Microsoft Launches on{x} Automation App For Android [Updates]

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on x 3007   Microsoft Launches on{x} Automation App For Android [Updates]What does Microsoft have to do with Android? One answer is on{x}, a brand new Android app and matching web interface recently launched by Microsoft. The idea behind on{x} is similar to Tasker, because it lets you automate activities based on your phone’s current condition or location. Microsoft on{x} is free to use, and the rules are created and applied through the onx.ms website.

To start, head over to the Google Play store and download the on{x} app. The app requires Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) or up, so Froyo and Éclair users must wait for the moment. Log into the app and the web interface using your Facebook account (there is currently no other option) and start setting up rules for your phone.

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Microsoft on{x} uses a JavaScript API to remotely program your phone, and using this interface you can set your phone to do things like automatically text your wife when you leave work, launch a specific app when you’re walking, set automatic replies to specific text messages, and much more.

You can explore the recipe collection available on the on{x} website to find what you’re looking for, and if you can code, you can also create recipes of your own. There aren’t many recipes currently available, but anyone who writes a rule can upload it for others to use, so Microsoft are probably expecting the recipe book to be filled up quickly.

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Watch the official video by Microsoft to learn some more about what on{x} can do.

Did you get a chance to try on{x}? What do you think of it?

Source: on{x}

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Himanshu Singla

Thats really great app..but can someone let me know if it will work on samsung galaxy ace s5830..android version 2.2..

Yaara Lancet

Unfortunately, it won’t. Not at the moment, anyway. I also have an Acer Liquid E running Froyo and it won’t work on it. Only Gingerbread (2.3) and up!

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Mihovil Pletikos

and is there anything similar for wp7?

Yaara Lancet

Not yet. It’s not even possible to do this with the current Windows Phone OS. I believe Microsoft are testing the grounds with Android, and will probably make it possible on the next version on WP. But that’s just my guess.

Mihovil Pletikos

why it isn’t possible?
and the next version of wp will be i’m sure a part of os…

Yaara Lancet

I think the WP OS is too closed for this kind of outside communication. At least the current version. Next version will probably have it too, I agree.

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Ben Klaas

“using your Facebook account (there is currently no other option)”

The app looks really cool, but holy cow is that a dealbreaker right there for me.

Yaara Lancet

Thanks for the link. I wish the Gingerbread requirement were for beta only too…

Yaara Lancet

I agree, it’s a bad decision. Lately I feel like all I need Facebook for is to log in to these kinds of websites. I’m not sure what makes a service limit itself like that. At least give people several options, not everyone uses Facebook!

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Nick Bruce

It’s interesting that it’s (1) not available on Windows Phone and (2) that it needs to be logged into with a Facebook account. I mean, Microsoft does have its on logon service, your Microsoft Account.

Leandro Sato

It’s interesting that it’s (1) not available on Windows Phone ,(2) that it needs to be logged into with a Facebook account (3) they use Google Chrome on the video

Nick Bruce

Google Chrome!? Have they lost their mind? I never even went and watched the video.

Nick Bruce

They actually use both Chrome and IE. If you’re careful, you can see the IE window chrome in one of the screenshots.

Yaara Lancet

It’s not possible for this to work with WP right now, but they’re probably planning on a future release. If not, they really are weird. :)

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Shehan Nirmal

That’s a good work

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Prajesh Ananthan

How do I get it to work? I have registered and installed it on my phone, Even added a recipe. What’s next?

Yaara Lancet

I believe that’s all you have to do, doesn’t it work for you? I can’t try it myself because my phone won’t run it… which is also annoying.

Prajesh Ananthan

Oh it’s all right. I got it working. Thanks anyway :)

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Tanguy Djokovic

do you have to let internet on in permanence?

Yaara Lancet

I’m actually not entirely sure since I can’t try the app myself, but the way the app works, it make sense that it would need constant data connection in order to work.

Also, many functions rely on your current location, which also means you need to have GPS enabled for those.

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Austen Gause

looks cool but tasker looks better

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