by Alex Chudinov
[paid Automate, no root required]
There's a free dash cam app called Road Recorder (link to G play: goo.gl/WPkZ3r) capable of taking videos when attaching device to external power and things like drawing trips on the map and ebmedding speed to the recordings all based on GPS but for those of you (as me) using the device not only as a dash cam you may end up with unnecessary recordings as the application doesn't differentiate power source attached (usb, wireless charger or powered by car sigarette lighter adapter). Nor the app checks the orientation of the device.
This flow, in its turn, waits till you mount the device and attach certain charger and only then asks Road Recorder to start recording.
Also, instead of turning the video off right when unplugging the power, there's an option to continue recording if your battery is still above some customizable level.
What is also important, there's no need to learn the flow and edit it to put custom values as it has an intuitive configuration wizard upon launching the flow for the 1st time.
Be careful when driving and don't shy to leave feedback to share your Thank you with me ;)
ANDROID 9 NOTE
After update to android 9 Road Recorder started to ignore some commands from the flow. Even tips from the developer of the app don't work :( Not sure if it happens on all android 9+ devices but if it does, you may have to look at this new alternative flow https://llamalab.com/automate/community/flows/33388, without any external apps this time..
Happy new year and merry Christmas to you guys!
For whom: for those ones updated their devices to android 9 and started to have issues afterwards. Please have a look at the above ANDROID 9 NOTE
For whom: extremely useful for newcomers. Those who doesn't experience issues and are fine as it works right now could skip it.
Improvement: significantly simplified and made clearer the wizard displayed when running the flow for the 1st time.
Improvement: better support of the portrait mode
+other small fixes and improvements for better maintainability and stability of the flow
Fix: flow id related error (throwing exception) in the Orientation flow
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