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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?

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 ;-)

Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: June 27, 2016, 22:38:50 »
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.

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!

Troubles & Questions / POI Notification on Pebble
« on: June 26, 2016, 16:05:37 »
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 ;-)

Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: June 26, 2016, 15:42:30 »
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.

Add-ons / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« on: June 25, 2016, 01:41:39 »
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!

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. 

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?

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.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.17.x (16. 5. 2016+)
« on: May 19, 2016, 19:47:55 »
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?

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.13.x (24. 11. 2015)
« on: December 12, 2015, 22:03:27 »
i thought i knew all settings in locus,  but how did u get the compass onto the map screen?
Can't find that setting anywhere.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Low-power tracking
« on: November 16, 2015, 17:59:21 »
How about using a battery pack to prolong the battery life of your device? They are available in all shapes and sizes.
If you want to save battery whilst recording a track I am not sure how efficient it would be to just record one point every few minutes. From my understanding the GPS of your device would have to be switched off between recording your trackpoints in order to save battery. When you want to record your next point the GPS of your device has to be switched on again and has to get a fix on the satellites again, before being able to record your next point. Being in an airliner you would have covered quite a distance in the meantime, which would increase the time to get the next GPS fix.
If, on the other hand, your device´s GPS stays on all the time and only records a point every few minutes, I don´t see how this would reduce the battery drain..?

Add-ons / Re: Fieldnotes PRO
« on: October 01, 2015, 16:11:20 »
Does he follow this forum or is there a better way of contacting him?
Because if he wants to sell his Pro licences he should really tell people where they can purchase them.

Add-ons / Re: Fieldnotes PRO
« on: October 01, 2015, 15:13:53 »
I would have never, ever looked in the Locus store for an add on pro key. Maybe it should be made available as an in app purchase too? Or at least there should be a note in the App where you can purchase the pro version.

Add-ons / Fieldnotes PRO
« on: October 01, 2015, 14:44:43 »
I have just installed the latest Update of Fieldnotes (from yesterday) and noted that there were a lot of changes listed with a [PRO] tag. Does that refer to having the Locus pro version or is there a fieldnotes PRO version too? I checked in the play store and within the fieldnotes addon, but couldn´t find a Pro version anywhere.
I am interested in some of the pro features, but couldn´t find them anywhere in the app.
I do, of course, have Locus pro installed.

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