feature-request: Use Ambiences like KDE Activities

asked 2014-01-31 22:06:52 +0300

Strahlex gravatar image

updated 2014-02-03 18:24:01 +0300

I think it would be a good idea if the Ambiences could be used like the Activities recently introduced in KDE. One could for example create a sports Ambience directly starting the sports tracking application and the music application. In additions this could be combined with NFC for automatically switching to a specific Ambience when a specific NFC tag comes in range (e.g. switching to car mode automatically opening the maps application and enabling Bluetooth)

For anyone who does not know KDE this is good explanation of KDE Activites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX1LvJtUXzc

Update: Maybe not only NFC based but also geo-location based (e.g. start remote control application when coming home)

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Awesome idea!

jii ( 2014-01-31 22:43:17 +0300 )edit

Besides the NFC idea, the ambiance could also switch based on geo-location (e.g. being at home or at work).

avdwoude ( 2014-02-03 17:43:18 +0300 )edit

What you are asking is what Jolla already stated to be in the making, ambiences+TOH will provide different settings/feature-umbrellas -> so for Sat night-out you put on a night-out-TOH->your ambience, settings and (for what I am waiting) your restrictions change (here for example - disable all access to clouds/office-mail/exchange, enable device-lock and gps-tracking... and so on) - is this what you are about?

chemist ( 2014-02-04 01:57:27 +0300 )edit

@chemist the one thing I think is missing from jolla's plan that is in this idea (and in KDE's activities) is the possibility to also link a set of apps to an activity/ambience. Relax ambience --> autostart browser and mitakuuluu; Sports ambience: autostart music player and sports tracker, etc.

Orologiaio ( 2014-02-04 02:17:47 +0300 )edit

@Orologiaio that is a more than valid feature-request once ambiences are fully introduced! Starting shell-scripts is already requested on together, somewhere. For TOH

chemist ( 2014-02-04 12:51:29 +0300 )edit