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    Bumble got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in More Apple Watch complications AW4   
    I’ve been finding the Cachly Apple Watch app very handy recently for kayak caching. Handy to see distance to next cache by simply turning my wrist instead of reaching for my phone while paddling.
    I just picked up an Apple Watch 4 & realized with the extra screen space there is a bunch more info Cachly could possibly show. It would be super nice to have a distance & maybe even small compass or general direction to next cache complication. Would be killer for kayak caching and come to think of it sorta was what I was looking for with regards to power trail caching.
    Even if that isn’t possible at the very least it would be nice if the Cachly watch complication was able to be used in more of the faces. Keep having to use a very specific face just so it’s available to use via the main face.
    It’s kinda funny how what at first I thought was just a cool gimmicky thing to use every once in awhile has become a real time saver that has a bunch of potential. 
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    Bumble got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in More Apple Watch complications AW4   
    I’ve been finding the Cachly Apple Watch app very handy recently for kayak caching. Handy to see distance to next cache by simply turning my wrist instead of reaching for my phone while paddling.
    I just picked up an Apple Watch 4 & realized with the extra screen space there is a bunch more info Cachly could possibly show. It would be super nice to have a distance & maybe even small compass or general direction to next cache complication. Would be killer for kayak caching and come to think of it sorta was what I was looking for with regards to power trail caching.
    Even if that isn’t possible at the very least it would be nice if the Cachly watch complication was able to be used in more of the faces. Keep having to use a very specific face just so it’s available to use via the main face.
    It’s kinda funny how what at first I thought was just a cool gimmicky thing to use every once in awhile has become a real time saver that has a bunch of potential. 
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    Bumble reacted to geo-knot in using the map while navigating   
    I know I’ve touched on some of this in another post, but wanted to elaborate a little. Navigating to a cache while using the map screen could be improved…
    Sometimes navigating with the compass makes sense, and sometimes navigating with the map make sense.  When the map makes sense, it is often hard to see the little red arrow that spins around your location on the map that shows your heading.  I have good eyesight, but sometimes due to map details, that target line, or sun glare, it is hard to see or make out which way it is pointing without spinning your phone around.
    I’m also an advocate of having the phone orient the map when navigating to a cache.  When this is done, the red target line clearly points to the cache and the little red arrow is not so important. I know cachly can do this, but unfortunately the implementation is not great.  The problem is that in order for the map to stay oriented, the map has to be centered on you.  That means if you zoom out so that you can see both yourself and the cache, you have 1/4th the detail on the map that you could have if you could manually scroll them map so that it was centered on your target line such that you are at the bottom of the screen, and your target is at the top.
    I was recently listening to “Inside Geocaching HQ podcast: episode 16: Geocaching app update”.  In that episode they chronicle the way that they decided their maps need to orient themselves automatically by default. (also called track-up) Basically they went to a bunch of people, with all different exposure levels to caching. (including some with no exposure). They found that when navigating to a cache, having the map oriented was a big win.  You can listen to the podcast for the full details.  The end result is that if you try the geocaching app now, the initial map that shows all the caches around you defaults to North-up, but as soon as you start navigating to a cache, the default is track-up. (admitedly: the geocaching app also stops rotating when you are not centered)
    This setup feels ideal to me for some reason.  north-up when choosing a cache to go to, and track up when navigating.  Certainly there are some people who prefer north up all the time, but similarly, there are many (and I would argue more people) who would prefer it track-up.  The other apps I’ve been using over the years all let you keep your map oriented if you like. Geosphere even let you automatically center the map on the target line in a way that kept you and the cache on the screen, and it slowly zoomed in as you got closer to the cache.
    I’m really liking cachly, but this is one spot I feel that the other apps I’ve used have a leg up.  How would I improve things?  I have a few ideas.
    -when you are navigating to a cache, and set the map to track-up, that it does not stop orienting just because your location in not in the center of the map.
    -remember that my “navigate to cache” map was north up last time I used it so that the next time I’m on that screen, it is still track-up
    -add a small compass or some other indicator in the upper right of the map that always points to the cache.  This would help especially when you are using the map as north up and whenever using the map to navigate to the cache.
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    Bumble reacted to Nic Hubbard in More Apple Watch complications AW4   
    Glad that you are liking the watch app!
    I will make sure to add the Cachly complication to the rest of the new watch faces. This is something that we didn't have time to release for the new watches.
    As for updating the complication for the Apple Watch 4, this is something I would love to do, but it will have to be after the 5.0 release as we are heads down and focusing on that right now.
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    Bumble got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in More Apple Watch complications AW4   
    I’ve been finding the Cachly Apple Watch app very handy recently for kayak caching. Handy to see distance to next cache by simply turning my wrist instead of reaching for my phone while paddling.
    I just picked up an Apple Watch 4 & realized with the extra screen space there is a bunch more info Cachly could possibly show. It would be super nice to have a distance & maybe even small compass or general direction to next cache complication. Would be killer for kayak caching and come to think of it sorta was what I was looking for with regards to power trail caching.
    Even if that isn’t possible at the very least it would be nice if the Cachly watch complication was able to be used in more of the faces. Keep having to use a very specific face just so it’s available to use via the main face.
    It’s kinda funny how what at first I thought was just a cool gimmicky thing to use every once in awhile has become a real time saver that has a bunch of potential. 
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    Bumble reacted to rragan in Power Trail Caching   
    While talking of using Force Touch, force touch on the Compass to show the hint, if there is one, would be nice. 
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    Bumble reacted to Nic Hubbard in Power Trail Caching   
    Instead of cluttering up the map callout, I think this would be an excellent use for our 3D/force touch feature. So you would be able to hard press on the map callout to show these additional options. Would that help?
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    Bumble reacted to Nic Hubbard in Purge Logs   
    Excellent idea. Would love to get this added. 
    So are you thinking that having a date selector to choose the date to purge after? Or that we should just have some pre-defined options?
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