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  1. We found the ability to drop a pin and move it around very handy as we were trying to identify possible hiding locations for a very confusing field puzzle.  Question for you.  Is there any way to turn on the radius display for a pin?  I brute forced one playing around by turning the pin into a cache.  However, I had to give it a name, GC number, type, difficulty, terrain, size . . .

    Thanks.


  2. Deleting offline sets takes quite some time.

    I don't really see the value of having an onscreen counter of the number of caches counting up to the final number of caches in that set.  Could you turn off the counter?

    Another possible approach for onscreen counters, not only deletes but for loads as well would be to have an option for two forms of feedback "verbose" or "minimal".

    I'd hope that on minimal, it would speed things up.


  3. Hey Nic,

    My workflow is:

    - run Pocket queries on geocaching web site.  The only caches I exclude in my PQ's are puzzles.  I have a separate PQ and a separate database for unsolved puzzles

    - load the pocket queries into GSAK (I run 10 queries each day), which then load into 5 separate data bases (it's all automated with macros)

    - from within GSAK run a check on cache status (disabled & archived are now flagged in the GSAK database)

    - run another macro to generate a GPX file in my Cachly dropbox folder.  This macro has all my filtering in it.  I typically filter down to available and no events.  I only put solved puzzles in my main database to prevent heading off into some corn field on private property only to realize it's the placeholder, not the location of the cache

    So in a nutshell, I do all my filtering on my exported GPX file in GSAK.  From within Cachly I import a clean ("clean" as in what I want it filtered too) GPX file.  I would probably not use any filtering in Cachly.

    Cheers


  4. Going back to the subject of this post.  Should I experience the issue with the GPS not working in a "no service" area is there anything you recommend I should try?

    I see that as of iOS 8.3 that airplane mode doesn't affect the GPS, so switching it on shouldn't do anything for the Cachly app.

    It doesn't sound like it's pervasive, and I'm not sure when I'll be wandering around in a "no service" zone again.


  5. Hey Team DEMP,

    So before I jump into a reply, I'll take a complete lateral shift over the use of the verb "noodling".  My parents used that term all throughout my life.  It was an indicator of just pursuing activities at your own pace with no overall plan, just enjoying life.  Then I saw a PBS segment about "noodling" in the Southern East rivers of the U.S.  These guys called the activity of jumping out of a skiff in very turbid rivers swimming along the shore, feeling your way with your hands, and finding an underwater hole, shoving your hand in.  If there was a large catfish in the hole it would bite onto your hand, you'd pull out your hand and flip the catfish into the skiff => noodling!!!!

    Anyway, I digress.

    As this was the first time I'd experienced this I can reply that "No" I didn't try any of your work arounds.  I'm a die hard "G" fan who has come to the recognition that the "G" developer has left the building and time to move on.  Mark me as a Cachly newbie, still struggling with some of the features, but committed to changing gears and saying good bye to "G".  Cachly is sure a clunker when it comes to loading offline lists, but I digress.

    I have absolutely no time for the official app, don't even have it installed.

    Should I experience this again, I'll try the work arounds you suggest, especially the "airplane mode" trick.

    Thanks,

    Sailaboat


  6. Hi Nic,

    We were down in Lake Padden Park near Bellingham yesterday.

    I was using Cachly both in Live & Offline.  Things were working just fine until we got into a "No Service" area.  Cachly blew its brains out.  The map display showed a bunch of caches to the West (none of them in the area that we were), and no caches where we were.  Switched to List mode, and could not locate the cache we'd just found to mark it as found.  I played around with it for about 5 minutes, and finally, my wife told me to get my butt in gear.

    I switched to my old geocaching app, Geosphere, and things were just fine.

    As service was intermittent throughout the day, I just continued using Geosphere.  Logged the first 8 caches (for later upload) in Cachly, and the remainder 13 in Geosphere.

    I didn't think about it at the time and didn't take any screen shots.

    Using an iPhone 5S running 9.3.5

    Cheers,

    Mark


  7. Hey Nic,

    I'm running Cachly 2.0.1 (2)

    iOS 9.3.5

    iPhone 5s (Cachly seems to think it's iPhone6,1)

    I just imported a GPX file created by GSAK from my Dropbox.

    Geocaches - 1846
    Logs - 95,645
    Waypoints - 608
    Images - 5935
    Trackables - 191

    GPX file is 55 Mb

    It imported relatively quickly.  However, processing the images took well over 10 minutes.

    The good news, even though it took quite some time, it didn't crash.

    Are the images, imported "net new" with each GPX file processed, or is there a delta mechanism, to import only new images?

    Cheers,

    Mark

    Let me know if you want the GPX file, zipped & sent to support.


  8. Hey Nic,

    Your question creates a paradox.  As I'm not able to import the GPX file into Cachly (the app abends while processing the GPX file), I'm not able to forward the file from Cachly.

    I can definitely forward the file, that's not an issue.  Where would you like it sent?

    I can't attach it to this e-mail as it's 52.893 MB, the notice on this post indicates a max size of 48.83.

    Cachly abended when it tried to process the images.

    Cheers,

    Mark


  9. Hey Nic,

    Cachly 1.1.7 (1)

    iOS 9.3.5

    iPhone 5S - 64 Gbyte

    "errored out" - processes the GPX file, I see the Geocaches, waypoints, images, trackables figures updating, and then "poof" Cachly disappears.  When I look at the running apps, Cachly is still running.  It's in on-line mode, and displaying about 40 - 50 caches completely unrelated to what was in the GPX file, e.g. an archived event was displayed.  That archived event was not in the inbound GPX file.

    Cheers,

    Mark


  10. Hey Nic,

    I'm into day 2 of using Cachly.  So far so good.  Nice product.

    Prior to trying out Cachly I've been using software to load PQ's into an off-line local data base.  This is my "version of the truth".

    With the software, I can manipulate the data in very sophisticated ways, augmenting it with User fields, filtering out unwanted caches (e.g. ones that are disabled, or mystery caches which I don't have the solution for, and haven't corrected the coordinates for).

    The software interfaces to my GPS unit, and I upload the database to the GPS unit, as well as to my iPhone, which has another piece of software on it.

    A philosophical usage question.  Do you ever see Cachly being able to support the offline version of the truth, it will it always be skewed towards the online API world?

    Thanks.


  11. Hi Nic,

    Not clear to me.

    I have two PQ's covering the same geographic region, date driven selections which I want to import into Cachly.

    The process for creating the list is a little vague.  I.e. I assign a name and any options seem to be unselectable after that.  So I selected maps & images, then gave it a name.

    It ran for quite some time, but I see no list.

    So in a nutshell:

    • two Groundspeak PQ's
    • I want to load both into an offline list
    • then use the list within Cachely
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