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Automator for iOS

No, no, Automator does not exist for iOS yet - but it would be a nice feature!  

I was thinking about this the other day.  My iPod Touch has WiFi, and I use it as an alarm of sorts. Since I keep the WiFi off, I don't have up to date information on weather, news, and RSS when I get up - a dashboard for the morning for example.  Of course I can use my iPhone (which is what I do) to get my RSS reader caching with information, synching my Instapaper account and seeing what the weather is like to pick appropriate clothes.

However, wouldn't be be nice to have some automator actions available on the iOS?  For example, instead of waiting for me to initiate an Instapaper sync, or download the most current weather data, why not schedule these actions to happen before my alarm goes off? I could conceivably tell my iPod to turn on WiFi, connect to my network, cache the most recent 200 articles, sync instapaper, download emails (in case they haven't been pushed), and get the most recent weather data, then turn off the WiFi to conserve some energy.  Then when my alarm goes off, the first thing I see if weather data.

This reminds me a little of WebOS's precognition. It would be nice to have some of this baked into the iOS
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