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  3. 70b43r

    [SOLVED] Trackables from Fieldnotes not logged

    Yes, I'm using Cachly 5.0.4. I've tested a little bit but also yould not replicate the issue.
  4. Nic Hubbard

    Comments in auxiliary waypoints

    Thank you!
  5. markens

    Comments in auxiliary waypoints

    GPX file sent as requested. Thanks.
  6. PlasmaWave

    I Phone Compass Calibration

    APPLE's GPS ACCURACY / PERFORMANCE for iPhone 7 onwards is considerably worse than for the iPhone 6 ... my story might appear off track for this thread, but I suspect it is related and could well be the real reason for accuracy problems rather than 'compass calibration' per say ... this tale is not a problem with Cachly, but an iPhone issue. In July 2017 after 'upgrading' from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 Plus I noticed difficulty in homing in on some caches, trouble was being hundreds of miles from home immediately after changing the phone I couldn't be sure if the area had a 'weak' signal. Over time I was still having problems and also noticed instead of seeing the +/-5M satellite accuracy I was used to with my old iPhone 6, for the 7+ it never went below +/-8M and was very variable. Some months later out with a friend and his iPhone 6, he was laughing at me on & off all day saying I had lost the caching plot these days and why was I looking over there when the cache was here! Sometimes I was up 20/30M out!! Whilst outdoors and using the Apple or Google Map App, my iPhone 7+ 'blue dot' would wander far & wide maybe 100M up the road & back - the pulsating circle around the blue dot would fluctuate wildly, increasing & decreasing in diameter. In direct comparison, the blue dot for my old iPhone 6 remained very stable at the current location, with only a small diameter pulsating circle indicating good stable satellite accuracy. Eventfully I contacted Apple and initially experienced the anticipated wall of silence, but after a few calls, by chance, I was through to a more senior team member who took interest. He spoke to Apple's engineering team and had me carry out all manner of tests whilst noting data, later installing tracking software on my phone (I'm very trusting!). Nothing came back as a "real" reason for the change in GPS performance, but eventually they offered to replace the handset despite mine being well out of warranty by then. Initially the replacement phone didn't perform any better, still showing +/-8M satellite accuracy at best, but over time accuracy could settle to +/-6M or very occasionally/briefly to +/-4M. The blue dot/accuracy circle was also a little more stable than for the original 7+ handset, but absolutely nothing like as stable as the trusty iPhone 6! I had a good rapport with the Apple guy and even persuaded him to install a GPS Accuracy App on his own iPhone X ... his X also never showed better than 8M satellite accuracy and the blue dot not very stable!! I gave up at that point and these days take my iPhone 6 and/or Garmin Montana as backup on important caching trips, just in case. I suppose the positive that came out was me still finding caches despite my iPhone7+ rather than with it!! The poorer performing iPhone7+ has perhaps made me a better cacher? Mmmmm, maybe! Seems to me that Apple changed either the GPS chip, or way they handle the information, after iPhone 6 ... so I have little confidence that any models 7 onwards will ever be as good as the 6 and earlier (my son's iPhone 5 GPS performs same as my iPhone 6). Real shame and crazy why Apple would deliberately dumb down the GPS performance. Hopefully at some point they will rethink their design and go back to the previous good GPS performance. So, draw your own conclusion whether "compass calibration" or other system is needed, or whether Apple should restore iPhone's to their previously good general GPS performance.
  7. geo-knot

    on map: target line does not terminate at my position

    OK, just thought I'd give you a heads up. Incidentally, you probably saw in the screen recording where things start to move about half way through. The blue dot accurately reflected my location. The red line seemed to be doing its own thing which did not quite compute. So it's not totally clear to me that the map was off here.
  8. Nic Hubbard

    Comments in auxiliary waypoints

    I would need to do some testing with the specific GPX file. Can you send it to support@cach.ly?
  9. Nic Hubbard

    weird thing with encrypted log

    Thanks, will look into this issue.
  10. Nic Hubbard

    Opening screen view.

    Strange. I suspect it comes down to GPS issues.
  11. Nic Hubbard

    on map: target line does not terminate at my position

    This is still just a product of the maps themselves controlling the movement of the current location indicator. We are looking into using our own in the future.
  12. TheLF

    Opening screen view.

    FWIW... starting the Cachly app on both the iPhone & iPad started working correctly today at around 12:25 pm. I have no idea why..!
  13. Nic Hubbard

    Error message that keeps popping up.

    Look at your search filters and turn off the map bounds option. That option only works with a smaller viewport, e.g smaller map area.
  14. Coordinates must be less than 100,000 metres between them. This comes up frequently on my app and I have to keep touching the load caches icon to have caches load.
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  16. markens

    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Ah, this all makes sense. I only walked away 50' or so with the watch. Thanks for the info.
  17. Nic Hubbard

    I Phone Compass Calibration

    The watch app uses the GPS course data. The watch does not have a compass, so turning while standing will not affect the UI at all. You have to start moving before it will update. How long did you watch the compass while walking away? Remember that it might take a bit to update, the watch APIs and data are not as responsive as on the phone.
  18. Nic Hubbard

    [SOLVED] Trackables from Fieldnotes not logged

    I just tested this and wasn't able to replicate it. I only got one Drafts and one dropped trackable for each log. Are you using Cachly 5.0.4?
  19. 70b43r

    [SOLVED] Trackables from Fieldnotes not logged

    Hello, logging TB as visited seems to be fixed now. Nevertheless dropping TB into cache from drafts causes an error. A draft on GC is created multiple times.
  20. Pfalstad

    weird thing with encrypted log

    Bring up GC726GZ, view the logs and scroll all the way down to the first log (from The Blue Heron). The actual log is encrypted, and starts Woohoo! (Jbbubb!). When I view it on cachly, it doesn't show that; the first time I tried it, it showed IrisbrambleBeardFace's log. Now it's showing bluedevil96's log. It doesn't happen every time.. It may take several tries for the wrong log to appear. I am running 5.0.4 (1)
  21. TheLF

    Opening screen view.

    Im pretty sure it is being caused by a setting somewhere, but have not been able to figure it out. Both of my devises do the same thing. Of course recently, both iOS & Cachly have been updated on the same date by me. I needed to complete a backup on my devices before doing the updates, so I’m not able to say just when this started, other than it did start after the updates. Just to be clear... backup, iOS and Cachly were all completed during the same timeframe, on both devices. As Team DEMP stated, the arrow icon does move/change the screen to my location. Another point of interest is - I can move the global map that is presented when opening Cachly, and my position is accurately showing via the blue dot. I think this indicates the GPS in my device is working fine. The attached screenshots are the opening screen and the settings page indicating that “Automatic Search on Start” is turned on. (the same on both devices) iOS 12.1.4. on both iPad Pro & iPhone 6S Cachly 5.0.4(1)
  22. markens

    Comments in auxiliary waypoints

    I did a cache today that has several auxiliary waypoints with significant (and useful) note/comments. See https://coord.info/GC82PKY I knew the comments existed, but could not find them in cachly no matter what I tried. Investigation just now at home shows several things: - I imported the caches into cachly via a gpx file generated by gsak. The relevant notes are included in the gpx file in <cmt> tags within the <wpt> tags within the <gpx> scope. - The "Waypoints" list for the cache in cachly at this point just has name and coordinates (image 1 below) whichis what I saw in the field - Refreshing cache via GC Live API causes notes to show up in the waypoints list okay (image 2 below) Is gsak using incorrect xml tag for this (even though it is in the gpx scope)? Or is this a bug in cachly? I don't usually refresh caches loaded from gsak unless there is a specific need. I can provide the gpx for this one cache, but don't know how to include it in the post! Thanks.
  23. markens

    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Quick followup regarding using compass: I tried using both cachly compass screen and native ios compass app today while out on the trail. Definitely worked better for me today than in the past. Issue of using it in the car remains, so having an option for GPS course following will still be useful. I tried tracking to the cache via cachly app on my watch as well. How does it determine where to point? Turning around had no effect. Neither did starting to walk away from the cache (it still pointed "up" on the watch cachly compass screen). Thanks.
  24. TeamLareau

    *|find_count|* in Log Templates

    It didn’t fix it, but it did bring it down from 8 to 1. Progress! I will reset it again and see what happens when I go out and cache again tomorrow.
  25. Team DEMP

    Opening screen view.

    Cachly uses the GPS info from your iPhone. Are you outside with a good signal? On the main Live screen, if you tap the arrow icon in the bottom right of the map screen, it will take you to the current location. If it leaves you in France, your phone's GPS thinks you are in France. Launch Cachly and then tap ... More in the bottom right of the main live screen. Tap Settings and then enable the option for Automatic Search On Start. That will load caches when you do a search.
  26. Nic Hubbard

    *|find_count|* in Log Templates

    No, the API doesn’t give a different number than what is in your profile. If you restart Cachly is this fixed?
  27. Nic Hubbard

    Opening screen view.

    What did you mean by it is showing France in the middle of the ocean? It should zoom to your current locarion and load unless you have the Automatic search on start option turned off.
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