iOS 5.1 adds geofencing indicator
Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:02 PM
I'm not saying they're bad ideas, they're great. But they're not going to come from third party developers in the App Store.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:04 PM
That's because your iPad (must be a WiFi only model) and iPod touch don't have the required GPS modules. Only the iPhone and, I believe, the 3G iPad have such modules.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:48 PM
No, even on an iPad with 3G there's no geofencing — whether that'll change with the 3rd gen I dunno, but it's a real annoyance to me. I could definitely use the capability.
Edit: Might not be an OS-level limitation, however. I see the same paragraph about the geofencing indicator mentioned in the article in Settings, so they may have just left it out of the Reminders app.
This post has been edited by TheFLP: 09 March 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:34 PM
1. user-selectable geo-fences. I don't need to be reminded to do something if I'm walking into the door, if I'm walking in somewhere, odds are, I've already remembered.. I need to be reminded to do something as I'm about to walk or drive by a location. Let me set the geo-fence circle as large or small as I need. Better yet, let me select a stretch of road for something I need to be reminded about. Remind me to buy vitamins when driving west, remind me to buy cat food when driving east.
2. Let users select locations on a f'in MAP. I shouldn't need to have every office supply store, grocery store, pet store, etc in my contacts..
3. Multiple locations for a reminder. If I need to "buy milk" let me set a reminder so that my phone will remind me whenever I'm a mile away from anywhere I can buy some milk! Let me set all Publix stores, or all Winn-Dixie stores, or all grocery/convenience stores within 10mi of my home or office.
4. If I'm an hour drive away from the nearest reminder location, power down the gps for 15-30 minutes, save some battery life.
Was really hoping 5.1 would add at least some of these.. Guess we'll have to wait until iOS 6???
Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:16 AM
Geofences require a GPS, so one cannot set a geofence on an iPod Touch. I am able to use geofences in Reminders on my iPhone 4. I do not think it works on my iPad (Original Wi-Fi). It may work on the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G because it also has a GPS.
Is your iPad a WiFi + 3G model or Wi-Fi model?
Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:42 AM
This post has been edited by Martian: 10 March 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:38 PM