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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: July 11, 2016, 13:43:52 »
@zigzag
I installed the update of your locus addon app today and was surprised to see that the track distance is now working again. I thought the problem was on Menion´s side?
Anyhow, I am happy that it´s working again.
It was also great to see that you have decided to launch a pebble app that can display more information. I tried to download the app, but it says that I need the companion app and I get forwarded to the play store. The pebble store does not seem to recognize,that I already have your android app installed. Is this the reason why you stated that "This function is not working yet" or should I be able to download the pebble app? I tried re-installing the android app, but that didn´t help.

I would love to buy your app to support future development, so please launch a donation / pro version!

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: July 04, 2016, 17:35:35 »
ok, thanks for the quick reply.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: July 04, 2016, 15:33:54 »
And me again,
I went for a walk today and used your addon to display the info on my watch. The last few times everything worked well, but this time the distance stayed blank. Pace and duration worked fine though. I also noticed that it now says Dinstance (MI), I am sure that it used to be km. I checked the app setting but couldn´t find an option to change from miles to km. Locus is set to metric.
The only thing that has changed since my last hike is the locus version. I updated to the latest version yesterday.
Any idea how I could fix this?
@menion Have you maybe made any changes to the locus APIs in the latest version that could explain this problem?

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Hi menion,
this is why I love locus so much - an amazing app AND awesome support.
Thanks a lot for your help, I´ll be looking forward to the next version and will give you feedback once I have tried it.

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Hi Menion
thanks for your reply. I can understand that you don´t really want to spend time on such a feature that not a lot of people use. That´s why I was looking for some sort of solution with the existing possibilities, but so far with no luck. I was hoping that automagic could use the POI alert sound or vibration as a trigger, but it looks liek that´s not possible. I´m still waiting to hear back from the automagic developer to see if he has an idea for a solution.
It seems to be possible to monitor an existing notification for changes, but if i select that option it get´s triggered every few seconds. How does locus refresh the POI alert notification? Every time the user´s position change, every few seconds or just when there really is a new notification?
Also the wording of the POI alert makes it difficult to write a trigger that can act on text changes - it goes from "0 points in range" to "name of the poi and distance" to "x points in range". That makes it hard to come up with a text-filter based trigger that would trigger on just one POI being close by, as that POI´s name and distance can´t be predicted. The trigger would have to react to anything that´s not equal to "0 points in range". But then it would also trigger when it goes back from 2 to 1 points in range.
Sorry to bother you with this, but I could image that this might be of interest to more people in the future, with more and more people (and thereby locus users) using smartwatches. Because the aim of my attempts is to get the watch to vibrate on POI alerts.

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Sorry to dig up such an old post, but I have a very similar problem. I am using a software for automation called automagic, which is very similar to tasker. My aim is to make my smartwatch vibrate when I get close to a waypoint, using the POI alert feature of locus.
Does Locus broadcast an intent when a POI alert is triggered, that I could use to trigger my task? Automagic can use new statusbar notifications as a trigger, but as Locus just updates the existing notification when a POI gets in range, I also can´t use that as a trigger.
Does anyone know how I can solve this?

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: June 30, 2016, 00:32:18 »
Hi again,
I was wondering if there is any way to prevent your app from starting automatically whenever I open locus. I´d prefer if I could just open it manually when I need it. The reason being that I often use locus at home to either plan a hike / caching tour or to just try something out, sometimes even to just look at the map. Now everytime I do that the sports app opens on my watch.
It´s not a big issue, but I´d still prefer to be in control ;-)

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: June 27, 2016, 22:38:50 »
@zigzag
I just double checked and you are right, a few minutes after deactivating bluetooth your pebble app closed itself and the "sports" entry disappeared from the menu. I then tried a few things to get it to open again (starting app on phone, re-enabling periodic updates, etc.) but nothing helped.
So for now I have put your app on one of the two pebble quicklaunch buttons - which does work.
Thanks for the workaround and looking forward to the next version.

What do you think about the double press to pause solution? I think that´s quite unlikely to happen accidentally.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: June 26, 2016, 22:46:09 »
Thanks for your quick reply!
1) ahhh, now i get it. I misread that option. You might want to change the wording (position of the "only") to: "Use SELECT button only to start/resume" ;-)
How about creating an option that requires a double push on the select button to pause a track? That would make an accidental pause much less likely but still gives you the possibility to pause the track recording.
2) By starting the app do you mean opening the configuration screen? Or is there a different way of starting the app? Because I´m pretty sure that I tried that, but it didn´t work. I´ll try again though, should it happen again. Has this never happened to you?
I´ll also try re-enabling the periodic updates, but I´m not really sure if that´ll help - but then i don´t know what action of locus triggers the launch of your app.

I´m very much looking forward to the next version of your app!
Thanks for your great work!

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Troubles & Questions / POI Notification on Pebble
« on: June 26, 2016, 16:05:37 »
Hi,
I have recently bought a pebble and I think it´s the perfect smartwatch to be comined with locus (long battery life, perfectly readable in bright sunlight, waterproof, hardware buttons,....) .
There are already a couple of useful apps that work together with locus.
But enough of that, here is my question:
I would like to get the pebble watch to vibrate when I receive a POI notification. Normally the watch vibrates whenever there is a new notification on the smartphone, but for some reason locus´ POI notification are an exception. Would it be possible to add an option to the POI alerts to receive a normal notification to the notification bar?
And is it somehow possible to create a POI notification without moving? Like that I could try a few things without leaving the sofa ;-)

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: June 26, 2016, 15:42:30 »
@zigzag
I went on a longer hike today and took that opportunity to throughly check out your locus pebble app.
I still think that it´s a great tool, but I ran into two issues:
1) the pause button didn´t work. I could start/resume a track recording, but couldn´t pause it. After pausing the track within locus I could use your app to resume it, but not to pause it again.
2) Is there any way of manually starting you app? It disappeared twice from my watch (also the "sports" tile in the pebble menu was gone) and I didn´t know how to start it again, other than closing locus and opening it again.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: June 25, 2016, 01:41:39 »
@zigzag
I just wanted to thank you for your great work. Your app is a great addition to the pebble time and works like a charm :-)
Would be great to see a bigger choice of information that can be displayed, but having the track time, distance and play/pause is already awesome.
Thanks a lot!

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Discussion/New features / Re: Locus - offline addresses
« on: May 24, 2016, 20:16:28 »
@ Voldapet
thanks for your explanation. I can understand your point of view and I totally agree with you, that a lot of the features discussed on this forum are only interesting to a very small percentage of Locus users. But I would also guess that although some locus features are only interesting to some users, it´s often those users who are willing to pay for the Pro Version and for those extra features in the Locus store.
I do respect you decision, but is it really that much effort to offer the POI database seperately in the Locus Store? I am guessing that you have to create the POI database separately anyway, before merging it with the map file.
Normal users could still just download the All-in-One map package. But for me (and surely a lot of others who use openandromaps or other maps) it means that I need to download several GB of data that I don´t need (using up bandwith and also storage space on my phone). Let´s say I want to have POI data for Germany, France, Spain and England - that would be almost 5GB of Map data that I don´t need.
As stated before - I am more than willing to pay or this data. Even the same as for the whole map package - I just don´t need the maps. 

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Discussion/New features / Re: Locus - offline addresses
« on: May 20, 2016, 11:57:26 »
Just like Michaelbechtold I would really appreciate the possibility to just download the address database without the map. I am more than willing to pay for this, but I don´t see why I should download a few GB of map data to when all I want is the POI/address database.
Let´s say I am abroad and limited to a low bandwith allowance or a super slow Wifi and want to download the address database, it would be a real hassle to have to download the whole map as well.
If you don´t want to separate the database purchase from the map purchase - maybe you could make the database downloadable separately within in Locus Store once one has purchased the map?

EDIT:
I was just wondering, if I use a vector map for the whole of Germany (openandromaps), but I can only get the database for south and north - how could I use both databases at the same time with just one map of Germany? I obivously can´t rename both database files to match the map name.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.17.x (16. 5. 2016+)
« on: May 19, 2016, 19:47:55 »
Hi,
first of all - thanks for finally implementing an offline address search!
I do have a few questions about the new version though:
1) I purchased the map of Germany a while ago (before it was split). Am I correct in asuming that I won´t be able to use the offline address search without purchasing a new map?
2) Is it possible to use the offline address search without downloading a Locus Map? I don´t mind paying for the address database, but I usually use different maps (mainly openandromaps).
3) The changelog states this change: option to colorize map by altitude - where do I find this feature?

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