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Troubles & Questions / text distance is feet but spoken is yards...?
« on: September 26, 2013, 15:17:42 »
I have the 'Length Units' set to Imperial (ft/mil) feet and miles and this is working fine for the readouts onscreen as I want my distances whilst navigation to be in feet.

The problem I have is the voice is reading things out in 'yards'

Is the speech output always in yards no matter what please?


Troubles & Questions / Screen on during navigation - annoying
« on: September 26, 2013, 11:54:09 »
Hi Menion (and all)

Great updates to Locus by the way! :-)

Just something that is annoying to me, its not a bug but it is very annoying because my phone is a Wildfire S and only has a 3" screen.

When navigating I have the settings so that the screen sleep until it gets to a navigation instruction which causes it to wake.  So far, that works fine - except when it wakes it displays all the sidebars and panels which means I can hardly see the turn on the map. 

Now, I have sidebars and panels set to appear for 15 seconds as that means I can use them before navigation, but I obviously dont use them whilst driving and during navigation and so it is annoying that they appear when the screen wakes for a navigation instruction as I really cant see much when they appear and the phone is in landscape.

Just wondering if there was any way to stop them appearing on wakeup unless the user manual wants to see them by touching the screen as per usual.

Thanks. :-)

Troubles & Questions / Cannot search or find address
« on: May 19, 2013, 00:21:47 »
Have been using Locus Pro for years on my Android phone but have now put it on my Android tablet (ICS) but am having a big problem.

The tablet is only a cheap MID non-branded tablet without GPS or bluetooth but it works perfectly and I don't have any problems with it.

For some reason though Locus wont look up addresses.

When I long press on a road it does the address search (because I enabled that option) but it says no address found.
The same thing happens when I try to do a simple search for an address or location - it instantly tells me it cant find the address.

The online maps work etc etc so its seeing the internet.

I have no idea why this is happening as Google maps looks up addresses ok and so do other apps - its just Locus Pro that wont do anything when it comes to searching for or long pressing on a location to find its address.

Any ideas please?

Cursors / Icons / Voices / [CURSORS] Red Large Show View
« on: November 05, 2012, 15:45:04 »
I wanted something a bit larger and easier to see whilst I am out walking and so have made an icon to be placed in the cursors directory of Locus.

The icon replaces the default view icon and is alot larger and very high in colour making it much easier to see under bright sunlight.

I also thought it would be a good idea to put a graphic of an 'eye' on the icon but did this only as a bit of fun but was quite happy with how it looked and so decided to leave it.

For anyone wishing to make these icons please refer to:

Note that if you want to use my icon with a set of others your have downloaded you will need to unzip both sets and then rezip into one singular zip file before placing it within Locus.


Troubles & Questions / Question: Show view Icon change?
« on: November 05, 2012, 14:22:50 »
HI all,

Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place.

Does anyone know if a custom Icon can be made for the 'show view' in the map settings.

Show view is the one that has the orange field of view to show which direction you are facing but I would like something a bit bigger.

Any info would be greatly appreciated - thank you all.

Troubles & Questions / Locus draining my battery
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:34:48 »
Hi all.

Long time Locus Pro user and upgraded to 2.7.2 as 2.6.x seemed to be causing Locus crashes.

Anyway, used Locus to log for about 3 hours yesterday and it crashed again.

The main problem I had though was Locus seemed to completely drain my battery.  This is strange because no other versions of Locus have ever given me battery troubles before but for some reason, yesterday it really did run down my battery quite severely.

I'll put a few photos on here to show the battery use as I'm sure something isnt right with that amount of power drain.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

Wishlist / 2 small requests if possible please Menion...
« on: August 04, 2012, 17:29:24 »
1. I know you can change the colour of a navigation route to whatever colour you like... but is it possible the change the colour of the tiny arrows within that navigation route too please?  If a route is set to purple or another dark colour etc etc it is very difficult indeed to see which way the tiny arrows are pointing as they are always black.  If on the purple coloured route they could be changed to white for example then it would be alot easier to see the arrows and it would also make the route differentiate from standard road colours too.

2.Allow dimmed highlights seems to dim the screen after a period of time, but it would be great if the screen lit up again each time a guided waypoint or navigation instruction was read out.

Hope these 2 are possible.
Thanks in advance.

Troubles & Questions / Late Voice Directions When Moved To SD..?
« on: July 03, 2012, 21:44:49 »
Long time Locus fan here.  Bought Pro version around July 2011.

Running low on phone space now so have moved Locus Pro to the SD card (16gb Speed 4)

Everything works fine except the voices whenn navigating somewhere occur a lot later than they should.

For example... driving at a steady 30mph I will make a left turn but only get the audible voice announcement to make that turn about 30 seconds after I've actually turned.

I understand everything is running from the memory card so will be slower but nothing else seems to suffer this lag... only the spoken voices.

Does menion or anybody else have any advice about this or is it simply a case of me moving the app back to the phone so it runs smoother?

Thanks in advance.

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