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Development => Versions => Topic started by: tramp20 on December 12, 2014, 18:20:58

Title: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: tramp20 on December 12, 2014, 18:20:58
Hi menion,
I cannot use the new v3.5 free and pro.
Vector and raster maps are almost unreadable, pale and without color and contrast.
The v3.4.0.5 was ofc ok.
I cannot attach screenshots because I am not at my PC.

Android 4.4.4 stock rom Z1c
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Tobias on December 12, 2014, 19:32:34
Hello Menion,
with 3.5 PNG Icons of mapsforge themes are scaled, probably according to device dpi. As I use already scaled PNG icons for hdpi, xhdpi and xxhdpi devices in my themes, those are huge and ugly now. Is there any switch to disable scaling?
Best regards,
Tobias
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 12, 2014, 19:46:59
Hi Tobias,

how are you separating, which icons should be used? Or you have more themes and user choose which one to use?
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Tobias on December 12, 2014, 20:03:04
Hi Menion,
The latter - I have three sizes to download here: http://www.openandromaps.org/en/legend/elevate-mountain-hike-theme (http://www.openandromaps.org/en/legend/elevate-mountain-hike-theme).

Not only the symbols are different, but also stroke width/dasharray, font size, dy and circle radius.

A user already asked in the openandromaps forum about the big symbols with the new Locus version.

I use PNGs because of glow effect and transparencies.

Best regards,
Tobias
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on December 12, 2014, 20:08:03
All widgets should start with "locus" in naming.
Will be changed in next version - because it's a translate task.
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on December 12, 2014, 20:52:14
Thanks for new version ;)
why i get a different view Free/PRO
in Free more street names no collision, in PRO less street names with collision :-[
- same map
- same zoomlevel
- same theme
(http://s29.postimg.org/uf2ly0ier/Different.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uf2ly0ier/)
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 12, 2014, 21:28:21
@Tobias: understand. Quite complicated solution I think, but why not. We did some improvements in efficient handling of points and I tried to move closer to latest mapsForge lib. And there I saw this change - using DPI to rescale icons. But I probably saw incorrectly. Sorry

@balloni55: nice ... I have no idea now, sorry. There should be no change in text sizes, only change happen in size of icons. Hmm ... Peter, did you change size of texts during last changes of Vector themes?

Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on December 12, 2014, 21:34:26
Not fixed:
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=4263.msg33679#msg33679



missing words in crowdin:
(http://s10.postimg.org/ey9slql85/trans.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ey9slql85/)
(and more in our dropbox folder: d_Crowdin)



How can i remove all this unwanted icons?
(http://s24.postimg.org/xb3g64mdd/2014_12_12_205018.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xb3g64mdd/)



Not fixed
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3267.msg33108#msg33108



same mess as before in vector maps info if i want to compare the store versions and my version of maps
http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3925.msg32427#msg32427
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Diddi on December 12, 2014, 21:37:24
I even have some issues with the map after 3.5 Update. Seems that it has broken the theme. Some of the icons are really big. some areas are missing...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44643478/Net/Screenshot_2014-12-12-21-32-43%20%28Large%29.png)
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Tobias on December 12, 2014, 22:10:13
@Tobias: understand. Quite complicated solution I think, but why not.

It used to be the only compatible solution for all mapsforge 0.3 apps, and with pearl scripts for xml resize and batch svg converts to png it's pretty quick to maintain.

We did some improvements in efficient handling of points and I tried to move closer to latest mapsForge lib. And there I saw this change - using DPI to rescale icons. But I probably saw incorrectly. Sorry

As with mapsforge scaling - it's different, tile sizes are scaled according to dpi, eg. 512px for xhdpi instead of 256px. And as far as I know, only SVG icons are scaled, not PNG.
OruxMaps has an option for PNG icons to be scaled, so it's up to the user to increase or decrease them, which works better.

Best regards,
Tobias
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 13, 2014, 10:10:36
Oki,

issue with semi transparent maps and rescaled icons of vector maps should be solved in 3.5.1 version, ok?

@gynta:
- issue with break text - I'll look at it, but I just worry to change with because it should break layout on different screens

- widget - I know about this problem (with 3x1 widget on your tab), but I do not know how to solve it now, later

- "pitch" - https://crowdin.com/translate/menion/3292/en-de#6645898 vs https://crowdin.com/translate/menion/3292/en-de#1375767

- missing translation - I've changed this yesterday, that`s why they aren't on Crowdin

- remove unwanted icons - not possible. For whole time there is a POI db feature (1.5 year), it works in this way.

- texts in details of vector maps - I believe you are clever enough to compare "Version" in store with "Date" in map detail ;).

Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Tobias on December 13, 2014, 10:54:17
rescaled icons of vector maps should be solved in 3.5.1 version, ok?

Yes, thanks for the quick fix!
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on December 13, 2014, 10:56:00
- widget - I know about this problem (with 3x1 widget)
forget the 3x1 problem - I'm talking about the creepy design  :P

Quote
- "pitch"...
thx

Quote
- remove unwanted icons - not possible.
but i only want to see my own chosen POIs from db . not all icons twice. that slows down map scrolling...
(http://s15.postimg.org/qej3qfk7b/2014_12_12_215003.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qej3qfk7b/)

Quote
- texts in details of vector maps - I believe you are clever enough to compare... ;).
Sure - But that's not cleans up the mess :P
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: john_percy on December 13, 2014, 11:31:11
- remove unwanted icons - not possible.
but i only want to see my own chosen POIs from db . not all icons twice. that slows down map scrolling...
(http://s15.postimg.org/qej3qfk7b/2014_12_12_215003.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qej3qfk7b/)
As far as I can tell, you should only see icons of the sort of POIs that the map theme seeks to display at that zoom. The overlay from the POI database is clickable (which is its advantage) and should appear somewhat later than the main map, so shouldn't hinder scrolling.
But my issue is that the POI database overlay icon does not respect the display magnification of the map, either from "Display map with scaled resolution" in "Map - advanced" settings or "Lock the zoom", then magnify the screen.
You'll need to click on the image below to enlarge it in order to see the double image icon I get with scaled resolution of 400%.

(http://s14.postimg.org/j2fhwjru5/Screenshot_2014_12_13_09_08_41.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j2fhwjru5/)
Title: Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on December 13, 2014, 12:52:42
@balloni55
text size: caused by a different setting in free and pro version ?

I mean the text size settings in maps advanced -> vector maps. (OWN user settings).
Thanks 8) in this case FREE 100%  and PRO 150%,
so solved
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: jusc on December 13, 2014, 13:48:31
issue with semi transparent maps and rescaled icons of vector maps should be solved in 3.5.1 version, ok?

 :'( in 3.5.1 my scaled svgs are very small. compared to Pro version 3.4.0 .

(http://s8.postimg.org/y7dt7r8sx/351.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y7dt7r8sx/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: ta-ka on December 13, 2014, 14:21:26
Please add a new word for 'Show labels (Tracks)', for example 'Do not show', instead of using 'No', The Japanese translation here gives strange meaning but can not be changed the translation since 'No' is used somewhere else for proper meaning.

'Hold center method' function is broken. Map is centered immediately without delay time,  'Center cross' and 'Line to GPS' is not shown. It happens only when the map is moved to north-west after map is once centered. Please see attached video.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 13, 2014, 17:57:10
@jusc: and how looks your theme in different app that use new MapsForge that support SVG as well as Locus? It should be same as in new Locus version, is it?

@ta-ka: I'll improve it. And "hold center" - I know, I noticed this today also during field test. Fix version during next week, thanks
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: jusc on December 13, 2014, 19:24:14
@menion,
I can't use this specialized Locus themes with other apps.
There are to many special tags for Locus inside the theme up since version 3 of mapsforge.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 13, 2014, 21:54:09
At least there should be a possibility to test sizes of icons. If this is a problem, I'll do it during monday with Peter.

Because I'm more then sure, that sizing of icons was incorrect in previous versions of Locus. Now Locus correctly rescale all icons (no matter if PNG or SVG) in all cases and I'm sure that in all cases correctly.

Shortly for now: if icon has no size parameter, it is used as is in theme. So png 24x24 px icon will be sizes really 24x24 px (which is on big devices really small)! When you use any symbol-width or symbol-height parameter, icon will be sized by this parameter. You may specify pixels exactly like symbol-width="24" or you may use symbol-width="24dp" which will say Locus to rescale icons based on device DPI parameter.

Previous Locus version used automatically one parameter to scale SVG icons, but it was not correctly implemented and in some cases (mainly for an areas) it causes unexpected behavior. I'm now slowly trying to improve Locus theming to be as close to original MapsForge V5 as possible to save you guys some work with themes that you wants use also for different apps.

Anyway feel free to open discussion on changes that cause you a troubles, I'll gladly answer/help/improve.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: eldron on December 13, 2014, 22:47:06
I´ve got a question regarding the new POI feature.
I used it ages ago in some old beta version and remember having to download the POI database. I installed the latest version but I can´t download the database anywhere. Or is that information now included in the vector maps? Do I have to download a new map from the locus store?
I usually use the andromaps map and the POI list is empty.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: john_percy on December 14, 2014, 00:57:20
Download a new map from the Locus store. The download now includes the POI database (as a separate file).
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: eldron on December 14, 2014, 13:36:47
So there is no way at the moment to just download the database as a standalone file?
As i mentioned before, i don´t use the locus vector maps, but the freizeitkarte or andromaps maps.
I don´t mind paying for the POI database, but I don´t see why I need to download maps for several countries just to get the POI databases...?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 14, 2014, 14:26:40
Eldron, no sorry. This option is not there and is not even planned. Oflfine POI database is currently bonus feature for vector maps.
Title: AW: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on December 14, 2014, 16:13:28
Thank you for new version!
First of all... I have no problems after update and enjoy all the new things:
: widget is great, especially the Locus button
: new themes are nice. Finally the hiking way symbols are readable now. Colours and contrast are fine
: poi.db is a hit and a big step forward.
Good job!

The arrangement of the poi labels can still be improved. ..

Christian
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: eldron on December 15, 2014, 09:00:43
Hi, I have just downloaded a new vector map from the locus store to be able to try the POI feature.
I used the Locus free to download the map (I always wait for the first bugfixes before upgrading my Locus Pro). After downloading the map I was asked whether I´d like to download the height information and map shading, but after pressing ok I was told that I needed the Pro version for this and couldn´t download the extra data.
I changed into Pro but wasn´t asked again. Can I somehow get back to that dialog to download the extra data in Locus pro without having to download the 1,5GB Map again?
And a few questions about the POI feature itself:
Can I somehow select POIs from different categories to be shown on the map?
Are the POIs always loaded around the map center? Or can I somehow choose (e.g. map center, GPS location, certain point on map)?
How can I set the amount of POIs I want to have displayed? It seems to autoselect about 100 POIs to be shown.
Can I choose the distance (e.g. show all POIs in a 10km radius)?
It also takes quite a while to load the list of POIs once you open a category, although it seems to be a lot faster than it was when I last tried the feature in some old Beta.

Don´t get me wrong, I love the new feature and am looking forward to trying it in the field :-)

Another thing I would like to mention is that the loading speed of the latest map (Germany complete) from the locus store is extremely slow. Zoom level 8 took almost a minute to load. Also higher zoom levels (9,10,11) took forever to load. I tried 2 other maps (freizeitkarte and Germany map from andromaps, both for the whole of Germany as well) and loading speed is normal. In all three cases I used the locus hiking theme).
If this does not change - can I somehow use the POI database with another map? Maybe by renaming the map file?

Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 15, 2014, 09:44:21
Hi, I have just downloaded a new vector map from the locus store to be able to try the POI feature.
I used the Locus free to download the map (I always wait for the first bugfixes before upgrading my Locus Pro). After downloading the map I was asked whether I´d like to download the height information and map shading, but after pressing ok I was told that I needed the Pro version for this and couldn´t download the extra data.
I changed into Pro but wasn´t asked again. Can I somehow get back to that dialog to download the extra data in Locus pro without having to download the 1,5GB Map again?
No sorry, bonus for a Pro users only right after download of a map

And a few questions about the POI feature itself:
Can I somehow select POIs from different categories to be shown on the map?
No

Are the POIs always loaded around the map center? Or can I somehow choose (e.g. map center, GPS location, certain point on map)?
Poins are dynamically loaded on map for current visible screen, no more. And which points? It's based on your current vector theme.

How can I set the amount of POIs I want to have displayed? It seems to autoselect about 100 POIs to be shown.
There is no need to select anything. As my answer above about vector theme. Only in case you use some online/personal map, you have to display points manually, there is no other chance now.

Can I choose the distance (e.g. show all POIs in a 10km radius)?
It also takes quite a while to load the list of POIs once you open a category, although it seems to be a lot faster than it was when I last tried the feature in some old Beta.
Some requests should be little bit slower, some faster. If you use database for whole Germany, it should be problem as it's biggest database we created and we are still not sure if that was a good idea :).


Don´t get me wrong, I love the new feature and am looking forward to trying it in the field :-)

Another thing I would like to mention is that the loading speed of the latest map (Germany complete) from the locus store is extremely slow. Zoom level 8 took almost a minute to load. Also higher zoom levels (9,10,11) took forever to load. I tried 2 other maps (freizeitkarte and Germany map from andromaps, both for the whole of Germany as well) and loading speed is normal. In all three cases I used the locus hiking theme).
If this does not change - can I somehow use the POI database with another map? Maybe by renaming the map file?
New map tiles are four times bigger then older map. So you cannot compare one tile with one tile, but try to compare time to draw whole screen with old map and whole screen with new map. New maps should be same, maybe a little bit faster.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: eldron on December 15, 2014, 12:11:39
So if I download the map again in Locus Pro I can download the additional data after the download has finished, right? The additional data is the height data and mapshade data (isn´t that within the same .hgt file anyway)? If that´s all there is then I wouldn´t need it, as I have already downloaded all .hgt files for Germany a while ago.

Is a feature planned to allow us to select POIs from different categories?

So do i understand this correctly - POIs are loaded for the current screen (around map center)? And it´s always the closest ~ 100 or how does it work? Because I always get 98 - 100 Pois displayed, regardless of which zoom level i use.
And all POIs are being displayed until i "delete" them from within the POI screen....? So I can´t just delete/hide the last POIs? As an example - I choose hotels, then campsites and then toilets. Now I only want to see the toilets - I have to hide all and then select toilets again - or did I misunderstand something here?
Is it possible to somehow see when a POI was added to the database, or when it was last updated? Like that one could spot a possibly outdated entry.
On example: I went to Madrid not long ago and used Google Maps to look for a restaurant, but the first two I went to didn´t exist anymore. In that case it would have been helpful to see that the entry was very old.

About map loading speed - when using the locus store map it took 25 seconds to display the map on screen (whole screen) on zoomlevel 9. Using the Andromap it took 5 seconds to display the whole screen (exactly the same area).
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 15, 2014, 12:35:17
Yes, you download in Locus Pro HGT files, nothing more. They are used for hillshade and all other stuff around altitude. So if you have own HGT files, there is need for this step.

"Is a feature planned to allow us to select POIs from different categories?"
Currently there are no plans on improvements. So all depend on interest of users (suggest votes on help desk)

About loading ... I probably missunderstand previously. There are two options how to load data -

1. automatically - in case you have vector maps with same name as database and you display these maps, points are loaded automatically on a map based on current selected vector theme. If you move with map, new points are loaded once you stop scroll. Automatically without any extra settings.
2. manually - you may display and category of points and thanks to top icons, you may display 100, 200 etc. points on map. There is also no settings, so no ability to hide just part or automatically display just any categories, is possible. Main purpose of this database is addition to vector maps.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: eldron on December 15, 2014, 13:12:26
Now I am a bit confused. When using the new map no POIs are being loaded automatically with the hike theme selected. Can I / do I have to configure somewhere, which POIs I want to have displayed automatically? I am assuming that it should work "out of the box", so without having to rename the map or database? I am,of course, using the map i downloaded from the locus store.
Any idea on the slow map loading speed? Even on zoom level 12 it takes 5-10 seconds to load the map, where my old maps load almost instantly.

EDIT:
Sorry, I was trying the map in low zoom levels, that´s why no POIs where being displayed. The other question remains - can I configure which POIs I want to see or do I have to edit the theme (in an editor)?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on December 15, 2014, 17:31:12
Quote
Another question: how can I disable displaying all the stuff from the poi.db? Even if the eye-symbol shows "0" all the icons are still on map. Or I'm wrong?
Same problem here 8)
because i have to set my icon size to 120% on a trip - but I don't want to see hundreds of unwanted POIs if no(!) POI is selected and i don't want to see a popup on all unwanted POIs. Looks crazy in a big town  ::)
(http://s18.postimg.org/d348gotsl/2014_12_13_173112.png) (http://postimage.org/) (http://s11.postimg.org/s1nubip73/2014_12_13_190734.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s1nubip73/)
My workaround: renamed the vectormap.
Now POI.db has sense (for me)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on December 15, 2014, 20:08:10
POI db:
Locus ignores "Map icon size" in "setting -> Map - objects & style -> style on map" on App start
(Doesn't load POI.db icons at start)
To check: Set icon size to 300% and restart Locus.
After first zoom or map moving, icons are loaded.



edit
Map manager -> Vector -> Delete a map...
-> Deleted map is still in list.
List should be refreshed after del operation.



edit
Right panel
Locus ignores "Always hidden"
in "Settings -> Map control &  panels .> Map screen panels -> Right panel visibility"
at App start.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 16, 2014, 09:51:30
@gynta:
- not loading POI after start - fixed
- visible right panel - fixed
- not removed map after delete - I'm unable to simulate it. You delete map stored in default Locus/mapsVector directory?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on December 16, 2014, 10:12:35
- You delete map stored in default Locus/mapsVector directory?
yep, map was removed from sdcard- but i have to re-enter the map manager/vector tab for a actual list.

(http://s9.postimg.org/i5y5mtfu3/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i5y5mtfu3/)

edit
Ah, got it - It occurs when the last map will be deleted. so, it's not really terrible :)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 18, 2014, 13:55:40
that's the point! Thank you
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Guido Farina on December 22, 2014, 12:33:46
I get a crash every time i try to edid track points
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 22, 2014, 12:58:57
Hello Guido,

issue already found yesterday. Will be fixed in tomorrow 3.5.3 version. Sorry for a troubles.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on December 24, 2014, 09:30:13
Merry chrismas to all and a special thank to our 'locus genii' for all the nice software versions in 2014 and the great support.
Christian

*hope, that the slow vector maps will be fixed soon. Can not use it in the wild :(
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 24, 2014, 11:02:57
Thanks Christian, same to You too :)

Maps cause troubles only in zooms 10 - 13 or also other zoom levels as well. And only huge map of Germany or also a smaller maps (parst of Germany)? Because I though it is a problem only of huge Germany map in zooms 10 - 13, isn't?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: john_percy on December 24, 2014, 12:59:12
Locus Store map of England is roughly half the speed to redraw of OpenAndroMaps map of Great Britain at zoom 9 and 10 on my MotoG (roughly 20 seconds compared to 10 seconds).
At zoom 8, I get the world map, and at zoom 11 and greater, the speed of redraw is too great to make sensible comparisons (3 or 4 seconds max).

Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on December 24, 2014, 14:02:42
First of all
Merry Christmas
to all locus users and espetially to menion and his team!

If i delete a attached picture from poi, close this poi and reopen it, the attachement is furthermore available.
This was also reported on G+
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on December 24, 2014, 20:02:50
Thanks Christian, same to You too :)

Maps cause troubles only in zooms 10 - 13 or also other zoom levels as well. And only huge map of Germany or also a smaller maps (parst of Germany)? Because I though it is a problem only of huge Germany map in zooms 10 - 13, isn't?

Using map Bayern.map from Locus store with bayern.poi. Combination of lags in higher zoom levels, poi data, popups ('address not found' and track info) and cold fingers on bike let me rename the poi db to decrease loaded data. But the map is slow.
But... enjoy holidays!
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: michaelbechtold on December 25, 2014, 19:51:48
POI database handling

Hello Menion,
I have been testing and trying the early versions in beta since a year maybe. And the mechanics of association by naming convention is still working, which is good. And POI search was only an explicit user function.
Now, in addition, with the feature going into official PRO version, there is an automatic presentation of tons of POIs when you use the Locus-provided maps as a base. I do share the concerns I have seen in other comments, critizinging that there is no control over amount and type of object to be shown.
I fully understand you do not want to invest science to improve here. But a few simple things would help:
1) in the list fo POIs allow to restrict to the perimeter of the map currently shown. Not hard, as you know and show the distances to the map center already. To make things trivial, just take the radius of the enclosing circle around the map shown as the inclusion criteria. Zero confighuration, all on the fly. Currently selecting huts e.g. will fill you a list fo 100 elements, incl huts being 50 or more than 100 kms away. My suggestion will allow to assemble relevant POIs of different kinds without accumulating 100s of them in the selection.
2) Maps like OpenAndroMaps are really great and I typically use them. But POI handling then is totally disconnected - you have a long list of available DBs, that is all. But you already have this "fast map switch" mechanics; just employ it to the POI DBs as well. Currently you show a full list of .DBs you found after startup. Simply offer the 5 or so nearest to the map center. Same way you do for maps themselves.
3) No science, but a great user support would be "profiles", defining a subset of POI types to be shown. That is somewhat more work for sure and may be beyond the limit of your current investment of time.
Besides that I wish you and family a nice Xmas time and all the best for upcoming 2015.
Cheers
Michael
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on December 25, 2014, 22:41:31
+1
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on December 26, 2014, 19:00:34
Geocache info:
two times same naming, but with different meaning
(http://s4.postimg.org/u2pcie78p/Date.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/u2pcie78p/)

Geocache sorting:
and if i understand it right, different naming with same function. For me "publish" is more understandabel also in geocache info
(http://s24.postimg.org/fh5u1r9mp/twice.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fh5u1r9mp/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 27, 2014, 08:41:06
I've changed this for "sorting" and forget to change it here, thanks, fixed
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on December 28, 2014, 19:26:57
Hello menion,
probably your nightmare is back..... ::)
during last days i recognized that my last autobackup run on 18.12. although it was set each day and worked last half year perfect.
Yesterday i started my device new and set new autobackup of "free" and "pro" at different times during the night.
But no autobackup is stored and no notification is visible, only the date of next autobackup is set to next date!
Creating a manual backup is possible. :)
Two things of my point of view could be the reason,
- modification from a locusupdate on 19.12, if there was one????
- my autobackup time from "free" was on 18:00 and two or three times locus was running and i get the message "backup not possible while locus is running"
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on December 29, 2014, 08:52:47
My experience is that auto-backup still do not work correctly. So, thanks ... but I know that my nightmare still exists  ;D
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: tramp20 on December 29, 2014, 14:01:04
My experience is that auto-backup still do not work correctly. So, thanks ... but I know that my nightmare still exists  ;D

Hi,
do you want to read my strange experiences?
I have two smartphones. On the old one with a custom ROM Locus pro and free are running the auto backup always at the correct time :-)
But on my Sony Z1c (stock ROM 4,4,4) the auto backup behaves very strange (phone of course on and Locus not running):
1. either no auto backups at all or
2. at a accidental time both or only one or
3. I have to send the phone to deep sleep for some seconds and after waking up both backups start running at the same second and parallel.

On this phone another app (SMS Backup&Restore) behaves similar but the app MacroDroid (and all timer apps) are working perfekt.

So are there several methods in Android to start/read timer functions because some apps are always ok and other not?

Sorry I cannot help you more. If you tell me what I should record in a catlog then I will do my best.



SMS Backup&Restore : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore


MacroDroid; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arlosoft.macrodroid


Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: michaelbechtold on January 01, 2015, 13:47:19
Menion,
besides my recent post, for which I would appreciate  a consideration, there is one more serious thing that came to my attention when dealing with brouter: SD-Card handling, in particular re. SRTM.
Locus nicely allows full control over the folders where maps of whatever kind reside. So these "valuable" assets are secured from de-installs. Also you provide Backup path definition in the config file - great
But SRTM data are valuable, pot. huge mass data, too, and they reside in the app folder structure. To allow balancing space between internal and external SD Cards, and to secure this data in case of de-install / re-install, pls. put a path to SRTM into your config file, too.
Also, this will allow to use the same SRTM data for Pro and Beta installs on external SD.
TXs and kind regards
Michael
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: tommi on January 01, 2015, 16:30:59
Menion,
besides my recent post, for which I would appreciate  a consideration, there is one more serious thing that came to my attention when dealing with brouter: SD-Card handling, in particular re. SRTM.
Locus nicely allows full control over the folders where maps of whatever kind reside. So these "valuable" assets are secured from de-installs. Also you provide Backup path definition in the config file - great
But SRTM data are valuable, pot. huge mass data, too, and they reside in the app folder structure. To allow balancing space between internal and external SD Cards, and to secure this data in case of de-install / re-install, pls. put a path to SRTM into your config file, too.
Also, this will allow to use the same SRTM data for Pro and Beta installs on external SD.
TXs and kind regards
Michael
+1
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Mek on January 03, 2015, 11:39:21
Hello,
recently I observed change of behavior (don't know in which version precisely) when Locus is sent to background and then restored, let me describe:
Open Locus, open a cache via map, switch to Listing tab
Press Home button to send Locus to background
Open Locus again via its icon
Locus is restored but shows the map, not the listing of cache. You have to open the cache again.
This is sometimes a little cumbersome when cache listing contains more complicated formula to calculate and I have to switch to a calculator app and then back to Locus :) Please can this be fixed?
Thanks.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 03, 2015, 12:27:36
...SRTM data are ...mass data...
...allow to use ...SRTM data ...on external SD.
Lot of words for an simple idea.
...and btw. the wrong place (I suggest to post here: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/add)
but...

+1 :)

first search for srtm data in work directory.
didn't found -> see also into different path.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 05, 2015, 15:49:01
Hi, happy new year ;)

SRTM on SD card: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/hillshading-on-sd

@Mek: and when you open Locus again over home (list of apps) > Locus?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Mek on January 06, 2015, 14:42:38
@Mek: and when you open Locus again over home (list of apps) > Locus?
That was the flow which did not work. But I tried now again and it works. Maybe it's been already fixed :)
Happy new year to you too.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 09, 2015, 17:25:02
Hi to All,

seems that even here, even on help.locusmap.eu is not too much work. For which I am happy. Thanks to this, I get crazy idea to look at news in Android 5.

Result is new version for test on Google Play. Old version after all these years, was quite a big mess in styles and it was impossible to simply update UI to new Android because of lot of own customizations I did. So I had to rewrite every single screen to match new possibilities.

My priority was to make Locus style as close as possible to current! style I think that last version looks and works fine, but it was on end of possibilities. So goal is update to new style and keep usability and functionality on same level, ok?

Improvements in name of Android L will come later. Thanks for understanding.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: szebenyib on January 09, 2015, 20:35:20
The first thing I have noticed is how all the tabs became bigger. In earlier versions, more tabs were visible at the top. I don't know if it can be made smaller. Maybe they have to sell bigger and bigger phones because of wasted screen space like this.
This brighter theme is not too elegant, but I know that this is the trend.
All in all I like the previous look better, but it is only my opinion and it does not seem to affect Locus usage adversely based on a small couch test.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Guido Farina on January 09, 2015, 20:37:31
I like Locus as it is, really don't need lollipop look...
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 09, 2015, 20:53:22
The first thing I have noticed is how all the tabs became bigger. In earlier versions, more tabs were visible at the top. I don't know if it can be made smaller. Maybe they have to sell bigger and bigger phones because of wasted screen space like this.
This brighter theme is not too elegant, but I know that this is the trend.
All in all I like the previous look better, but it is only my opinion and it does not seem to affect Locus usage adversely based on a small couch test.

Wider tabs are problem on my side as I had issue with cut words so I rather made them bigger :). I'll try to fix it.

And I also hope, that current design changes won't have any effect on usability. This is what I'm currently trying to do. So thanks for feedback.

And @Guido Farina, almost no one require new design now :), but every app (except some exceptions like Total Commander), require improving in UI to better match current trend ... so this is just an natural progress which should be with as less pain as possible for both sides (me and Users)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on January 09, 2015, 22:42:48
Natural process?
Do you believe in uniformity instead of diversity?
If I had apps looking all the same style it would be sad.... and boring. So please stay with your own design.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: szebenyib on January 10, 2015, 08:08:55
Natural process?
Do you believe in uniformity instead of diversity?
If I had apps looking all the same style it would be sad.... and boring. So please stay with your own design.

If I could choose, I would stay with the old design. First, I find it elegant, second if it is not broken don't fix it. But it's only me. :-)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 10, 2015, 08:20:36
Current design (old) - Holo from Android 4.0 + modifications

New design - Material + modifications

I never said that I wants to looks exactly same as all other apps. But new options in Android 5 offers few very interesting improvements and in 3.5.3 version I wasn't able to use it because of my too much complicated modifications. Beta version is now completely switched to new system and I believe, that changes aren't so visible :) (which was point)

And btw. I have uniformity!
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 10, 2015, 13:24:16
Hello menion,
thanks for new testversion in new look ;)
Quote
If i delete a attached picture from poi, close this poi and reopen it, the attachement is furthermore available.
This was also reported on G+
no answer, no improvement :(

# 45, please take a look on first screenshot of old post and compare it with attached screenshot.
Naming and date doesnt fit in new beta :(
facts:
Hidden/send to reviewer on 5.12.2014, see listing on top. Not puplished!
puplished 22.12.2014, see first log from reviewer
last modification by owner 28.12.14, see owner maintenance
last update by user 10.1.2015 by user/me
(http://s14.postimg.org/p1jwqgo0d/Beta.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p1jwqgo0d/)

what means updated web 6.1.2015 and created 27.12.2015 ??
If this dates are clarified i can test sort options ;)


Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on January 10, 2015, 18:42:38
Current design (old) - Holo from Android 4.0 + modifications

New design - Material + modifications

I never said that I wants to looks exactly same as all other apps. But new options in Android 5 offers few very interesting improvements and in 3.5.3 version I wasn't able to use it because of my too much complicated modifications. Beta version is now completely switched to new system and I believe, that changes aren't so visible :) (which was point)

May be I misunderstood.  Expecting whole new design adapted from A5. ..
Quote
And btw. I have uniformity!
I will not marry you :o
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: szebenyib on January 10, 2015, 19:58:33
I have seen it in more apps that one could change between light and dark theme. (I guess that it should be a built-in thing) Is that possible in Locus as well?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 11, 2015, 06:42:23
@balloni: thanks, I'll check it today

@Christian: sorry, I wrote "have"? ... I meant "hate" ;D

And really do not worry, I'll try to adapt some nice changes in Android L, but I also wants to keep Locus as unique as possible. For example, I was playing for some time with new styles of dialogs - http://www.google.com/design/spec/components/dialogs.html# . I tried to change style of dialogs in Locus to this new style, but after some testing, it was so unfriendly, I was missing top right cross (close button) so much, that I immediately return back to old good style of dialogs and I'm sure it will remain in this way :)

@szebenyib: it was not possible till now. Now it should be easier to do it then before - http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/support_amoled
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: szebenyib on January 11, 2015, 08:29:06
Voted, thanks! :-)
(Well, that topic does not really match it's title, if it were renamed to 'support a dark theme' maybe it could receive more votes.)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: szebenyib on January 11, 2015, 08:38:28
I was thinking about it, and how about just changing the blue color that is visible all around to something that looks the same as the color in the previous versions?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 11, 2015, 08:42:40
current blue color is very close to previous blue color. Only bigger difference in coloring is that top title bars are not grey as before (black, white strides) , but also blue
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on January 11, 2015, 21:54:05
@Christian: sorry, I wrote "have"? ... I meant "hate" ;D
There is still hope  8)

May anyone post a screenshot of the Material design please? Thanx.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: tramp20 on January 12, 2015, 09:14:49
Hi menion,
the new menus are very bad to read (especially outdoor):


(http://s13.postimg.org/botl37ks3/Screenshot_2015_01_12_09_09_25.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/botl37ks3/)

(http://s1.postimg.org/g8w9d3hgr/Screenshot_2015_01_12_09_09_49.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/g8w9d3hgr/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 12, 2015, 09:30:57
hmm so you think darker texts should help? I'll check if it's globally possible to set different colors to texts, thanks.

And to all - has anyone AndroidPIT AppCenter APK application? I forget to keep last working version and it is not possible to download on their site now, damn. Thanks
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 13, 2015, 08:00:42
I've fight with text colors for a whole day yesterday, but seems it will be OK in next version. I had in Locus quite complicated system for all theme settings, but it should be solved now. Thanks (maybe color still won't be ideal, so feel free to post screenshot with suggestion after test of next beta).

Also please excuse me on next two days. I'll be in office :). Little bit funny. We have new office in center of Prague and there is still no internet connection. So I'll be there for two days now, so in office, but out of internet. See you in the evening or thursday!
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on January 13, 2015, 19:55:20
Uhh, new head quarter! A glass palace i guess. The longest and biggest cable for internet connection to the 225th floor has to be produced at first. ;)
Congratulations for new office!
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: jusc on January 13, 2015, 20:06:11
Pictures please ;-)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 13, 2015, 21:44:43
Thanks Christian .. exactly

Our new office ... two weeks ago. We will see later ;).

(http://s17.postimg.org/l0yp5wm57/Screen_Shot_2015_01_13_at_21_42_55.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l0yp5wm57/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: szebenyib on January 14, 2015, 07:43:42
Locus deserves a nice office :-) congrats on the new hq!
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: michaelbechtold on January 15, 2015, 12:23:16
POI database handling ... from some time ago.

I have turned this post into 4 voting items:

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/profiles-for-poi-search

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/selecting-the-right-poi-db-for-current-map-view

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/separating-poi-db-downloads-from-map-downloads

http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/poi-selection
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: Christian on January 15, 2015, 15:10:22
Nice. Voted for all.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: szebenyib on January 15, 2015, 21:54:07
Good ideas, voted!
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: aberfoyle on January 18, 2015, 02:37:13
suggestion #1

have option to shut screen available in navigation/guiding options and when the screen is going to shut off, have a message display for two or three seconds which will allows the user to stop the shut down.

reason.  I hadn't used the free version for a while on my phone and it kept blanking the screen when I would start it.  I thought it was probably the gesture option I had set, but couldn't easily find where to unset it.  I first tried navigation, then guiding, then screen controls.  In the meantime I managed to have the phone shut the screen a few times.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: aberfoyle on January 18, 2015, 02:41:26
suggestion #2

Have the option to follow roads in the navigation options.  I hadn't created a route for a while and it took some looking around to see that to follow the roads, I had to set the follow roads option when I was about to do a route.  It seems Locus remembers the setting once it is set, but I think having it (also maybe) in the navigation options is a natural location for it.  For me, anytime I am creating a route it should follow the roads (I know others might not want it that way, for hiking, say).
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 18, 2015, 14:54:26
....

Thanks  balloni, storing attachment should be fixed in next versions.

About times:
- "Published" renamed to "Hidden"
- "Updated (Web)" should be time of last update on a web. I found small issue that this time change if you edited notes localy, which may be your case. Otherwise it may be updated thanks to Geocaching4Locus or "lastupdated" tag in GPX file.

Both bottom times "created" and "last updated" are related to local Locus points.

@michaelbechtold: nice ideas. I see in Db POI nice future, so I'm sure during any of upcoming months, I'll focus more on all tasks about this feature.

@aberfoly: idea 1 - is this necessary? There is already so much possibilities around control of screen that I really do not wants to complicate it even more, sorry.

Idea 2 - not sure I fully understand this sentence "had to set the follow roads option" - may you please point me on correct settings, to better understand what you mean? Thanks
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: voldapet on January 20, 2015, 11:20:40
Hi Guys,
We're preparing couple of emails that users receive after some action in Locus Store. Could I ask you for help with translation of following sentences to German

A. Gift

Locus has a gift for you!
Congratulations!
We're glad to say that you've successfully received a gift. You can use LoCoins for downloading maps and other content from Locus store.
We're glad to say that we've prepared a gift for you. To unwrap it: please open Locus > Menu > Store.
Your gift will be available after first login into the Locus Store.


B. Voucher.

Voucher confirmation
We're happy to confirm that your voucher  has been successfully applied. You've received:
Your Locus team

Thanks!
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 20, 2015, 13:10:03
Hello Peter,
a first attempt from me ;)
please wait if other german users have different translation....
with my translation of this sentence i am not sure i understand what you want to say
Quote
We're happy to confirm that your voucher  has been successfully applied. You've received:

A.   Geschenk
Locus hat ein Geschenk für Sie !
Gratulation !
Wir freuen uns Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass Sie ein Geschenk von uns erhalten. Sie können die „LoCoins“ benutzen um Karten und andere Inhalte vom Locus Store herunterzuladen.
Wir freuen uns Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass wir ein Geschenk für Sie vorbereitet haben. Um es „auszupacken“ öffnen Sie bitte Locus > Menü > Downloads (Locus Store).
Ihr Geschenk ist nach dem ersten Einloggen im Locus Store verfügbar.

B.   Gutschein
Gutschein Bestätigung
Wir sind froh Ihnen bestätigen zu können, dass Sie den Gutschein den Sie erhalten haben einlösen können.
Ihr Locus Team
Danke!

EDIT:
if you want to use this text as pattern for answer, so use for A following Text:

Locus hat ein Geschenk für Sie !
Wir freuen uns Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass Sie "LoCoins" als Geschenk von uns erhalten.
Sie können die „LoCoins“ benutzen um Karten und andere Inhalte vom Locus Store herunterzuladen.
Um das Geschenk "auspacken" zu können öffnen Sie bitte:
 Locus > Menü > Downloads (Locus Store).
Ihr Geschenk ist nach dem ersten Einloggen im Locus Store verfügbar.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 20, 2015, 16:06:50
Please use the right place for this discussion:
-> http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=301.0
 ::)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: voldapet on January 21, 2015, 08:18:32
@balloni55
Thank you, the edited text seems to be better.

@gynta
I know mentioned topic. But I've wanted to avoid some deep discussion and playing with words :)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 23, 2015, 08:13:20
V3.5.3.3
Hello menion
Quote
If i delete a attached picture from poi, close this poi and reopen it, the attachement is furthermore available.
Quote
storing attachment should be fixed in next versions.
no improvement :(

"times" in GC seams to be ok now :)

menue/more/right side panel/
if i uncheck a checked addon or check and imediately uncheck another option, locus freeze

where can i find "chg: new icon pack for geocaching?"
please can you disdribe "support for location in GC logs"
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: tommi on January 23, 2015, 18:37:25
I tried the new option to select a folder for srtm on the external sd card in order to move out bulk data from the precious space on the internal sd card. This worked  nicely :).
Later on I tried to download srtm data for an area where I still not have it on my phone. This didn't work due to the phone running A4.4.2 (honestly I expected this problem).
In the case of srtm data this might not be a big issue but maybe a bigger one for backup, online maps, ...

Would it make sense to write new data to the original location on the internal sdcard (at least in the case of non writable external sd card)?

There is more bulk data in the locus folder for which I didn't find the option to select a custom folder: graphHopper.
Is there any further development from Locus side? Is there further development from the graphHopper developer and will this be updated in Locus?


Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 23, 2015, 18:59:44
@balloni: is is not fixed? Hmm have to check it once more thanks. Geocaching icons - they are just in higher resolution, so if you used icons at 100% size on middle sized device, you will probably see no big difference :).

And issue with right panel, I'll check it also, thanks - found and fixed

@tommi: I have to write some more deep description for these 4.4 devices. best should be to keep precious data on internal memory and data you do not worry about place on SD card into .../sdcard/Android/data/menion.android.locus(.pro)/files/... , which is writable directory for Locus Map (Free/Pro) application on SD card! Only important is to keep in mind, that this directly will be deleted once you remove Locus from your device. Hope this help.

And sorry, no progress around GraphHopper. It's still actively developed as I noticed, but I had no time to check it and do any progress on my side.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 23, 2015, 19:57:02
Quote
Geocaching icons - they are just in higher resolution
thanks understand
Quote
please can you describe "support for location in GC logs"
please open my eyes 8)
Quote
Geocache sorting:
and if i understand it right, different naming with same function.
(http://s24.postimg.org/fh5u1r9mp/twice.jpg)
so you can delete one
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 23, 2015, 20:36:05
sorry, check this: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/suggestion-show-coords-posted-as-part-of-cache-log

and dates: no. Same as in cache details - "sort by create date" is date when point was created in Locus. Sort by "Published date" should be correctly renamed to "Sort by Hidden date" - thanks for notify me about it.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: michaelbechtold on January 24, 2015, 11:22:03
Separating the download folder makes sense indeed.
Then the lookup should check both locations, though, in addition ...

I tried the new option to select a folder for srtm on the external sd card in order to move out bulk data from the precious space on the internal sd card. This worked  nicely :).
Later on I tried to download srtm data for an area where I still not have it on my phone. This didn't work due to the phone running A4.4.2 (honestly I expected this problem).
In the case of srtm data this might not be a big issue but maybe a bigger one for backup, online maps, ...

Would it make sense to write new data to the original location on the internal sdcard (at least in the case of non writable external sd card)?

There is more bulk data in the locus folder for which I didn't find the option to select a custom folder: graphHopper.
Is there any further development from Locus side? Is there further development from the graphHopper developer and will this be updated in Locus?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 24, 2015, 12:36:37
ah sorry, you can wants this from me. Primary directory is primary directory and usually exists only one and this directory you may now define in settings (for certain types). So sorry, no checking of original and new directories ...

I'm even thinking about removing all these settings from Locus and placing them only to config.cfg. It's more one-time, quite advanced, settings ...
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 24, 2015, 13:05:12
Thanks for link
Quote
"support for location in GC logs"
now i understand, but it works not as from me expected :(
If i import this cache by gpx or PQ the button for additional koords is in log :) if i update this cache this button is gone, for this the attached picture is displayed :-[
and if i import this cache with GC4L the attached picture is displayed.
I think support from GC4L is missing to this feature


(http://s30.postimg.org/fdx8nsgcd/Koord.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fdx8nsgcd/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 24, 2015, 14:07:32
clear data,
if i check them and start "clear" locus freeze
EDIT: with geman language it is ok

(http://s17.postimg.org/545jcqu4b/clear.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/545jcqu4b/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 24, 2015, 16:31:57
I believe it is logical. In Locus is now support for logs with special coordinates attached to logs. These data may be also available in PQ files so I've added support for them to GPX parser in Locus. Anyway when you update cache over G4L, which overwrite logs with new once, you logically lost your coordinates because in G4L this feature is not included (yet).

Thanks for problem with tests - thanks to this, I found out three similar issues on different places! All only in English translation where due to some optimizations, translated texts were removed. Fixed.

Anyway I'm unable to simulate your issue with photos. Simply - you have point stored in Locus DB. You open this point and add a new photo to it (by Pick a photo), save a point and return to map. Then you open this point, tap on context menu next to photo, tap delete and confirm (without deleting on disk), you press back and after you return to this point screen for the third time, you still see a photo attached?
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 24, 2015, 19:18:10
Quote
You open this point and add a new photo to it (by Pick a photo), save a point and return to map. Then you open this point, tap on context menu next to photo, tap delete and confirm (without deleting on disk), you press back and after you return to this point screen for the third time, you still see a photo attached?
exactly as you describe, see video
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fdwlg7f0zynybyo/video_0.mp4?dl=0
only working solution for deleting the attached photo, after i remove the attachement i open "edit" and click "save"
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 25, 2015, 18:55:26
althought "compass" is selected in settings, it is not available
and one minor detail, difference in wording Guide to/On
(http://s28.postimg.org/wq78pyp95/compass.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wq78pyp95/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: ta-ka on January 25, 2015, 18:59:34
I report two small things.
- The message 'Automatic restart in 5 sec' is very hard to read because both text color and backgroud color are almost white.
- When the 'calculate' button of the number of tiles to download is tapped, the message 'Creating map ...' is briefly shown at notification area. (It isn't correct because not yet creating map.)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 26, 2015, 08:50:50
@balloni: compass added, thanks. Quite funny, I made a settings and forget to add item to popup :). Anyway photo is mystery for me. Is same issue happen to anyone else? There is no reason for this if you use latest test version, hmm ... anyone with same issue with latest 3.5.3.3 version?

About "Guide to" - try to enable guiding on point and tap to menu again - there is "Guide off" now.

@ta-ka: thanks, both issues should be improved now
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 26, 2015, 09:14:50
Quote
There is no reason for this if you use latest test version, hmm ... anyone with same issue with latest 3.5.3.3 version?
same behavior also in PRO by me :(

EDIT: also with VM

Quote
About "Guide to" - try to enable guiding on point and tap to menu again - there is "Guide off" now.
thanks for opening my eyes ;)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 26, 2015, 09:22:53
in Pro it's possible, there were small issue, but this should be fixed in test version. I'll check it in office tomorrow.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: KaHeMu on January 26, 2015, 10:56:30
Quote
There is no reason for this if you use latest test version, hmm ... anyone with same issue with latest 3.5.3.3 version?
same behavior also in PRO by me :(


Same here with pro 3.5.3 and free 3.5.3.3
But in pro there is no preference point for popups!

KaHeMu
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 26, 2015, 11:03:13
Quote
Same here with pro 3.5.3 and free 3.5.3.3
But in pro there is no preference point for popups!
i think you missunderstood ;) , menions question was related to #98
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: ta-ka on January 26, 2015, 11:54:56
If "Don't ask again" checkbox in Filesystem chooser is unchecked, Locus doesn't remember users choice of Locus directory at next Locus Launch. There are two cases.  Please see videos below.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/smbavv56htq87fv/20150126_locus_directory_1.mp4?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/p7zhppowq933mrk/20150126_locus_directory_2.mp4?dl=0

By the way, while the directory chooser at Locus startup lists only writeable directories, the directory chooser in Locus settings lists a lot of read-only directories, too.  Obviously some of them, like /system, /efs, /cache... are needless to show.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: KaHeMu on January 26, 2015, 17:35:36
Quote
Same here with pro 3.5.3 and free 3.5.3.3
But in pro there is no preference point for popups!
i think you missunderstood ;) , menions question was related to #98

Sorry, my post refers to the missing compass feature in popup menu.

KaHeMu
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 26, 2015, 19:47:50
Locus store vectormaps dl:
srtm-data dl-button hidden...
(http://s12.postimg.org/vmw60xl5l/Screenshot_2015_01_24_17_09_57.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vmw60xl5l/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 26, 2015, 19:51:36
Vectormap:
Icon size by zooming from 11 -> 12 is different as from 13 -> 12 is.
See clip..
Setting (200% in this example) was ignored
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 26, 2015, 19:54:08
download map from store stops when screen is off
SGS2 (4.0.4 root)

See screenshot:
dl start at 19:32
dl 220MB after 4 minutes
...11 minutes later - dl has not continued

(http://s15.postimg.org/wqs035l8n/dl_1932_1947.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wqs035l8n/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 26, 2015, 20:13:03
POIdb
count of hits after clearing search field should be 0
(http://s3.postimg.org/i81oikckf/reset_count_after_clear_search_field.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/i81oikckf/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: szebenyib on January 26, 2015, 20:47:04
Wow gynta you are a really hardcore tester to spot this many issues. :-)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 26, 2015, 21:01:42
Vectormaps world base map "_world" map no more exists
maybe since changing my default vector dir and move ALL
because Locus say so
(http://s28.postimg.org/3xddb6s2h/vec.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3xddb6s2h/)

edit
now i'm delete all "_world" dirs
but i can't dl again.

edit
add clip

@szebenyib
Found it in last few days - i was busy.
but if I look really intense... :)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 26, 2015, 22:56:24
Title of vector map dir not clear for me

(http://s15.postimg.org/8pl7iq7gn/2015_01_26_205433.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8pl7iq7gn/)
(http://s15.postimg.org/69je4vpdz/2015_01_26_205444.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/69je4vpdz/)

Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 27, 2015, 00:29:26
@ta-ka: thanks, but I think, what you describe is not a problem, but it's how it works. Because when Locus finds, during a start, more then one Locus directory, and "Don't ask" wasn't used, it offers list of directories and the biggest one is preselected as a best candidate. List of read-only directories - hmm yes, there should be improvements, agree. But I think that this feature is for really advanced users, so I do not see a big problem here either.

@gynta:
#108: suggest bigger screen ;)

#109: hmm aren't icons at start just a draw on a map and after zoom, they load from offline POI database? It's looks so on first sight, so issue should be more that they do not load also at start

#110: thanks, I probably noticed something similar. Progress bar stopped somewhere in the middle and not continue after screen turned on. It's reproducible and I already had this in TODO list, just not yet fixed.

#111: thanks, fixed

#113: hmm I'm unable to simulate it. May you please create for me a lot right after first attempt? Thanks

#114: hmm, it's how it always worked  ???
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: ta-ka on January 27, 2015, 01:41:13
Ah, I understood. Locus suggests the biggest directory. It makes sense.
About read-only dirs in list, I agree no big problem, just annoying a bit.
Thanks for explanation :)

EDIT:
I noticed that, in altitude manager, horizontal lines to separate setting items are missing.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 27, 2015, 10:13:43
Fine ...

about lines - expect quite a lot of inconsistence between various Locus screen in next release. I'm trying to find an united style for a whole app and some screens react on global changes correctly so don't. So result is, that not all screens use same style for same components. But I'll one after another improve it ...
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 27, 2015, 13:30:38
#108: suggest bigger screen ;)
(http://www.oldboys.at/dl/locus/smileys/waahh.gif)  ;D

Quote
#109: hmm aren't icons at start just a draw on a map and after zoom, they load from offline POI database? It's looks so on first sight, so issue should be more that they do not load also at start
It's not a "start problem".

Quote
#113: hmm I'm unable to simulate it. May you please create for me a log right after first attempt? Thanks
sure - see dropbox.

Quote
#114: hmm, it's how it always worked  ???
that makes it not better  ;)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: ta-ka on January 28, 2015, 03:39:02
@menion
May I confirm which is better for you about UI inconsistency feedback from user, for now?
A) Report is always welcome.
B) Postpone the report until stable version release.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 28, 2015, 07:26:19
because of many changes, I think best should be wait till next! release version. Now in Friday will be published 3.6.0, which will still contains a lot of know UI problems. Version 3.7.0 should be UI perfect, so wait on official BETA, so something like 3.6.X.X, thanks :).

Locus has too many screens and dialogs and because not all react in same way on UI changes, I need to check precisely one by one ...
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: ta-ka on January 28, 2015, 08:12:52
@menion
All right, I understood. Thanks :)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 28, 2015, 15:01:22
(http://s8.postimg.org/uk2nlb20h/Screenshot_2015_01_28_12_26_10.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uk2nlb20h/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 28, 2015, 16:30:24
additional to gyntas screenshot,
same behavior in "Exit Locus" window and "clear temp date" window
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 29, 2015, 08:29:42
Hello menion
i think log options for cache owner should be a little bit different
I miss "Temporarily Disable Listing" / "Enable Listing" and "Archive"
(http://s24.postimg.org/c3awlh1up/Owner.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/c3awlh1up/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 29, 2015, 10:55:43
thanks for a problem with cut off texts. Seems to be some weird issue on Android 4.2 and lower. Should be fixed by quite a dirty hack (added \n to end of text). Anyway I cannot figure out why it started now and do not happen before.

About log types - try to scroll a little to get types for work with listing. "Archive" - I remember I discuss this somewhere with anyone :) and result was that "Archive" is quite dangerous and should be better to not allows this directly from mobile device.
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 29, 2015, 11:05:46
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and result was that "Archive" is quite dangerous
understand and agree
Quote
try to scroll a little to get types for work with listing
sorry, i often fail to see available content....
so i built this idea
http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/keep-scrollbar-always-visible
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 29, 2015, 11:50:18
perfect. And problem with scrollbar - understand. Unfortunately not all places allows what you want and for example this one with list of logs, don't. There is no possibility ...
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: balloni55 on January 29, 2015, 13:26:37
Quote
And problem with scrollbar - understand. Unfortunately not all places allows what you want and for example this one with list of logs, don't. There is no possibility ...
sorry for being persistent :-[
can you please take a look on two other examples for their possibility?
1. If the window is full the last item shouldn't be complete visible so user notice more content
or
2. arrows at top and bottom if window is scrollable
(http://s2.postimg.org/ufkwi3dhx/scroll.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ufkwi3dhx/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 29, 2015, 14:34:55
1. and how to do this? Every device, different resolution, different DPI, so it's probably impossible to compute some ideal combination of height of items in list

2. this may be possible only in full screen lists, but to be true, I'm not sure if such extra work worth it. We will see what votes in your topic says about it ...
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 29, 2015, 21:53:44
To much LF?

(http://s2.postimg.org/nzh55hxg5/Screenshot_2015_01_29_21_49_23.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nzh55hxg5/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: ta-ka on January 30, 2015, 12:58:01
LOCUS WORLD ?
(http://s12.postimg.org/3yjtaa9h5/directories.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3yjtaa9h5/)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 30, 2015, 14:04:51
isn't it Locus World? :)

@gynta: hmm small explanation? Thanks
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: ta-ka on January 30, 2015, 14:24:15
Locus world is much larger ;)
Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: gynta on January 30, 2015, 18:43:58
hmm small explanation? Thanks
Sure, sorry.

(http://s23.postimg.org/5cu0gdaaf/2015_01_30_181601.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5cu0gdaaf/)
Think the height of the row is slightly too big.

Title: Re: [APP] - version 3.5.X+ (updated 12.12.2014)
Post by: menion on January 31, 2015, 08:49:05
ah, that is better :). Anyway isn't this standard height better, because you may be sure you tap on correct value?