Locus Map - multifunctional outdoor navigation app

News in version 2.16.0

30.9.2013 voldapet Blog

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

 

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  • Roger

    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

    • Voldy

      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

  • kinglee

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

    • Voldy

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

  • onelook

    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).

  • Diana

    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

  • Monika

    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!

    • Voldy

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

  • kinglee

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

  • Heinz

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

  • Frank

    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!