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Implemented / Embedded pictures
« on: October 31, 2011, 16:21:53 »
Ok, I know you have a lot on your list but thought it would be very cool to be able to snap a picture and have it embedded in the map via an icon like Google Earth can do. Maybe an option to toggle the visibility of the picture icons in case you had a lot of picture you could remove the clutter.

Update... I was thinking about this some more. If the request above is too much work how about the ability for Locus to search the SD card for pictures that have GPS coordinates embedded and display icons. Clicking an icon could then just open the picture in the standard picture viewer... This would greatly minimize the work Locus needs to do (leaving viewing or taking pictures to other apps.)

Implemented / Re: Storage location
« on: October 31, 2011, 16:18:27 »
I was able to move the Locus folder from the external_sd folder to the sdcard folder and Locus found it without any issue...

Troubles & Questions / Re: Share option
« on: October 18, 2011, 22:21:00 »
update... I'm guessing this is an issue with AndFTP and not Locus so I posted a request on their forum to include the sharing option for all file types.

Troubles & Questions / Share option
« on: October 18, 2011, 21:39:01 »
I have another thread on a request for a more complete sharing solution but this is regarding the currently built in functionality.

When in Locus and I select to share the screen or center of the map I get a different list of options. Some are the same but not all. The problem is that I setup AndFTP hoping to be able to share tracks and POIs to another device via FTP as an AndFTP connection will show up in the share list. It shows up in the share list if I am sharing the screen 9 (.png) but not if I share a track or POI. Not sure if Locus has control over this or if it's a AndFTP issue however is seems strange AndFTP would limit any file types as it is an FTP program. If I can get Locus to see AndFTP I have half of the problem solved then all I need is the auto import feature which should be added to Locus as some point down the road (hopefully before Jan 1st).


Implemented / Storage location
« on: October 18, 2011, 19:03:15 »
Would really like a way to define the storage location for the locus data. Some phones have internal storage they call sdcard and then have removable storage. On my SGS2 with no SD card its storing every in /sdcard/external_sd even though I don't have any external card installed. Strange that it even works but there must be some type of symbolic linking going on behind the scenes. Never the less I put a Microsd card in the other day and my locus data disappeared. It created a new Locus folder on the card when I open Locus but all my existing data was gone. I removed the card and it was back. I would really like to be able to force it to use the internal storage as I have 16Gb so if I want to swap microsd cards it does not screw things up. If this is too much work to add in under a menu how about a conf file that can be manually edited. In fact the later would be more then fine...


Under review / Re: Locus to Locus commuications/sync
« on: October 12, 2011, 16:27:41 »

Under review / Re: Locus to Locus commuications/sync
« on: October 11, 2011, 19:04:05 »
In simple terms I am just asking for a "Auto" import feature. An option that when enabled will monitor a folder and when new files show up it will automatically import them. Since Locus exports multiple tracks in a ZIP file the auto import should also be able to import a ZIP or gpx or other supported type.

Under review / Re: Locus to Locus commuications/sync
« on: October 10, 2011, 23:50:04 »
I'm starting to think with all the other requests and your (authors) lack of interest in this it may not happen at least anytime in the foreseeable future. Wondering if there could be a compromise? What I am thinking is... What if Locus monitored a folder and automatically imported POIs, tracks, etc? I'm thinking it wouldn't be too difficult to setup an app that would sync or copy files from the bluetooth drop directory into a folder in the Locus directory and Locus would automatically import the data. So if I do a send to bluetooth from my other device the POIs would then show up automatically! I really really really would like to have the ability to share POIs and tracks from on device to another without having to manually import them on the receiving device.


Under review / Re: Locus to Locus commuications/sync
« on: September 19, 2011, 22:21:29 »
Yes... I know how to setup device to device communications. All my Android devices are rooted and I tether from my phone all the time. I even use TGPS server/client for getting GPS coordinates over to my Color Nook since it does not have a built in GPS. In reality I think the developer would want to do something that does not require rooting though so tethering would be out of the question. I'm thinking bluetooth although some new phones are coming with Wifi-Direct. Personally I would prefer just using wifi, those that are not rooted and want this capability but don't have wifi-direct could just setup a pocket wifi ap... It already is possible to send a POI file over bluetooth but requires a lot of steps and is very limited in functionality. I would see this implemented more so as a active client/server connection then just syncing files.

Under review / Transparent overlay
« on: September 19, 2011, 18:25:46 »
Would be nice to be able to have transparent overlays, maybe vector maps over sat maps. For example I end up having tons of tracks to represent trails but thinking it would be better if these were just turned into vector maps that could be overlaid on the sat maps.

Under review / Re: Locus to Locus commuications/sync
« on: September 19, 2011, 18:21:41 »
Dropbox is NO good for me. REQUIRES cell/data service! That defeats the power of Locus and "OFFLINE" maps!

Under review / Re: Locus to Locus commuications/sync
« on: September 14, 2011, 17:13:29 »
With all the people having smart phones and tablets no a ways why does it surprise you that we would want to have some more advanced sharing/syncing capabilities? I think to start out it would be great to at least be able to directly send a POI, track, or route to another device without a ton of effort and not requiring cell service.

BTW: Keep up the great work!

Under review / Re: Locus to Locus commuications/sync
« on: September 14, 2011, 16:53:41 »
I would be happy to donate $$ for this feature. Frankly I think Locus is a steal and would be happy to pay more for additional advanced functionality like this!.. Maybe an add-on?

Declined / Quick POI
« on: September 14, 2011, 16:50:21 »
Would be great to be able to define a "Quick POI" button that would create a POI, auto name it, save it with a single touch. No other touches needed...

Under review / Locus to Locus commuications/sync
« on: September 12, 2011, 23:34:44 »
I have brought up this request in the past and even fairly recently had another topic regarding sharing a POI via bluetooth. With Tablets becoming a huge market I think there would be a lot interest in having some true real time communications/syncing between copies of Locus. Imagine using your phone for Navigation and a passenger in your car adding some POIs or defining a route on a tablet then "sending" it to the phone. This would really be a great feature that no one else has! Personally I would use it when riding my motor cycle or snowmobile in that I would have my phone mounted in a waterproof case and when I stop I would pull the tablet out (bigger screen for a group of people to look at!). We could define some POIs or a route we want to take then "send to" another device/copy of Locus. I could also see others in my group using Locus and being able to send to many devices, even if one at a time, would be great. I assume Bluetooth would be the way to do this so you would simply have to be paired to make the connection. Otherwise Wifi-Direct but that is pretty new and not a lot of devices support that yet. The current way of sharing a POI via Bluetooth is simply way too much work for just a single POI.

Thanks for listening!

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