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Add-ons & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
July 29, 2016, 18:09:03
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.

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!
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?
Add-ons & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
July 11, 2016, 13:43:52
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!
Add-ons & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
July 04, 2016, 17:35:35
ok, thanks for the quick reply.
Add-ons & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
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?
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.
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.
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 & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
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 & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
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 & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
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!
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 & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
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 & Co-apps / Re: Locus addon for Pebble
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!