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Habitats - New 4x1 toggle widget


Jul 18, 2010
I just released a new version (1.5) of Habitats. The app lets you add chameleon scale widgets that look like icons and can be configured to launch different applications depending on what Wi-Fi network you are connected to.

The new version adds a 4x1 toggle widget that lets you quickly change habitats without changing networks. (You can use linking to connect your configuration to a Wi-Fi network later.)

There is also a simple live wallpaper that changes in different habitats. It isn't fancy but is subtle and gives a visual indicator when you change habitats. You can tweak the configuration by tapping on the slowly flashing bubbles.

Habitats is a Locale plug-in so you can use it with Locale or Tasker.

Habitats in the Android Market

Habitats is free software (GPL). See the website for details.
Main website (adaptroid.org)
I just added a new version with a few more tweak. The chameleon scale widgets no longer add a notification when you launch an app, instead you can edit them by tapping the scale in the top right corner. Those notifications seemed like a good idea at the time, but were pretty annoying.

I also added support for making habitats conditions in Locale.
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Glad you like the app!

You're right, Habitats uses the MAC address to identify a habitat and there isn't a way to use the SSID instead. I'll try to work out a solution in the next version since I can definitely imagine how it would be problematic to deal with more than one Wi-Fi network with the same SSID.

Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

Best Regards,
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