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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by levain, Jun 26, 2014.
Try this one.
link to the app ?
Caltopo app is in play store
Can´t find it in German app store, hmm maybe only in US?
And on the page I read this:
This app is incompatible with all of your devices.
Have a Samsung S10+
and the DFP
I tried brouter yesterday.
My DFP couldn´t load the OSM map perfectly while driving. 30-50% of the screen/maps are empty. Like the DFP has not enought CPU power? Has anyone same experiences?
No problems here with Lomaps and BRouter - even with hillshading turned on.
I have a Samsung S10+ and I was able to install it fine. It wouldn't install on my tablet though, as being incompatible with it. But both my Ulefone and Samsung Galaxy S10+ were able to install it.
Yes I think its data is only US. You can see the data layers and power of it on the browser version caltopo.com
I'm going to ask locus devs if they can pull the mvum layer somehow.
Locus wins on function. Caltopo wins on maps data layers...by far.
I use Amazon music, zoom, zoom, and locus at the same time (when they allow it) and the redraws are full, fast, on the duraforce pro.
applications I DON'T use because they are oversight poorly written, CPU intensive, and slow down the phone horribly:
google -pretty much every google app that comes pre installed, I disable them so the phone will be FAST instead of laggy
also, check settings >> accounts >> google and make sure "sync" is not checked
settings >> location settings >> change this from "high accuracy" (which is a lie) to "GPS ONLY" so your phone will be more accurate, faster to trilaterate , and use less battery... all while NOT sending so much data to google
Do you use a photo storage app on the DFP ?
I hate google photos.
I had a similar issue while goofing around with themes. Like wanting to display a specific icon for something, icon not found, and the whole tile doesn't display in locus.
Try to switch a different theme and see if the problem still happens.
I use this one all the time on the phone, and leave google photos disabled.
then once a month or so when it's raining like hell, or all the bikes are broken, I'll upload all my photos at once to google photos, using the chrome browser.
I REALLY hate google photos mobile app, it arms to be one of the worst at eating resources, slowing everything down, and generally doing NOTHING when it should be syncing. one of my biggest gripes is that it will error and say "waiting for wifi before upload" , when wifi is on, and upload rates are 40mb/s for every other app, but photos is too stupid to realize there is an internet connection. the other annoyance is photos will decide to duplicate it's images cache (like 1.5 GB of cache!) when I'm trying to do something like Android Auto navigation on the car screen, and bog everything down to a standstill. all it takes is disabling the incredibly poorly written app, and everything flys again
I'm trying it.
it's not perfect, but they Squash bugs quickly, and it's much lighter that Google photos
That was my first idea too. Posted a question in their forum, but they wrote it should be possible. But I think you are right.
And it is much more expensive if you like to use it propperly.
(I tried the Gaia homepage and app, also expensive but unteresseting)
I will try all your hints. Thanks.
Checking this on my S5 Active, I don't see that trail of settings in Locus or phone settings. What am I missing?
Try location settings, google location accuracy
This isn't in locus at all. It's in the settings app
That's it, Thanks. It displays as: Settings>Location>Mode (You have to enable Location "ON" , hit Mode, then choices appear). Good thing I checked, it was set incorrectly.
does anyone know why locus devs refuse to implement geo referenced pdfs? Cmon it's 2020. Another reason why the other apps that do have more power and more available content. Locus seems wallowing in lomaps, thorne and neotreks...there is way better maps and much of it free..
I guess I'm a bit annoyed I spent so much time learning this and see all the others moving on. Maybe the 4.0 subscription? I have not heard about that in a while...any news.
Locus dev are fairly open to discussion on their forums
In summary a lot of work for something VERY useful... to very FEW people.
I'm curious what other app is as powerful as Locus...as you say, "The other apps that do have more power". As for your maps comment, you can install openandromaps, you don't have to use the maps from the "LoStore"