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    "The basic idea behind open source is very simple. When programmers on the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing...
    ...The Open Source pages exist to make this case to the commercial world."    - Introduction to Open Source -

    Details: Geo Bookmark (Dashclock)

    market download Geo Bookmark (Dashclock)
    Geo Bookmark is a homescreen widget and a dashclock extension that allows you to quickly record your current whereabouts for later review with a single button press. Some use cases include:

    Use case: You are driving down the road, something catches your attention, but you cannot pull over to
    investigate and you cannot savely text yourself a reminder.

    Use case: You work "door to door" (e.g. pizza delivery, bike courier) and want to log your route.

    Use case: You are on vacation and you want to mark a tourist attraction, a restaurant or a meeting point
    for returning to later.

    Bookmarks are placed on the homescreen. In order to view a bookmark, you need to have a suitable maps application installed as well (e.g. Google Maps or OSMAnd~). Please note that in order to conserve battery life, Geo Bookmark will only try to get a location when you request it. GPS will be tried first. If no fix can be determined within 40 seconds, the system will be asked if there is a "last known position". On a recently booted device, it may be nescessary to initialize the location service with a more patient location tracking app.

    Bookmarks are color coded. A blue symbol indicates a GPS derived location. A red symbol indicates that the "last known position" was used and the bookmark should be double checked.

    NOTE: By design, the user interface is kept minimal. There is (and will be) no support for (re-)naming bookmarks. If that functionality is needed, the suggested solution is to use homescreen folders which can be labeled. On Android 4.x, creating a folder as as easy as dragging two icons on top of each other. "Photo Bookmark" is an ideal companion app for creating the second icon.

    Recent changes:
    - When used as a dashclock extension: don't show up as "ProxyActivity" in the recent tasks list.
    - Replaced the bookmark icon.
    - More instructive notification in case the system is unintialized.

    Content rating: Low Maturity

    Author: Onyxbits
    Version: 1.2
    Market link: de.onyxbits.geobookmark
    Web site:

    Source code:
    Code license:
    Market downloads: 500-1,000
    Market rating: 4.1 / 5.0
    Category: Top:/Applications/Travel

    Added: 2014-06-26
    Updated: 0000-00-00
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