Integrate with Scenes in HTC Sense
The HTC Hero (and probably all subsequent HTC Android devices) allows the user to configure different desktops (scenes), with different widgets, shortcuts, backgrounds etc.
For example, a user can have 'Work', 'Home' and 'Out' scenes, and then switch between them for different activities, providing useful access for the given activity.
If locale could detect/control these scenes, it would enable both automatic switching of scenes based on rules, and different notification/network/etc profiles for each scene selected.
Scenes in HTC Sense is a private API, which means that third party apps like Locale cannot access it.
HTC has launched a new developer API for Sense UI devices at http://www.htcdev.com/
Unfortunately, these APIs are extremely limited and do not allow developers access to more advanced features such as Scenes.
John Richardson commented
HTC really do need to open up the HTC Sense API - having scenes controlled by Locale would make Scenes 100% more useful!
If HTC Sense cannot be interacted with this, is there something similar (and open to interaction) from LauncherPro or any other like this?
I 110% support tis as being a killer app for both Locale and HTC.
I'm going to twitter them now!
Please build in this feature - It would be soo cool!
Really, really want it!!! Would be so useful!
It would justify both locale and htc sense! whoa! get cracking, beloved codemonkeys!
Yes, please! Life would be so much easier!
This is a really good idea. Couldn't someone perhaps make a plug-in?
Gerald Sharon commented
You want an app that would stand out above its competitors...this would be it.
This would be a very helpful feature, and would certainly make scenes useful.
Sounds only sensible (if you'll forgive the unintentional pun), honestly I thought that a plugin already existed for it and I just couldn't find it...
The sales guy said this was already part of the Hero itself....HA. If you can get this to work I'd be allllllll FOR IT! Great Idea.
Count me among those requesting this feature. HTC's Sense UI is great, and I'd love to see Locale take advantage of Sense's customization abilities.
I actually downloaded Locale because i thought this feature existed. Hope it will be added soon!
Duke of Phone commented
absolutely, would make a big difference to have all the home screens change to your work functions upon arriving to work!
Although not essencial it would be really nice to have this
I am planning to buy HTC Hero myself, so this would be amazing thing for me.