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Support => Wishlist => Topic started by: Maksym on February 16, 2013, 23:52:22

Title: Backup current track recording
Post by: Maksym on February 16, 2013, 23:52:22
I find this program and it's great. Also it's stable.
I want to see automatic backup (every 5-10 minutes) of recording track to the internal (or external) memory. Of course program is very stable but not 100 % stable. Also the battery can full discharge or I can drop phone on the ground and battery will be disconnected and I can loose recorded track for the whole day. And it's very bad because I am using recorded track to mark photos.
Also, I think, it will be better when track file created on start recording with automatic name like now and when pressing STOP RECORDING button to this file will only written information. Now when press STOP button I must wait until opened keyboard, then press OK (I use automatic name), then close report. Not very comfortably and need many time. Better when file creates on start recording and write data to it every 5-10 minutes. After press STOP button write to the file last data. Also you can show report. That's all. Now I can accidentally press CANCEL after press STOP and lost my track too - it's not difficult on touchscreen.
This can by alternative to viewtopic.php?f=30&t=837 ( - because if I start recording I exactly want to get recorded track with 100 % warranty. Now I can accidentally cancel saving file after press STOP button or loose track if there are some troubles with program or phone.
Title: Re: Backup current track recording
Post by: Menion on February 17, 2013, 12:33:23
Hello Maksym,
  during a track record, Locus store periodically recorded data into Locus/cache/track_rec directory. It write bunch of 30 locations, so in every recorded 30, 60, 90, ... location, data are stored on card. So in worst case, you'll lost last 29 points. Truth it, I should store data also base on time, so every 30 points or at least once per X minutes. You may simple check if this works, by some task killer or by putting your battery out by "accident". Hope these are good news for you.
Title: Re: Backup current track recording
Post by: Maksym on February 17, 2013, 14:31:59
Yes, it's great news for me! Thank you.

And what about more easy and quick STOP RECORDING? Without opening keyboard (accindentally I some times rename track name) and click OK, then opening report and also I must close it.