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Live tracking / Re: web page
« on: Today at 01:11:40 »
I've just found another bug: I enabled premium live tracking (free trial) a few months ago as a test - works well - then I disabled. Now I have subscribed, but I find my final position from 3 months ago remains instead of being replaced by new position. The web page thinks these are two different people - see attached map.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: July 04, 2019, 00:34:04 » & at Locus startup: track record bottom panel + cancel button displayed for < 1 second, no progress bar, no chance to cancel track recording

any existing track > Edit Info > crash > (Locus has stopped - Open app again)
Edit Info in 3.38.7 Pro is fine.

I also note (probably not beta related) when you go Store > profile > buy LoCoin, that the balance is not updated at the top of the profile panel until you Back > Back > Back... etc then reenter Store > profile.

Spartaner - it seems even worse in (beta) - cancel panel not displayed at all. I don't see any problem in 3.38.7 (Pro). I'm sure @menion will fix this bug.

PS. bug still in (beta).

Spartaner - one easy workaround - put a Track Recording button on one of the sides of the map. If you don't get a chance to cancel the startup countdown, its only another 2 taps - tap Track Recording, tap Stop, and its done. Maybe I miss your point?

I've decided to mainly stay with the Maiwolf (Bernard) desert V4 theme because it makes a distinction between sealed & unsealed roads.

thanks - of course! (would be more intuitive if disabled rather than hidden if not logged in)

Magellan - I must be blind - I can't see any link to the V4 theme?

Hi Bernard. Your latest V4 desert theme works very well with V4 OpenAndroMap. It is still my main theme. Is there any way to create a "key" sheet (PDF?) showing the various element styles. For example - attached - the map displays these tracks - red dash with grey and purple rectangles. Note - all Locus tracks are hidden. Thanks for any help.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:03:08 »
@Andrew Heard: That's right, a longer track time gives more accurate results. My bike tour today: track time 5h 29min., Track interval 5 seconds, display off, airplane mode. Battery indicator at start: 95%, at target 77%. This gives an approximate battery consumption per hour between 3.3 to 3.5%. A fine result.  :)
@erfi - good to see your results. 3.5% of course depends on the battery capacity too, so not directly comparable across phones. Your current usage is similar to mine though. Do you have records from a few months ago - have you noticed an increase? I used to regularly record 2.0 to 2.5%.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: June 09, 2019, 01:33:33 »
Beta Tested yesterday with my SGS8 tracking recording.
Airplane mode, display off, interval 2 seconds, track time 1 h 2 minutes. Power display at start 66%, at target 63%. Only 3 % battery consumption, that's a very good value. The recording accuracy is also very good.
I think battery % only has resolution to 0 decimal places, that is just integer values, so I've found measurements over short periods are not so accurate - the value could be 3% +/- 1%. So I've tried in the past to base measurements on 5 hour+ bike rides. But now I am going to experiment with a new recording profile that records every 5s and not moving, so I can just leave the device outside all day for a more objective test. Will see how it goes...

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: June 08, 2019, 00:44:54 »
@michaelbechtold - are you saying the "Awake (Screen Off) 5h 99%" and "Locus *wakelock* 5h 19%" are a surprise to you? My track recording profile is 25m | 240s | 50m, so should not be continually recording while cycling; and display is off for 5 hours except ~2 minutes. What are the important clues I should be looking at? The descriptions are more suited to an Android programmer than an ordinary user. There is nothing that says "Locus used x% battery in y hours".

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: June 06, 2019, 13:19:18 »
BetterBatteryStats or a similar tool should tell what is happening behind the scenes.
Comparing old and new Locus version on the same device, screen off is key, and maybe a "virgin" restarted device should make results comparable. And show a smoking gun ...
@michaelbechtold - thanks. I had used gsam Battery Monitor Pro, but BetterBatteryStats looks interesting, however after using Locus for 5 hours today, I can't interpret the TXT file that BetterBatteryStats creates. Please help. Where can I find the % battery used by Locus for example?

Under Wakelocks (edited to only show lines with "locus"):
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GpsConnectionBaseImpl ( Map): 4 h 59 m 59 s  Count:1 95.0%
LocationManagerService ( Map): 36 s  Count:19902 0.2%
*alarm* ( Map): 27 s  Count:1599 0.1%

Under Processes (edited to only show lines with "locus"):
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*wakelock* ( Map): Uid: 10172 Sys: 5 h 34 m 29 s  Us: 7 h 20 m 54 s  Starts: 0 ( Map): Uid: 10172 Sys: 15 m 6 s  Us: 49 m 40 s  Starts: 2 ( Map): Uid: 10257 Sys:  Us:  Starts: 2

Attached UI showing Wakelocks.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.38.+ ( 22. 5. 2019 )
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:38:57 »
interesting observation. As @tommi correctly mentioned, if screen is off, there is no visible map = no matter what I changed, it should have no effect here. If only running is track recording (is it?) then it is surprising, because I did not touched anything regards track recording service for a long time. Please keep tracking and confirm this, thanks.
only running is track recording (is it?) - correct. I've been very careful over the years to have reproducible results, and there has definitely been an increase in power consumption in ~last 6 weeks, but maybe the culprit lies elsewhere. Weird.

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.

Normally I tap the Back button twice to exit Locus. I'm not sure if I'm reporting the same issue, but I've found that since 3.38 Locus is sometimes very unresponsive to tapping the Back button. Generally usual two taps are fine, with responsive exit. But other times I tap multiple times and apparently nothing happens until... finally it closes.

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