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[idea] Status switching based on ambience

asked 2014-04-08 05:06:59 +0300

junnuvi gravatar image

updated 2014-04-09 12:05:07 +0300

tokaru gravatar image

It will be great to have option to switch status (FB and other chat services) automatically when switching ambience. For example: If you have "night mode"-ambience you can automatically set all chat services to offline mode and so on. Yet another same kind of situation is if you have "in a meeting"-ambience you will also probably like to have chat services to be offline.

Also when you have set message/notification tones muted that should also disable vibration, or at least you should have option to select on which ambiences have vibration but that's another story..

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answered 2014-04-09 00:58:47 +0300

Andy Branson gravatar image

I think it is already Jolla's plan to turn the ambience into a profile/theme including this sort of thing - that was the explanation of why there's such an accessible ambience switcher in the UI.

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Yes, Jolla have big plans with Ambiences .. in next 5 years .. :) But for now have bad basic idea implementation .. :(

Kaacz ( 2014-04-09 10:54:34 +0300 )edit

I've been wondering about the timescales recently. Now they've put lots of work into stabilizing Sailfish, I'd expect they'd turn to features next. They've already hinted at MMS in the next version, and tethering even made it into the last update, so I reckon some of these promises to start appearing in the next few months. The Ambience plan is a big UI goal, so I think it'll be sooner rather than later, and your idea is a perfect place for them to start :)

Andy Branson ( 2014-04-09 10:57:57 +0300 )edit

Personally, I'm hoping that what @Jaakko Roppola described in his answer over at [https://together.jolla.com/question/397/screenborder-swipe/?answer=9299#post-id-9299]

In the long run, Ambiences are intended to be setting umbrellas, where switching between your favorite ambiences would disable and enable a user specified set of system settings. This is just another way of offering you a way to control your device radios and features, with the added bonus of seeing a visual image as a representation of your selected features that extends all the way to application level.

This way, you can have your favorite set of accounts and features enabled when you go running, and have a deep visual indication of it. When you go to bed, you have similarly an image that communicates all your sounds except alarm tone is muted, all accounts are turned off and all features are optimized for power saving.


i.e. basically what you (and I, and many more) request - but more! - is not too far into the future.

phle ( 2014-04-09 18:00:13 +0300 )edit
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