I wish to be notified on my Android phone when I get within a certain distance (few hundred m to a km, user adjustable) of a list of locations (imported in lat, long format; about 10..50 entries). Is there an app for this?

  • Yes there is, I stumbled about one a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately I don't remember which it was, as I had no need for it. On a quick glance: Maybe MagicContext can be "abused" for that? It's not the one I had in mind, but the only one that I could find (on a quick check).
    – Izzy
    Commented Oct 13, 2018 at 10:35

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BwareArea might be what you are looking for. From the app's description:

You'll import a POI list and it'll start an always-on-top widget displaying the closest POI and alerting you if you don't follow the POI requirements. All the parameters are configurable; minimal distance to warn, allowed over-speed, whether to automatically start when your car's Bluetooth is connected, or to log your track.

Seems to fit your requirements exactly. Works on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and up.

  • the app is crashing on my Android 10 device, is there any alternative you can recommend?
    – Dary
    Commented Jan 5, 2022 at 13:33
  • @Dary The app hasn't been updated since then, and Android 10 wasn't there at that time. Maybe report to the dev so they can fix it? Apart from that, maybe my lists have a fitting alternative – see here. IIRC, some navigation apps also offer such features, e.g. OsmAnd.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 6, 2022 at 20:42

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