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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: December 23, 2019, 15:37:15 »
nope, sorry. The inner rendering system was rewritten half year ago, but still uses a combination of hardware (for maps) and software (for visible points/tracks) rendering.
Ok... will keep my fingers crossed for Locus 5 then. Maybe we can handle more than 10 tracks gracefully in 2025 :-).

Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: December 22, 2019, 12:54:33 »
I was just wondering... will Locus 4 be a major enough rewrite to catch up with other mapping apps regarding smoothness? Will it render everything through the GPU via Vulkan or OpenGL (or whatever is currently used on Android)?

Thanks and merry xmas...

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: October 04, 2019, 20:14:17 »
It still auto centers in track editor? I thought this was fixed...
You might be right... I cannot reproduce that now. However... the external link autocenter problem happens every time, eg when a WhatsApp location is sent to Locus.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: October 04, 2019, 17:40:20 »
Locus has become way too aggressive with centering the map on the gps position. For example, when I click on a position link in WhatsApp or on a web page or on any other external source and send it to Locus, it only moves to the place for a split second and then recenters on current gps pos. At least it should wait for the configured delay, just like when scrollling the map. Maybe even twice that delay, because it is obvious that I am quite interested in viewing the new place.

Also, gps centering seems to interfere with the track editor. Imho, Locus should never jump to gps when the editor is on.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: October 03, 2019, 20:11:03 »
Is it just me or does Locus (latest pro) forget what map items (kml/gpx files) are enabled on every restart? I remember those were kind of permament once, but now they are all gone on each new start. Very painful, especially since the UI to enable them again is a clicky tappy horrible inconsistent mess :-).

Hi Menion. Since latest Pro Update, I can no longer record proper tracks. Even with "Location Interpolation" or whatever this new thingy is called set to "minimum", my position keeps wandering off aimlessly and strays away more than  20 meters from the correct place from time to time... randomly but quite often.

What makes this quite horrible: If I actually set this interpolation thing to OFF, it wanders around even worse... sometimes as much as 100m. When I get back to the same spot after a while, the position might be fine.... or it might not. Really random.

Maybe there is a little bug in your code that actually interprets OFF as "do as much as nonsense as possible"? :-)

I'd appreciate a quick fix if you find it. Not being able to record proper tracks at all is a real bummer. The Galaxy Note 8 was always spot on and accurate by the meter before this new Locus "feature".

Running latest pro on latest Android Pie on Galaxy S8+. There was also a Samsung Firmware update in-between when this position mess started, but I still suspect Locus. The position problems really look like a filter going crazy or some such.


Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.30.+ ( 15. 3. 2018 )
« on: March 16, 2018, 16:48:32 »
I recently had Locus crash on me really hard... losing all settings and basically everything else. Fine I thought... doesn't happen very often really... I can simply restore the last Auto-Backup and be a happy camper again.

Imagine my surprise when Locus wouldn't even startup anymore... apparently because I had no internet?! Some weird stuff about initializing and downloading and "unknown problem code 10099".


Well guess what... I was on top of a mountain and in desperate need of Locus to backtrack my own steps through a glacier as the fog was rolling in. And there was no bloody internet for miles and ages!

So what's the story here? No internet, no Locus? Thats one of the biggest blunders I can possibly imagine for an outdoorsy adventure app. What if that crash had not happened in Europe but on one of my other trips... like in Peru or Bolivia or Nepal or Arizona or Godknowswhere? I might have been stuck with a stubbornly playing dead Locus for a long long time. Contrary to popular belief, you can still move around this planet for many days without the slightest bit of internet anywhere to be seen.

So what's so important that you absolutely need to download and cannot live without? I surely hope it's not a license check...

Can this be fixed? I really need to get Locus up and running again, even after a hard crash and without internet.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.29.+ ( 1. 2. 2018 )
« on: February 11, 2018, 12:42:44 »
3.29.2... yet another release with training manager still making fun of every single mountain user... every single minute of every single day :/.

seriously... isnt this is a three minute fix? And if adding strings to the UI is really that complex, just remove

+ abs(altitude.loss)

from your code... which turns the thing into a thirty-second-fix. It's named "elevation gain" already anyway... and having a single correct gain value would still be a lot better than Locus current phantasy.


Long story again, just for completeness: Altitude gain and altitude loss are too very distinctive and very different things. Presenting them as one single value by adding absolute amounts is nothing but major nonsense... for any activity one can possibly imagine.

Thanks...  :)

since the forum seems to be mostly dead except the beta threads, i moved here:

I want to import a huge amount of data into Locus automatically... around 50 track folders and 50 waypoint folders. I thought locus-actions could do this job and I already got as far as downloading. But then
only opens up the user interface import dialog and waits for input. Not really that useful for automation with hundreds of items.

Is there any way to do something like
// do not call the user interface but instead simply import into a given folder automatically, creating/emptying if requested

I assumed this to somehow work already, because otherwise locus-actions are a bit pointless for automated data import. Cannot find anything in the docs though.


Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 16, 2017, 20:45:15 »
@menion, my google account somehow lost beta versions access... can't test the latest fix. But the last stable that you linked here for download does NOT have the Horizontal/Vertical problem. Everything works normally. So it must be something you changed between then and now.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 15, 2017, 16:22:06 »
"Downgrading" Locus to a previous version has always been a bit messy for me. I have to uninstall the current Locus first, because Android 6 won't let me put an apk on top of a newer version. Then I can restore prefs from a backup, then the weirdness starts: The prefs "seem" correct, ie all the values in the settings windows are fine. Yet Locus will still use the defaults from the new apk installation . I have to enter each settings window manually and sort of click each settings item (not changing it) to make Locus actually use the restored Settings.

Just mentioning... not a major issue. Major issue is the horizontal UI I guess !:)

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 15, 2017, 14:06:36 »
There have to be something special on your device! There is many users with Note 4 and such huge problem will definitely cause a lot bigger response at least in comments on Google Play.

May I offer for now at least previous stable 3.24.3 version?
that one doesn't mess up the UI, but loses gps once every 5 minutes and never re-enables it until I do it manually.

.. guess I must abort the trip...

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 13, 2017, 07:00:26 »
Locus decided to be in German now... and the UI is messed up horizontally again. So maybe not related.

Many places are messed up... plenty of the lists are close to unusable because I can only see 3 or 4 chars of an entry.

This happens by itself after a few minutes/seconds, even without me ever rotating the phone horizontally. It never goes back to vertical layout, even when I rotate the phone around like a mad man.


Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 12, 2017, 22:52:32 »
Hmm... Locus was set to English, system was set to German. Now I set Locus to system default, but it still comes up in English?!

The landscape problem seems to have disappeared for now though :)

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