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Implemented / Re: Waypoints edit by dragging
« on: September 17, 2011, 16:56:02 »
Tried test version and the editing works fine 8-) One last little request. Could it be possible to have the points in the created route always visible? When I have several waypoints in a straight line they are hard (impossible) to see on the display. I have to search for them along the line with the center cross so they eventually get highlighted.
-The points in the recorded track however does not have to be visible, there are just too many of them.

Also, how do I add more waypoints to an already created route? Is it just with the "merge" function or have I overlooked something completely?
The merge function leaves by the way a gap in the line where the splice has been done. Looks kind of as two separate routes...

I experience a huge slowdown in framerate  when having distance rings enabled. Even on a powerful phone such as my Galaxy S2. I haven't checked, but I guess the CPU works quite hard and battery consumption is high from this. Especially when "show view" is enabled as well and the rings start to rotate. The slowdown starts to be very noticeable when zooming in to level 12 and closer. On zoom level 17 the framerate is less than 5 when scrolling. On less powerful phones this will certainly be unbearable.

Strange thing however is that the time rings who are dynamic, does not impact performance.

Running ver 1.13.1 with test ver also installed. Both versions have this problem.

Implemented / Re: Waypoints edit by dragging
« on: September 16, 2011, 20:12:35 »
Sounds great. Being able to not edit a route was a bit of a letdown. "Pick on map" is a good alternative to having drag-able editing. I guess if you have a eureka moment later on, this will be implemented in the future;)
I have recommended your app to friends and in the forums of Norway's major cellphone site. Not just for being a mighty fine app, but also for its very forthcoming developer who is quick to reply to wishes and suggestions 8-)

Donation worthy indeed.

Implemented / Icons that appear in android gallery
« on: September 16, 2011, 10:45:34 »
I have a minor little tip for coming updates. All the tiny icons in Locus do appear in gallery, and an easy way to avoid this is to create a simple file which contains absolutely nothing. This file has to be called .nomedia and put in the folders that contains icons and/or pictures.

For those who would like to do this themselves, just search your phone for this file and copy-paste with your favorite explorer into the folders that appear in Locus. Your phone is littered with this file in other apps and games.

Under review / Re: Auto zoom based on distance to waypoint
« on: September 15, 2011, 11:36:32 »
Very nice idea.  :!: This would save a lot of hassle when kayaking. When kayaking, one has to stop the vessel and remove those thick paddling-gloves to be able to manipulate the display. Some points will take you through shallow/narrow waters. If the zoom level was automatic, you wouldn't need to stop your vessel in those treacherous waters to operate the zoom level. As Fykantrollet said, when kayaking, auto zoom by speed is not very applicable as you have a speed of 4-5kts no matter where and when.

I can also see the value of this when hiking in steep/dangerous terrain in seasons where gloves/mittens are required.

It would also be nice to be able to manually specify the zoom level for a given waypoint when creating a route.

Implemented / Re: Waypoints edit by dragging
« on: September 10, 2011, 17:19:42 »
It is possible that you misunderstood me. I did not think of a way to "drag-edit" recorded points in tracks, but to "drag move" waypoints in a route after I have made them in this screen:


When I have completed the plotting, the screen looks like this:


Say that I now want to move waypoint 3 a bit south. I find that it is not drag-able anymore. I then tap point 3 and get a menu from which I cannot seem to be able to edit its new position from. If I choose menuitem "edit", it concerns the whole track, and I can just change name and category. If I click menuitem "point 3", I just get the option to delete the point. If this point is deleted I have to start all over again to make the route because there seems to be no way to continue adding waypoints again to the same route. Quite a hassle if I have some fifty waypoints down along my route.

So in conclusion I want to be able to jump back to the edit-window in my first picture if I was not entirely happy with my planned route.

Implemented / Re: Waypoints edit by dragging
« on: September 10, 2011, 12:30:06 »
To clarify:
I am able to do this when creating a new track, but not when editing an existing one.
Am I missing something?

Implemented / Re: Bearing
« on: September 07, 2011, 20:21:19 »
Quote from: "menion"
hmm this is nice :) (don't expect this behavior of course) .. I think, this is right isn't it? It show valid azimuth from GPS ...
Yes all is good :)
If I turn off "show view" the  blue standard arrow will be a shorter version of the azimuth line. (points the exact same direction)

Implemented / Re: Bearing
« on: September 06, 2011, 22:17:30 »
Yes it looks very nice.

And it gave me an added bonus that I did not consider: When I use the azimuth line together with guide-line, I now can also compensate for deviation from wind and/or currents at sea by turning my kayak in such a way that theese two lines overlap/run parallel.  Brilliant!

Also, when "show view" is enabled too, I can still display my bearings while pointing phone at known points the same time.

First test. A little stroll. This is me turning my phone towards at my neighbor's house while still having my bearing displayed: All is accurate, even shows that I have walked on the right hand side of the road. Happy today :lol:


Discussion/New features / Re: Samsung Galaxy SII
« on: September 06, 2011, 19:53:21 »
Owner of SGS2 ver 2.3.3 and have no issues whatsoever with Locus. Fast GPS fix (10 secs) and does not fluctuate

Implemented / Re: Bearing
« on: September 06, 2011, 19:45:34 »
Downloaded the new update, 1.12 and this new azimuth line was awesome. Thank you so much :D

Implemented / Waypoints edit by dragging
« on: September 05, 2011, 21:23:20 »
Could it be possible to make the waypoints in a track editable by i.e hold-pressing them and dragging them to a new location? Just like in the Viewranger app? Very useful for plotting a route at sea when one can "drag-draw" tracks between obstacles in narrow straights by moving waypoints.

As it it now, it is a bit trial and error where one place waypoints when plotting course. Suddenly one notice that, say the line between waypoint two and three went straight over a submerged rock. By dragging waypoint two or three you can then keep clear.

Implemented / Re: Bearing
« on: September 05, 2011, 16:22:46 »
Come to think about it... couldn't this be easily solved by introducing something as simple as optional graphics for the arrow?
Instead of the standard arrow that looks something like this >-  it could be optional to have one that looks like this >---------

This way the cpu will not use extra resources I guess.

Implemented / Re: Bearing
« on: September 05, 2011, 16:05:01 »
Sorry for my impatience, but I am bumping this already because I really see the need for a projected line showing one's bearing/course at sea. Not only is this a major help to avoid things like submerged rocks etc, but also helps a lot to navigate in the most straight course possible.

Please :)

Implemented / Bearing
« on: September 04, 2011, 15:24:40 »
First time poster

Great app. Use it a lot. Having recently bought a kayak, I see the need for having the bearing displayed as a line when in map view. When paddling out on the sea this saves a lot of effort and strength.

I see that the guide has bearing in numbers, and that one's course is also defined by the "gps-arrow" but this is too inaccurate when trying to paddle in a straight line. An extended line from one position to the edge of the screen (a la Navionics) would be most helpful

example of bearing (red line) displayed on the map:


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