sobota 20. července 2013

The new update 20-07-2013 is out

There are two new features:

xatcher is now available and compatible with low-end devices that don't sport a magnetometer (compass) sensor such as Nokia Lumia 520.
Anyway I managed to create a solution that provides a navigation to the cache or an additional waypoint. It calculates heading from recent movement so it can calculate bearing to the taget.

You just need to keep your phone in the direction you are walking. The heading is updated every 5 meters if the accuracy of your gps-based position is higher that +/- 15 meters.
The bearing is not as accurate as it is using real compass sensor but I hope it helps anyway.

The second feature allows you to create named groups of offline caches (favourites). You can now download multiple caches at once and group them with a common name.



13 komentářů:

  1. Extremely well designed WP app! Works very well!
    I purchased the app because you deserve it!

    Do you have any idea how I can filter my finds from the map result? Or isn't it implemented?

    I also see that spoiler photos don't show up in detailed resolution, while the other user logged photos first show up in low resolution (great done!) and then update to detailed resolution.

    Maybe some tips:
    A small icon in the logs list (found/not found/maintenance/note...) would be great so you can see easily what type log it is.

    I still have to discover the app to its full potential so I hope you don't mind if I post again.

    The app is very great!
    Vincent

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  2. Hello Vincent, thanks for tips.

    - Filter in map is only available to Premium users, because Basic member can only search for regular caches (Groundspeak Live API limitation)

    - Log type icon: will definitely be implemented

    - I hope photos show up in best possible resolution, please send me a screenshot where you think you see only low-res photo

    regards,
    Petr

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    1. Lol, did sent you the photos but it was to the "no-reply" of blogger email-address. If I get your emailaddress I will resend them.

      Vincent

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  3. - As far as filter, I can enable filter for the other values.

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  4. Hey Petr, aka Smurf,
    As I said in my mail I am premium member. So is there at the moment a possibility to filter?
    Something I miss too, is the ability to drop/pickup TB's. Any chance you implement this?

    Thanks Petr,
    Great program!

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  5. Hello, the filtering is, sort of, there. On the bottom centre of the map. You can specify search filter which is then applied as soon as you search next time. Accent color in the background of the icon means that the search filter is active.

    As far as TBs - I work on it.

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  6. I guess we don't understand eachother correctly ;)

    Yeah, I know that feature, but I wanr to filter out my finds. So that the results are only caches that I didn't find yet. I am premium member.

    Vincent

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  7. So the checkbox in filter that you don't want to see your finds in the result would be fine?

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    1. Sure that would be ok! And I am sure other people will like it too!
      If you want a TB number, can I contact you directly? Don't wonna post that here ofcourse.

      Thx
      Vincent

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    2. Ok. And I don't need the trackable code anymore, because I googled some :) Regards.

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  8. For your info: Found a little bug: The time of the logs presented of a cache is not only accurate (time zone issue?). As I did logged a cache. And when I restarted Xatcher it said I logged several hours ago. Just wanted to mention this.

    Kind regards,
    Vincent

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    1. Thanks for info. It might be that log time is not converted from UTC to local time. I'll fix it.

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    2. xatcher{@}outlook.com

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