Home Zone
Home Zone 1.0b9
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    Jonas Witt
Home Zone can trigger user-defined actions as specified Airport networks or Bluetooth devices appear/disappear from the location of your notebook.
What's New
Version 1.0b9 (0.9.9.1):
  • Added Network IP/Host trigger
  • Added Airport enable/disable actions
  • Added iChat/Adium status action
  • Added intelligent trigger evaluation; zone availabily test will check easiest triggers first and skip unneccessary checks of harder triggers. Order is Network, Airport, Bluetooth. This way, you can save bluetooth power by also defining a network/airport trigger in a zone where "any" trigger is sufficient to determine availability. You can also cut airport scan load by defining a network IP trigger with your router's IP address instead.
  • Made actions rearrangable, defining execution order (drag to rearrange)
  • Improved responsiveness
  • Copy any custom actions to ~/Library/Application Support/Home Zone/Actions/ as Home Zone updates will override your actions otherwise
Version 1.0b9 (0.9.9.1):
  • Added Network IP/Host trigger
  • Added Airport enable/disable actions
  • Added iChat/Adium status action
  • Added intelligent trigger evaluation; zone availabily test will check easiest triggers first and skip unneccessary checks of harder triggers. Order is Network, Airport, Bluetooth. This way, you can save bluetooth power by also defining a more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Airport card and/or Bluetooth capability

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Roy-Van-Der-Woning tipped on 29 Apr 2007
I have Home Zone setup to lock my key chain whenever I leave my wireless network at home. However, when my MacBook wakes up from sleep mode, it takes a few seconds to reestablish a connection to that wireless network. This triggers Home Zone to perfrom the "leave" actions, even though I didn't actually leave home. And since there's no reverse action for key chain locking, I have to manually unlock it every time I wake up my Mac Book.

A solution could be to add a configurable delay (a few seconds usually suffice) between an established event (enter or leave) and the triggering of the configured actions.
[Version 1.0b8]

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derPlau replied on 05 Oct 2007
You can set the "Additional scans required before Trigger is disabled" item in the Preferences. I did this because Home Zone kept running triggers after short but transient drops of my wireless network; but it should work for your problem as well.
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jjkeller commented on 26 Mar 2007
This is cool!
Saves me the trouble of having to switch to log-in window every time I leave my desk...
[Version 1.0b8]


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davidhandy tipped on 19 Mar 2007
In response to the previous comment.

This is the type of application that only runs when placed in the Applications folder. The writer of the previous comment was running it from his Home/Documents/Downloads folder. That's why it wouldn't run. Place it in the Applications folder and it will run just fine.

(Extra tip: Did you know you can create a folder called Applications in your Home folder and it will behave just like the top-level Applications folder?
Or that you can create a folder called GrabBag in either Applications folder that does the same thing?
These tips are from "The NeXT Bible" by Doug Clapp from Brady 1990. A day-one feature of NeXT OS still lives today in Mac OS.)
[Version 1.0b8]

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xSmurf replied on 17 Jun 2007
GrabBag? Can you explain a bit more? Thanks!
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Vasilis reviewed on 14 Feb 2007
Great app. There are some other apps that try to do this but none of them are so user friendly.
And the developer is very responsive. There was a problem with a beta version and he fixed the bug right away.
His blog is the perfect place to ask for features: all requests made by users in the article about the previous beta are actually in this release. The next day!
[Version 1.0b5]


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Damacguy commented on 12 Feb 2007
Works as advertised. Works great.
[Version 1.0b4]


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brock samson had trouble on 04 May 2007
Keeps "forgetting" the shell script I've specified to run for one of my zones (i.e., it's no longer visible in the configuration window after I've changed to a different zone and back again). Tried deleting PersistentStore.xml, tried opening up the permissions on the script, tried recreating the script - no dice.
[Version 1.0b8]


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Sans had trouble on 28 Feb 2007
Won't launch:

Link (dyld) error:

Library not loaded: /Users/jonas/Desktop/Home Zone/build/Home Zone.build/Release/HZActionPerformer.build/Objects-normal/i386/HZActionPerformer
Referenced from: /Users/sans/Documents/Downloads/Home Zone.app/Contents/MacOS/Home Zone
Reason: image not found
[Version 1.0b7]

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Jonas Witt (developer) replied on 01 Mar 2007
I'm sorry, please download again. This has been fixed.
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Sans replied on 01 Mar 2007
Works now. Thanks!
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Downloads:5,664
Version Downloads:3,776
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Free
Date:14 Jun 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Home Zone can trigger user-defined actions as specified Airport networks or Bluetooth devices appear/disappear from the location of your notebook.


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