Nokia has launched new app forNokia users called Nokia Situations, which you can use to define how you want your phone to behave in different situations, like “In a meeting”, “Sleeping”, or “Playing with the kids”
The applications smartly will determine a certain condition based on a variety of parameters like time, GPS location, network location, WLAN status, and more. Once a condition is met, the app will trigger a variety of phone settings like those pertaining to ringtone, SMS auto reply, app launching, and even internet browsing.
The idea here is simple and smart: you want your phone to act differently in certain situations. When at a concert, you’d want your ringer to be louder, your SMS to auto-reply with something like “at a concert, text you later!” and so on. Or, when the phone senses that you are home, it will trigger the Home profile and forward your calls to your land line. You can manually set profiles if you don’t want to use the conditions.
For now, though, download Nokia Situations and set up a few situations you might encounter on a daily basis. Try it out for a while and begin thinking whether you’d like your phone to do something more for you in the situations you’ve identified.
You can trigger any combination of the following actions in any situation:
- Change Ringtones; make the phone go silent or louder, turn vibra on/off, and all the other profile settings.
- Answer missed calls with SMS; Especially when you set your phone to silent, you can also make it reply to missed calls, from contacts in your phonebook, with a pre-defined SMS.
- Save Power;Not using phone for a while, like when sleeping? Turn Bluetooth on/off or let your phone change to power-saving mode totally.
- Change UI theme / Wallpaper; Want to make the phone look different in different situations? Change the Theme during free time vs. when you are at work.
- Open a Web bookmark or application; Want to see weather forecast for the day when you wake up? Look at the calendar as first thing? Or open your favorite TV show discussion page at show time? Or perhaps change the Device Mode when at work?
To enable the device to act on the situation, you can tell the device to watch for the following conditions (separately or in combination):
- Scheduled. Set period of time, Set active days, Set during active calendar events.
- Location. Nearby (GSM location), Current location (GPS fix), From Map (use Ovi maps)
- Connectivity. Wi-Fi (when in range), Bluetooth