first, there is a old school manual as pdf available and some tutorial videos. The videos are a little bit outdated (they base on the first beta of L4C). You can find them in the app (config -> help) and on this page: http://www.looking4cache.com/manualIf I turn 'Save log only local', I don't understand the difference between that and turning GroundSpeak on/off.Fieldnote
: Send the log as a fieldnote and edit them online on geocaching.comSave only local
: The log will be saved in the database and can be edited later. The local saved logs are in the User Profiles (main screen cache list -> person icon -> username -> Local logs). This is when you only want to remember that you found the cache with some words (maybe drop or get a TB) and write the complete log later after caching. This also will be interesting as soon as I implement iCloud Sync between iPhone and iPad..Turn 'User@Groundspeak' on / off
: L4C supports multiple users and with this you can set if you want to create a log for this user. For example I added my wife's account to my iPhone. If she is caching with me I just turn on by her user to create a log for she too.The Icon on the top left has 4 different appearances.
It´s a battery saver, because the gps drains the battery if its on heights accurateness.
Red circle: GPS is off, will only be activated if needed (like If you tap the 'my location' icon).
Yellow: Low accuracy, automatically set by L4C because your target is farer than 100 meters.
Green: High accuracy, because you are close to the target.
Yellow with padlock: Low accuracy, manually set by yourself.
Green with padlock: High accuracy, manually set by yourself.Also, whilst on the map, I occasionally find I have difficulty, with my fat fingers, tapping a cache icon to bring up the target/folder/'forward arrow' icon.
In V1.4 I will add the possibility for users to drop action items on the screen and to customize the existing icons. Then you can drop a icon like "Open current target" directly to the screen.
I added a todo for me the check if it is possible to expand the clickable area around the map pins.By the way, what is that 'forward arrow icon' for?
As in iOS 6 the Google Maps was replaced by Apple Maps a lot of people wan´t the old satellite images back. So I added a build in browser in L4C and the possibility to create bookmarks. On of these bookmarks can be used on this icon on the map tooltip. It is pre filled with a google maps page hosted on my server.
Since I added the "Google Maps Satellite Overlay" in Version 1.2.1 it´s outdated. But with changing the bookmark url (in the config) it can be also used for other purposes (like if a user wan´t to view the cache on other maps like mappy.cz..)...make notes..
This is a feature I wan´t to add since version 1.. In the last version I changed the info message technology in the app (maybe you see it, the black boxes with animations). The new technology I created has the possibility to add a moveable and resizable dialog which can be displayed on all views of the app.
This I will use for personal notes. So it can be on the screen when reading the cache info or the hints and also while you type in the coordinates..beginners guide
I agree! On Version 1.4 my main topic will be user interface and user friendly.. There I wan´t to add these things for a better start with L4C:
- A wizard to create the geocaching.com user on the first start of the app.
- A small InApp tutorial showing the basics.
- A InApp Help System: Clicking on the Help Icon and a tooltip for all elements on the current screen will be shown.