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iPhone Location in ios5

msheaffer says:

Hi. So one of the features I was most excited for in the new ios5 today was location based reminders but I quickly realized that the depth of list management and tagging doesn't even come close to that of RTM.
I always thought RTM's location tag feature was good in theory but because it wouldn't automatically remind me when i was in a specific area, I would never use it. I know there have been several posts before me with similar requests where you point out that apple does not allow GPS tracking in the background for third party apps but today I read something that indicated that foursquare now how this capability.
If RTM could incorporate this, it would catapult the service back into the premiere GTD app in my eyes and have me happily ponying up for my pro account again.

Sincerely,
Dislocated

Posted at 8:24pm on October 12, 2011

soup.matt Pro says:

+1, I'd love to have location triggered reminders in RTM.

Posted 2 years ago

alecbrown Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

alecbrown Pro says:

Since iOS4 the relevant significant change location APIs have been available by providing a delegate to the CLLocationManager class and calling the startMonitoringSignificantLocationChanges() method.

Documentation is here:

http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/LocationAwarenessPG/CoreLocation/CoreLocation.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40009497-CH2-SW1

Posted 2 years ago

brendan Pro says:

Hi msheaffer,
We don't currently have any announcements about location-based alerts on the iOS apps, but if you haven't already, you may also want to vote for this feature in our Ideas forum here.

Thanks for your feedback on this!

Posted 2 years ago

jingoro says:

Please add it in! Just heard that OmniFocus has added this capability in their newest update....

Posted 2 years ago

action.manager Pro says:

Is it true that this can only be done on iPhone 4/4S?

(thus not on my 3GS or iPad 2 3G?)

Posted 2 years ago

pgrammatas says:

Does the Android RTM already have this? My friend has RTM for Android and when he drives by locations RTM makes a cow bell.

Posted 2 years ago

richtack Pro says:

add me to that list! would make RTM beyond best in class!

Posted 2 years ago

brendan Pro says:

Hi pgrammatas,
Yes, location-based reminders are currently available in the Android app.

Thanks again everyone for your feedback on this!

Posted 2 years ago

nick.henry Pro says:

Thanks Brendan for providing the link for people to vote for this feature. Hopefully everyone visiting this page will vote for it!

In the meantime, I just wanted to point out the perplexing discrepancy between the two mobile platforms. It's clearly an idea RTM is familiar with if it's already on Android and iOS has roughly the same market share. Why not just make it happen rather than waiting for people to vote?

Thanks!

Posted 2 years ago

nohant says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

jalm1 says:

+1 foursqure did it, RTM should do it!

Posted 2 years ago

rawood Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

roger.walter Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

juntea says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

vkhubani Pro says:

+1 love it on the Android -- now I need it on my iphone

Posted 2 years ago

mww315 Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

kelly4me says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

losaro says:

+ 1

Posted 2 years ago

gstiebler Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

jhollington says:

A couple of important points that I would add to this discussion:

There would be a limitation in iOS preventing location warnings from working unless you had opened Remember the Milk since adding them so that they could be synced to and set on your device. This could cause some confusion, particularly since it's different from time-based reminders, which are basically push notifications and are therefore sent from the RTM servers at the appropriate time. The built-in Reminders app doesn't have this issue, since of course Apple allows its own apps to sync in the background whether they've been opened or not.

IMHO the current Android implementation of location reminders isn't really as useful as it should be, and I would hope that if this comes to the iPhone it's tweaked. On my Android device, I get location-based notifications regardless of whether there is anything to actually *do* at that location, making the feature virtually useless for me, since I would want it to trigger on locations that i might regularly visit but wouldn't regularly have things to actually do at. False alarms are worse than NO alarms, IMHO, because you basically train yourself to ignore them.

Posted 2 years ago

brendan Pro says:

Hi jhollington,
If you haven't done so already, you may want to vote for this suggestion in our Ideas forum, which applies to the Android app's location-based reminders.

Thanks for your feedback!

Posted 2 years ago

theegooch says:

Its not important to me. Most of my locations task can be done at multiple locations, take groceries, I can buy the same foods at multiple chains in the area, so location wouldn't help. But there are one-offs like getting an item at a specific store. However, usually I'll say "I need to get this item and therefore I must go to this specific store" , so the only time I'll be near the location is when I'm there to complete a task, anyway.

Posted 2 years ago

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