Recently, rumors of a new app called “Atooma” have been swirling around the interwebs. I didn’t know what this app was when I found out about it, but I went ahead and signed up for the closed beta anyway. About three days after I signed up, I received an email that provided me with the code to join Atooma.
Atooma works by utilizing if-do commands. When you make an Atooma, you have many options- although they are still somewhat limited, since Atooma is just starting out.
This is what the Atooma Play Store description says about Atooma:
-You can set up conditional events (IF) that automatically trigger simple actions (DO), based on things like time of day, location, your favourite apps, email, battery levels and much more.
- You can publish your Atooma within the Wall and download Atooma from other users, for free!
- Manage your Atooma inside the App or log-in to www.Atooma.com
It is very easy to create an Atooma. Once you click on the center color wheel, you’ll be brought to a page that has various IF commands.
You then click on one of the icons, and you will be brought to another IF page that shows a more in depth page of IF commands. Each different color circle will give you different IF commands. For example, the pink circle is for mobile commands, the purple circle is for apps, and the yellow circle is for data. There are two colored circles that are not currently available. Those circles are “look” and “action”.
The screenshot shown below is what you get when you click on and IF command and its in depth command.
This is the page where you can see your full IF command. To select a DO command, simply click on +DO. Here’s a shot of some of the options that you have for DO commands.
Here’s an example of the full IF-DO command. This particular one translates to “if my phone is unplugged from the charger, then set the screen brightness at automatic”.
Atooma also has a certain social aspect about it. Through the app and the desktop site, you can look at published Atooma commands and use them on your phone!
Overall, I really enjoy this app. While it still has a way to come before it is fully functional, it is a great start for a beta project. So
far, I have set a few Atooma’s. One turns on Google Play Music when I’m driving. The other one I set up sets the brightness on my phone to automatic when it’s unplugged from the charger (as pictured before). The third one that I set up turns the volume on my phone all the way up when I am at my house. Hopefully in the future, Atooma gets more commands that will make this app even better.
I have noticed some battery drain when using Atooma for location based commands. This makes sense, though, since that means that the app is constantly accessing the location on the phone. Other than that, Atooma is amazing. It is very easy to understand, and it’s actually fun to see how many different combinations of Atooma commands that you can make.
How To Get Atooma:
To sign up for the beta, simply visit the Atooma website, or click HERE. Then, when you get your code, download the Atooma app from the Play Store. Once that is done, you need to log in (you can use your Google login details), and then you’re on your way to creating your own commands. You can also follow the Atooma team on twitter (Atooma_Team).
Have you tried Atooma yet? If you have, let us know how you’re liking it!