On{X} Remotely Automates Your Android Phone

Android: On{x} is an Android app from Microsoft (yes, Microsoft) for creating rules that automate your smartphone. It's like Tasker and Locale, except it's free, and you create the rules on the On{x} website with "recipes" or templates.

Recipes include things like reminding you to visit the gym if you haven't been there for three days, automatically sending your location to someone when they text you "where?", and opening a random Wiki page when you unlock your screen.

The web app is really easy to use and has a very elegant user interface. A dashboard and log also show you all events created and executed.

There is one big downside, though: you'll need to login with Facebook. If you can get past that, it's really fun trying new recipes and creating your own.

on{X} [on Google Play via Tech Crunch]


    Most of the reviewers on Google Play have complained that the only login option is with Facebook - and for that reason alone I will not try it.

    Increasingly, people do not want to be forced to login with FB, Google or any other social network.

    Its rating on Google Play is 2/5, and 567 out of 808 reviewers gave it 1 star, almost all because of the Facebook login issue.

    I think it's pretty safe to assume they'll be removing that restriction soon ;)

    Being "like" Tasker isn't good enough I'm afraid. Tasker only has 2 (maybe 3, if you include price) limitations - one being that it's not user friendly, the other being that tasks and profiles can't be (easily) created on a PC and transferred to your phone.

    Once you get past those two, and actually learn how to use the app - there is very little Tasker isn't capable of doing.

    Yeah, I'm one of the potential users who saw the FB login an d clicked elsewhere.
    I don't want to risk telling a gaping security hole like FB where I am and what I'm doing, 24/7.

    I hope LH will report when that silly restriction is lifted, so I can have a look at this!

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