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ahhh, jetzt wo du es schreibst....ich kannte die Funktion. Habe es aber irgendwie vergessen. Man wird halt nicht jünger  ;)
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.42.+ ( 5. 12. 2019 )
« on: January 05, 2020, 15:24:45 »
Ah, that's the point. Thanks Tapio, attached files helped. Will be fixed in the next version.
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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: December 31, 2019, 08:22:00 »
- thanks for the tip. If we decide to all hiding of all panels, display of settings, in this case, may be useful.

- top bar > I may guarantee that it won't be possible to add actions there, like before. The top panel will remain as a static panel with information. But the final design was not yet done. Notch areas are a problem that needs to be solved, agree.

@Andrew Heard
The default value for orientation source is "Auto-change", not GPS.
I mentioned two-finger rotate as a complication to display the current status. Because if you rotate manually, once you stop, the map does not rotate by compass but is still rotated.

Sensor compatibility mode > interesting. This mode uses the older technique to compute device orientation. It is slower and you may notice that map rotation is not so fluent, it is shaking a little. Not a big problem and because on some devices, non-compatible mode gave incorrect results, we left in the app this fallback option.

Scroll of bottom main menu > good point. Not sure how to solve it, but I'll try. Definitely not an intent.
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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: December 24, 2019, 23:41:14 »
b) I personally even with my quite slim fingers, from time to time incorrect tap on buttons in function panels, so I believe that this increase in width will be a benefit for easier usage.
@menion - also remember/ please don't remove the functionality of config.cfg dev_gui_main_rescale_value setting. Maybe migrate into expert settings. It allows function panel buttons to be increased in size for this purpose.

Also, more importantly, merry Christmas & happy new year to Menion & all the incredibly hard working Locus team, and wishing you all great success in 2020.
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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: December 24, 2019, 17:57:42 »
Quote from Menion: ..."And "Pro is almost perfect now": well, sure. We all use it for many years and once people get used to something, it is always easier to use. I personally have to find the best compromise for all users & attract new users and the current layout is simply too complicated & too outdated for modern devices. We see it daily on our support web ... "...

As a long time user, I forgot how a new and virgin install of Locus looks like. But in the old days when everybody had to learn how to handle (car) navi's, most started up in a "basic" setting. And maybe after a week or a month some of us found out about an "advanced" setting and discovered more and more possibilities.
I believe that for new users, Locus should deliver a basic start with a nearly clean screen and a nearly empty menu with at the bottom of that menu the choice to go "advanced" . And then supply all the possibilities that make up the present Locus Pro.

That "split-up" in basic and advanced should be based upon most used features offcourse.
Which I believe still is following a track (visible in OSM maps or an imported one), by looking at it on the screen or with guiding activated.
My "noob" wife hikes alone in Europe for days with just that. She manages to import a gps track found in the internet. She can set an intermediate point, she takes photo's from within Locus and we sometimes use buddy tracking. All through the right side panel configured by me.
She tried street bike navigation ( I did the Brouter setup) but she switched to Gmaps after she got a data plan.
So, in my opinion, everything related to themes, recording, navigation, route-planning and sports-tracking should be invisible for a newby. Off course you have much more insight in most used features (by newbies).
Sorry, it's a bit af a rant, but we love Locus and the team does an amazing job and the poll did not ask all the questions. And let's start with a sound on/off button in the right side panel for newbies. :) That will save us one click when we are straying on purpose.
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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.42.+ ( 5. 12. 2019 )
« on: December 16, 2019, 23:05:11 »
So short (5-10 minutes) poll for those of you, interest in future of Locus Map: .
A pity there is no option in the poll for zoom buttons positioned as currently along the bottom of screen; when cycling I rest of my hand on the bottom of the phone to stabilize, so having those buttons close to other buttons as proposed increases the risk of tapping the wrong button.

Each question could have an extra text box so the user can provide further comments (as above). Maybe too much information?
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.41.+ ( 7. 11. 2019 )
« on: December 04, 2019, 11:41:27 »
It is necessary to look at this from the point of view of the common user, not us who do some testing. From the user's point, the automatic enabling of GPS makes perfect sense.

So I see here two options.
- disable this automatization in Beta versions as I wrote before
- add extra options into Expert settings like "Enable GPS upon the start of guidance" with "true" by default

Is the second option needed, do you want it?
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.41.+ ( 7. 11. 2019 )
« on: November 19, 2019, 10:27:47 »
I removed these zoom numbers some time ago for a moment, but on requests, I've added them back.

Seems it is time to remove them completely. "Zoom" as a number is generally nonsense, only what makes sense is how much of the map is visible, so "scale".

Zoom in the top toolbar display "Which map layer is used", not precisely zoom value as you know from OpenStreetmaps. Where the zoom value in this "quick zoom" match scale precisely. So in your case, you have a resolution like when you use any online map at zoom 13, but your vector maps here use data from zoom level 11.

Really really suggest to forget on zoom values and used them only for some bug reports etc. Otherwise, they have no usage mainly in the latest app versions when internally app does not work with zoom values anymore.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.41.+ ( 7. 11. 2019 )
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:39:30 »
I do no like ideas that sound too interesting for me :)

New Beta version ... just publishing.
- improved "Quick www bookmark", mainly added option to specify the preferred application
- in Track screen > waypoints > new option to edit points
- the first attempt to use Instabug for more easy automatic/manual (just shake with the device) bug-reporting for beta versions.

If there will be question on most complicated part of Locus Map, it will be for sure detail screen for points. The over-complicated old system (more than 5 years old code) with "view" and "edit" in the same screen and huge complexity. I need to split these screens and simplify ... and it will hurt, sorry. In this version is the first attempt simply just for track waypoints. More will come ...

EDIT: John, may you share a link you use? I'll check it.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.41.+ ( 7. 11. 2019 )
« on: November 08, 2019, 15:37:01 »
@menion Thanks. A hidden corner of Locus I'd not explored.

Sent from my moto g(6) plus using Tapatalk

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.41.+ ( 7. 11. 2019 )
« on: November 08, 2019, 13:56:56 »
hmm probably better this url, thanks. Anyway keep in mind, that I'm able to change it only in samples. In already existing definitions, this won't change.

And @john_percy, we talk about a nice small feature "Quick www bookmark".

Btw. this was recently improved and now supports also Android based intents, like mentioned google.navigation intent. So in this case, it may look like

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which immediately starts the navigation app on current map center > very handy :).

Generally, it may be used to some kind of inter-application communication if the second app is able to handle "intents".

I know about this issue and was never able to find out a reason why this happens and also how it solves. Your method seems to cause this always, perfect! Still not sure why this happens, but will be solved in next bug-fix version, thanks a lot!
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: October 30, 2019, 17:45:45 »
Presets: perfect.

Czech in TTS is more interesting. Write to me please what is language of your device, language set in Locus Map and TTS engine and language in Locus TTS settings. I'll try to set the same to simulate it ... thanks.
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"Live tracking" - Evtl. eindeutschen, ergo zusammenschreiben.

Also ich möchte hier jetzt keine Grundsatzdiskussion vom Zaun brechen, aber warum sollte man das tun?
Es ist ein gängiger englischer Begriff, den man kurz und prägnant wohl nicht sinnvoll ins Deutsche übersetzen kann, da es dann auf Anhieb wohl keiner versteht (obwohl es im konkreten Fall mit "Echtzeitverfolgung" noch einen ziemlich guten deutschen Begriff gibt).
Also ist es, wie auch immer "eingedeutscht", falsch, da es das Wort in der deutschen Sprache so nicht gibt.
Wenn man es aber "eindeutscht", ist es dann aber auch in der englischen Originalsprache falsch.

Ich denke, dass wenn man schon den englischen Begriff nehmen will/muss, dass dieser dann zumindest aber richtig geschrieben wird.
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: October 15, 2019, 21:26:04 »
New beta V3.40.2.1: Great, the street names are now displayed more and better.  :)
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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: October 07, 2019, 16:04:04 »
ufff ... I just tried to change something with hope ... :)

So version 3.40.2 is out as Graf Geo wrote. I'll not answer on the post above as hopefully all reported issues should be solved. Thanks!
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