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Locus Classic (LM Free, LM Pro) / Re: [APP] - version 1.15.x
« on: January 02, 2012, 02:55:08 »
Quote from: "menion"
so GPS auto-off should be finally working ... I'll test it also outside tomorrow. First post contain testing version

Lookin' good!

Unfortunately I'm still seeing the problem with that one.

Thanks menion, your application is the best.

I'm still seeing this problem with my new rooted stock Samsung Galaxy Nexus: GPS auto-off does not get a GPS fix on the interval I set while the screen is off. What can I do to get this fixed? This is my favorite app for hiking and I need the ability to save my battery with this feature.

EDIT: For information purposes, I've tested this on the Motorola Droid (milestone), HTC Droid Incredible and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It works perfectly on the Motorola Droid, but not on the Incredible or Galaxy Nexus.

Unfortunately it is happening whether track recording is enabled or not. I really think it's either system or hardware related.  I'm going to be upgrading to the g-nex soon, so I expect the problem will disappear.

I'm running CyanogenMod 7.1, android version 2.3.7. And yes, GPS gets disabled with the screen off while recording a track in Locus. I ran Google's "My Tracks" this morning on my way into the office: I had the screen off and the track was recorded the entire way correctly. Strange!

Quote from: "menion"
Do you have last version (new release yesterday) and also did this happen also when new GPS auto-off feature is disabled?

I have the last version and yes, it also happens when the GPS auto-off feature is disabled. (Sorry I didn't try that sooner). So I guess my problem has nothing to do with the GPS auto-off!

EDIT: I'm now testing with GPS status and it also doesn't get a GPS fix while the screen is off. Could this be a hardware or system issue?

Quote from: "menion"
ah so that's the problem, GPS is turning off for you when screen turn off. Do you have last version (new release yesterday) and also did this happen also when new GPS auto-off feature is disabled?

I updated to the latest version last night. I'll run some more tests when I get home tonight. (I never get GPS satellites in my office building).

Side note: just want to say that Locus is incredibly useful, versatile, customizable and well done. I love it.

It seems to be updating every 120 seconds correctly while I have the screen on. However, with the screen off its gone as long as 40 minutes without updating the location. (I have the "Disable when hidden" option unchecked).

Quote from: "zsero"
Is your problem not the first initial fix?

I'm able to get the initial fix and a fix when I manually enable/disable GPS. EDIT: The fix is fast too, a few seconds.

After resetting the settings I'm seeing better results. My GPS is automatically updating, but often times my "Last GPS fix" is 10 minutes or greater (I've had "off time" set for 120, 60, and 30 seconds during the testing). I also increased my "max time search" to 180 seconds.

Yes, I understand the functionality. The GPS is not automatically turning back on after my specified "off time" with my current "min accuracy" and "max time search" settings.

I will try and reset all my settings to the default and see if anything changes.

Some more info:
HTC Droid Incredible
CyanogenMod 7.1
often running in airplane mode while using Locus
Track recording settings: 20m, 5s, 100m max accuracy

Here are my settings:

Enable GPS auto-off - checked
Off time - 120s
Min accuracy - 30m
Max time search - 120s

("enable at start" and "disable when hidden" are both unchecked)

I've tried adjusting the above settings and I still didn't get it working right. Are there log files or anything else I can provide to help?

Also, a track has been recording during this. Not sure if it matters.


I'm having some problems with the new GPS power control. Currently and in the past I've set the interval to 120 seconds. With the old method for this, it worked flawlessly. Now, the GPS is no longer updating automatically every 120 seconds. I have to load the GPS screen, disable and then re-enable GPS in order to get a fix. I've seen this problem on 2 separate hikes.  Is something wrong or am I doing something wrong? Is it possible to go back to the old gps battery saving function?

Various & Bin / Re: Profiles for settings
« on: November 03, 2011, 13:07:33 »
Perhaps a button in the right panel to allow quick access to restore settings?

(by the way, this app is fantastic. seriously fantastic.)

Various & Bin / Profiles for settings
« on: November 02, 2011, 13:02:54 »
It would be great to have the ability to have profiles for settings and have that easily switchable. For example, I have different settings when hiking (things to save battery) and driving (while plugged in).

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