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Why do we need a 'Read More'?

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When viewing the description for a cache — 'About' — there's a Read More button. This shouldn't be necessary, and introduces another context shift.

 

With better use of space, and moving the description to the bottom of the page, you should just be able to scroll to see the whole description (and tap on the top to scroll all the way back to the top).

 

The whole UI is awful, like someone from a Windows background designed the app. Can we get an iOS designer on board?

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When viewing the description for a cache — 'About' — there's a Read More button. This shouldn't be necessary, and introduces another context shift.

 

With better use of space, and moving the description to the bottom of the page, you should just be able to scroll to see the whole description (and tap on the top to scroll all the way back to the top).

 

The whole UI is awful, like someone from a Windows background designed the app. Can we get an iOS designer on board?

 

Agree - it's just clumsy and requires extra work from the cacher who might already be walking around in the bush and doesn't need a fussy interface to deal with as well. Also, the "About" with "description" and "read more" no longer includes photos like the classic App's "Description" did - an amazing omission since the photos are often a key part of the caching information and need to be viewed as the text is being read.

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Also, the "About" with "description" and "read more" no longer includes photos like the classic App's "Description" did - an amazing omission since the photos are often a key part of the caching information and need to be viewed as the text is being read.

It does include photos, but not where you'd expect. When you click the "Read More" button to show the entire description, there are actually two different views: "Text" and "Web" (controlled by buttons at the top of the description). The Text view - which unfortunately is the default one - doesn't have any images or formatting. You have to manually change it to the Web view to see those.

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Also, the "About" with "description" and "read more" no longer includes photos like the classic App's "Description" did - an amazing omission since the photos are often a key part of the caching information and need to be viewed as the text is being read.

It does include photos, but not where you'd expect. When you click the "Read More" button to show the entire description, there are actually two different views: "Text" and "Web" (controlled by buttons at the top of the description). The Text view - which unfortunately is the default one - doesn't have any images or formatting. You have to manually change it to the Web view to see those.

 

That's true enough - to a point. You can indeed see photos on the Web tab but but only if you're on-line which is useless for many people when they are out of mobile or WiFi range, which around where I live is about all the time. Furthermore even if you can get a phone signal, you are using up your airtime quota. Whereas the classic App had the facility to save the whole lot to an offline mode which could be done at home on WiFi and then used when out caching in remote places without the need of any connection. I think it hasn't been well thought through for an "in-the-field" sport.

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