AutoLocation

AutoLocation


Control your device with your movement! React to Geofences and Activities in Tasker!

AutoLocation is a Tasker plugin that lets you know when you're walking, in a vehicle, cycling, standing still or tilting the device, or when you're in a certain geographical area or spot and react to that information any way you like!

Geofencing is a new powerful location algorithm provided by Google that lets you track your location with higher accuracy and lower power consumption than ever before.

The new Android Fuse Location Provider uses all your device's location sensors to give you the best location updates possible. No longer rely on just "Net" or "GPS" like in Tasker. You can even not use any battery at all and only get location updates when other apps request them!

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(WARNING: YOU MUST HAVE TASKER INSTALLED FOR THIS APP TO BE OF ANY USE: AutoLocation is only usable as a plugin in Tasker. Please don't rate it negatively because of this.)

To use AutoLocation you must unlock the app. You have 2 options:
- Try app for free for 7 days, available in-app
- Buy AutoLocation unlock key: http://goo.gl/ENxuc

If you don't unlock the app in either of these ways, the AutoLocation Tasker conditions will never be matched.

Please contact me by email if anything is wrong and I'll respond to you promptly and try to fix it as soon as I can. Thank you.
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Activity Monitor:
- Change your settings or do any Tasker action based on your current activity
- Activities include walking, in a vehicle, cycling, standing still or tilting the device
- Advanced matching options like level of confidence of an activity and ignoring certain activities while doing others (like ignoring phone tilting while walking)
- You have access to these Tasker variables in the Entry Task (and only in the Entry Task) of an "AutoLocation Activities" condition:
- %alactivity (IN_VEHICLE = 0; ON_BICYCLE = 1;ON_FOOT = 2; STILL = 3; UNKNOWN = 4; TILTING = 5;)
- %alactivitydesc (description for the above code)
- %alactivityconf (confidence level that the detected activity is correct; from 0 to 100)
- You can activate or deactivate the Activity Monitor at any time with a Tasker plugin action

Geofence Monitor:
- Change your settings in Tasker based on your physical location
- Please leave Wifi on when using Geofences. Users have reported that these don't work well when Wifi is off.
- Geofencing is a new powerful algorithm provided by Google that is more battery efficient and more accurate than Tasker's built in location condition. Take a look at this video presentaion to see how it compares to the regular tracking methods Tasker uses: http://goo.gl/Pf1bj
- Add as many as 100 Geofences to always keep track of your whereabouts
- If you find you are being reported to enter and exit a Geofence several times in a row try making the Geofence circle a bit bigger
- Long-touch the map while adding a Geofence to switch between views (normal, sattelite or hybrid)

Fuse Location Monitor:
- Get your location using high-accuracy, better battery life or using no battery at all!
- Variables available on the Location condition's entry task:
- %alaccuracy
- %albearing
- %alspeed
- %altime
- %alaltitude
- %allatitude
- %allongitude
- %alprovider

IMPORTANT: You can enable/disable/toggle these monitors from inside Tasker itself with the "AutoLocation Activities" and "AutoLocation Geofences" plugin actions

Use cases:
- If you like to jog on saturdays, start music player when the walking activity is detected on a saturday morning
- Start navigation app if the "in vehicle" activity is detected right after you left the "Home" geofence
- Make phone silent if you're in the "Work" geofence and are in the "Still" activity
- Send an AutoRemote Notification to your wife when you enter the "Market" geofence, asking her if she needs anything
- And many many more!Your limit is your imagination!

Recent changes:
Fixed "AutoLocation Info" action where you couldn't lookup points of interest and set the "Sort By" to "Distance" and use "Radius" at the same time

http://joaoapps.com/autolocation/changelog/
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About AutoLocation
Control your device with your movement! React to Geofences and Activities in Tasker!

AutoLocation is a Tasker plugin that lets you know when you're walking, in a vehicle, cycling, standing still or tilting the device, or when you're in a certain geographical area or spot and react to that information any way you like!

Geofencing is a new powerful location algorithm provided by Google that lets you track your location with higher accuracy and lower power consumption than ever before.

The new Android Fuse Location Provider uses all your device's location sensors to give you the best location updates possible. No longer rely on just "Net" or "GPS" like in Tasker. You can even not use any battery at all and only get location updates when other apps request them!

****************************************
(WARNING: YOU MUST HAVE TASKER INSTALLED FOR THIS APP TO BE OF ANY USE: AutoLocation is only usable as a plugin in Tasker. Please don't rate it negatively because of this.)

To use AutoLocation you must unlock the app. You have 2 options:
- Try app for free for 7 days, available in-app
- Buy AutoLocation unlock key: http://goo.gl/ENxuc

If you don't unlock the app in either of these ways, the AutoLocation Tasker conditions will never be matched.

Please contact me by email if anything is wrong and I'll respond to you promptly and try to fix it as soon as I can. Thank you.
*****************************************

Activity Monitor:
- Change your settings or do any Tasker action based on your current activity
- Activities include walking, in a vehicle, cycling, standing still or tilting the device
- Advanced matching options like level of confidence of an activity and ignoring certain activities while doing others (like ignoring phone tilting while walking)
- You have access to these Tasker variables in the Entry Task (and only in the Entry Task) of an "AutoLocation Activities" condition:
- %alactivity (IN_VEHICLE = 0; ON_BICYCLE = 1;ON_FOOT = 2; STILL = 3; UNKNOWN = 4; TILTING = 5;)
- %alactivitydesc (description for the above code)
- %alactivityconf (confidence level that the detected activity is correct; from 0 to 100)
- You can activate or deactivate the Activity Monitor at any time with a Tasker plugin action

Geofence Monitor:
- Change your settings in Tasker based on your physical location
- Please leave Wifi on when using Geofences. Users have reported that these don't work well when Wifi is off.
- Geofencing is a new powerful algorithm provided by Google that is more battery efficient and more accurate than Tasker's built in location condition. Take a look at this video presentaion to see how it compares to the regular tracking methods Tasker uses: http://goo.gl/Pf1bj
- Add as many as 100 Geofences to always keep track of your whereabouts
- If you find you are being reported to enter and exit a Geofence several times in a row try making the Geofence circle a bit bigger
- Long-touch the map while adding a Geofence to switch between views (normal, sattelite or hybrid)

Fuse Location Monitor:
- Get your location using high-accuracy, better battery life or using no battery at all!
- Variables available on the Location condition's entry task:
- %alaccuracy
- %albearing
- %alspeed
- %altime
- %alaltitude
- %allatitude
- %allongitude
- %alprovider

IMPORTANT: You can enable/disable/toggle these monitors from inside Tasker itself with the "AutoLocation Activities" and "AutoLocation Geofences" plugin actions

Use cases:
- If you like to jog on saturdays, start music player when the walking activity is detected on a saturday morning
- Start navigation app if the "in vehicle" activity is detected right after you left the "Home" geofence
- Make phone silent if you're in the "Work" geofence and are in the "Still" activity
- Send an AutoRemote Notification to your wife when you enter the "Market" geofence, asking her if she needs anything
- And many many more!Your limit is your imagination!

Recent changes:
Fixed "AutoLocation Info" action where you couldn't lookup points of interest and set the "Sort By" to "Distance" and use "Radius" at the same time

http://joaoapps.com/autolocation/changelog/

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A Google User
Tuesday 1:54 AM
Really? A dollar a month? Haha
A Google User
Jul 16, 2014
maybe this app is great but I don't know if this app consumes or not more or less battery than tasker internal location. It doesn't provide any information about how geofences and location work... which mode consumes how much battery... sorry, I don't have time to test it. I need it written and well explained inside a 'help' section inside the app, just like help of tasker app. good luck.
A Google User
Jul 8, 2014
Tasker itself does a much better job for the intended purpose. The only thing this seems to do reliably is chew up battery. I've given this app more than a fair shake over the last couple of years, mostly because I want it to work the way it is supposed to, but it simply does not.
A Google User
Jun 23, 2014
Works beautifully Very accurate. Takes advantage of android intents system. No constantly running background service. Uses very little power.
A Google User
Jun 9, 2014
Incompatible with android 4.4 until 4.4.3 Worked flawlessly with Nexus 4 android 4.3 but completely broken in 4.4. The developer does not have a Nexus 5 to test out. Its completely useless now. Update: after numerous communication with the developer, it's still broken. Update: Now it's running Android 4.4.1, still broken. Update: Android 4.4.2 still broken. Update Google Play Service 4.1 still broken. Update Google 4.2.42 still broken. Update Feb 11, 2014. Just got a new Red Nexus 5. Still doesn't work. I think I should say incompatible with Nexus 5. Android 4.4 running on Nexus 4 seems to work fine. June 2014 update. It finally begins to work after 4.4.3 upgrade. This time it doesn't seem to work as solid as when I had it running on my Nexus 4 with Android 4.3. When I enter the circle, there are more delays and not as consistent. When I am stationary inside the circle, it reports in and out for a couple of times within 2 to 3 minutes before it settles down. Diameter is 2 Km. It may not be the app itself it may be Android/Google services.