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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.29.+ ( 1. 2. 2018 )
« on: March 07, 2018, 13:48:37 »
Again thanks for the reply.

Just my 2 pence:
Why we do track recording? >>> To keep the data, to look at the staistics, to share or to reuse them later.

So I think it is quite natural, direct after stop and save the  recording, to have a look at the new created data, like distance , elevation gain or elevation diagram. This all is shown in the "Track details" screen.

It can be closed by just one click on the back button.

If I need to open the "Track details" manual from the map window it takes me definitive more steps (3-4) depending on the number of tracks overlapping in my current view.

So for my point of view, open the "Track details" screen automatically after saving the track is the smarter way, then returning to map first.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.29.+ ( 1. 2. 2018 )
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:00:27 »
The world maps (which come from OAM) that have a transparent top layer have a -tr- in the name. This one doesn't.

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[DE] - deutschsprachiger Forumsbereich / Danke
« on: December 23, 2017, 11:40:06 »
Schöne Weihnachten an unsere Moderatoren. Ihr habt mal wieder eine tolle Arbeit geleistet. Aber auch alle anderen die hier täglich verzweifelten User weiterhelfen.
Danke an Alle !

Gruß Freischneider
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.26.+ ( 11. 10. 2017 )
« on: November 03, 2017, 22:56:58 »
Oki, thanks Michael. I'm surprised, there is any difference as I expected, results will be exactly same. I'll check it ...
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Troubles & Questions / Re: change number of top panel buttons
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:44:01 »
Here is simple improvement - I love the right hand side panel - you can add any number of buttons and simply drag up or down to display all those buttons. A hidden feature! So why not use similar system for top panel buttons? My topic has 8 votes.
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Troubles & Questions / Re: Annoying default behavior of WP/Track "Edit"
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:47:32 »
+1  The same thing when exporting a recorded route.

IMHO this is not exactly comparable.
Exporting/saving a new item usually follows a certain workflow that begins with providing a name for the new item, as you typically want to replace the auto-generated Date-Time Tag. So having everything set up for entering a new name is desirable here. My trouble occurs when working with existing items.

But in my particular case you are even right. Often, when I stop recording a track in the field, I am very bad at typing: fingers are wet or dirty, the display may be covered with raindrops after a bike ride so you cannot type well or  I may simply be too exhausted after a run. In these cases I initially accept the auto-generated name and just save. Later, in relaxed and dry conditions I make the modifications. So yes, even when newly creating a track/WP/route entering a name may not be the thing you do by default. But here I admit that this is subject to personal preference.
However: not so for the edit-later case, this really should be changed.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.24.+ ( 31. 5. 2017 )
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:59:04 »
@balloni55: complicated task ... what about people (I believe most of users), who does not use "Presets"?
I'd strongly advise against removing customization options just because they're also doubled in the presets feature. As Menion says, many users, especially beginners, won't use presets, so they'll be put off if they don't find an intuitive way to change the buttons or other settings.
Granted, as is obvious even among us power users, the presets feature is easily mistaken for a "profile" feature and therefore misunderstood. However, it is what it is now and should stay like this - once you understand it, it can be extremely useful. But those who don't use it shouldn't "lose" anything!
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[DE] - deutschsprachiger Forumsbereich / Re: Punkt eingeben
« on: July 16, 2017, 15:53:50 »
Danke. Ich nehme an, dass Du "Karte verschieben" meinst, anstatt "Gehe zu" ?!


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Discussion/New features / Re: Offline POI database
« on: July 04, 2017, 06:04:27 »
Menion, are you working on the POI system? I think the current state is something that can be improved. E.g., loading 100 by 100 is not perfec and rather clunkyt, also loading POIs in a radius around the center is not perfect, while POIs along a track are of interest... Hey, Locus could, as a track option, auto load POIs in a radius around the track... Probably a can of worms :D Are POIs your unloved child ;)?
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Since a while Mapsforge offers the priority key for better arranging tags like town names before other tags.
Is it possible to implement it into Locus maps rendering engine?
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.23.+ ( 3. 4. 2017 )
« on: May 31, 2017, 14:46:33 »
No serious news in latest version, but still some usable improvements I believe. Hope you will enjoy new 3.24 version. Thanks as usually for a very valuable feedback! Seems that time for more active lifestyle again comes ( more friendly temperatures ) in Europe, so hope you find Locus Map useful!
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Ich denke, die Routing-Dateien von BRouter sind stets aktueller.
Selbst nutze ich seit Jahren LocusPro + BRouter, ...das Paket hat mich überzeugt.  ;)
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.22.+ ( 7. 3. 2017 )
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:06:32 »
@twil69 - the notification button is not permanent - I'd complain too if that were the case. Easy to dismiss any new items and button will hide. Don't stress too much.

Well, technically you may be right.
But lor74cas described quite nicely what will happen most of the time: this thing will disturb you when you have no time to deal with it and just want it to go away. And when you do have time you will not remember.

So it is more about the perception as something useful or something annoying. And since there are established notification alternatives (that most apps seem to agree upon) I dont see why Locus needs something different.

I always prefer pull mode (deal with things when I have time for them) instead of push mode (being interrupted).
The status of a download is visible in the Android status bar and when I want to read the Locus blog I go to feedly. Everything is already there. I personally dont need more. But let the user community decide.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.22.+ ( 7. 3. 2017 )
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:17:35 »
All settings in apps has it's unique key and value values. These has nothing to with texts that user see on screen. These texts are generated on the fly in moment, they are needed. And they are needed in moment, any screen from settings is visible. So this whole system needs to write somewhere list of all preferences that may appear on screen, get all possible texts for them and then iterate over these texts and test them. I have partially useful solution thanks to new presets system, but there is still a lot work to do, because almost all settings has to be changed to new system (while currently only around 10% was rewrote).
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.22.+ ( 7. 3. 2017 )
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:46:56 »
You eventually added Profiles/Presets!  ;D
Garmin has this in the Oregons since almost a decade and I was always hoping that this would be offered for Locus as well. Given the overwhelming plethora of settings this is only a logical step. How often did I find myself roaming the settings tree to find a particular knob. Worse, the settings tend to move every now and then, so you need to memorize where they currently are. Since I use locus for geocaching, bike riding, running and hiking each time I changed the activity I needed to tweak the settings. Now consider you are e.g. on a geocaching tour by bike.... :-\
Definitely will give (custom) presets a go.

What I dislike is the notification center. I bought Pro to get rid of ads and now it sneaks back in by the app itself. Other apps also manage to notify you without cluttering the main application. I am fine with the Android notification bar, I dont want to waste precious real estate of my screen with a permament button. Please make this an opt-in instead of an opt-out.
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