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Implemented / Auto off center map
August 12, 2011, 13:33:08
Hi, currently the functionality of the map center button is on or off. Is it possible to create a third state, auto off? That means that when I manually change the map the center button will automatically switch off, so the same functionality as the center button in Google maps. Thnx.
Troubles & Questions / Save Locus status
August 12, 2011, 13:28:58
Hi, my question is if it is possible that Locus saves the current status (collection of selected tracks and points (the ones shown on the map), center of map shown, maybe more) every few minutes (in stead of when closing the application).
The background: I often use Locus together with other applications, fi a weather application that tells me in how many minutes it will start to rain (if I'm correct Locus doesn't provide that 'yet'  :) ). I never stop Locus, but use the android 'alt+tab' functionality to switch between the apps. What I notice is that when I return to Locus she seems to restart/reinitialise, probably because it is pushed out of memory by Android, normal behaviour when you have multiple apps running like me and are low on memory. The problem is Locus does not return to the status (selected items, place on the map shown etc) that I had before I switched to the other application, but shows the status I had when I started Locus the first time. When I stop Locus, go to another app, and start Locus again, the status is correct, so I imagine that Locus only saves the status when exiting. I hope its clear. My current work around is to start recording the track, then Locus 'runs as a service' (sorry for the Windows terms) and is not pushed out of memory that fast.
Hi, I love Locus and I hope it can get one more feature, the ability to lock the screen and hardware buttons, but with the screen on. The unlock procedure can be the same as the one for the default lock screen, so swipe from left to right or some other pattern, or maybe assign one hardware button for lock and unlock (after holding it x seconds, configurable).
When hiking and motor cycling I look at the screen often to check if I'm still on route etc, but the rest of the time I store my phone in one of my pockets. If I don't lock the screen and hardware buttons there is a risk the phone starts making calls or other things, and the only way to lock it currently ootb is turning off the screen. After some searching I found the app 'Screen Tools 2' which does the trick for me now (it locks the screen and most hardware buttons, to unlock I need to press the back button), but if Locus provides its own locking mechanism it would be even better.

To summarize, I would like functionality to lock the screen (input) and hardware buttons, enabling the functionality with pressing a button in the app or a hardware button, and unlocking / stopping the functionality by a long press on the software or hardware button, or a swipe or other pattern comparable with the current Android lockscreen unlock mechanisms.