Ability to create locations (e.g. Home, Work, etc)

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Since the app uses location data, it would be nice to be able to set up frequently locations with labels (e.g. Home, Work, Grandma's House, etc). Then in the future, as the app collects data on all of our trips, it could provide reports based on endpoints (e.g. averages for the Home To Work or return commute).
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Posted 5 years ago

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There are all sorts of reporting possibilities with Automatic that we're looking at down the road.
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Love this idea!
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This has been implemented with the latest app update!
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Ah, ok. I just checked in with Cooper and he says you should delete that version and go ahead and get the latest version from the app store. All your data will load back in to the new version once you log in.
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Ok cool. Thanks Amy. If He wants me to shoot him an email or has any questions for me, just let me know. Have a great night. You guys are the best :D
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WOW! I love the new features you all added. It just keeps getting better and better!!!
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Thanks! Cooper says thank you for working with him to help solve your issue. Now that you're good he doesn't have any further questions for you.
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Right on. Well if there is anything I can do in the future just let me know. I don't mind loading beta software and "real-world" testing for y'all. Happy Holidays :D
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Where in the settings will we find this?
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Amy

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In the trip timeline. The topic I reference above has a screenshot.
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Any chance we will get (or already have) the ability to export the locations to the trip log? I am currently using IFTTT to append a new line to a google dog after each trip. The ability to have a frequent location in that list is much more useful than a link to a location on a map. Would then be able to sort by start or finish location or automatically tag a line as "work related" for tax purposes.
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Thanks for the idea Joe, and welcome to the Automatic community. This feature doesn't exist at the moment, but it's under consideration. Check out this related discussion on trip tagging for more details. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Increase parking accuracy in garages by specifying home address.


Whenever I park in my garage Automatic states I'm parked at my neighbors house. It would be great if I could specify my home address and then when parking within a certain threshold of that address (30ft, etc) Automatic could default to my correct home address.

You could even use the GPS signal strength at the time the car was turned off to determine whether to use my home address or the street address of where the car was parked.

Minor thing but it's really annoying to constantly have Automatic always reporting I'm parked at my neighbors house.

I'm posting this here at the request of your twitter support handle: https://twitter.com/AutomaticHelp/status/522082508700397568
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Welcome to the community Patrick, and thanks for the idea. You may recognize me as *TW from Twitter, ha.

So right now, we do have a custom label feature for iOS, but we're still working on adding this feature to Android (which I believe is the platform that you're using). There's no ETA right for Android support right now, but we'll be sure to update this discussion when there's an update. 
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Hey that's cool man. Thanks for your quick response and I'll keep an eye out for the update.
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When is the Android Support for this?
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Thanks for reaching out and for your interest in this feature!

This is something our Android team has on their radar, but at this point in time, there are some bigger needs/projects being addressed.

When we do have a better idea of when it will be coming to Android, we will absolutely share that here.
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Any update on this? I'm using Android and would really like to label my house as it always has me listed as parking at my neighbor's house.
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Sorry, Ahmed. If you're using the Classic app, this was never built for Android and we're not doing any further development on that app. If you're using the new app for Pro, you can vote & chime in on this other Idea post.

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