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Recently I wanted a map from the LoStore but didn't have a wifi connection.

This screen is good (tells the user the problem in plain language):

This one is OK although tech details could be hidden from most users:

But this one (what was actually displayed) had me pretty confused as to why I couldn't access the LoStore:

until I realized I didn't actually have a proper Wifi connection. The message was quite confusing. Can it be improved?

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.31.+ ( 4. 6. 2018 )
« on: June 16, 2018, 01:02:12 »
Route Planner profile button: for me is initially enabled, then after adding first route point the button is disabled/ grey.

Changing presets is working again.

Troubles & Questions / Re: invalid time of Last GPS Fix
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:46:03 »
Thanks Menion.

settings > GPS > Google Services assisted location:off
yes with latest 3.31.1 version
100% reproducible

Before the recent major GPS code changes am sure that taking phone/Locus into house would result in 'GPS lost notification' within a minute. Although not extensively tested it seems a notification may never occur if display is left off in recent versions.

Troubles & Questions / invalid time of Last GPS Fix
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:20:03 »
Tested with Locus Pro 3.31.0 & 3.31.1
Note below Last GPS Fix:

This field is not always reliable, and Locus no longer detects in a timely manner when GPS fixes are lost.

To demonstrate: I obtain valid GPS fixes then put the phone in a faraday cage (eg. microwave oven!) to ensure there are no further fixes/ GPS signals but the time will still increment for a further 15 seconds or so before a lost GPS notification is observed (heard). The Last GPS Fix field cannot be real/ possible. The time should immediately stop if no signal is received.

I made this simple test to demonstrate a more real-life experience when the phone was taken inside my home but over 10 minutes later there was still no lost GPS notification - GPS icon on main screen was still green. No Wifi or cellular radio was on/ enabled at the time either. I then turned on the display and a few seconds later there was a lost GPS notification and the GPS icon turned orange. It could not just be a coincidence.

Unfortunately and maybe this is Android "fooling"/ telling Locus there are valid location updates? In which case there may be few/ no options to improve the situation.

Discussion/New features / Re: Inconsistent user interface
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:49:13 »
I'd beg to differ @JohnCNA. In lots (most?) settings Locus saves with the back button, so in this case it would be consistent. Because mostly the settings will be correct it is probably a reasonable optimization for speed of operation, with the less likely use-case related to the slower Discard menu item.

Discussion/New features / Re: Inconsistent user interface
« on: April 27, 2018, 00:32:07 »
Thanks John for opening this important discussion. As often, as Menion describes, the devil is in the detail. I guess experienced users subconsciously know which button to tap, where & when, but very confusing and frustrating for new users.

OK, thanks for explanation.

>who probably do not use LoMaps
not true - this experience was with purchase of new Locus map; so in fact as you explain, all the elevation data was also downloaded; all happy

Yes you are correct (as generally). Now I go to the map in the store there is the download button. However to me, unless my task is to purchase a map from the store, it doesn't make sense to me to go there. It seems more logical I first go to the map properties in Map Manager for any & all details related to that map, including elevation data. So two questions:
  • Would it be useful to have same <download elevation data> button in Map Manager map properties - like on my screen cap? Or why not?
  • Why didn't Locus Pro offer to download elevation data after the map was downloaded? It has with past maps.
Thanks for any suggestions.

Good day Andrew,
I'm surprised you do not see this "Download elevation data" button! It should be since few versions back, visible for all! items in Store, that have defined area coverage. So definitely for all LoMaps. And does not matter if you have the certain item purchased or not.
@menion - yes I'm aware there was plenty of discussion on separate downloading of elevation data so surprised I don't find a method during my store/ map purchase. I should have included the screen cap below in my original post to support my experience:

How can I help further?

And manual .. I'll forward this to @Michal , anyway just please keep in mind that SRTM or HGT are rude worst for most of basic users, so I'm sure that Michal is focused more on words like "shading" or "elevation data".
yes I agree with your point SRTM/HGT are technical but inconsistent for DE/ CZ languages search results had very many references to these terms whereas no mention in english version of the manual.

I bought a new map obtained from the Locus store yesterday but now find the SRTM/ HGT/ elevation data was not downloaded or offered for download. Previously I would be asked whether to download this data. I eventually found this topic which has an old? screen capture of an example map properties page and link to "Download of elevation data" but none of my LoMaps have this button/ link. There are no items in the map ... (vertical menu. Does this page need updating?

When I follow the instruction on this page to add then edit a POI then tap GET altitude button it displays the same (outdated?) map shading page.

BTW when I try to search the online manual for keywords "SRTM" or "HGT" eg. most of the results are for DE or CZ languages, and certainly the link faq:how_to_add_map_shading is not in the results list. There are only 2 english results in the list which seems very odd. On the other hand if I search for "elevation" eg. all of the results are in english, the map shading page is top of the list. No results for DE or CZ languages are listed.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:25:19 »
It's not in my abilities to check all settings for each installation beta.
On that note, is there a simple way of copying all your customized settings for Pro over to Beta?  I couldn't find it by looking through the file structure.

I would use Beta more often if it acted just like my fine-tuned Pro.
@Viajero - I just do settings backup from main device > copy ZIP to testing device & restore

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: April 14, 2018, 00:05:17 »
*** BETA 3.30.3 RC ***
yes, exactly as you marked on your screenshot. I may only hide this top small symbol, nothing more.
@menion - now I understand the purpose I don't think it necessary to hide but either way minor detail for most users

Higher CPU usage, hmm, maybe it may be correct, I'll check it also during weekend, thanks!
@menion - I have extensive power consumption tests for long list of previous versions, unfortunately moving towards winter here & not doing long rides, so no chance for my normal battery % tests sorry. % battery for 1hr walk shows no unusual/ additional drain from previous versions.

30.30.3 RC - confirmed: dashboard text is correctly refreshed when linked preset is changed

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: April 13, 2018, 00:18:23 »
Issue with satellites.Do you see tiny icon with satellite at top? Here is hidden rest of sats. System report to Locus map some parameters that are used to draw them on correct place. Anyway sometimes sats does not report to Locus correct values, so they cannot be drawn. Nothing I may do here, sorry.
You mean like in this screen cap? No worries - understood - thanks.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: April 11, 2018, 02:19:24 »
More testing: Just noticed one annoying change: if phone Location service is disabled or location not known when Locus is started I now see a new message box "No location devices available... CLOSE" - this is displayed four times. I hope this can be removed. The GPS icon color is sufficient for this fact, or checkbox - "don't display again"; but not each time Locus is run.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: April 11, 2018, 02:13:09 »
I have found one bug. Not sure if only latest beta, or also, but certainly a bug since 3.30.2 Pro. The static text fields in any custom dashboard are not updated when a preset is changed. To test: I have 1 dashboard per preset. Each dashboard has a top line with the name of the preset. For example I have dashboards/presets for riding/ walking/ driving/ default/ mapping. When I change the preset this top dashboard text line is updated in 3.30.2 Pro - of course, but with the text is mostly not updated. Some new repaint order issue? If I exit Locus beta & restart, the top dashboard text line is updated.

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