Bluetooth Proximity Tasker
Developer: Chris Vallis
Current Version: 1.0.2
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 735.9 KB - Download
Run any AppleScript when a paired bluetooth device goes in and out of range. Adjust the range using signal strength.
Most Helpful Reviews
Does what you ask it to do - What it does is simple. It runs an applescript when your bluetooth device is within range and runs a different applescript when it's not in range. The key is making sure you write a good applescript that handles the various states your computer is in, which obviously has nothing to do with this app. There's really nothing more that this app can do, as the requirements are pretty simple.
Doesn't work at all. Don't waste your money. - First of all there's NO documentation at all. I've tried to get this thing to fire AppleScripts and just won't work. I had to refer to reviews of this app for tip s on making it work! There's a typo in "Bluetooth" on the button that says "Bluetooh Device". Really? ONE button on your app and you have a typo?? And what the heck is the point of the slider labeled "Select"? This is the worst $2 I've ever spent. I really WANT to like this app. Please fix it and I'll revise my review. Do yourself a favor and download the freely available open source program called Proximity, that blows this one away.
More Reviews for Current Version
Works, but needs some serious polish... - There are, of course, free alternatives to this app out there, but this one seems to be a lot more simplified for those of us not wanting to mess around with a whole lot of various customization options. The interface is very spartan; there's nothing more than the ability for you to select the device to use (which as another reviewer pointed out, the text on the button is misspelled, which is a shame), the ability to select the signal strength required to classify the device as in or out of range, and the delay (though whether this is the delay between when the strength hits the threshold specified or how often it polls for the device, it's unclear). I was able to get this working with my 4S without too much hassle (the 4S said that the device I was trying to connect to, my iMac, was an incompatible device, but it still works), and the default Beeps seem to work just fine. Haven't yet experimented with any AppleScripting, so I'll update this review when I have.
Didn't work for me either - As previously stated, Applescripts aren't launching when proximity changes - not even the defaul beep. :/
It works, but needs some UI love - I agree with the reviews that says that it does what it says it will but it needs polish. Specifically, I'd like a way to point to an application or a script file to run instead of pasting in a script. Keep the pasted in script option as well. I'd also like to be able to make changes with out having to manually quit and restart the app. Additionally, if there was a way to show the signal strength while the application is active I might have an easier time figuring out range although I did manage to do it with the prefs open.
Awesome - Does exactly what is says. I use it to enable my iPhone to be my key to access the computer. No more passwords. See the link below for a guide. I would have given 5 stars but it seems to be limited to 1 bluetooth device and 1 action set. Would be nice to have multiple devices so multiple people can share the same computer.
Does what it - I used to use 'Proximity' which was a small app created by a stand alone developer that shared his app online, it was discontinued and there was no simple app to do the kind of bluetooth proximity detection i was looking for. This app is very simple but it does the job… perfectly in fact. My only complaints are the the UI, but it does appear the developer knows his programming but it not an interface guy, no cut and paste in the script window (you have the right click to copy paste) and typo on the Bluetoo't'h Device button and it's save to set prefs functions are a bit simple… Yet with those minor complaints, once i had it set up, it detects my phone when in range, runs the appropriate script and runs the Out of range when i leave, it's reliable, accurate and simple. All i was looking for. For the price and the fact it works as advertised, 4 stars, fix the UI a bit and clean it up, instant 5 stars! PS> Reguardless of the complaints, this is the ONLY software that does this proximity detection in a simple and backround efficient way, so beggars can't be choosers!