Show posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Show posts Menu

Messages - slarti76

I agree with Frivold and fraben: Finally I'm able to regularly contribute to the development of my favorite app! :) The business case behind "pay once, use forever" was always fishy, this is not sustainable, and people I think have been getting too used to this. But things are changing, and I really hope your calculations and assumptions pan out!
I'm a software engineer myself, but employed by a big company and only dabbled with mobile apps so far. I am quite intimidated at the thought of having my income depend on this. So very very good luck with this - I'll be getting my Gold as soon as I can 8)
The following users thanked this post: freischneider
Don't wanna pressure, just for information: Do you have an estimate when sync can be tested again by everyone? Thx!
The following users thanked this post: Diddi
Quote from: tapio on March 16, 2021, 11:10:43
"As I remember, Menion wanted to not overstuff the preset system."

Wrong thinking 😁 IMO the preset system should be overstuffed. We use it to batch apply settings. To avoid to visit specific settings. I love to use presets and I totally dislike having to set map or theme manually...
I'm all with you here :)
The following users thanked this post: michaelbechtold, Tapio
Quote from: tapio on March 16, 2021, 09:41:27
Menion, is there a reason why Maps aren't part of the preset system? Would be useful IMO.
For best possible area overview I wanted to create a preset with the wonderful Asamm hike+bike map. But otherwise I use osm based vector maps + themes.
I second that. As I remember, Menion wanted to not overstuff the preset system. I also think that being able to chose a Map theme, but not a Map, is inconsistent. I assume the reason here is that themes can be used anywhere, but map may not be available for the current position. But so what, then the user has to pan, no big deal...
I would like to add Map Overlays, too. This is even more of a case for presets: While maps are just a single selection, overlays have several parameters (which one, alpha, blend mode), which is a pain to select each time. Would be great to have presets for your favorite overlays with the perfect settings.
The following users thanked this post: michaelbechtold, Tapio, Andrew Heard
Quote from: gcfishguy on March 04, 2021, 17:10:13
Well, since you asked...  :-)     Imagine Mapsource, but web-based.  All your data (waypoints, tracks, saved routes, etc) in one spot, in an application where you can keep them organized (folders, groups, tags, whatever) on a 'big screen', and see them on a map, etc.  The data and changes made in the web-based application then sync to your device(s).
@gcfishguy, you're basically explaining what the new Locus Web Interface does. You seem to have found the page (which is in Beta, mind you), and then you list all the features that are already there or are planned (see the other thread).

So people wonder: What do you want (more)?
Or are you just unhappy that the first version doesn't fulfil all of your dreams?
The following users thanked this post: Menion, Andrew Heard
Quote from: tapio on February 14, 2021, 10:22:05
4 overall thoughts about new trackpoint screen:
How do I get there? Have newest beta, but in normal view as well as track editor, there's only the well-known tooltips on each point.Sorry, found it. Didn't have that menu point enabled...

Quote3. Is now starving for a possibility to created an embedded WP from the current tp. But additionally "Add embedded WP" should also be in the tracks context menu, because it has a position.
Yes, yes, 1000x yes! Been hoping for this for ages... ;)
The following users thanked this post: Tapio
Quote from: Menion on January 27, 2021, 08:10:19
I never considered the position of the zoom buttons as a problem. Buttons are connected to the big centering button, not directly to the center of the screen. So it depends on the screen resolution. But yes, usually they are close to the middle.

The color of the buttons is an interesting topic. A single color probably can't be always "perfect". I'll maybe try to play a little bit with shadows > thanks for the tip.

Controlling is a problem with gloves ... always. Hmm, what you need is close to the existing "Screen lock" function, except this completely disable all taps. Hmm ...
Doesn't everyone use the volume buttons with gloves? ;)
That said, I also sometimes thought it would be great to have a "limited screen lock", where zooming and panning is possible, but no other interaction (except disabling the screen lock, obviously). During a tour, I often take out the phone to look at the map, and then I want to see what's ahead, but can't pan in Screen lock mode.
Dreaming on about this, why not hide all buttons and stuff in screen lock? They are useless and give the wrong impression they are active. Then screen lock would be just the map over the full display, allowing zooming and panning, and of course the slide from the left to deactivate it. Whatcha think?
The following users thanked this post: Diddi, Andrew Heard
Quote from: tapio on January 18, 2021, 11:20:29
Quote from: slarti76 on January 18, 2021, 09:23:04
Quote from: Menion on January 15, 2021, 18:11:56
It should already work in this Beta version if I remember correctly.
Was that in reply to my remark about having the same extra values below the two-finger-measurement-line as we now have in the "Cursor to position"-line? Because in the current beta (4.0.0-Beta1), that is not the case, the two-finger-measure-line only has a distance on top of the line.
Search options, mine has angle as well.
Ok, I found it, sorry. It's not that obvious that it's under "map lines"...
The following users thanked this post: Tapio
Quote from: Andrew Heard on November 06, 2020, 23:04:12
Quote from: slarti76 on November 06, 2020, 13:35:09
Did you quote the wrong post? I was talking about the recording side bar and the selection of the recording profile, not about the (new) button.
@slarti76 - not sure now, it's all a bit confusing (sorry) - the (new) (red) button when tapped displays the recording side bar & recording profile right? Are we talking about different things?
Well, the button is new, but the sidebar isn't. And I was only talking about the sidebar, you were talking about the button, that's why I thought that your post was quoting me erroneously, as these are different topics.
And no, the side bar doesn't show the recording profile (directly), that's my point.
The following users thanked this post: Andrew Heard
This is probably not LM4-specific, but I only ever used the Recording side panel here:
Could you add changing of the recording profile to the panel directly? I find the detour via settings too complicated. Perhaps it can be a choosable widget with a combobox.
The following users thanked this post: Andrew Heard
Quote from: balloni55 on November 03, 2020, 13:26:05
QuoteAction in background: I have absoluitely no idea. How long visible was this notification?
these notifications are visible on my device as long as
- i open it once
- swipe it out
That's a Google/Android thing. To my knowledge, for every app that you've given full background location access, after a while this notification appears to "remind" you've given those rights to the app. After swiping it off once, it never appears again (in my experience). Since Android 9, I think. Nothing Menion (or any developer) can do about.
The following users thanked this post: balloni55, freischneider
Quote from: tapio on November 02, 2020, 11:06:23
Quote from: Menion on November 02, 2020, 10:03:45Seems you are a "tasker-master"  :D
Life without Tasker is possible, but useless.
Couldn't agree more :)

But another thing, granted it's minor, but it's been bothering me for ages and it's in LM4, too:
"Save actual part" is wrong English, it must be "Save current part". Well, unless Andrew (or some other native speaker) disagrees with me here...
The following users thanked this post: Menion
One little improvement for the Track Editor:
Menion, you might remembered some years ago we discussed about the "timestamp-recalculate" feature of the Track Editor?! For those who don't know: In the Track Editor ("Modify Track"), when using "Insert/Edit trackpoint", moving track points will also change their timestamps. For adding trackpoints, it's obvious that a new time has to be calculated. Now when moving existing points, Locus will also recalculate the timestamp based on the new distances. In principle a useful feature, but I always disagreed with Menion about existing points (and I would still like to see a switch "Auto-Recalculate On/Off" in the track editor).
Anyway, we found a (kinda hidden) compromise: When only moving a single point, Locus will not touch its timestamp. So there's a slightly hidden possibility to edit without touching the timestamps.

Now my request concerns gaps: Currently, that recalculation also takes place across gaps. But I think you wil agree that gaps are there to separate different sections of a track. So assume we have the following points:

  • 12:00.00
  • 12:00.10
  • gap
  • 12:10.00
  • 12:10.10
Currently, if you move points 1 and 2, the time difference between 2 and 3 will also be smoothed. The exact result of course depends on the actual location, but we might get something like 12:00:00 - 12:05:00 - 12:10:00. I think you'll agree that this is wrong.
So would it be possible to never let your recalculation "extend over" gaps? Even if you edit 1,2 and 3, points 2 and 3 are effectively end and start points of a section and should therefore keep their timestamps.
The following users thanked this post: michaelbechtold
Question about this changelog entry about "GPS only when app in foreground (Android 11"):
Doesn't that kinda kill all recording ability - for Locus and all GPS apps? That sounds like the end for all GPS recording apps, if I have to keep the phone on and the app open for it to record. Or do I miss something?

Sorry if that has been discussed before, but the search is not usable for searches like "Android 11"...
The following users thanked this post: Henk van der Spek
At OpenAndroMaps ( they're talking about more and more HighRes SRTM data being used (to allow altitude lines with 10m resolution).
As far as I can see, Locus still downloads the same HGT files as it did years ago, at least the size hasn't changed which strongly implies the resolution didn't improve.
Is there any chance that Locus downloads higher res data, too - where available? Or is there a source for HGT files to download and manually copy into the data/srtm directory? If Locus can use that at all?!
The following users thanked this post: freischneider