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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: June 04, 2019, 01:42:59 »
An observation, not a bug or request. For each long ride I keep a record of device power consumption. I have an exact set of apps running, mainly just Locus, firewall, no wifi, no data, track recording, no routing, display off. Until approx. 3.37.2 in April power consumption has been ~2.5 to 3% per hour. This has been consistent over 100s rides over last few years. But since 3.37.2 I have noticed power increase to 3.0 to 4.5% per hour. I only have 5 long rides of data yet so not 100% confident. And maybe this is the price to pay for improved map rendering. But I just thought I mention my experience anyway as power consumption on longer rides is quite important to me.
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to bring little light from our latest internal discussions, we will try to keep price for full version to 10€/year
I appreciate others have different views but for too long I feel I've paid very little for so much, so I am very happy with ~10€/y.
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Maybe, I will adapt in the future also my existing "desert" theme.
Bernard I really hope so - desert is my favorite theme these days because it's the only one to properly differentiate between sealed/ unsealed roads for cycling. Thanks for all your work.
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just some random comments...I paid $A10 for Locus Pro in late 2014, and very little for LoMaps ever since then. I give a little back with some testing but I've made some comments over the years that the Locus team deserve far more reward for their hard work. From discussion with another app developer it seems Google through their own pricing push developers towards subscription model rather than once-off up-front payment. A friend recently mentioned he uses free Maps.Me app - I note 50,000,000 users - why so popular? For me, far inferior to Locus, but clearly not for others. So in their model maybe the advertising pays for development. I don't see this working for Locus. Personally I prefer the one-off (larger) fee than subscription. EU3 x 12 per year sounds high to me. But remember before the Apple iPhone or decades ago, these equivalent programs running a PC would have cost $1000's! Just a ramble of thoughts sorry.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.37.+ ( 18. 3. 2019 )
« on: March 25, 2019, 22:34:31 »
[1] I see, you have declined the idea 5 years ago, but I thing GPS on/off is much more needed than the full GPS window. An additional button is needed :-)
@tapio - the GPS button has a long tap menu --> Turn on/ Turn off. Good enough? I only discovered this feature myself while writing this post. Useful for me too.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.35.+ ( 7. 12. 2018 )
« on: January 21, 2019, 00:25:14 »
search in the current folder is currently not possible
@menion - I think this is where there is confusion for the user (or at least me) - a simple sort is performed purely within the current folder, but your new advanced sorting methods are across all folders. I can appreciate it will take a lot of time to sort all tracks across all folders, something not possible before now, but the user shouldn't have to incur this time cost if the current folder only has a smaller number of tracks.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.35.+ ( 7. 12. 2018 )
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:00:38 »
Complains about magnifier: I personally found it useful, which is why I do not see problems related to it.
@menion - I never found the UX intuitive/ only worked over short visible distance.

Any suggestion how to visualize moving point better? Btw. drag&drop works, it is just needed to move with point immediately, do not wait (otherwise long-click is performed and here comes bug).
now there are excellent alternatives to tap/ drag with magnifier it doesn't bother me.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.32.+ ( 31. 7. 2018 )
« on: September 20, 2018, 08:52:20 »
First observed in 3.22.2.7 or 3.22.2.8: track > INFORMATION tab displayed > tap Export > export dialog is displayed > tap EXPORT > tap CLOSE > same export dialog is again displayed - why? Previously after an export the track INFORMATION tab was again displayed, and would seem a more useful workflow. I don't think many users would want to export same track multiple times in a row. Can the previous behavior be restored?
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.32.+ ( 31. 7. 2018 )
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:58:23 »
V 3.32.2.8: @menion - the Route Planner just gets better & better. The latest changes are very impressive.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.31.+ ( 4. 6. 2018 )
« on: June 22, 2018, 02:04:14 »
3.31.3 Pro:
fix for crash when edit of track folder OK.
fix for disabled Navigation icon in Route Planner OK.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:25:13 »
No problems for me; either way. I only reply to your comment "I see no reason..." with my reason :)

Just a general comment:- Until now I have used the "external BRouter" method of route planning - http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:planning:brouter. I can quickly generate X routes for X profiles, then compare & contrast. But now, finally, the new Route Planner has overtaken this method for convenience. With Shaping points & NOGO areas it just gets better & better.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:13:30 »
I never thought about them as about tool that should "shape" an planner route. And to be true, I still see no reason for this.
Often BRouter needs no encouragement but sometimes I encourage the chosen route with a Shaping point, sometimes with a NOGO area. Each has it's use and advantage depending on the characteristics of the current route. Generally for me a NOGO is only needed for the life of the route. No longer. As my cycle touring is always to a new area.
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Troubles & Questions / Re: change number of top panel buttons
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:44:01 »
Here is simple improvement - http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/allow-top-function-panel-to-scroll-if-too-many-buttons-to-fit. I love the right hand side panel - you can add any number of buttons and simply drag up or down to display all those buttons. A hidden feature! So why not use similar system for top panel buttons? My topic has 8 votes.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.23.+ ( 3. 4. 2017 )
« on: May 02, 2017, 00:46:19 »
There is nothing like "active preset". Configuration defined in preset is simply loaded when you tap on "Preset". And this is all ... here all work of "Preset" system ends!! It just overwrite current app settings with settings defined in preset, dot.
@menion - I am very happy with the Preset system. I understand & accept the current mechanism. It is a great time saving feature. Regards this "active" preset discussion... from a user's point of view this concept of "active" seems intuitive and reasonable to me. So here is a very minor suggestion: when a preset is selected it becomes the active preset. This simply means the preset name is highlighted in red in the preset list, as was tried in one earlier beta version until any active preset setting and corresponding global setting later become different (because user modifies either setting) there is no longer any active preset. The advantage of this suggestion: user can quickly see from preset list which settings are active. At present I workaround this lack of active preset by having preset name linked 1:1 to text field in each dashboard.

@Andrew Heard: Weather in public version is still old good "World Weather Online" service. "Dark Sky" is used only in new version that is available for now only in Beta version.
@menion - your URL link didn't work, but I retrieved from HTML - http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/wheather-information-in-tracks. At present in Locus Beta 3.23.2 the Weather function can't be selected - marked as Pro function. I'll wait for 3.23.2.1 to compare "Dark Sky". Thanks.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.21.x (21. 12. 2016+)
« on: February 20, 2017, 01:03:47 »
Vector maps have themes which have different style options, selected either by drop down menus or check boxes.
ahh yes, excellent suggestion to add these settings to (advanced) presets
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