AutoLocation Auto add geofence

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  1. scotts

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    Geofencing is a great idea, but it is cumbersome to use on the go. Is it possible to add a geofence somewhat automatically?

    What I'm thinking of is scripting a bubble to pop up after I've been at a location for x time. A press of the bubble would pop up a dialog for me to name this new geofence and add it to my list of geofences.



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    Yes, there's the AutoLocation Manage action for that :)
     
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    When ran, it gathers the info, but how do I automatically create a geofence?

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    It has an option to create, does it not?
     
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    Ah, yes, figured it out.

    I do have one main issue... Every new Geofence created is set to Outside, even though I'm clearly inside the radius on the map.


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    is the Geofence Monitor started?
     
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    Yes.

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    i just tested on my device, it does the same as yours, adds new geofence but shows OUTSIDE.
    so i set it to create geofence > turn OFF monitor > turn monitor back ON
    then now my new geofence shows INSIDE
    maybe these steps will help you.
     
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    Thanks for the input. My home showed up as Inside yesterday, but after leaving for awhile, it's back to Outside and no amount of restarting monitor or recreating the Geofence works. I've even made sure AL and Google maps can properly ID my exact location. Not sure what it is.


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    Today, while outside of my home Geofence, AL notification showed the attached. I never have my Activity Monitor active, and it didn't show anything regarding my home Geofence.

    Upon returning inside my home Geofence, all of a sudden, it was recognized correctly.

    Why might this be happening?

    EDIT: Hours later, my home Geofence indicates Outside. I'm still well inside of the Geofence on the map. I had not rebooted my phone, nor installed or updated any app.

    [​IMG]

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    For some reason the activity monitor was enabled on your device... Are you sure that you don't have a task somewhere that does that?
     
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    Positive.
    The AL notification now says Monitoring...

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled AL.



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    Does it seem to be working now?
     
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    The past day had been correct. I'll report back if it stops tracking properly again.

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    It's not working. Geofences I create do not get updated when I'm inside the Geofence, with Geofence Monitor always on.

    I've tried stopping and restarting the monitor, rebooting phone, completely uninstalling/reinstalling AL.

    One thing I noticed, if I go in and edit a geofence, when editing is finished and I save it, it will automatically set to be listed outside Geofence and will never update until I happen to go outside and back inside that respective Geofence.

    Samsung Note8
    Android O/8.1


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    go into Advanced, see if the options there might help, i personally leave all 4 checked.
    go into logs, make sure they are on, then check the Geofence log from the drop down and see if you can find a pattern.
    edit: and check the location log
     
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    Thanks. According to the logs, Geofence changes are shown when I exit/enter them. No location monitor log entries.

    However, if I edit a geofence I'm presently Inside of and save it, all geofences are then set to Outside, and are never set correctly until I actually exit the Geofence. Then, all geofences are correctly set.

    When a geofence is edited and saved, the log indicates Geofence exit; no logging of the location monitor.

    This is a concern especially when I have contexts related to being Inside/Outside a geofence.

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    so i got high and was going through tasker menus and clicking ?s to learn more about stuff,
    came across something that made me think of your geofence issue,
    in the Tasker prefs Monitor tab the ? next to "use motion detection" says that if checked could cause issue with
    "using GPS location when the desired radius is less than a few tens of metres"

    thought i would mention it incase you have this option checked, i would assume that all of the plugins use these monitor settings as their base.
     
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    Good thought, though I already have that option disabled.


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    Today, woke up to find my Geofences to be properly set. The Q now... Why does/did it take so long to update and set my Geofences properly?

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