Geofencer

Geofencer

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This app helps you set up AUTOMATIC actions and events on entering or exiting specific map areas called geofences. (Note: this app is NOT recommended for tablets at this time).
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Basically, you can add a geofence anywhere on a map, and choose:

- When you want to be notified (entering or exiting the area, or both)
- How you want to be notified (phone vibrating or playing a sound, or both)
- What your phone is to do automatically on notification: turn on/off WI-FI or Bluetooth , put phone on Normal, Silent or Vibrate mode, send automatic SMS messages to contacts, fire auto-reminders, speak, etc. or any combination of those actions.
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By robotizing actions & firing events on crossing predefined map zones, Geofencer ’s aim is to help bring more intelligence into your Android device. The app uses 3D rendering and Google’s new location algorithm ("Fused Location Provider") to be more accurate and use significantly less battery life. You can also scroll, change the map angle. rotate the map or zoom with finger gestures.
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IMPORTANT:
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Location services need to be enabled on your device (go to "Settings/Location and security" and enable wireless networks and GPS). It does help to turn Wi-Fi on along with GPS... even if that Wi-Fi is not connected to any particular network ! That is because the Fused Location Provider uses all of the communication sensors in your phone. Enabling Wi-Fi helps Google Services detect a geofence crossing in case the GPS signal is too weak on that location. Increasing the fence radius of action can also help (in a 3G network, for example).
In particular, if you can't see the "My Location" transparent button in the top right corner of the map, or if your location on that particular map spot is not accurate, there is no way geofencing will work reliably.
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NEW FEATURES:
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- Text-To-Speech - TTS (v2.0). You can set up customized voice notifications on crossing map zones. All languages supported by Android TTS are supported by this app.

- Activity Recognition (v2.1). Your phone will attempt to detect your activity (Still, Tilting, On Foot, On Bicycle or In Vehicle). When it is at least 50% sure that you are on the move, it will suggest you to turn your GPS on, in order to gain more precision in the detection of geofence crossings when your location is changing rapidly.

- Automated Web requests (v2.5) on crossing geofence boundaries.

- Custom phone settings (v2.7), pop-up Help tips, and better Settings screen..

- Custom fence radius (v2.8) in Meters, Feet or Miles.
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This app comes with one geofence, which should cover many basic uses. Extra fences are available through in-app billing ( 0.60 euros /0.99 US $ per fence as of March 15, 2014).
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Sorry, only English version at this time (although the TTS part will work with other languages). Free app, no adds.

Support for Android v2.2 discontinued as of version 2.8. This app now supports v2.3 (Gingerbread) and up.

Recently changed in this version

NEW in v2.8:
- Now you can set up your own geofence radius of action. You can also enter it in Feet or Miles, and it will be converted on-the-fly to Meters (all radius are saved in Meters as before).
- Support for Android 2.2 discontinued.

IMPORTANT:
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This app uses Google Play Services, so you will also need to update to their latest version,

This app is NOT recommended for tablets at this time.


Comments and ratings for Geofencer
  • (56 stars)

    by Brian AutoRescue on 13/09/2014

    App worked fine but the fence sizes are limited. Please include a manual input for fence size. As a driver intending to use this app to notify me when i have left my coverage area I need a very large radius. Once you make this update i will give 5 stars.

  • (56 stars)

    by Chris Bartlett on 16/06/2014

    One of the best apps I have discovered. Would be great if the program allowed actions based on movement as well - eg turn Bluetooth on/off if driving etc

  • (56 stars)

    by Nathan Roberts on 17/03/2014

    This was just what I was looking for if only it worked.

  • (56 stars)

    by Dave Shelling on 15/03/2014

    Can only add a single change to phone setting, can't turn Bluetooth and WiFi on and off. Clicked on "Buy another fence", got no indication of how much it would cost and how I should pay. Just told me I had successfully bought another fence. How?

  • (56 stars)

    by G Ragib on 03/02/2014

    The app crashes whenever I cross a geofence. I'm using a Nexus 5 running stock ROM.

  • (56 stars)

    by Robert Boschman on 19/08/2013

    This app, when paired with IFTTT, is great. When I get home the app sends an SMS message to IFTTT, which I have configured to turn on my Hue lights. Currently you can only configure a single SMS message for both entering and exiting a geofence which limits it. Would be 5 stars if you could have a different SMS for entering and exiting. Then I could have it turn off my lights when I leave home.