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Location

Tasks offers several location-based features

  • Location-based reminders
    • Remind on arrival
    • Remind on departure
  • Organize your tasks by places
    • Search for places by name
    • Look up places on a map

Your location is never transmitted to Tasks.org or shared with third-parties. Some place search and reverse geocoding API calls are proxied through Tasks.org. For more information visit Task.org's privacy policy

Map tiles#

  • If Google Play Services are available then Tasks will use Google Maps tiles
  • If Google Play Services are unavailable then OpenStreetMap tiles will be used

Reverse geocoding#

  • If Tasks is installed from the Play Store it will use Mapbox for reverse geocoding
  • If Tasks is installed from F-Droid it will use Nominatim for reverse geocoding

Location search#

Location search will be biased towards the center of the visible map area

  • If you have a Tasks.org account then Tasks will use Google Places. Google Places results include business phone numbers and website URLs, which will be provided as shortcuts
  • If you do not have a Tasks.org account then Tasks will use Mapbox

Location-based reminders#

Tasks can notify you when you arrive and/or depart from a location. You must grant Tasks permission to access your location in order to use location-based reminders

  • If Google Play Services are available then Tasks will use Google Play Location Services to set up geofences
  • If Google Play Services are unavailable then Tasks will use the Android LocationManager to set up geofences. Some Android devices may not support LocationManager geofencing