App Idea: Is this even feasible?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Entopia7, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Entopia7 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    A location-aware todo list.

    Today, I thought of something I'd like to buy next time I am at Wal-Mart. I know that if I put the words "tire gauge" in a note on my iPhone, there is a very slim chance of me actually looking at said note on my next shopping trip...


    What if there were an app that allowed you to add an item to your todo list with a GPS tag (added though the maps interface, perhaps? This app would then alert you when you get close to the tagged location, effectively reminding you to buy the tire guage.

    My question is, is this even feasible? Is the battery drain by the GPS too heavy to run in the background? Is there an API that could occasionally poll the GPS for your position and alert you accordingly?

    Hexck, does something like this already exist?
  2. Menge macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2008
  3. Shawnpk macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    That would be awesome! Until iOS 5 comes out.
  4. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
  5. Entopia7 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Oh nice. I followed the Keynote, but I must have missed it. Thanks for the info.

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