Originally Posted by whpalmer4
You can do a general search for a location (all Beverages & More stores, for example), but you're only shown the one that is deemed to be the closest one when you bring up the display. I've often wanted the ability to drop a pin somewhere and have it show me how the display would look if the pin represented my location, which is a slightly different way of looking at the problem and might be easier to implement (I don't know what the API to the location services looks like).
Thanks for pointing out the ability for a context to be a category of business that can change as you move about. One thing that's worth noting is that you can tune the results with some advanced search queries (e.g. AND, OR, -, quoting, etc.). I usually just refresh my memory with (specifically the tip dialogs):
One other thing that I wanted to point out that's a new, lesser known feature is the ability to do exactly what you want (e.g. forecasting your available tasks from a future location). This hasn't made it to the iPhone app yet, but can be used right now on the iPad.
To use, all you need to do, is pan the map so that the blue (current location) dot is no longer visible and you're sufficiently zoomed in (e.g. at approximately the city level or closer). At that point, you should see a HUD like what is attached offering the ability to "Search again in this area." This dialogue only appears if you do have contexts configured with search for their location. We wanted this to be a useful feature for those traveling for business or vacation or just to prepare for a trip across town.