Started by Marek Scholtz, May 05, 2023, 22:23:08
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Quote from: michaelbechtold on May 18, 2023, 04:12:36Go near Barcelona, search forRestaurant Semproniana
Quote from: Andrew Heard on May 17, 2023, 17:32:57I'm still quite confused how the new online search works. Again (next town on cycle trip) I look for a laundromat. Google Maps finds nearest 1km away. It works reliably every time. It has "cleaners" in the name, so I return to Locus & type "cleaner" but the nearest match is 1000km+! Please suggest how I would accomplish this simple task with just LM rather than Maps 1st then trying to match addresses. Thanks.BTW the hamburger menu is still quite slow to respond sometimes.
Quote from: Andrew Heard on May 18, 2023, 12:51:53More thoughts bubble to the surface after a sleep... a better example, maybe - online search for "bar" (I'm in Dingle, Ireland, so plentiful POI). I don't yet tap the Find button. 1st item is "bar, pub - category" - good. The 2nd item is city of Barcelona - really? Maybe 2000km away. The 3rd item is "McCarthys Bar" 1km away - good. Now on 2nd test of same sequence Barcelona is 1st item.This time I tap the Find button - "Paudies Bar" is maybe 800m way - good, but 2nd & 3rd list items are places in France with "bar" in their name eg. "19800 Bar, France" - bad, and"McCarthys bar" is lost. I now tap SEARCH THIS AREA - only 1 more local bar icon is shown, whereas there are dozens.When tested with a phone there are only a few search results, but when tested with a tablet there are many more results.When compared to LoPoints(offline) with a Locus map there are 20+ bars within 500m.1) should it even be necessary to tap Find? Just populate list after a pause in typing?2) should it even be necessary to have a SEARCH THIS AREA button? Wouldn't most common search to be of visible map? When results are empty or scrolled to end of list, maybe the last item is "search wider area"?3) I think @tapio suggested showing distance to each list item.4) hover over any Search icon could display a popup or scroll the list otherwise it's not obvious which icon is which.5) I think it is bad to zoom out (at all) to show icons in the list until one is even tapped, or at least restore original zoom/ position if Back button is pressed.I hope this is constructive, and not just a rant.
Quote from: Radim V on May 19, 2023, 16:33:30I don't think Barcelona for "Bar" is that irrelevant.
QuotePeople are relying on Locus when traveling - DO NOT LET THEM DOWN!
Quote from: michaelbechtold on May 21, 2023, 14:45:36There is not even a way to search in Google Maps and share into Locus (I tried multiple ways, also Plus Code)