So I added to two of my tasker configs for my tablet to send a reply text after I send the timeout text from my Bionic.
SMS Automation #1:
Send SMS to Tablet "Wakeup" -> Tablet receives text -> Tablet responds to text contents "wakeup" and wakes up display -> Tablet sets display timeout to 30 mins -> Tablet sends reply SMS text to my Bionic "HexxTab: Timeout set 30min"
SMS Automation #2:
Send SMS to Tablet "Timeout" -> Tablet receives text -> Tablet responds to text contents "Timeout" and sets display timeout to 1min -> Tablet sends reply SMS text to my Bionic "HexxTab: Timeout set 1min"
You may wonder what is the purpose of these particular automated tasks. Well I keep my tablet always on. How do I do that you ask? Well... first off I want it always to be ready to "get up and go". I have auto display brightness enabled in addition to power saving mode enabled. That tends to help some plus I have the display timeout which also helps. For the most part my battery lasts a few days without needing to charge so I'm good with that. No need to really go through the exercise to power on/off all the time. When the battery does start to get low then I just connect the USB charger in my car for about an hour then its all good for another few days or so. I have not had any issues with this and it works just fine for me.
So back to the main question on why I have automated tasks for the display timeout. Simply put, to help conserve battery I have the display timeout and rather than having me press the power button to wake it I would rather just automate that. I'm all about technology integrations so I figured why not just create a tasker widget on my Droid Bionic that will text my tablet. Then on the tablet have automated tasks to perform actions based on the content in the text body sent from my Bionic. So just today I added another step on the tablet to text me back after the timeout was set so that I have a confirmation that the text was received and the task was executed.
I'm going to also test this other idea I have based on bluetooth proximity where if I my Bionic is in a certain distance from the tablet then it will send the wakeup or timeout text. That will prevent me from even having to touch my widget to send the text.... technology just makes us all so lazy :becky: