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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.11.+ ( 07/2022 )
« on: August 05, 2022, 05:27:15 »
Also as mentioned in a few posts a few weeks ago - auto-start of track recording is problematic if the GPS vertical position is not yet accurate, for example when the GPS is first enabled. Attached is an even more dramatic example than the previous post. Unless you manually edit the track & delete a few initial points, the elevation chart is useless.
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.11.+ ( 07/2022 )
« on: August 05, 2022, 05:23:15 »
I reported this bug a long time ago - on a large map download the progress bar may get stuck @ "99% | 1 items remains". You can wait as long as you like but it never got to 100% complete until I closed the Notification Centre panel then opened it again. It probably only happens rarely.
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.11.+ ( 07/2022 )
« on: July 28, 2022, 01:35:20 »
you probably find only 0.01% of users use Presets, so far bigger fish to fry; maybe there are analytics behind the scenes to justify development in certain areas

Andrew Why do you think so? I think Locus Presets needs. Without them I can not even imagine using locus.
@Žajdlík Josef - LM4 5M+ downloads, LM3 probably even more, but just a few regular beta users in this forum. I agree with you Presets are a great power-user feature but it would be interesting to see how many out of 10M+ Locus users are aware of & use this feature. I'm just trying to say with limited developer resources there are possibly more important areas to develop that would give more bang-for-your-buck for more users.

In this review of 6 best navigation apps for bicycle touring https://wobblyride.com/2022/03/29/best-navigation-apps-for-bicycle-touring/ sadly IMHO Locus is not mentioned. I have experimented with all other 6 apps (long time ago) and settled on LM as the best. I would suggest every LM user who reads the review, adds a comment to promote LM and provide wider exposure.
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.10.+ ( 06/2022 )
« on: July 18, 2022, 01:56:01 »
Indeed but my needs are just simpler. It's hard to touch the right button while riding.
For me a placeholder which does nothing, just to separate the active ones would be helpful.
@CabrioTourer - indeed x 2 - I've have similar ideas in multiple help topics over years (including dummy "placeholder" button) but not enough votes. Although more work (for @Menion), being able to space out buttons in a custom dashboard (including Zoom buttons) would give you ultimate user-control of placement. Thinking further ahead, these custom dashboards may even be shared via Cloud Sync, and templates available from the Locus store.

@menion - regards 4.10.0.9 beta
  • "support for com.mg.raintoday" - how to test?
  • "improved own icon in Live tracking" - see 1st attached - icon is painted before the track so mostly hidden; I recall months back suggesting icon is painted over track for better visibility & you agreed? maybe
  • bottom saved track info panel - top of 2-row track name is truncated; may be a recent issue - see 2nd attached; I don't recall this happening before
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.10.+ ( 06/2022 )
« on: July 17, 2022, 06:50:14 »
just in case any of you beta users missed this comment from @menion https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/28029-v4-gui-improvement-by-offering-more-freedom-of-panel-placement#comment-115823 (29th June, currently 2nd to last comment in thread) just imagine the possibilities of laying out all your own buttons & other GUI objects on a fully custom dashboard - wouldn't that be awesome ;D
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.10.+ ( 06/2022 )
« on: July 14, 2022, 00:01:41 »
The dark compass button was really a problem with the current red rose. Because of this, I've left it white for now.
@menion - no worries, unlike Zoom buttons, I don't have any strong feeling with compass button
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.10.+ ( 06/2022 )
« on: July 12, 2022, 03:40:28 »
No one has commented on the change of Zoom button color in 4.10.0.8. I like it - consistent with other buttons & better contrast, but being such a big visual change I'm hoping there isn't a user backlash & reversion to original color scheme :D
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.9.+ ( 04/2022 )
« on: April 28, 2022, 01:41:55 »
The problem I see is that Locus creates the points just by guessing.
@CabrioTourer - agree; but still better than no points

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So with this feauture I have no control where and how many shaping points are created.
agree; Brouter - no control over where, but at least allows you to decide on show many

how could an app make an intelligent decision where to place auto-shaping-points?

Maybe I completely misunderstand the usage of this feauture.
I think you understand correctly, well same as my understanding at least

as @0709 says many times, preserving the shaping points within any exported/ imported GPX would be a worthwhile improvement too
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.9.+ ( 04/2022 )
« on: April 27, 2022, 08:16:36 »
Interesting new feature to generate shaping points in planner for imported tracks.

I guess it's difficult to find a balance between to many or not enough points.
@CabrioTourer - check out how http://brouter.de/brouter-web allows total user control of balance of points - Load > Load Track as Route > Tuning > Fuzziness slider control - one side very few shaping points, other side of slider - lots of shaping points - no need for system to compromise because user decides - very nice system IMHO.
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.8.+ ( 04/2022 )
« on: April 03, 2022, 06:19:13 »
...So I promised a long time ago some kind of customization here > and this is ideal adept > allow to define order of these buttons.
nice idea!
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.8.+ ( 04/2022 )
« on: March 31, 2022, 23:46:50 »
Eg toggling from the OAM map to the Satmap shows an empty map instead. Map picker says "Adaptive - Base map".
I have a similar experience to @tapio. Here's my theory: Locus doesn't remember 2nd last map after app exit, so first long tap toggle displays blank map. It is necessary to manually select a 2nd map, then the long tap toggle will work correctly. So question becomes, should Locus now remember current & previous maps at exit & restore these settings upon execution so that long-tap map switch works across app instances?
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.7.+ ( 03/2022 )
« on: March 30, 2022, 04:16:02 »
agree it should be more user-friendly. To be true, I'm a little bit lazy to cross-post problems on the https://help.useresponse.com website :P
@menion I have created a useresponse.com account & added a ticket myself @ https://help.useresponse.com/topic/31346-provide-useful-error-message-instead-of-hiding-the-submit-button
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.7.+ ( 03/2022 )
« on: March 27, 2022, 12:32:17 »
@tapio maybe you misread my last post, or I wasn't very clear? Double tap the Dashboard button to access the editor. I do sometimes find double taps are slightly unreliable, interpreted as two single taps.
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Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.7.+ ( 03/2022 )
« on: March 25, 2022, 23:02:31 »
Thing is, there's many photo folders, so what I would have to do is going to a photo app, find folder,...
@tapio this is just a naïve suggestion, I use an app called F-Stop; with just 2 taps all the photos from all Android folders are visible in one screen. Probably other "photo apps" are the similar.

@menion - is there a problem with the Help system? When I add a new topic https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/add there is no Submit button so I can't save the topic. It has only been like this for max 2 weeks since I last added a help topic. I was trying to add a new topic about the RSS feed links no longer working - click the link results in error EXCEPTION_ Class 'Forums_Service_Forums' not foundException on line 15 in file etc..

I hadn't noticed until now, but the help desk RSS feeds may have been broken for last 7 months according to my news aggregator Feedly. To reproduce: from web browser > Locus Map help desk main page https://help.locusmap.eu > click on any of 3 RSS feed icons (Questions | Ideas | Problems) > error page with exception & stack trace (attached).
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Привет Pout, were you able to load the theme as a zip? Locus reports errors, I just managed to make it working in unpacked format. пока пока 😉
ZIPed theme worked for me too.
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