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Localisation Alert (Notification when arriving at a specific place)



Is it possible to set an alarm when you are located in a specific place ?

In other terms, I would like to receive an email when I'm physically located in a place which is defined in a card.


For example, I would like to be notified when I physically approach the address of a mailbox which is on my way home.


Does someone know a way to achieve something like that ?


Thank you in advance for your help.


Best Regards,

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@Romain H 

Based on what you described, assuming you are iOS, using shortcut you will be able create a card based on location. That can act as a trigger. The find or lookup action however is quite limited because it does not inspect deeper than name and description. So might have to have a lookup list with a link back to target card and work from there. At the iOS side, I need you need to consider how that shortcut will be activated - I don’t think there is fence like trigger ie you may have ask Siri to activate the shortcut. Definitely and interest concept to work on. 
By the way, if you want more deeper automation/integration into Trello you can call a endpoint instead from the shortcut - tested that before. 

Thank you for this quick answer, but I'm afraid I didn't get everything you said 😅


Actually, I never used "Shortcut" on iOS before. But I'm not sure that this is the solution to my problem.

It seems to be a way to create a card bases on location, but what I would like to do, is to be notifies (email / alarm / notification) when I enter in a geographical zone that is set on an existing card.


For example, if I know that I need to do something the next time I go to a specific place, I would like to set a reminder based on the location of my iPhone.

Next time I go to this specific place, I want to be notified to do this specific task.

@Romain H 

Creating the card acts as a trigger to say your are at the location. Then you use Bulter to do what you need to do. 

What I have listed are the artifacts needed to pull together a solution to meet you requirements. It is not intended to over-simplify things - More work is needed to go into the specifics of your requirements. 

I know that this not Trello anymore, but do you know how to manually set a marker to define a place in the iOS ShortCut App ?

I don't know why, but it seems that the only way to set a place is to search for an address in a search tab.

Is it possible to use coordinates ?

@Romain H 

Yes, this is no longer about Trello.

In ios Shortcut, there is Get current location and Get <> from Current Location...<> could be Latitude if that is what you wanted. We should take this offline.IMG_5934.jpeg

@Romain H

This shortcut fetches current location calls a openWeather api and create a card in Trello. You will need to change the destination details. 

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