As previously posted here, DriveFi is an app designed to help RW members by disabling wifi when driving and enabling it again when you stop.
The app prevents attempts to connect to known wifi hotspots as you drive past them, without requiring any manual effort.
DriveFi uses your phone’s accelerometers to determine if you are driving or not; the GPS is NOT used and neither are the cell or wifi radios.
Note, therefore, that if you fiddle with your phone while driving, the activity recognition algorithm won’t know that you are driving!
DriveFi is now available on the Google Play Store!
PLEASE NOTE: I updated the package name for the play store version. This means that you should UNINSTALL YOUR CURRENT VERSION before installing it from the Play Store. Failing to do so will result in two DriveFi apps running on your phone, and no one wants that (it won’t harm your phone, but would likely cause the versions of the app to fight for control over the wifi radio)!
From this point forward updates will be much simpler - you’ll be notified of DriveFi updates through the Play Store just as you would be for any other app.
As stated in the original blog post (and in the Play Store listing) DriveFi still uses a non-free 3rd party plugin called AutoLocation.
As always, I do not profit from sales of this plugin (in fact, I’m not a very big fan of it at all - if anyone knows of a free alternative I’d love to switch to one!)
(quote from the original blog post follows)
Tasker and Third Party Plugins:
There is an application in the Play Store called Tasker which provides an easy method to develop automation scripts for Android devices. These scripts may be exported as proper Android Apps and may be freely distributed by the script author.
Tasker does not provide access to the new Activity Recognition API, though third party plugins exist which do provide access to this API. Unfortunately these third party plugins are not free.
When a Tasker script is export as a proper App, it includes hints that the App requires any third party plugins that were used to create it. The exported app cannot include the plugin directly, and of course plugins must be installed (and purchased, if not free) by anyone who wishes to run a Tasker-based app which utilizes that plugin.
I hope you enjoy the new version, and as always your feedback is much appreciated! I’ve received a number of feature requests and am actively working on many of these.
The first version on the Play Store is an update from the RW-centric distribution; we are up to version 1.6 now with some UI improvements and the inclusion of one feature request: the ability to turn off the persistent notification!
With no further stalling for time, go find the latest DriveFi version at the play store!