I have created a view that opens when my car BT is connected. On this view, I have the date and time, multiple rows of apps that I can click on to open, the current geocoded location, and the current speed.
The way I’m getting the current speed and location is via Tasker accessing the phone’s GPS. The speed is updated every second, and the location every 5 seconds. It works great, although with a slight delay.
I’m sending a webhook each time to my server to update these values, and it just seems like a big waste of resources doing it this way.
Would it be possible to create a sensor for speed and geocoded location directly from the phone’s GPS? This would save a lot of hits to the server, not to mention phone data.
Also, is there a way to call an app on the phone directly from a button card? Currently, I’m calling a joaoapps_join service to Tasker, which then opens the app I want.
Another thing that would be nice, is to be able to launch the companion app to a specific view via intent. The way I have it now, the car mode view is the first view, so I am just calling the app directly. Would it be possible to call the app via Tasker and load a specific view?
I’m not sure how much work would be involved, but I think that these would be great additions to the app.
Thanks again for the all the work on this app, it’s definitely come a long way.