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Offline joeloc

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share customized urls
« on: July 14, 2013, 21:22:14 »
There are dozens of usefule gps trip & tour portals (gpsies, wikiloc, and plenty more). Some "work best" in one country while others are used in other countries. It would be great if Locus could "interface" their web sites by offering them in the sharing menu via customzied URLs:

I would configure something like
name: wikiloc
url: es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/map.do#lt=%LAT%&ln=%LON%&z=%ZOOM%&k=2&tab=0&a=2

Locus could then offer "wikiloc" as sharing option for the current screen position and I could with a single finger tap find out what routes are available.

Of course Locus needs to offer multiple options here.

For a start, how about config file entries instead of a complexish settings GUI, at least until we figured out what makes sense and if this feature is actually usable:
urlshare1-name, urlshare1-url,
urlshare2-name, urlshare2-url,
urlshare3-name, urlshare3-url,
...
Obviously, Locus must ship with reasonable defaults for the most well known trip portals. I am sure, people will find other uses for other websites as well. DOesnt necessarily have to be trip portals. Only important thing is that the URL is completely customizable.
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Re: share customized urls
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 08:45:31 »
Nice idea, but maybe it´s better to post it here: https://getsatisfaction.com/locus/ideas/popular ?
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Re: share customized urls
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 08:59:40 »
I would. But as always... getsatisfaction is totally unreachable from most european mobile networks. Pain in the ass if you ask me... maybe some porn blocking due to the silly name... :)?!
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Re: share customized urls
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 09:24:18 »
ah ok, I didn´t think about it. Is the name a problem in Europe too? Or are you on the raod again?  :D
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Re: share customized urls
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 12:32:18 »
Quote from: "jusc"
ah ok, I didn´t think about it. Is the name a problem in Europe too? Or are you on the raod again?  :D
had the problem in Croatia this spring, too. At that time I had no idea what the reason is.
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Re: share customized urls
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 17:43:23 »
i have tried getsatisfaction from just about every country in europe (south of germany) and it hardly ever works, most of the time the host is simply unreachable. sometimes you can fool the filters or the routing or whatever by using "auth.getsatisfaction.com" for browsing. but in general, this website is just a super major pain in the ass. i have no idea why it is blocked in 80% of all countries, but apparently it is. either it has something to do with the name or they are with a shady hosting service or godknowswhat. fact is... i can basically only use it when i am at home on my dsl line. which i almost never am. greetings from asturias :-)
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Re: share customized urls
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 17:48:23 »
getsatisfaction doesnt even work from free wifi hotspots in bars most of the time either... so doesnt really have anything to do with mobile network or not. just with the country. but anyway... cant be helped. if menion doesnt read the forum or insists on a few dozen votes before acting, i guess its bad luck for customized url sharing :-)
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Re: share customized urls
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2013, 07:24:58 »
finally managed to reach getsatisfaction... so here we go: https://getsatisfaction.com/locus/topic ... urls?rfm=1
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