zl.png


    Download on Google Play:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.epsilonlabs.silence.ads

    Silence is all about being simple and easy-to-use, not to mention being totally convenient. We'd greatly appreciate it if you'd take a few minutes to check out the app. Please leave any feedback and/or suggestions for us! Thanks!
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    Beautiful app! Any chance of getting a whitelist to allow certain contacts to ring through when silenced, or possibly a ring-threshold (eg. If the same number calls x times in y minutes then ring regardless of settings)? :)
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    Thank you all for your support and feedback!

    We're looking into implementing the following for the next update:
    • Ability to adjust media, notification, and alarm volumes
    • Ability to choose a specific volume level instead of just "Normal"
    • Whitelists
    • Google Calendar integration
    • More toggles!

    ...so stay tuned!

    Great app so far! I'd recommend borrowing a feature or two from Silent Time though

    1) When adding a new schedule, if the current time is between the scheduled times, the phone should go on silent. For example, I add a schedule that puts the phone on silent between 12pm and 2pm. It is currently 1pm, so it's past the start time. The app doesn't detect that the current time is between the scheduled times so it doesn't put the phone on silent. Seems like a bug to me.
    2) Add a widget for instant silent for an hour

    These are definitely things we will look at for the next update. Thanks for your feedback!
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    Hey everyone; we've just updated Silence to version 2.0! Check out and let us know what you think :)
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    It would be great if you could grab the free / busy information from the native calendar app and set up a profile based on schedule.