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  1. 10 minutes ago, Bunkshyde said:

    If however, you are assuring us (and I have to trust you on this) that the GPS is turned off by iOS when the phone is locked, then that would probably work. I assume that if Cachly is left running (while the phone is locked), the GPS switches back on immediately you bring the phone out of lock? Not totally ideal but so long as you consciously keep locking the phone while caching, you should be able to extend the battery life beyond a few hours.

    Correct. You can even test this by being in Cachly, then locking your phone. When you press the power button again (still on lock screen) you can wait until the location icon in the status bar turns off. This means GPS is no longer being used.

    Yes, GPS switches back on if you unlock your phone and are back in Cachly.

    Another tip to save battery life is to turn your phone to Airplane Mode. Since iOS 8 you have been able to use GPS while in Airplane Mode. This will also really save on battery.

    I will still add the GPS on/off idea to our feature list. I think it is a valid request that we will explore. Thanks!

  2. Glad you are enjoying using Cachly! :)

    This is a tough one. I am of mindset of trying to make things powerful, while also being minimalistic. This means, if iOS can perform a function, I don't want to add it in the app (such as a flashlight feature). 

    So, with that in mind, just locking your phone or exiting Cachly will turn off the GPS. Cachly doesn't keep GPS on while you exit the app, so this is the simple way to save battery life. When you want to turn it back on, just unlock your phone, or return to Cachly and GPS will turn back on.

    Would this work for you?

  3. 3 hours ago, Bunkshyde said:

    Nic,

    I'm a Geosphere refugee! I've just downloaded Cachly on the recommendation of other frustrated Geosphere users and THEY WERE RIGHT! This is a great Geocaching App.

    I took Cachly for a run yesterday and this is one of two things I noticed that would (in my view) greatly improve the Cachly experience. Bulk uploading of Pending Logs would be a huge help for those of us who travel overseas and Geocache without Data Plans on our phones. I always accumulate my finds during the day and bulk upload in the evening. Maybe the feature could include "Select All" and then allow the deselection of individual logs prior to actual upload.

     

    Looking forward to version 2 - Hope Apple don't take too long approving it so you can include this feature in Version 2.1 ;) 

    Welcome to Cachly! :)

    Bulk upload of Pending Logs was a feature that we wanted to add in 2.0, but ultimately we had to keep it off the list because we couldn't add any more features since we want to get it released very soon.

    That feature will be priority after 2.0 is released and will be in 2.0.1.

  4. 9 minutes ago, geotectives said:

    Hi. Any plans for multiuser? As on L4CPro?

    This isn't currently planned. It would be a huge feature integration, so we are currently focusing our development efforts on other features.  

  5. Happy to help.

    When you create a new Waypoint, did you enter the coordinates and then hit "Save"? Make sure not to tap the "Current Location" option or "Geocache Location", as those are just quick presets. 

    Once you have a saved Waypoint, you can swipe that row and it will give you the option to Edit or Delete. You can Edit your created Waypoint and fix the coordinates.

    Let me know if that clears things up, I wasn't positive how your waypoint didn't get the waypoints that you entered, so wanted to make sure you didn't tap a preset.

  6. 1 hour ago, ShoesBologna said:

    Ah, got it.

    So if I understand you correctly:

    When planning to do offline caching, it would be wise to only add a few a cache at a time in order to get more pictures per cache.

    As in, when I planned my trip to another country, I created an offline list of 550 caches, and added photos and radius maps-->So I probably only got a few photos per cache.

    Or are those two things not related?

    No, those two things are not related.

    What I meant was, some caches might have 500 photos available for them, especially very popular historic caches. Cachly does not download all these images, it only checks the last 30 or so logs to see if images were included in those logs.

  7. When using the "Download Images" option Cachly looks through the log data that comes from the API for each cache. If the logs that are included (normally 30 logs) include images, those will be downloaded. So likely you will only get the last few images for a cache.

    We don't download all images for caches because that would require a API call for each cache to find out what images are available (then downloading all images available). If we did try to do that it would quickly exhaust the available API calls that a user is allowed per minute. For example, if you were downloading 300 caches offline, we would have to make 300 requests to geocaching.com, and because we are limited to 30 requests per 60 seconds, this entire action would take over 10 minutes. :( 

  8. 8 hours ago, frso80 said:

    It seems like Groundspeak finally have resolved this, cause now the logs gets the correct time and date (exactly the date that is in the app, I've tested it in Cachly and another geocaching-app). :)

    Maybe someone more could confirm this to be working? 

    I had talked to one of the geocaching.com developers about something very similar (Field Notes) and from what he said, it made it sound like it works now. And that submitting from Cachly we set the UTC time, and it will show the time in your geocaching.com account based on your time zone settings in your user account there.

  9. 4 hours ago, Seniorfan said:

    Hi new to using Cachly and like the look of it is there a way to have finds for the day as a text note? 

    Do you mean as a .txt file that you would import into a program like GSAK? This is a feature that is in our 2.0 version, although it is for exporting Pending Logs. But, many of our users will create Pending Logs, then export as a .txt for GSAK. Then they will just delete the logs from Cachly.

  10. 9 minutes ago, Sailaboat said:

    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

    Can you zip the file and send to support@cach.ly? If not, could you share the file URL through dropbox to that same email address?

  11. On November 4, 2016 at 8:47 AM, nastrud said:

    I have download some Offline list caches for this weekend, and now I can search for any caches and it says "Error Cache Download Limit Has Been Exceeded".

     

    And I'm a premium member :(


    What can I do?

    Groundspeak limits users to downloading 6000 "full" caches per day (caches with description, hint, waypoints, logs). And 10,000 "lite" caches per day (basic info like location, difficulty, terrain, etc). Once a user uses these caches up you have to wait 24 hours to load more caches.

    Unfortunately this isn't a limitation of Cachly, but a limitation of geocaching.com.

    I wish that there was a way to fix this issue, but the good news is that most users will never even get close to that limit.

  12. You can use Cachly on the iPad, as many of our users do. But we do not have a dedicated iPad app that makes use of the screen size at this time. 

    It isn't something that will be in the 2.0 version.

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