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Discussion/New features / Re: New Presets feature
« on: April 09, 2017, 22:20:56 »
@Menion
You are the best, I´ll just wait until it´s implemented. Even as it is, the new presets are already a big help. I think this new feature has great potential for everyone who uses Locus for more than one activity.


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@ Holger
Wenn ich Menion richtig verstehe soll man die Inhalte von der Locus News Website bald deaktivieren können und nur Kartendownloads etc. werden angezeigt.
Wenn du die entsprechenden Funktionen gar nicht nutzt solltest du also auch keine Benachrichtigungen erhalten. So wie ich es sehe beschränken sich die "wichtigen Infos" bisher eh auf Kartendownloads.
Sprich wenn du keine Karten herunterlädst solltest du auch in Zukunft wieder deine Ruhe haben.

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Discussion/New features / New Presets feature
« on: April 09, 2017, 21:41:38 »
Hi,
now that the weather is starting to get better, Locus gets used more again as well.
So I finally sat down and had a proper look at the new presets feature - and it´s just awesome!
One click and i´m in cycling mode - with my cycling dashboard, map rotation and lots of other settings that are useful when biking. Another click and I´m back in hiking mode. Thanks a lot for this feature!
I know it´s still in beta status, but I´d like to ask for two more presets:
1) Hardware compass on / off - I prefer the hardware (magnetic) compass when hiking, but with map rotation on whilst riding the bike the GPS compass works better.
2) Track recording profile - Logically i´d want my hiking profile when i´m hiking and my biking profile when i´m cycling.

I know I can easily change those settings with a couple of clicks - but hey, it´s the whole point of the presets that I don´t have to anymore, isn´t it?

Keep up the great work!

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Locus Online Map Download
« on: January 19, 2017, 12:33:02 »
That´s kind of what I expected to hear  :(
But wouldn´t it be easily possible to allow multiple map downloads? You´d only need an extra screen where you can manage your current downloads. I´m just asking, as a high zoom level download can easily require a few days and in the meantime you can´t download any other maps...
I´d be willing to pay for a higher tile limit, but as far as I am aware you can´t increase the tile limit for google map downloads or can you?
I also think it would be useful to mark a map that hasn´t been downloaded completely as incomplete on the map screen or at least the map details screen.

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Troubles & Questions / Locus Online Map Download
« on: January 19, 2017, 12:07:01 »
Hi,
I have a couple of questions about download an online map (e.g. google maps).
I´m trying to download a larger map area in higher zoom levels, so the 10000 tile limit was reached and I can´t continue until tomorrow - which is fine for me, as I have plenty of time until I need the map.
So here are the questions:
1) How can I see that a map download is unfinished? When I check the Map details there is no mentioning of an incomplete map.
2) I would like to download another map (from a different source, e.g. OSM), but whenever I click on the "download" button I just get told that there is still an unfinished download (of course there is...) and I can only select "delete", "cancel" or "continue" . Does that mean I can´t download another map until the first download is finished, even if the other map is from a different source?


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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: September 13, 2016, 13:51:57 »
@zigzag
I uninstalled the watchapp and when I tried to install it again I was told that I´d have to update my watch first.
Not sure why that was necessary, if you can still use the app on your pebble classic with an even older firmware...
So I just used my lunchbreak to update my watch and then your watchapp. Looks like everything is working fine. I was reluctant to update, as there is a thread on the pebble forum about crashes in apps that use the compass with firmware 4.0 (and 4.01 as well).
Now the long press works and I can change the refresh rate from my watch - nice solution!
 

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: September 12, 2016, 22:41:54 »
Refresh rate: press long one of right button for 1 sec, and you can see that the up button icon is a refresh picture. Now press the up button once or more and the refresh rate changed. 1 -> 15 -> 30 -> 60 -> 1 ...
Thanks for the explanation. I have tried long pressing all of the buttons, but the up button symbol never changes, it always shows the up-arrow. I tested all sorts of combinations and long click durations, but to no success. I´m either not getting it right or it doesn´t work with the pebble time.

I have Pebble classic, and there is no new firmware for it. But I think, this is a simple app with few feature, so it works with all watch. The new calculated compass function is always accurate when you are moving. (The 12 oclock is the forward direction.)
I´ll wait with the update until the compass bug in the 4.0 firmware has been fixed and then I´ll report back if everything in your app works or not.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: September 11, 2016, 23:32:34 »
@Zigzag
Thanks ever so much for adding the Poi alert feature! Can´t wait to try it out on my next geocaching trip :-)
You have even changed the GPS accuracy alert system - awesome!
I also saw that you can now modify the refresh rate with a long button press, but couldn´t figure out how it´s supposed to work...?
A long press didn´t seem to be any different to a short press (tried all buttons) - after 20 seconds the sync stopped.

Thanks once again for creating such a useful Locus addon for the pebble watch.
P.s. Have you tried your app with the new pebble firmware 4.01? Because I won´t upgrade if there are any issues. On the pebble forum there is one thread about compass issues with the new firmware.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: September 04, 2016, 22:20:14 »
@zigzag
On my recent holiday (with a lot of hiking trips) i used your app a lot and it worked like a charm - thanks a lot once again!
Just before the holiday was over I saw that there was an update available and read that it included a navigation feature. I tried it straight away and it is just what I had been hoping for. Now I can finally use my watch to find geocaches!
I had tried all other navigation/geocaching apps available for the pebble, but they all had their problems / drawbacks. And then you came along and out all features I had been hoping for into one app :-)
Finally I can see the direction and distance of a cache, as well as the GPS accuracy and any other information I want to have displayed - without having to look at my phone.

I was also happy to see that you have now included a way to pay for your app - a donation+ purchase has just been made :-)

There is one more feature that would make the app absolutely perfect for me: If you could implement an option to make the watch vibrate when you get close to the current target point. So let´s say when I´m 50 meters away from the cache (or any other POI) the watch vibrates (ideally with a customizable vibration pattern).

And if you are interested in general feedback, there are a couple more things that I would see as an improvement:
1) I have set the app to sync the data every 15 seconds. But for navigation to a POI this makes no sense. I guess that´s why you implemented the option to press any button and get real time info for 20 seconds - a great solution. But for geocaching those 20 seconds are often too short. Any chance to have that timespan customizable or maybe to have an option that would activate the "real data" as longs as a point guidance is active?
I tried setting the refresh rate to 1 second in the options, but that does drain the battery rather quickly.
2) I have set the app to notify me when the GPS signal is very bad - another great feature. But when using it in towns it keeps notifying you whenever you enter or leave a building. That´s fine, but the GPS bad / GPS ok message stays until i press a button. An option to auto hide that message after let´s say 10 seconds would be great.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: August 02, 2016, 16:52:45 »
@blueberry
Have you ever used tasker (or any other automation app)?
Together with the "Autoapp" pebble app you could create a task that can launch locus from your watch.
I use Automagic (prefer it to tasker) to launch stuff on my phone from my watch and it works just fine.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: August 02, 2016, 15:15:01 »
Hi Blueberry,
I´m not aware of a possibility to launch locus from the watch, but it is possible to start the track recording from your watch, once locus is running. Just hit the "play" button and off you go.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: August 02, 2016, 10:47:29 »
@Zigzag
Now that was quick - only a few days have passed and the new version is already in the play store, incredible!
Thanks for adding the time and also the option to deactivate autostart.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: July 29, 2016, 18:09:03 »
@zigzag
downloaded your latest version and it´s great. Customizable screens with all the information I need - just awesome.
There is just one information missing - the time. It would be great not having to go back to the watchface to see what time it is. Any chance that you could include the time as one of the options? Like that everyone could decide whether or not he/she wants to sacrifice screen space to have the time displayed.
I would still prefer to launch the pebble app myself instead of it starting automatically whenever i open locus, but that´s a minor issue.
Great work, thanks a lot. If there´ll ever be a paid version, I´ll be the first one to buy it.


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Hi Menion,
great to hear that it´s already on your to-do list :-)
I could imagine a few different ways on how/where to implement it:
1) The user can set the resolution zoom per map in each map´s details.
2) The zoom can be set for all tile/sql maps (might not be the best solution for everyone).
3) Locus automatically remembers the zoom for each individual map.
4) A new button on the side panel that takes you directly to the resolution setting.
As always, I´m very much looking forward to future versions of locus and thanks a lot for the new geotagged photos layer!

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Troubles & Questions / Increase map resolution for specific map
« on: July 11, 2016, 23:36:43 »
Hi,
I was wondering if it's somehow possible to use the "increase map resolution" setting only for tile maps.
I often switch between tile and vector maps and the tile maps (online or offline, mainly google maps) are too small to read. I then increase the map resolution in the advanced map settings and it works fine for the tile maps. But when i change back to vector maps everything is way too big.
So i was hoping that i could set the resolution just for tile maps or even per map but couldn't find anything. Even a quick way of changing the resolution from the side panel would be great.
Any ideas on how to do that?

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