Insert location on any text field (Messaging app for example)

Learn how to insert your GPS location in any text field on any app

  1. joaomgcd
    This is an easy one :)

    STEP 1 - CREATE TEXT PROCESSOR IN AUTOSHARE


    • Open the main AutoShare App
    • Tap the Manage Text Processors option
    • Add a new Text Processor
    • Call it Insert Location
    • Give it an icon that's related to location like this one for example
    • Set it to time out after 15 seconds. You can change this to whatever time you think it'll take Tasker to get your location


    STEP 2 - CREATE TASKER PROFILE


    • Create a new profile in Tasker with the AutoShare Process text event condition
    • Select the newly created Insert Location text processor
    • Accept and create an entry task for the profile


    STEP 3 - REPORT LOCATION BACK TO AUTOSHARE


    • Add a new AutoShare Process Text Tasker action
    • in the Processed Text field write %LOC
    (i) %LOC is the Tasker variable that contains your current GPS location. If you want to use a less precise location which is faster to obtain, use %LOCN instead
    (i) If you want to send a link to Google Maps instead of just the location you can use http://maps.google.com/maps?q=%LOC That way the person can simply click on the link :)
    • Accept the task and exit Tasker to save


    STEP 4 - TEST


    (i) Text processors can only work with selected text so to insert your location you need to select some text first. In this example I wrote a simple space character to be able to select and replace it with the location.

    • Open a messaging app
    • Write 1 space character and select it
    • Select the 3-dot menu icon
    • Select AUTOSHARE
    • Select the newly created Insert Location text processor
    • Watch as the space character you selected is replaced by your current location

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  1. blink515
    blink515
    5/5,
    Really liking this and the new functionality brought by the AutoShare update. Thanks for sharing.
  2. lostmedic
    lostmedic
    5/5,
    Love it. explained to me more of the functionality of Autoshare. it reminds me of the shortcuts we had in the old palm os.