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    Incomplete PQ download

    Was still timing out for me about 12 hours ago.
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Apparently you can force a recalibration by turning Location Services off & on. https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/257005/how-to-see-compass-accuracy-and-recalibrate-the-compass-in-ios-10
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    Incomplete PQ download

    Apparently it's caused by geocaching.com, you just have to keep retrying. The image downloads are for the caches that have been download. I think Cachly could handle it better and Nik's aware of that.
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    Caches confused after a find

    I haven't worked out an exact trigger, but Cachly sometimes duplicates the just logged cache to a nearby cache. It's something like: Go into a cache Log it Back out to map Tap next cache, and it will display the name from the just logged one. Sometimes it'll have a smiley too. V1.x and 2.0
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    Download of Pocket Queries/Offline lists

    The date might be the PQ date… whenever I download a new PQ it always goes to the top of the Offline list (as Nik says). Tap Edit to arrange them in your desired order.
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    Change to API

    I'm in New Zealand and my Cachly logs now default to the correct day, instead of lagging a day if submitted before 19:00 (Cachly date correction is turned off). Feels like GS is going in the wrong direction by removing what little timezone support (UTC) they did have. Be interesting to see if they handle finds around midnight now and during daylight savings correctly.
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    Loading Caches

    The last month I've noticed PQs sometimes timeout before they've completed downloading… though today's batch has been fine. And the actual download speed has been about the same. Nothing else to report despite regular usage.
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    Should offline lists and pending logs be user specific?

    If Cachly had a shared database then if you logged in as a different user you'd see somebody else's data, which seems wrong. I'm guessing Groundspeak won't let you access an internal ID which doesn't change? So I think the existing behaviour is correct. If there's no data when starting the app, you could display a dialog saying data needs to be downloaded, including if you've renamed your username?
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    DNFs appearing as ticks

    Nope, don't use field notes, only Cachly's draft function. No probs, I'll wait
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    DNFs appearing as ticks

    For the last few weeks on my phone — not my iPad — some of my DNFs have been appearing as ticks. This is on the Live map, though the Offline maps are having troubles with them too. I've tried deleting, and rebuilding, the DNF database. I don't have any pending geocache logs. If I had to guess, I would say Cachly has somehow remembered me saving a draft DNF for those caches, and is now displaying them as a tick instead.
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    A few questions - basic

    5: to expand, maps aren't linked to a list. Download Namibia and select it, and it will be used everywhere in Cachly. 6: all user created waypoints are automatically uploaded to geocaching.com. Select the slider for Corrected Coordinate.
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    GPS accuracy

    Make sure Cachly is left open and showing a navigation screen — as Nic says, to save battery it only updates the location while navigating. If you start navigating a few kms from the cache while still in the car, you should be pretty ready to go —seconds rather than minutes from my experience. But at least with the current technology, a dedicated GPSr unit will always beat a phone — particularly if the GPS conditions aren't ideal (like being inside a metal container!)
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    'Tap to load the full version' issue?

    Are the caches getting 'lost' when you leave Cachly and go to the home screen or another app? If your device is short of memory then iOS will unload Cachly, so any caching will be lost. You can tell if this has happened because Cachly will flash the splash/welcome/'Cachly' screen when you go back in.
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    Geosphere user trying Cachly

    Welcome to Cachly Having a line linking your position and the destination makes sense to me, and I've seen it used in other (non-caching) navigation apps. You can always just back out to the main map screen and do your own navigation from there.
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    Saving user settings

    GC.com is surprisingly permissive in what they allow in usernames. You'll notice a slash is used to delimit parts of a URL, and it also underpins iOS. While programs should 'escape' the slash so it doesn't cause problems, you may well find issues in the real world because that isn't the case. A hyphen would be a safer option.
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    Saving user settings

    @Nic Hubbard: looks like his/her GC username is the same as here… could the slash be upsetting the prefs?
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    Add setting for all street names to be BOLD?

    Oops! For me it's offline maps for New Zealand.
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    Add setting for all street names to be BOLD?

    I swear I'm not that old, but the street names are often too tiny for me.
  19. Not sure if q or feature request: looks like Cachly doesn't display a 'corrected coordinates' diamond on the map pin for found/smiley caches? In which case, would be good if it could
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    Pins or similar for all pending clues

    I always have a number of caches I'm collecting clues for — e.g. photograph a signboard at a particular spot. When visiting an area or planning a trip, it would be really handy to see all these pending spots on the map. Not sure exactly how this would work or locations be stored… maybe a waypoint name with a special prefix, then Cachly has option to display all those waypoints.
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    Missing caches?

    Just look at the subscription as paying Groundspeak to host the cache database, and ignore their atrocious app and questionable website design
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    Enter coordinate yanking

    I've noticed a search on a GC code on my iPad will centre the map away from the found cache pin — I have to zoom the map out to find the cache. Sounds like a known issue?
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    Pins or similar for all pending clues

    Being able to see all saved locations on the main map would work, though the downside is they wouldn't be synced across my devices.
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    Pins or similar for all pending clues

    Thanks but it's not the photo or note capability I'm after, it's seeing pins on the map for all pending locations to visit.
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    White text on green background does not work

    It makes sense to leave hint, cache notes, and attributes — in this example — grey, as there's no data. I agree the coords & distance are hard to read, and the 'Hidden by' should probably be changed to match.
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