"Just Once" Location option

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Instead of having the app automatically change all previous trips with same/nearby location. It'd be much more sensible if you could mark an incorrectly tagged location "Just Once" to distinguish locations that are in close proximity to each other.

For instance, I just visited a Walgreens and the app assumed I was at O'Reillys Auto Parts since it is 2 stores over. As you can imagine, this could cause quite a bit of confusion when I go back later on to recall where I went and see the incorrect location.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Hi there, Philmographer. Thanks for the use case! You bring up some good points regarding custom labels (especially for locations in close proximity to one another).

I'll pass your message along to our product team for their consideration.
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I have examples from other apps that have implemented such features if you would like screenshots of them?
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Also, to piggy back my initial idea.  The ability to color-code location names might prove useful when referring back to previous trips.  For instance, a "Green" labeled "Home" could allow for efficient scanning through trips.

In my experience, I've found it can take quite a bit of time to find when I last went to a certain destination in-app.  Regardless of how fast I scroll through previous weeks, it tends to jump back to the current week which is unfortunate.  As I type more and more I find this might be better suited for a new topic for both an idea and bug.  What do you think Tom?

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Sounds good to me :) The jumping back to the current week issue is something we'll want to track of separately as a "problem."
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Also, I may have just replicated what you're describing. If you click on the "Week of ____" text, it automatically jumps to the current week. I think this intended, but I'm double checking with our design team. I'll get back to you ASAP. 
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Great thanks! Would you like me to create a separate thread under problem for it?

Yes, that's it but the zone is very sensitive which causes it to reset easily.
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Tom, Former Employee

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No problem! Another topic would be helpful for tracking purposes. I *could* fork your post from above, but we'll lose the responses below it. Thanks, Philmographer.
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I'll create a new post and include a link-back to this one for reference.

Thanks Tom.
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Hey Tom,

Any news on what the product team thought? I polled some of my coworkers and they were definitely fans of it.

Best Regards,

Philmographer
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True, point taken. I just might look into that. What language is Automatic based in? I haven't checked out the APIs yet but I will. I appreciate the suggestion and the feedback! :)

Best Regards,

Phil
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The APIs return JSON, so you can use just about any language you please to develop with those.  We have wrappers and sample code as well for Ruby, Node, iOS and PHP.

Automatic itself is written in many many different languages across different services.  Too many to list.
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Philmographer

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Thanks Adam! Just goes to show my noob status in regard to coding.

Best Regards,

Phil
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n00b is an essential part of the path to guru. :)
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Haha valid point. I suppose the first step is acknowledging it. :)

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