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Switching from Blackberry. Couple questions.
I want to switch from my Curve to the Droid. Can anyone tell me if Android can do the things below.
1) When syncing multiple emails accounts, Exchange, Gmail, ect, can you set a separate alert for each account. Can I make emails coming from Exchange do nothing but emails coming from Gmail make a sound or vibrate?
2) Ring profiles. Can you set up profiles for the phone. Currently I have a work profile and a home profile and one for phone only at night that everything is silenced except the ringer. In each profile emails, texts, and calls make different sounds or vibrate. Is that possible on Android?
I've searched around and am having a hard time finding this info.
- 11-03-2009, 08:29 PM #2
- 11-04-2009, 10:29 AM #3
1) yes you can set separate alerts, or at least you should be able too. I have a completely different sound for each of my email accounts. The same is true for vibration. You set up a main alert (default) for all the accounts in the settings menu, then you have the option withing the individual account settings to set the alert and vibrate for that specific account.
2) As far as the ring profiles, I personally do not have the ability to create profiles, but I am on android 1.6. The droid ships with 2.0, but I'm not sure if this is something they may have added or not. On my device there are the usual options of volume, vibrate, silent, with the ability to set individual ringtones and alertd for contacts, emails, texts, etc...
Good luck in your search. Hope this is a little helpful.
P.S. Android is awesomeness!
- 11-05-2009, 09:01 PM #4
- 11-05-2009, 09:20 PM #5
For question number 2 - a free app called Locale will give you almost every and anything you can ask for in profile managment. Hell it even texts my wife, opens my garage door and turns on my porch light when I turn onto my street. YES I'm serious.
Locale v0.69 beta Application for Android | Tools
- 11-06-2009, 10:42 AM #6
I use a mac, but I also have a PC (without Outlook)
On the Motorola page it says to transfer contacts to outlook, then import, etc etc... Well this doesn't seem to be an option for me...
There is an option in the Blackberry desktop manager to switch devices. either to a new blackberry or another smartphone... Does anyone know if this will work on the Motorola Droid? I don't get mine till tues, but I reall don't wanna type a few hundred phone numbers, and emails all over again.
- 11-06-2009, 11:54 AM #7
- 11-06-2009, 12:04 PM #8
- 11-10-2009, 09:39 AM #9
I have searched and searched as well for an answer to the profile/phone only questions. I do not think it is possible as of yet, which is killing me. I travel a lot and do business via email all over the world. I get emails all day, every day. The only thing that keeps me sane is the ability to set my BB to "phone only" when I go to bed. That way if the family needs to get me in an emergency they can while I do not have to listen to the hundreds of emails I am getting all day and all night.
This seems to be the ONE thing that is keeping me from committing to the Droid 100%. I love this damn thing... a lot!
I have downloaded Locale, and have played around with it, but I cannot figure out if it can help in this scenario or not. If someone knows of a tutorial, or can explain the setting I need to enable, please do let us know. There are a handful of quirky things that I will label as learning curve issues, but if I cannot figure out how to turn off all notifications other than the phone it may be a deal killer, which would be a shame for such a nice device.
- 11-10-2009, 10:32 AM #10
Sync with google sync
- 11-10-2009, 10:43 AM #11
Just a consideration
- 11-10-2009, 11:23 AM #12
Click Configure defaults
Set Phone and Notification volume levels to what you would liek them to be for your normal day.
Name it Phone only
Set times you want notifications to be silent
Set phone ringtone to desired level, set notifications to silent
For example - I work crazy hours. I have my known schedule in my calendar. I use those calendar events as "conditions" to set my phone ringer as loud as it gets, notifications slightly less loud, screen dim, ringtones to something appropriate. I also have a setting that turns my Wifi and auto sync for gmail calendar and contacts on whenever the phone is plugged in. When I'm at work at my desk, I plug the phone in. It's loud enough to hear over everything else i have going on, fires up the wifi and keeps my personal contacts and calendar sync'd while power isn't an issue. Anything I do on my exchange account is auto forwarded to my google account, and in turn is sync'd to my phone. I don't even sync with exchange anymore, as I have a dedicated netbook for work that's always connected to the company network via broadband. I can still grab a quick glance at my phone to check my agenda, or fire off an email to an employee or other business contact seamlessly through gmail, even while sitting in the local Japanese Steakhouse slugging Mai Tai's and fried rice with the wife and friends. heck I even ordered some components the other day and had them sent same day air to Dulles while sitting on the toilet at Ruby Tuesdays at lunch.
If things stay slow here i may just write up a nice little how-to of using Locale. IMO it's the single best piece of software written for a mobile device. Hope this helped a little
- 11-10-2009, 02:45 PM #13
I should have been more clear. I don't travel outside the US. However, I recieve emails from Europe and Asia. The time difference is what makes the email notications in the middle of night anoying.
That being said, the sooner they make this a global phone the better!
- 11-10-2009, 02:46 PM #14
I am all over this, thanks! I will give it a go and let you know! Thanks for the info!!
I went in and did everyting you said to do gbhil, but I cannot get it to work correctly. I treid to set the default as well and it does not take. NOt sure if I am doing anything wrong as I am following your example to the letter. Let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks again for the info!
- 11-10-2009, 08:57 PM #15
- 11-10-2009, 09:11 PM #16
In the meantime have a look here
profile | All | By date, Androlib, Android Applications and Games
I'm sure at least one of them has to be 2.0 ready.
- 11-13-2009, 03:38 PM #17
- 11-18-2009, 08:08 AM #18
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- 11-19-2009, 10:12 PM #19
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does Gtalk have "push notification" like BBM?
I have looked around quite a bit and have not found much info. I am in the market for a new phone, my first smartphone and was wondering if Gtalk on the Droid works similar to BBM for the blackberries. Does Gtalk have "push notification" like BBM does enabling the app to be turned off and still alert you of new messages? Any info on this would be really helpful, thank you.
- 05-11-2011, 09:58 AM #21