What is Geofencing?
Geofencing is a GPS technology that draws an imaginary fence around a specified radius of your home then allows certain automation softwares to let your phone or tablet do amazing things when you leave or arrive or leave your geofence.
After a very detailed discussion on how the Unofficial Nest Widget works with Away, I found the need to design this application for people that don’t have the Nest mounted optimally for its built in “Auto-Away” functionality.
Android does not come with any built in programs and the use of AutoLocation from joaomgcd is needed for this. The program is simple to use and the only geofence needed for this application is a “Home” geofence.
Once this “Geofencing for the Unoffical Nest Widget” is installed; the app will ask you to install AutoLocation (paid), when that is downloaded and installed, open it up and “Manage Geofences” then press the plus symbol on top. Define your geofence by forming a circle around the radius of your home, then click “Accept Geofence” and give it a name.
Now, open up the “Geofencing for the Unofficial Nest Widget” and tell it what you named your “Home Geofence”, press the check mark and you are good to go! You’ll now have the peace of mind that you are not wasting electricity or fuel in your home!