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Nic Hubbard

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  1. 11 minutes ago, barefootguru said:

    which provider is used for offline maps?  OSM?

    Yes, OSM.

    12 minutes ago, barefootguru said:

    how does Cachly decide to download the Standard or Satellite maps?

    OSM are Standard Maps only. There are no satellite maps offered for offline use.

    12 minutes ago, barefootguru said:

    what zoom levels are downloaded?

    Up to level 17. Although sometimes our tile provider doesn't have level 17 available, and will only build those tiles when requested. Which, does not help users. This is why we are moving to OSM offline vector maps in 2.0.

    13 minutes ago, barefootguru said:

    is there a way to view/delete the batches of map downloads?

    In Settings you can clear the tile cache, but it will delete all tiles.

    14 minutes ago, barefootguru said:

    in normal operation, how much caching does Cachly do of tiles when online?  i.e. what's the chance of it remembering tiles I've looked at if I lose reception, or saving cellular data.

    Cachly does not do any tile caching other than what iOS naturally does, which we do not know the threshold of.

  2. 2 hours ago, bransom said:

    1. I load up an offline list including maps and I can scroll around the map. Once I select a cache and choose "Navigate," the map disappears. All that's left is my current location, the location of the cache, and a straight line, all on a blank background. Is this normal or correct, or am I doing something wrong?

    This happens because when navigating to the cache, the map is zoomed in too far and there are not tiles available for that zoom level. Zoom about a bit to load those tiles. In our 2.0 version this will no longer be an issue.

    2 hours ago, bransom said:

    2. If I have a offline list loaded and I exit Cachly to open another app, leaving it running in the background, then switch back to Cachly, I get the error message about being offline. To get back to the offline list, I have to go through the sequence of reloading that list. Shouldn't Cachly know I'm in an area previously saved and just load up the offline maps?

    This shouldn't happen, and I am not able to reproduce. Are you saying that Cachly opens back up to the same offline list as before and then shows the message? Or, after a while iOS has killed Cachly, and you have to reopen it (showing the startup splash screen) and then it shows the error?

  3. 1 hour ago, wwbd said:

    Hi, I downloaded the app yesterday and was testing it out. So far so good! I was reading through some of the reported issues (in particular the *|find_count|*  being off by 1) that will be fixed in v2.0. Is there any estimate for this release?

    I can't say for sure when it will be released, as that has not been finalized. We are just working to make sure it is our best release yet. :)

  4. Moving around the map and refreshing is quite simple (in a future version we will have a live map).  You can also tap the gear icon in the search bar to bring up search options to greatly refine your search. You can also search for locations by address, GC code, coords, etc. 

    Lists are a way to group/save caches. In our upcoming 2.0 version you will be able to refresh an entire list.  

    Hope this helps. 

  5. After you load the first 50 caches, do you see three dots inside of the refresh arrow? It should be allowing you to load more and more caches in your area. Can you try moving the map elsewhere and refreshing?

    7 minutes ago, barefootguru said:

    and 1 of my multiple lists.

    What do you mean? Is this a list that you created in Cachly or geocaching.com?

  6. 9 minutes ago, vanBaarsel said:

    I do read some posts on the forum about the (upcoming) version 2. Is there any more information about this version? Will it be a free update? Is there a roadmap with new functions? Is it possible to beta test it? 

    Maybe I can be of assistance I translating the app into Dutch? 

    Yes, version 2.0 is upcoming and it packed with new features including offline open street vector maps. We will be doing a blog post soon that outlines all of the upcoming 2.0 features.

    If you are interested in beta testing or helping with translation, just contact us through the support option in Cachly.

    The update will be free. :)

  7. 5 hours ago, buti-oxa said:

    Follow up feedback/question on the PQ interface: I mentally stumble each time I got into my PQ list. I know by now that the only action is tap and it downloads the PQ, but it keeps "surprising" me. It does not help that tapping second time created downloads another copy (although it makes sense - you cannot be sure it's the same PQ). It also does not help that now the process of download is by necessity longer. Unfortunately, I do not have a suggestion on how to make it better...

    I agree. I am going to be rebuilding the PQ section to integrate it into Lists.

    5 hours ago, buti-oxa said:

    I also do not understand yet the connection between lists and PQs. I did not have any lists yesterday. Today, I have one. It corresponds to a offline PQ I left on the device overnight. Do offline PQs become lists after a while? On an action I did not notice I take? Is it correct that cachly list, geocaching.com list (first item in Your Profile / Quick View) and list in Map/List choice have nothing to do with each other?

    There shouldn't be a connection. In the next beta PQs will download directly into Lists, and you will be able to save the PQs into an already created list.

  8. 2 hours ago, frso80 said:

    Also to this it would be great if it was possible to send a fieldnotes.txt to Dropbox, iCloud-drive or e-mail for importing to iCaching or GSAK.

    This is on our feature list as well, but likely won't make it into 2.0 as it isn't one of the high priority features.