Note: This blog entry is based on testing I did months ago, and am just now getting around to blogging.
Okay, so I've used the Atooma application on my Android for more than 2 weeks now, and decided today to uninstall it. It worked okay, although it would frequently interfere with my wifi connections by cutting them off unexpectedly. I think the application has a lot of potential.
So why did I uninstall it? Let's first examine why I installed it in the first place.
I hate having my phone search for a wifi connection when I'm between the home and the office. It wastes power and drains my battery. So by using Atooma to turn off wifi when I left the office or left home, and turn it back on again when I reached the office or reached home, it would save battery, right?
What I did NOT factor in due to faulty logic on my part was that GPS would be searching endlessly to see if I was at the office or at home, thereby draining my battery far more effectively than the occasional wifi search was doing. Truth be told, I just need to make it a habit to turn off wifi when I leave the home or office, and turn it back on when I'm in a place where I can use wifi. I installed and tested Atooma because I was being lazy. Period.
So I'm back to manual and I think my battery will last a lot longer now!