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Geocaching for Android 3.2 Release Notes

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There are quite a few things to cover in this release

 

* View corrected coordinates you’ve saved online in map mode

* Preview your Pocket Queries before downloading

* Fixed the bug when downloading GPX files from an SD card

* Polish language support

* Achieve geocaching superstar status by upgrading to Geocaching Premium within the app

* Typical bug fixes and app updates

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There are quite a few things to cover in this release

 

* View corrected coordinates you've saved online in map mode

* Preview your Pocket Queries before downloading

* Fixed the bug when downloading GPX files from an SD card

* Polish language support

* Achieve geocaching superstar status by upgrading to Geocaching Premium within the app

* Typical bug fixes and app updates

 

WAIT! I can't be a geocaching superstar just because I don't have the app?

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Just wondering when...if ever....we will catch up to the iPhone version and allow a Track Up rotating navigable map??? Why can't we have what iphone version has had all along?????

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AND keep us in the center of the map (scrolling position...)...how come other apps can achieve this and android version cannot....almost wish I hadn't paid for the androud version....really liked the iPhone version

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There are quite a few things to cover in this release

 

* View corrected coordinates you've saved online in map mode

* Preview your Pocket Queries before downloading

* Fixed the bug when downloading GPX files from an SD card

* Polish language support

* Achieve geocaching superstar status by upgrading to Geocaching Premium within the app

* Typical bug fixes and app updates

 

WAIT! I can't be a geocaching superstar just because I don't have the app?

 

And it's too late now, since you're already PM. :(

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There are quite a few things to cover in this release

 

* View corrected coordinates you’ve saved online in map mode

 

So, if I view a cache via the app when the app is in map mode, the location displayed will be the 'user updated co-ordinates' I enter on the website?

What if I try to navigate to that cache?

 

* Preview your Pocket Queries before downloading

 

OK

 

* Fixed the bug when downloading GPX files from an SD card

 

Terminology confusion, but I get the idea. I can now load from an SD card, but it wouldn't be a 'download'. :P

 

* Polish language support

 

The Polish Geocaching revolt is averted!

 

* Achieve geocaching superstar status by upgrading to Geocaching Premium within the app

 

Suck more money from unsuspecting smartphone users!!!

Nice!

Well, I suppose more and more people are using their smartphones as their sole internet device and have no computer.

Couldn't they just use the web browser on the phone?

* Typical bug fixes and app updates

 

What, pray tell, are 'Typical bug fixes and app updates'? :unsure:

 

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Cool, app now remembers to stay in satellite view mode, not defaulting to street view every time.

 

The blue dot still won't stay in the centre of the screen when walking to a cache in map mode which is disappointing :(

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* View corrected coordinates you’ve saved online in map mode

This doesn't seem to work. I can't find any settings related to it, so presumably it is enabled by default. I have a PQ of solved puzzles, and when I download it to an offline list the caches aren't shown at the corrected coordinates.

 

* Preview your Pocket Queries before downloading

This sort-of works, but if I zoom in a bit, a whole bunch of caches are missing. I'm using the same PQ as above; a PQ of solved puzzles. The points are all present when viewing it downloaded (or when saved in an offline list).

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* View corrected coordinates you’ve saved online in map mode

This doesn't seem to work. I can't find any settings related to it, so presumably it is enabled by default. I have a PQ of solved puzzles, and when I download it to an offline list the caches aren't shown at the corrected coordinates.

 

* Preview your Pocket Queries before downloading

This sort-of works, but if I zoom in a bit, a whole bunch of caches are missing. I'm using the same PQ as above; a PQ of solved puzzles. The points are all present when viewing it downloaded (or when saved in an offline list).

 

You should be able to see another flag/icon which shows the Corrected coordinated alongside the original coordinates of the cache

 

When you are previewing the PQ , it just gives you the first 20 caches and annotates them on the map . As you load more of them you should be able to see all when online but when you are saving them , you should be able to see all of them ( make sure you let the process finish in the background to view all the caches )

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You should be able to see another flag/icon which shows the Corrected coordinated alongside the original coordinates of the cache

 

Not within a downloaded PQ. Only after I click "refresh" does an Additional Waypoint appear (a flag) at the corrected coordinates. The Navigate button then points me towards the posted coordinates. I have to manually switch to the Corrected Coordinates flag in the Map view. Why not have the app automatically navigate to the Corrected coordinates if present?

 

Also, the corrected coordinates disappear from the Additional Waypoints if you open a different cache. You have to re-refresh the cache to get the Corrected Coordinate waypoint back. Why aren't they persistent?

 

Corrected coordinates are present in PQ downloads. I know this because both GSAK and Neongeo (which use the API) both move the cache icon to the corrected coordinates if present, with no action needed on my part.

 

When you are previewing the PQ , it just gives you the first 20 caches and annotates them on the map . As you load more of them you should be able to see all when online but when you are saving them , you should be able to see all of them ( make sure you let the process finish in the background to view all the caches )

 

I guess I don't see the point of a preview that only gives a small fraction of a PQ.

Edited by JJnTJ

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I just downloaded my solved puzzle PQ to my computer and opened up the GPX in a text editor. The corrected coordinates are in the <wpt> tag. Where is the app even getting the un-corrected coordinates from? :blink: They aren't anywhere in either the main GPX or the -wpts.gpx file.

 

It seems like the app deliberately ignores the corrected coordinates already in the GPX files, and downloads un-corrected coordinates from Groundspeak instead. Why?!

Edited by JJnTJ

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Confirmed.

 

I saved the GPX file from my PQ to my phone, then turned off both Wi-Fi and Mobile Data. With no connection to the internet, I went into Settings and picked "Search for GPX files". It found the file I had just saved, and I imported it, then saved it to an offline list. Puzzle caches appeared at their corrected coordinates.

 

Why in the world isn't this the default behavior?! Why do you ignore the corrected coordinates already inside the PQ? :blink:

 

Additionally, if I turn on WiFi and Mobile data, then refresh one of these caches, the cache icon moves back to the posted coordinates and puts the flag at the corrected coords.

 

This app never stops confounding and frustrating me.

Edited by JJnTJ

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So ... what is this superstar status about?

I've been interpreting it as a joke. A friendly, harmless bit of hyperbole letting people know that you can use an in-app purchase to upgrade to Premium instead of the old-fashioned way.

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Exactly... the app is quite good for IOS but it's not worth the money for Android. I made the purchase as I didn't like the free alternatives expecting to get the same experience than on an iPhone but... well... not easy to understand why.

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Sorry for any frustration or confusion that you guys are having with the Android App. The Android Team is listening to constructive comments/requests from the community and working on integrating additional helpful features. Thanks for the insight!

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Yah the app for android is total crap now. I already paid for it and premium membership so I don't feel bad about switching to cgeo. It works so much better.

Edited by Faith42

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Noticed that some log photos are now refusing to load in 3.2 when viewing them from the recent activity list with the message "image could not be downloaded" being displayed.

 

Moto Defy+ on Gingerbread using cache GC4X2N9 as an example.

 

The same cache on iOS however displays all the photos properly as does the website.

 

Any other users getting this?

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Noticed that some log photos are now refusing to load in 3.2 when viewing them from the recent activity list with the message "image could not be downloaded" being displayed.

 

This is a known issue that the team is investigating.

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