News in version 2.16.0

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Dear Locus users,

Is it true, the new version is coming!
Last 2.16.0 doesn’t come with huge list of new features but the changes are visible at the first sight.

New graphic interface

Almost all screens have new graphic layout. There is a “trend” of changes in last versions with goal to make Locus graphic interface closer to standard android layout. Locus has better appearance on tablets, buttons are bigger for better controlling in the field and screens in landscape mode offer more space.

Data manager screen in landscape mode

Data manager screen in landscape mode

Modules are gone new “More” panel is here

There was feature called modules until the last version. With this feature you were able to influence the number of features which will be available. We removed the mechanism of modules but on the other hand there is new “More” panel which is fully editable.
Do you want to hide some feature from “More” list? Go to the Main Menu > More > Edit a simply touch features you want to hide or show.

New "More" panel

Feature list in new “More” panel

Edit features in "More" panel

Edit features in “More” panel

Fixed issues

Of course new version solves some main issues. The navigation works with Mapquest, loading basic info about cache is fixed also as uploading lots of geocache logs at the same time.

External navigation and map application

Direct call of external navigation app is now grouped in section Map apps.

External navigation apps

 

This article was written by Voldy

13 comments:

FrankOctober 1, 2013 at 06:43Reply

The new 2.16 .0 looks cool!
Installs and works like a charm on my Sony Xperia S.
I used to use cgeo for geocaching, but I find myself switching over to using Locus because of its feature richness and it-just-works!

HeinzOctober 2, 2013 at 00:20Reply

I am very happy that navigation with Mapquest is possible again.

kingleeOctober 2, 2013 at 18:45Reply

With this version the Geocache “Cache radius limit” stop working. it cause apps to totally grey out and not responding.

VoldyOctober 17, 2013 at 14:02Reply

Hi
sorry for troubles. It’ll be fixed in new Locus version.

MonikaOctober 4, 2013 at 04:20Reply

Love it! Best app for geocaching, I believe. True genius!

The 1 bug I’ve found is my app crashes every time I try to do proximity circles for geocaching.

I hope this can be fixed as I really enjoy this feature when hiding geocaches.

Thanks for a great product!

VoldyOctober 4, 2013 at 06:28Reply

Hi Monika,
thank you. Unfortunately we already know about this issue. It’ll be fixed in new Locus version.

DianaOctober 6, 2013 at 22:31Reply

Hi.

Does this program have a desktop version so I can add list of sites for inspections and see all the sites graphically and as a list?

Thanks

VoldyOctober 7, 2013 at 09:41Reply

Hi,
Locus has no desktop version. But you can use for example Bluestack that enables to run android app on PC. http://www.bluestacks.com/

onelookOctober 11, 2013 at 05:32Reply

Pěkné, ale jsou tam chybky v textech. Např. Svět Locusu/Podpora má nadpis “Spolupracující aplikace”. “Ohodnoťte nás” rozdělené Ohodnoťt-e nás (v místě pomlčky) vypadá dost divně. I ikonka bílé hvězdičky v zeleném kroužku by měla být zarovnaná stejně jako ostatní. “Visible tabs” není moc česky. Co mě vadí už více, tak je špatná diakritika v okně detailu trasy (někdy) – viz http://pbrd.co/1hGNziD (Locus PRO na Galaxy S3 s orig. firmware).

kingleeOctober 12, 2013 at 09:20Reply

Can’t do geocaching cache limit radius in the new version.

VoldyOctober 13, 2013 at 09:16Reply

Hi,
thank you for post and sorry for troubles. Issue will be fixed in next release.
Petr

RogerOctober 14, 2013 at 21:29Reply

Hello
I like the new version of the Locus but unfortunately I miss the Navigation direct to the Navigon App.
In the erlier version it was possible to say I will navigate thru that. It’s planed to import this again?

Thanks and kind regards
Roger

VoldyOctober 17, 2013 at 14:14Reply

Hi,
External navigation apps are grouped into Map Apps section. So for example from Point screen (see last blog image) choose other apps from buttom panel > Map apps
In “Map apps” are hidden all your map applications

Bestr regards
Petr

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