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APIs for Geofencing and location-based reminders

Microsoft should expose GPS based API's that can trigger after say 5 min or 10 min departure from a specific GPS location. This would be very usefull in apps in customizing the reminders.

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    Viswanath IvaturyViswanath Ivatury shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Andy BartonAndy Barton shared a merged idea: Add geofencing APIs  ·   · 

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      • ZappZapp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hope this gets added within my current phones lifetime (lumia 920).

      • Robert McLawsRobert McLaws commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        FYI I am building an app that does just that... I'll be sure to update this thread when it is published in the store.

      • Mark A. DonohoeMark A. Donohoe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A better approach is the top-voted thing in this category: the ability to get location info more frequently in a background task. While this Q is a good idea, it's also a single-use idea which the other would also cover since you could do whatever you want with the info.

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