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Topics - Andrew Heard

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I have noticed some inconsistencies of handling Live Tracking in Flight Mode. Why you ask does it make sense to have Live Tracking and Flight Mode?? I auto-start Live Tracking, but to save battery consumption I only briefly disable Flight Mode every 30 to 60 minutes to update my position. This nearly halves battery consumption from 4.5% to 2%/hour! Note this only works with the Live Tracking premium subscription.

1) I have added a top panel button for Live Tracking. But when my phone is in Flight mode, surely the Live Tracking button should not be green? I'd suggest it use the disabled or orange coloring like the Track Recording button in attached screen cap.

2) When I exit Locus and my phone is in Flight mode, does it make sense to display the "Live Tracking - Do You Really Want To Exit" nag screen?

3) If I have a positive feedback notification enabled for Live Tracking with short (10 seconds) frequency of updating, I often hear the positive notification 3 or 4 times in quick succession when I disable Flight Mode. Note the frequency of updating is set to a low value so that my position is updated immediately after disabling Flight Mode. I previously had this value set to the maximum 300 seconds, but then my position is only updated some random time between 0 and 300 seconds rather than immediately after disabling Flight Mode.

On the whole, this combination of Live Tracking premium subscription, flight mode optimization, positive notification and frequency of updating settings works exceptionally well to minimize battery consumption and mobile data while allowing friends to track my position with an acceptable level of accuracy.

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If you select "sound disabled" then tap the Set button nothing happens - tap is ignored. Isn't this the same as disabling tracking negative feedback? Tested with Pro 3.37.2.

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It's a very specific set of actions required to demonstrate the bug
  • track recording
  • save
  • export (not sure if important)
  • hide
  • return to map
  • observe however that track isn't hidden until the map is dragged; not sure if length of track is significant; it always happens for this 100km ride
see video @ https://youtu.be/v5qg-ZzQ2gk

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The attached GPX file was generated by RWGPS. It contains <ele> data but Locus track statistics & chart show no elevations. Why? Other similar files are fine.

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Sometimes tapping the DISPLAY button in the notification panel after a map download has completed is ignored. It doesn't seem to be just a matter of waiting longer for the map to be displayed as sometimes it works, sometimes not.

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Troubles & Questions / map download fields need separation
« on: January 16, 2019, 00:39:44 »
There needs to be some space between the time hh:mm and the percentage of map download. See attached.

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Troubles & Questions / offline address not found
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:56:34 »
An offline address is not found in the Australia > South Australia LoMap although it is correctly displayed on the map. A search for the adjoining Clark Street is correctly found.

Address not found: city=Adelaide > address=Young Street

I also question when there are multiple identical results why they are not sorted with the closest address at the top of the list? For example Corfu Court - the one 31km is displayed before the one 64m away.

And finally, what if the street name is shown on the map, but the user is unfamiliar with the location and so doesn't know what City name to type for another nearby street? It would be very helpful if the search could maybe have some button or menu to provide the current City name itself rather than the user having to guess the name. If there is no current solutions do you think it is worth me splitting these ideas into separate help topics?

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This is not recent but only just got around to recording the behavior. Observe the orange button flash erratically half way through the video. 100% reproducible on old phone, new phone, tablet.

https://youtu.be/XMYLMzPgPng.

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Troubles & Questions / Gradient chart artifact when zoomed in
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:23:47 »
config.cfg gui_track_screen_chart_vertical_scale=0


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Troubles & Questions / ruler is truncated in beta
« on: October 29, 2018, 11:15:50 »
Using config.cfg with
  • dev_gui_main_rescale_value=1.1
  • map_scale_font_size=35.0
3.33.2.3 (but possibly earlier versions too):


3.33.2 pro:

I don't recall this being an issue in earlier versions.

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Recently I had a tiny strip of coastal map I had overlooked to download the corresponding BRouter RD5 file for. When routing through this part of the map Locus correctly detects missing RD5 file & offers to download, but tapping the Download arrow does nothing. I tried multiple times. No errors or notifications. When I downloaded via the BRouter app Locus was again happy.


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I have noticed the Route Planner right side panel is sometimes completely blank (no buttons or text displayed) after tapping the Clear Planner button. It doesn't happen most of the time & not sure how to reproduce.


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I have noticed this on a few occasions, not just latest beta or Pro. Using Route Planner I create a new route. Sometimes the track time is incorrectly displayed as 427425 minutes instead of 0 minutes. Below - 4 new tracks created one after another with similar workflow, so why inconsistent track times:


Maybe the 427425 minutes is -1 or some incorrectly set special value?


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Troubles & Questions / Track name not updated after edit
« on: September 27, 2018, 00:32:36 »
Track list > Track > Edit info > modify NAME > SAVE > observe that name at top of screen is not updated

I don't think this is recent bug/ version specific. Just not reported.

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Troubles & Questions / crash selecting Backup directory
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:40:31 »
Locus Pro 3.32.2 - settings > Misc > Default Directories > crash when I select a new Backup directory /storage/emulated/0/Download/Locus/ although an identical selection process works perfect for the Export directory. I also observe the directory selection UI is different for the two - why? Export directory selection uses simple "file explorer" UI whereas Backup directory selection uses elaborate graphics with file cabinet picture. See uploaded YouTube video of crash https://youtu.be/BsdLW7fpjfg.

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