Trigger - Periodic Location Update
The trigger Periodic Location Update is executed in periodic intervals and delivers a location to the executed flow.
The accuracy of the location heavily depends on the selected location provider.
Tip: The higher the time interval between updates the less battery will be used. A frequency of about 4 minutes is recommended.
- Record the location every 5 minutes to a file.
- Send an SMS with your location every hour to someone.
This provider uses the location provided by the cell tower and Wi-Fi signals. Depending on environment this provider can deliver location of about 60 meters of accuracy. Locations found using the cell tower can be very inaccurate (up to several kilometers or miles).
This provider delivers the location from the currently active provider (Network or GPS) without activating one of the providers by itself. This might result in very infrequent location updates.
This provider delivers the location using the GPS receiver. This provider usually uses more battery than the network provider.
High Accuracy (Experimental)
This provider delivers the finest available location using different sensors available on the device.
Balanced Power/Accuracy (Experimental)
This provider delivers the a location with an accuracy of about 100m and uses less battery than the high accuracy provider.
Low Power (Experimental)
This provider delivers the a location with an accuracy of about 10km.
No Power (Experimental)
This provider will only deliver locations when another app on the device has requested locations.
A location provider (for example GPS) can ignore the specified frequency and deliver updates every few seconds.
This can be useful to filter out locations calculated using the cell tower when also more exact locations using WiFi are available.
This option ensures that Android invokes the trigger exactly at the specified time and prevents the system from delaying the event.
See action Script for a description.