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Octoknow beta


Octoknow beta

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UpdatedSeptember 24, 2013
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CategoryBusiness & Productivity


★ Empower your phone by matching its behavior to yours
★ Unlock the power of NFC
★ Instantly switch your phone between lifestyle profiles
★ Save your parking location automatically
★ And much more… try it out!

Don’t you wish your smart phone was smarter and simpler to use at the same time? There are thousands of apps that are supposed to make your life easier, but you need to be a brain surgeon or super techie to know how to make them work. It takes 3 or 4 clicks before you get the phone to behave the way you want it to.
Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to lay your phone on an NFC tag located on your car’s dashboard and have it automatically go into GPS mode or lay it on an NFC tag on your nightstand and have it automatically shut down all alerts and activate your alarm setting for the next morning? Octoknow gives your phone this power and more in a very simple way. Octoknow handles volume control, combines multiple actions into one task or mode, and even allows you to create your own modes.
Whether you are a grandmother, grandfather, baby sister or brother, Octoknow “knows where you are”. Your phone is an extension of you, and Octoknow extends the functionality of your phone making it smarter and simpler to use. Your phone “ought to know”. That’s why you should have Octoknow.


We are currently in limited alpha. If you would like to participate, email us at
We currently support Ice Cream Sandwich (and newer) builds of Android. NFC is not required, but is supported. Please let us know if you experience any issues on your phone.
Here in Octoknowland, we are all Octos. We hope that all our Octos love the app as much as we do.
We know that permissions sound scary. We make every effort to honor your privacy and trust in us. We have detailed exactly why we need permissions below. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
– Your location
We use location information only if you have GPS mode activated with the “Save a trip” setting to record where you parked your car. It is for your eyes only. It never leaves your device.
– Network communication
We use the Internet to connect to the Octoknow Market so that you can discover and download modes. We also tap into your phone's cool NFC technology if present. This can be used to activate modes through a wireless swipe of a sticker. Finally, we toggle Bluetooth per your mode preferences.
– Storage
We only use the storage to save Octoknow modes that you download from the Market. We do not access the storage otherwise.
– Phone calls
We use this to ensure your phone has the correct volume when ringing per your app settings, and to identify you as a unique Octo.
– Hardware controls
We control volume settings to accomplish one of our core features, which is adjusting your volume levels to match your real-life activities.
– System tools
We modify Wi-Fi state and your wallpaper per your mode settings.
We use “modify global system settings” to change your ringtone and notification tone per your mode settings. We do not use this permission for anything else.

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