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Update 2: Llama has been returned to the Play Store this morning as promised, listed as version 1.2012.12.29.1412. As for the pesky silent mode/vibrate bug? This version's changelog indicates that it is "hopefully fixed."

Update: It looks like KebabApps has pulled Llama from the Play Store while the developer sorts out "a pain-in-the-butt problem involving silent mode," in which the app can – for some users – switch what should be silent mode to vibrate mode. KebabApps, in a blog post, provides more information on the issue, along with a (hopefully) fixed download, which users are encouraged to test, and which will be uploaded to the Play Store "tomorrow morning."

Llama, an extremely popular location-based profiling app, was issued an "über üpdate" today, bringing a handful of big changes from a new UI to bug fixes.

For starters, Llama is now officially compatible with Jelly Bean. With that change, the app got a "semi-Holo" UI which, while not stringently close to the Holo we all know an love, is a step in the right direction (though Llama, like Tasker, could still due with some UI TLC). The interface is based around four familiar tabs – Areas, Events, Profiles, and Recent, and remains pretty straight-forward.

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Llama's update also brings event sharing, meaning users who have created location-based events can share them with others after only a single long-press on the event.

Users will also enjoy LlamaTone rate limiting, event delays based on seconds (rather than minutes), and a handful of new actions and conditions. Here's a full look at the change log:

What's in this version:

über üpdate!!! Bugs via EMAIL not comments, ta!
Known bug: vibrate mode may be silent
JellyBean support
Llama event sharing
Semi-Holo UI (Android 4+)
LlamaTone rate limiting (i.e stop gtalk constantly beeping)
Change list item limits (debug settings)
Event delays in seconds rather than minutes
Bug fixes
Intent can use 'extras'
Set Llama variable can increment/decrement
NFC tag
Mobile data enabled
Mobile data connected
Fat Llama? Go to website for smaller version

Whether you're already a fan of Llama or just want a great location-based method of automating your phone's settings, hit the widget below and grab version 1.2012.12.28.1222.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://twitter.com/mobilephonesfan Mobile Phones Fan

    the app got a "semi-Holo" UI which, while not stringently close to the Holo we all know an love, is a step in the right direction

    You've got to be kidding. Llama was always a strikingly ügly -- not to forget nearly incomprehensible -- app, but even so this "über üpdate" is ünderwhelming.

    And please don't defame Android's style guide. Any dev with the cajones to call that mess 'Holo inspired' should be flogged with a Lightning cable.

    • Wayne Randall

      It's one guy, cut him some slack. Besides, it does everything¹ Tasker can.

      ¹ I have both, and the the only thing different I can see is Llama's free. And easier to use out of the box. But there's probably something I haven't noticed or used, I'll prepare for the flogging.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      I'm interested - how does this post defame Android's "style guide"? Llama's own description uses the term "semi-Holo UI," and the rest of that sentence (read: the context) points out that it's definitely NOT strictly adherent to the design guidelines.

    • http://twitter.com/Codexx Cody Curry

      I'm with you to an extent. I think the "Holo" being just a simple swipe menu is pretty underwhelming. But it's still a huge step up in terms of usability. A lot of the UI does need to be rethought. Long taps for stuff that should just be single-tap. And usually that just brings up a menu instead of understanding context. There's plenty of room for improvement. I've certainly got ideas if the developer is accepting submissions. That being said, I think it's a step in the right direction and it shows commitment to adhering to Android's design guidelines in the future.

  • John


    The Play widget (free one) link is broken.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Yep, Llama's developer has pulled the app. I've updated the post with more information.

  • Pau1ey

    And it's off the Play Store... See Llama's website: http://kebabapps.blogspot.com/

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Thanks for the note, updating the post now.

      • Pau1ey

        Sure no problem!

  • woj_tek

    does it finally set's correct volume in JB?

  • http://profiles.google.com/k3gman Keg Man

    Love this app and been using it since my droidx. for something thats almost set it and forget it, im surprised its look is even a factor. It can be confusing a bit but its not exactly made for the casual user