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Troubles & Questions / geocaching live credentials
« on: May 16, 2012, 02:35:32 »
geocaching live stopped working and tells me to check my credentials. How do I check my credentials?

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Implemented / Improved UI flow for guiding to a new cache
« on: September 29, 2011, 04:58:22 »
I have been using Locus as my exclusive geocaching tool for some time now.  It is the best tool for this sport that I have ever used.  
The one thing I would like to see improved is the number of clicks it takes to start looking for another cache.  It currently takes me a minimum of 6 clicks.

1) Click on a nearby cache on the map
2) Click on the navigation button  
3) Click on 'Guide on' (which i frequently miss and hit 'Navigate to' causing many more clicks)
 Now I have the cache selected but I want to see details
4) Click the navigate button
5) Click the information button
read cache info
6) Click back or home button to get back to the map.
Back to map with cache selected and guidance on

OR
1) Click on a nearby cache on the map
2) Click on the information button
read cache info
3) Click on Compass which I don't really want yet but it happens to turn on guidance
4) Click Back
5) Click back

If a 'Guide to' button were added to the bottom of the full geocache page (not the popup)
1) Click on a nearby cache on the map
2) Click on the information button
read cache info
3) Click 'Guide to'  
Back to map with cache selected and guidance on

Additional, If I could long press or double click a geocache on the map this would be only two steps.

1) Long Press takes me to full cache page
2) Click on 'Guide to'

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus is crashing very frequently
« on: September 01, 2011, 19:50:01 »
This issue appears to have been resolved with version 1.11
Thanks

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Resuming Maps download
« on: August 25, 2011, 23:50:50 »
Starting over each time you press continue does not re-download all the titles but it can make completing a download difficult.

If I choose to download around POIs using a high magnification, Locus will mis-caclulate the number of tiles.  For example in might tell me I need to download 200,000 tiles for 500 caches.  It fact it will only download 500-1000 tiles but it goes through the entire 200,000 titles to determine which ones to download.

This makes the download very time consuming and if the screen turns off, the download ends and when I hit continue hr next time, it starts right back at 200,000 titles to check.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus is crashing very frequently
« on: August 25, 2011, 23:42:44 »
I have sent you an email with the catlog and instructions on how to reproduce this.  I can easily reproduce it on my HTC EVO 4G with 2.2.3  but cannot on my Thrive tablet with 3.1.  

The crash happens when I use the back button from the geocache screen to the compass screen when the message about saving a log is still on the screen.
If I wait for the message to fade off, the crash does not happen
If I hit the home button while the message is up, the crash does not happen


Start Locus Pro
Select a cache
Click on the navigation button (two arrows a a circle)
Click Guide On
Click Compass (added to side menu)
Click on the cache button on the top menu
Click on write log
Click OK    (Message that the log was saved is shows)
Count to two
Click Back button
Crash!!

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Troubles & Questions / Locus is crashing very frequently
« on: August 16, 2011, 19:36:57 »
I  have been getting a lot of force closes during geocaching.  My log directory contains 19 crash-......err files in the last week alone.

The problem seems to happen when I enter a geocache log then hit the OK and back buttons.

I also keep getting the message N0000 tiles were not saved correctly, please ensure that your SD card is not full....  I have about 20gb free on my SD card.

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Troubles & Questions / Bad dates on geocaching log tab
« on: July 20, 2011, 23:34:57 »
Dates on the 'Logs' tab of the geocaching page used to be in European format.  Now they are in a more global format but the ALL read 'Dec 31, 1969'

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Implemented / Dates in the US
« on: July 12, 2011, 18:32:28 »
The US tends to do things backwards from the way Europe does them.  We write dates as mm/dd/yyyy.  I noticed that on geocaching logs, the dates are written in Europeon fashion  dd/mm/yyyy.  It can be a bit confusing for people used to seeing it the other way.  It would be nice to be able to set date format as part of the localization settings.

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Solved / Compass orientation
« on: July 12, 2011, 18:28:28 »
Locus has become my favorite application since learning it can do geocaching (and it does it really well).

I just bought a Toshiba Thrive tablet.  I was a bit worried that Locus would not take advantage of the higher resolution.  So the first application I added was locus.  All I can say is WOW!  The app looks good on a cell phone but it is absolutly stunning on a tablet.  Good work.

The only issue I have noticed on the tabel is that the compass only works in porttrait mode.  This is of course the best direction on a phone but on a tablet, it is easier to use in landscape mode.  I wish the compass would work this way.

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