Geocaching 4Locus Live behaviour

Started by robogus, August 27, 2013, 16:01:49

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Hi, i'm using Locus since a few months, and i'm impressed of all the options this program gives me! I cache with my Motorola Defy+, offline Eniro sqlitedb maps (from Mobac) a BT-368 GPS bluetooth puck, gpx-files from GSAK and that works really well for me. The offline caching is of course to save the phones battery life.

Now to one problem i have: When i use GC4Locus Live map option, it doesn't stay on "live"... I open the add-on, and click the "Live map" button, which activates the live map. When I back out to the map again it works fine for some time. But all of a sudden it stops working, and when I open the add-on again, i find the Live map-button unactivated (white). This happens all the time. It works for say one minute (mostly), to one hour, or to the whole day (very unusual). Any idea what creates that behaviour?

One other problem is to know when the add-on has downloaded all caches in the area shown on the screen. It mostly is so slow that you're not sure when it's ready. The slowness is tolerable, but it would be nice to have a percent-meter that shows how much is ready, so you know that you really see all the caches in the screens area. C:geo has that feature, if you need an example...

Thx, robogus.

Motorola Defy+, Android 2.3.6, BT-368 and Bluetooth GPS from GG MobLab.



I've moved this topic to add-ons section. This need attention from developer of G4L add-on, because I don't know what may cause disabling "LIve map" button
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Some ideas (I'm not developer ;-) )
1. Locus and the Geocaching Addon respect the terms & conditions of groundspeak. Maybe you have reached the daily limit? If you have been switched off, can you reactivate and see new loaded geocaches (then my idea was false)?
2. Do you have newest official (Play Store) version of both apps?
3. Defy is not the most powerful devices. Maybe locus crashes (due to low memory) and restarted while not watching. Try using locus as a service and after activating live map, close and restart locus to see what happens.