barefootguru reacted to Team DEMP in Personal Notes and corrected coordinates
See http://www.cach.ly/support/index.php?/topic/1070-how-to-use-coordinates-in-personal-cache-note/ for a similar discussion.
An option until a more automated solution is considered, would be to go to https://project-gc.com/Profile/SolvedMysteries and add any filter you want such as filtering out found caches, and start updating the corrected coordinate data field.
Another option, if you are a GSAK user, is to investigate if the corrected coords you have in the cache note are or can be put to another field in GSAK and then run one of several macros that would update the corrected coordinates on gc.com, which of course would then be reflected in Cachly.
Now that GC has mostly resolved the corrected coordinate mash-up, folks should move to what should now be universally supported. The solutions used by GSAK, PGC and older apps are hacks implemented before things were a bit more consistent. GSAK, PGC and other apps are supporting the official method so folks just need to get that step done.
barefootguru reacted to Attila_G in Offline vs Online Map (speed comparison)
I am always disappointed with the speed of loading the offline maps. That's why I made two comparison videos:
Video 1 shows the offline map of Switzerland
Video 2 shows the same online OSM map
As you can see, loading the offline map takes much longer than loading the same online OSM map!
- iPhone 6 / 64GB, iOS 11.2.5 connected to WLAN
- Cachly 4.0.1 / Location/Maps: Switzerland
Why is the offline map so slow? When you're out in the field, it feels like forever... The main reason for me to use the offline map is that small ways are better visible.
barefootguru reacted to Nic Hubbard in Cachly 4 crashes updating list
This is painfully slow.
I am rewriting the entire interface and background downloading for updating caches. This will be in the next beta.
I tested updating 1,000 full caches and got the following:
Basic Update: 3.8 seconds
Full Update: 39.8 seconds
It has been a while since I revisited the old code that is currently downloading/updating caches so it was time for a rewrite.
barefootguru got a reaction from ElectroQTed in Downloading PQ in v4.0
FWIW I'm experiencing the same slower time downloading PQs. I update my iPad — still on previous version, and iPhone — on latest version, at the same time, so it's not a network issue. The 2 devices used to take about the same time, the iPhone is now significantly slower (twice as long?)
barefootguru reacted to Nic Hubbard in Please bring back the always-on map scale
That is for Xamarin and not for native iOS dev, however that did lead me to this:
That should allow for always showing it.
Thanks everyone for bringing this up, will get it fixed.
barefootguru got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in Trackables map needs map selection
I usually work with offline maps, which means I can only see a single country.
If I go into the Trackables screen and select View Travels, most of the map is blank, and you have to switch back to Live/Offline screen to change it.
Would be handy if View Travels map had the same map selection icon in the bottom right as the Live/Offline screens.
barefootguru reacted to Team DEMP in Best workflow for 5,000 offline caches
Yes - 20 requests in 60 seconds with each request covering 50 caches. That means 1000 caches per minute and then it needs to pause 1 minute before it can start the next batch. So with 10,000 caches it would be:
Min 1 - 1000
Min 2 - Pause
Min 3 - 2000
Min 4 - Pause
Min 5 - 3000
Min 6 - Pause
Min 17 - 9000
Min 18 - Pause
Min 19 - 10000
Min 20 - Pause
Min 21 - 11000
Assuming everything goes as planned.
barefootguru reacted to Nic Hubbard in Include "Date-time of last successful cache retrieval"
Yes, this is correct.
barefootguru reacted to Langue de chat in Include "Date-time of last successful cache retrieval"
Indeed. Groundspeak keeps an accurate date and time of the (three) last retrievals.
For instance, on Saturday, if you download the 1st at 8:00am, the 2nd at 10:30am and the 3rd at 11:45am,
then you have to wait until Sunday 8am to download one next cache, then you're blocked until 10:30am for the next etc...
barefootguru got a reaction from Necro in Prompt before closing Cache Notes
Is it worth replacing with:
an edit button, or automatically switching from 'browse' to 'edit' when you tap — like in Notes, or an undo/revert button Worried the note could be changed accidentally with no way to undo it.
The first 2 suggestions would also make viewing longer notes easier.
barefootguru reacted to Nic Hubbard in Offline maps
Map generation is done manually by me as it is a long process (4 days) for all the maps that we have. Maps were just generated about 2 weeks ago, except France which was just too large and was crashing my server.
I hope to do updates about once a month.