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Old 01/22/2010, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Introducing Geotasks, GPS based task manager with location based alerts. Let your WebOS device alert and remind you throughout your day using reminders based on your location.

Now available from the Palm app catalog in both a standard (free) and Pro version ($.99).


Download it here:
Palm USA | Palm webOS Applications | Mobile apps that go further. (standard)
Palm USA | Palm webOS Applications | Mobile apps that go further. (pro)

*Features*
  • Location based alerts - alerts you when within range of a location.
  • Departure alerts - alerts you after departing from a location.
  • Can be set for use with miles or kilometers.
  • Set alert locations via clickable Google Map (Pro feature)
  • Set alert locations via Google Local search.
  • Set alert locations via current GPS position.
  • Set alert locations via contacts addresses.
  • Recently used locations are stored to quickly reuse them. (Pro feature)
  • Task highlight adds visual color priorities to individual tasks.
  • Notepad allows you to add additional information to your task.
  • Power management scheduling dramatically saves battery life by only using the GPS features of your WebOS device when you specify.
  • Task alerts can be snoozed by a time interval.
  • Task alerts can also have the location snoozed by a certain time interval.
  • Application runs in the background without the need to leave the app open.
  • Multiple alert locations can be assigned to tasks. (Pro feature)
  • Multiple power management scanning schedules can be assigned to tasks. (Pro feature)





Geotasks 1.1.0 (5/27/10)
  • New Feature: Departure Alerts - Let your WebOS device alert you after departing from a location.
  • Various bug fixes.

Geotasks 1.0.9 (4/20/10)
  • Fixed a nasty bug found this week that was causing alerts to not always fire if the app was running in the background.

Geotasks 1.0.8 (4/15/10)
  • Fixed a few bugs that popped up.
  • Added a new task highlighting feature. Nothing ground breaking but it may help you visually prioritize tasks. Color can be customized between red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and none. I've included a screenshot above.
  • Task highlighting feature has been added for both the pro and free version.

Geotasks 1.0.7 (4/7/10)
  • Removed taskbar active scanner after WebOS 1.4.1.1 update (no longer required)
  • Added some error handling in the initial start up that was occasionally causing the app to hang on launch
  • App does a better job of judging where you are and using your current location if you have not set any preferences
  • Updated free version information notices

Geotasks 1.0.3 RC1 (2/16/10)
*Bug Fixes*
  • Bug fixed where last task in list wouldn't always delete correctly.

Geotasks 1.0.2 RC1 (2/15/10)
*Bug Fixes*
  • Bug fixed in the scheduler where the ending date could become malformed.

Geotasks 1.0.1 RC1 (2/14/10)
*Bug Fixes*
  • Special thanks to forum member jwsh for pointing out a bug and fix for an oddity that arose with some Google search results.

Geotasks 1.0.0 RC1 (2/11/10)
*New Features*
  • New alert sound added.
  • Custom alert sound can now be set from the preferences screen.
*Bug Fixes*
  • Fixed bug with items not deleting.
  • Fixed bug with schedule not saving correctly when editing a task.
  • Fixed bug with preferences defaulting to KM for some users.
  • Beta image removed.

Geotasks 0.9.10 (2/10/10)
*Revision*
  • Changed search menu to have labels instead of icons. Icons were too small and difficult to read. Thanks to JMF for the suggestion.

Geotasks 0.9.9 (2/7/10)
*New Features*
  • Rewrote storage system. Should solve most issues with tasks not saving correctly.
  • Preferences (available under the top menu on the main screen). Allows you to set your choice of measurement units between miles or kilometers. Also allows you to set a default zip code for using to search for tasks.
  • Add a task location via contacts. Use an address from one of your contacts to set a location alert.
  • Various bug fixes.

Geotasks 0.9.8 (1/29/10)
*New Features*
  • Add location now has a button rather than area to simply tap.
  • Notepad resizes only if used.
  • Two new Add Location options:
    • Current location allows you to use your current location for an alert.
    • Recent location keeps a record of the last 20 locations used for alerts allowing you to quickly reuse a location.
*Bug Fixes*
  • Notepad save problem fixed (again).
  • Various other issues related to saving have been fixed.

Geotasks 0.9.6 (1/23/10)
*Bug Fixes*
-Fixed bug with notepad not saving changes.
-Added spinner while search is executing.

Geotasks 0.9.5 (1/21/10)
*New Features*
-Tasks can now be edited by tapping it on the main screen.
-Improved Google searching system.
-Notes section added to tasks for additional information about your task.
-Storage now uses a Mojo Depot database. No more cookies! App now supports 100 tasks.

Last edited by backlund; 05/27/2010 at 03:31 PM. Reason: New Version 1.0.9
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Old 01/25/2010, 04:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a question, i try it but i can't find any location.
Is It work with wifi connection?

Thanks.
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Old 01/25/2010, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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App Catalog tells me that the application is not available in my country (Switzerland, unlocked german Pre). Why? I'm trying to install via Preware.

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Old 01/25/2010, 02:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The app is not written in German, and therefore not available. You can still install it by downloading the zip file at the beginning of this thread and installing the IPK file through WebOS quick install.
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Old 01/25/2010, 07:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is a great app and looks like you will be making it even better. I contacted you via private to become one of your beta testers. I'm here in Fargo and sent you my email address. Looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully helping you with this app!

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Old 01/25/2010, 11:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Being able to attach multiple destinations to a tasks (like I need to pick up OJ, but from any wal-mart or other grocery store) would be a nice feature.
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Old 01/26/2010, 07:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think there is a bug with the app trying to use Location Services all the time, as someone mentioned in the previous thread, where I gave feedback before.

As you know, I used this before on a short journey I had to take but didn't notice the battery drain as I was only gone a half hour then touchstoned when I got back as usual. However that night I went out, with no tasks left in Geotasks, and my battery ran down from 100% to 26% over about 5-6 hours (only usage was 2 phone calls totalling ~5 minutes and one text message receievd).

After experiencing this drain, I turned Location Services off (as I thought it was maybe just that that was causing the drain), however every once in a while the system notification would pop up asking me if I wanted to allow geotasks to use Location Services for that session, indicating that the app wanted to use the GPS even though there were no tasks set.

I've since had to delete the app unfortunately, to stop the battery drain if GPS is on, and to stop the notifications if it's not.
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Old 01/26/2010, 07:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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backlund: A lot of people with different mother tongue speak or at least understand english well enough to be able to use your program. Please make it accessible to everyone. It's not only germans. Pre's are now sold in Spain and France as well and unlocked german Pre's are used all over europe.
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Old 01/26/2010, 11:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Nicoo-
My biggest concern is that the app isn't written for kilometers (yet). I'll open it up for everyone as soon as I get that completed. Should be soon.

Steven-
I think I found the bug you mentioned. I'll try to get an updated build out either tonight or tomorrow. The location service was firing up every 5 minutes, which it shouldn't do.

ssrjazz-
That's definitely on the coming soon list.

I also have a few new features coming in the next update. Thanks for being patient everyone!
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Old 01/27/2010, 01:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks backlund!
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Old 01/27/2010, 09:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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BackLund,
You should check out "SpaceAlarm" I like the way you can use an actual map to choose your alarm 'epicenter'... (otherwise that app too basic however)

I think something like that map would be a great addition to your software someday.
Keep up the good work!
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Old 01/29/2010, 08:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My compliments on a great app.

I'm running version 0.9.6 and even though I put a Note in a task when I save it, I don't see it when the task alerts me. The Notes area is blank in the notification. When I go back to re-check the Note in my Tasks list, my text is still there.

Just an FYI. Great job so far.
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Old 01/29/2010, 08:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. There is a bug with the notepad in .9.6 that I thought I had squashed, but it keeps coming back to haunt me. 0.9.8 will be out some time today that should fix it. A few new features added as well.
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Old 01/29/2010, 11:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Geotasks 0.9.8 (1/29/10)
*New Features*
  • Add location now has a button rather than area to simply tap.
  • Notepad resizes only if used.
  • Two new Add Location options:
    • Current location allows you to use your current location for an alert.
    • Recent location keeps a record of the last 20 locations used for alerts allowing you to quickly reuse a location.
*Bug Fixes*
  • Battery drain problem fixed. Should be massively more efficient.
  • Notepad save problem fixed (again).
  • Various other issues related to saving have been fixed.
Download it here:
http://www.geotasks.com/com.geotasks..._0.9.8_all.zip

Or from Palm's beta feed here:
Geotasks

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Old 01/30/2010, 12:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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are you planning to add the option to choose a location from the contacts list on the pre?


btw: great app
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Old 01/30/2010, 05:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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if i can do anything (translate to german) to help getting your app opened to german users ....
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Old 01/30/2010, 07:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Does 0.9.8 fix the power draining issue I reported earlier?
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Old 01/30/2010, 02:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Preferences us not available, and why can't I find closest star bucks to my current location? Are you planning on running this app in the background when it's closed?

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Old 01/31/2010, 08:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Steven-
yes, it should fix the battery drain issue. I forgot to mention it in the release notes.

Not sure why you can't find starbucks. Search results are from Google, so it's something related to them. And, yes, you can close the app. It does not need to be left open.
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Old 01/31/2010, 08:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
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BTW, Steven if you get a chance will you try out the new version and let me know about the battery improvements? Thanks!
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