Proximitask - Beacon-based Reminders
By Yazid Azahari
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Proximitask is the missing link between the Reminders on your phone and iBeacons in the real world.
iBeacons are gaining popularity. Many large and small companies are constantly finding new and innovative uses for them. You can buy your own beacons with companies like Estimote, or even let your Macs or iDevices (iPhone 4s and iPad 3 above) run as "soft" beacons. iBeacons give context and accurate micro-location capabilities. Your phone can now know where your desk is - something GPS can't really do. Similar to how the Reminders app allows you to trigger reminders based on locations, Proximitask allows you to trigger them based on iBeacons. Contextualize your reminders.
• Attach a beacon to your desk in the office and get a reminder to finish a report when you arrive at work
• Attach a beacon to your kitchen door and get a reminder to switch off appliances as you leave your kitchen
• Leave a beacon in the glove compartment and get a reminder of all your daily errands when you step into your car
• Put a beacon in your kid's bag and get an alert when they wander out of range
• The possibilities are endless!
• Configure up to 10 unique beacons to constantly monitor
• Link up any of your existing reminders (created in Apple's Reminders app) to be triggered upon the entry or exit of any of your configured beacons, or...
• Add new reminders directly from within the app (these will automatically sync over to the Reminders app)
• Get notifications of all your beacon-linked reminders (even while the app is in the background!)
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What's New in Version 1.1.1
- Includes fix for bug where modifying the UUID/minor/major values of an existing beacon causes the app to crash.
It works and is nice & simple though needs a little tweaking
This is THE app for iBeacon proximity based reminders. I use it all the time and I like it. I have a couple minor complaints however. If you mark a reminder completed in Apple's Reminders app without getting to it through Proximitask, you end up still getting the Proximitask notifications about the completed task, but you cannot view the entry in Proximitask to stop it. To disable the notification, you must go into Reminders, uncheck the completed item, then go into Proximitask delete it before marking it as completed in the Reminders app. The other minor issue is you have to manually select the Reminders list you want the task in every time, i.e. it ignores the default list setting from the Reminders app. It's just an extra step that is usually unnecessary. One final note - when setting up a beacon, it would be nice to have some feedback on how to configure the major, minor, & signal strength values so that you can fine-tune the area where the notifications get triggered. I don't have a physical beacon - I use an app called BeaconOSX that allows me to set the values, but I've had a lot of trouble getting the reminders to only trigger when I'm close to or inside my office. If I'm eating in the cafe a few rooms away, Proximitask goes crazy giving me dozens of notifications for leaving/entering and I cannot seem to get the values just right so that that doesn't happen.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jul 18, 2014
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 3.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Yazid Azahari
- © Yazid Azahari
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.