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 Point of Interest Framework
This feature may serve as framework for Wishlist:context_based_to-do_list and Wishlist:Location_based_reminders. The idea is to notify the user of certain events based on their location, direction, or any event a daemon is able to trigger.
Tagging may be used to filter or control a called application.
 Use Cases
- Let any application or daemon start another application by simple rules defined in a GUI
- A daemon checks for location POIs and call the events (aka. starts applications or do dbus calls) that are tied to the tags of that POI
- A daemon checks for the GSM cell id you are in and activates an certain user profile
- A daemon checks for near Bluetooth devices and call an event if a device matches
- ...checks for your WiFi SID and do the VPN connect to your home network
- Cron starts an alarm and therefore the associated events at a specific time
- A simple script polls a log file, finds some uncommon connection attempt on your log file an give you a notice
 Design Ideas
- It should be a GUI based application and a daemon
- It should be a bidirectional daemon, allowing a applications to drag out a list of POI objects tagged for itself and being called by an application with event 'bar' and parameters 'foo' or tags 'foo-bar'
- This application itself should to two sided
- one side a few standard input daemons or triggers like GPS, time or 'just a few tags' with a specific dialogue for each type.
- The other side is the event what would be called like calendar events='tag a' or show notification with specific dialogs for each know event type and a command line incl. parameter expansion. For powerusesr there should be the possibility to do a D-Bus call as well.
- each input can be connected to each event just by dragging them onto
- these connection should be 'or' by default and group able by an extra dialogue. So powerusers can specify like (Input A and Input B) or Input C or even full boolean trees. The application may aggregate triggers or several seconds to accomplish that.
- once configured it may run as permanent daemon and awaits incoming triggers
- new event types should be easy to implement by an XML configuration file, so the user just installs a package and that drops the appropriate config file for that daemon.
- new inputs/triggers should by configurable by XML too
- import / export of selected connection between triggers and events
 Design Issues
- How to hide the complexity of this system for Joe Doe? - Different levels of complexity? perhaps from Noob to Pro? See Wishlist:Profiles for more details
- How to handle multiple times the same event? Like staying at a certain GPS location should the event triggered more then once?
- There should be an import for several GPS based POI formats