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Everything posted by rragan

  1. Holding the iPhone flat rather than vertical or slanted can help as noted in Apple info. Also right after jumping out of the metal cage (car) it can take a bit before readings settle down. I'm very familiar with your problem of needing to walk where the line points and distance goes down while the compass points elsewhere. https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/compass-iph1ac0b663/ios
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    Offline image

    There are times when I'd love to store an image with the personal note but GS does not allow this. I could stash it in a note log but if the image is a spoiler that's not good. If it could be stored with other cache images but only local to the device, that seems a possibility. Maybe I could finesse it by storing in an offline log but there is a risk that might get uploaded by accident. I guess I could store it in a cloud photo service and link from personal note but that is getting fiddly. Leaving it on the camera roll on the phone is the best I've got but no way to tie the photo to the cache.
  3. There has been a suggestion of a filter for "last n logs were DNFs". Also take a look at cachetur.no if you are planning trips. It summarizes the caches likely to have problems. It also emails you if there is a status change on a cache in your trip (like disabled or archived)
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    Navigate mode

    You can't do this currently. It is on the features wanted list and I think is frequently asked for.
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    Auto calculating the coordinates as A, B, etc are known is a hard problem if you want the formula and variable names to be discovered. https://heureca.net attempts to do this but there are a lot of multis it cannot handle. I've only ever got the web version to function and when you really want it you would be in the field.
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    Show direction in list view

    When deciding a cache or several caches to tackle next, having a direction from current position in the list view is helpful. It should update dynamically as you walk so you can see alternative caches at a glance and where they are (distance and direction) as you hike along.
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    No more friends (GDPR...)

    Fines for GDPR violations are huge so I can understand companies being cautious until this recently enacted set of laws is well understood. Erring on the side of caution is prudent albeit a pain for us.
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    View on Geocaching.com

    The other thing that can be a problem is if you have Safari stuck in Private mode. Doesn't sound that way as the symptom is needing to login every time you open a cache from email.
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    Searching for a cache by URL

    I suspect it originates when using the old search page.
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    View on Geocaching.com

    iOS 10, up to date with apps. Press lightly on link in mail and get a choice. Choose the app and see coord.info in upper right. Tap that and default changes to web site for me.
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    View on Geocaching.com

    Hmm, device, iOS level, apps up to date? I am on iOS 10 so that may matter vs 11
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    View on Geocaching.com

    If you manage to switch it from the app to the website, future opens always use the website. Since you don't always get the teensy font in the upper right of the app that says geocaching.com or coord.info you are frustrated. To force seeing that click a coord.info link to a cache from an email (use a new cache notification or just mail yourself such a URL). When it opens in the app, you will see coord.info in the upper right corner. Tap that and it opens on the web page and will open on the web page from then on.
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    Send waypoint or cache to another app

    These are two examples where user-defined URLs with some template substitution would let users provide their own integrations with a variety of other apps without Cachly having to build in support for each case.
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    Send waypoint or cache to another app

    Where the app will accept a GPX that is usually the best choice.
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    Send waypoint or cache to another app

    Normally, app to app communication in iOS is done via custom URL provided by the app. For example, Cachly has URL protocol cachly://...... i found a protocol for Offmaps but since Offmaps2 is a different product you would need to confirm with the developers that they support it or find out what they do support. This is what I found: offmaps://?ll=[LATITUDE],[LONGITUDE]&z=[Zoom Level 3-17]&placemarker=1&placename=[WAYPOINT] I expect this launches Offmaps with a waypoint using the name given at the designated coordinates. You can trying building such a URL in Safari and see if it launches Offmaps2 as an initial test gcbuddy seems to have a custom URL but details are sketchy. gcbuddy://add/cache?id=GC12345&name=A%20test%20cache" Their support can likely provide more info. Assuming you have custom URLs that do what you want, you will need to convince Cachly development to support integration with these other apps In the meantime, you can easily copy the coordinates of a cache by a long press on the Coordinate text. Then you might be able to use the other apps with these coordinates by pasting them. Long press on the GC code in the title will copy it if they want the code.
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    Apple Watch 3

    Sorry it didn't work out. To the best of my knowledge Apple does not provide a way in the App Store to call out the iOS level required to support the Watch App -- only the minimum level for the App. The Cachly wiki does call out WatchOS 4 required. It should further clarify that ios11 or greater is required to support the Watch as users do not generally know what level of WatchOS is supported by what iOS level http://www.cach.ly/help/index.php/Apple_Watch
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    Apple Watch 3

    I just checked. iOS 11 is not supported on the 5c.
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    Apple Watch 3

    I too am running iOS 10 and don't see the Watch app. Cachly on the watch requires WatchOS 4 which can only be installed from iOS 11. Upgrading to iOS 11 will take care of this.
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    Another feature request.

    I thought of the seasoned cachers case but didn't want to make the checking too complex. Sometimes you are just going to hit a DNF for a case like this but I expect they will be uncommon. You still have the logs to show multiple DNFs that you could consult before heading there.
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    Another feature request.

    The only sad thing is that after the DNF threshold is reached, no one will go there to make the crucial "needs maintenance" to kick the CO and awaken the reviewer to start the days until archived counter. Some thought is needed though regarding just DNF counts. A group of 3 may not find it on the same day. Should n DNFs on a single day count as 1? I tend to think so. I guess if Needs Maint is the status, DNF icon would not show. Does 1 find override a string of previous DNFs. I think it has to.
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    Another feature request.

    Yes, that's what I'm saying. I think it meets his need in that he would just skip those and not even look at them on the map.
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    Another feature request.

    How about a post-fetch icon decoration like FTF but saying DNF? It would be an option like FTF is.
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    Another feature request.

    How about post-fetch filtering in the Live tab? The only odd thing would be the user asked for 50 and only got 40 since 10 were discarded (or hidden) by the "too many DNFs" filter. The user didn't want to see them anyway. This isn't too far off what you do for FTF marker.
  24. There is quite a bit of room on the Compass screen which might well be in use when you want to know about GPS health. GS had a GPS indicator.
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    Streamlining imports

    I think I may have asked for this but I'm not certain so here goes. When I am importing multiple individual caches to add to a list, I have to choose list over and over. If Cachly retained the last list imported to as a default choice (see pic), the choosing process is eliminated after the first time. Things are no worse if you don't want that list, just tap the > and choose a different one.