Autostart Recording on Start of Navigation/Guidance

Ulrich Kiermayr shared this idea 3 years ago
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During my Bike-Tours I usually use the Navigation Features of Locus, which is very nice. But it happened to me more than once, that I forgot to also start recording, when I startet navigation.


It would be nice to automatically start track recording, when I start guiding/navigation. I know that there is the autostart recording, when Locus starts - Feature. But this is sometimes annoying compared to the proposal, because I also use the app to Plan routes. So either I have a track of me sitting in my house (and having intermttend GPS Signal) or cancelling the auto-Record there (and then probably forgetting when I go out on tour).

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I just had to write such a proposal, but see that it has already been proposed.

I just want to add that i don'r want the tracker to end when guidance ends. I often keep going after that (eg to the next point, or back to the car). So when the trip is over, I want to turn the recording off manually in the usual way.

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Fred - recording can be set to auto-start but there is no auto-stop setting. It is always manual/user stop/ recording off. Maybe you are confused with navigation setting to auto-stop navigation at end of the route?

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No, I understand the difference. I just wanted to say that in that eventually new feature of autostart track recording when guiding starts, I would not have autostop in recording when guiding stops.

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Or at the start a question:

You want to start recording too.

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I have the same problem. If I only want track recording, then I always think about it. But if I do navigation, then I forget the recording very often. Maybe you can make a Field (checkbox) in the navigation settings "automatically start recording at start navigation". When I select this field, the question always arises at the start, "Do you want to start recording". If I do not select this field, everything is as current.

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I want this idea too. From time to time I forget that, too. It is very annoying then.

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I forget it whenever I start navigation. Men can not do 2 things at the same time. smile

Is there a way to detect "start navigation" via Tasker and then start recording?

But it is better if you could choose it in the settings.

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How can I capture the start of navigation with tasker ?

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That was not a statement that it works. It was a question if that was possible. Just in case if the proposal is not implemented.

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Hi guys, an interesting idea with "tasker" support. Currently, the app does not forward any events about own activity to external services. Not sure if this is now easily doable because the latest Android versions have quite a lot of restrictions on how the app may communicate. Maybe it should be possible to watch somehow notifications in the top status bar? Locus Map during navigation display notification bar.

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I am also interested in capturing the start of navigation with tasker. I have tasker profiles/tasks to switch between dashboards in a list. Some of the dashboards are only meaningful when navigation is active, so the list is shorter when with no navigation active. At the moment I solved this with a UI popup where I have to activate navigation button If I plan to use navigation in this "session". This popup is shown when I start the "session" by attaching the phone to my bike mount (NFC-triggered).

Dynamically adapting the dashboard list would be very nice. I could omit the popup. I'll try to detect notification from Locus in a first step, though. (Thanks for the tip). Although this might work, I would prefer a "proper" direct communication.

Would it also be possible to detect stop of navigation with the notification method?

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Notification bar works only conditionally. Tasker detects the navigation in the notification. But he recognizes them every 2s.


@ Menion: maybe they can check if events via their own activity to forward external services is possible.

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Is there a possibility to register so-called "Broadcast receiver" over intent? This is probably the only option of how to send some events from Locus Map to any other "target".

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You mean in tasker? Yes, there is. In fact, only "broadcast receiver" intents are supported.

See https://tasker.joaoapps.com/userguide/en/intents.html (scroll down to "Receiving Intents" section).

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