dualsportmaps.com - Android App

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  1. DabsAlot

    DabsAlot Been here awhile

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    I am fairly new to this app so forgive the lack of knowledge. I am wanting to take tracks created w/Mapsource as well as my own POI's and have them available to use on DSM. Is the best way to do that through the DSM website? I was thinking about using GoogleDocs, if that is possible, so I would have them available anywhere (with service) to my phone or any PC. IF we can store personal tracks on DSM website, can we also store personal waypoints/POIs?

    Right now I can see me using my phone w/DSM as a secondary GPS to my Garmin 60csx, using the 60 for my tracks and/or routing, and then using the DSM app when I want to 'look around', especially when a route needs to be altered due to an unforeseen obstacle. This is cumbersome to do with the 60, and I think it will work faster and easier with the DSM app.
  2. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Upload the GPX (NOT THE GDB) from MapSource to the website and then it is available to view and download from anywhere on the web and on your phone.

  3. DabsAlot

    DabsAlot Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I wil give it a try tonight! I see Google Docs does not support GPX files.
  4. mikeegee

    mikeegee Been here awhile

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    I also had the same issues with the aquabox, but rather than get an otterbox I drilled some vent holes in the rear towards the top to allow heat to escape and just in case a few small drain holes in case any water were to get in.

    I figure at the angle the aquabox sits coupled with the padding behind the phone to keep it against the screen, it would have to be submersed in order for the phone to get wet.

    So far I haven't had any issues with the phone overheating or stopping its charge while keeping the screen on full blast, gps and bluetooth running.
  5. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Good thinking. How does the glare affect you? I found the aquabox glare very distracting.

  6. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    the website will be down for an hour or two on Monday. I am doing a hardware upgrade. I'm not sure what time yet.

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  7. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Website back up. RAM has been doubled and 2 more processors have been added. The website is running on a quad core box now.
  8. n9udl

    n9udl Been here awhile

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    Kick Ass! :-)

    For me, (voluntary, for free) hosting has been a (mostly) thankless job. I run a site for our local township and also one regarding Pinzgauer vehicle legal issues in Wisconsin, which was very important for a couple of years until we passed our vehicle-specific legislation and then interest waned.

    It is challenging to keep OS and application stack up to date (when juggling personal and work commitments), and harder to justify the time when your "labor of love" starts to run out of steam.

    The more things fall behind the harder it becomes to catch up.

    I say all this to preface this:

    Once you have good inertia, start charging whatever you need to to keep yourself interested and make it worthwhile.

    Users of the site should expect that the free lunch might end at some point, and they should take comfort in the transition from "hobby" to possibly "not-too-profitable-business".

    As I have said before, you deliver great value for the investment in your Android app. When there is more content on the web site and if I am still using your Android app, I would be happy to support it with a modest annual subscription.

    Perhaps you could have a credit system for content uploads, where content highly-rated by peers equals credits against subscription fees?

    I love the site and the app, thanks again for everything!

    Tom
  9. DabsAlot

    DabsAlot Been here awhile

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    I still don't understand how I can search for tracks on my phone using the app. :confused: By ' search button on the phone' are you referring to the search option in the app launch screen? I didn't respond to my difficulty grasping this right away, figured in time I would figure it out...... but I just don't understand.



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    There is a "search" button below the screen or at the bottom of the screen on nearly all android devices. You can press it to search the screen bounds on the map. Alternately, you can press the "menu" button which is generally right next to the "search" button. Pressing the menu button will open the menu. On Ice Cream Sandwich which I think you phone came with, it looks like the image below. Click the "DSM Map Search" menu item to initiate the search. All maps you have access to that are within the current screen bounds will be displayed. You need to be be logged in to see your own private maps. You login by putting your login and password in the Menu=>Settings=>dualsportmaps.com area.

    [​IMG]

  11. DabsAlot

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    OK, it is starting to make sense to me now. My Samsung Galaxy Nexus is running on Ice Cream Sandwich and it appears the buttons you are referring to have changed with the OS, or this phone.

    I think these are the buttons you are talking about:
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    And these are the buttons I have:



    [​IMG]

    Does that make sense?

    This is my first Android device, so the buttons you mentioned didn't make sense to me..lol

    When the app's map is displayed, the only buttons on the screen are the three you see in the above picture; Back, Home, and Recent Apps.

    Steve
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    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    They seriously got rid of the menu button?? I've got no good ideas off the top of my head. I'll need to do a little more research and get back to you. This must be driving LOTS of developers crazy.

  13. DabsAlot

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    Lol....I can now see the difficulty developing apps to span multiple phones and OS's. Seems Apple app development would be much easier in that respect.

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    Isn't the button on the far right the menu button?
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    Can you post a screen shot of your phone with the map screen on please. I need to get the lay of the land. As far as I know this is the only device with this issue at present.
  16. DabsAlot

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    I will do that. Let me figure out how to capture a screen shot first.

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    A digital camera is the easy way. From your home screen, how do you get to system settings?
  18. DabsAlot

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    From your home screen, how do you get to system settings?
  20. DabsAlot

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    There is a 'Widnow Pane' that you can 'pull down' from any screen. (I couldn't capture a screenshot).