GeoLog: A Different Kind of Location Tracking App for Android

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

May 27, 2014 GMT
Dmitri Popov

There are plenty of Android apps that let you track and record your movements, and they all work in pretty much the same way: when activated, the apps obtain and save geographical coordinates at specific intervals. Enter GeoLog, an app that offers a different approach to tracking location. GeoLog gathers location data depending on your activity. For example, when walking, you don't need to obtain and save location data as often as when you are riding a bicycle or driving a car. And when you are standing still you don't need to gather location data at all. When you're on a photo walk, you might want to track location while you're actually walking, and not when you are taking a coffee break or riding a bus.

GeoLog lets you set up profiles for practically any scenario and tweak the available options for optimal location tracking. To make this possible, the app relies on Google's fused location provider which can adjust tracking parameters based on your moving pattern (still, on foot, on bicycle, or in vehicle). The app comes with a handful of profiles that cover many common scenarios, so you can start using it right away. Tap on the desired profile to start tracking, and tap Off to stop. You can access the saved tracks under theLogs tab. Of course, you are free to dissect and study the default profiles to learn how to configure the available settings.

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