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Requests / ignore list flag
you need to copy this parameter from the search screen into the settings section for the live screen.

that is all.

-s


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Support / data network issues
geooh live v9.1.4
android 5.0
dual sim, data on one, phone and text on the other
configuration worked no problem in past

i noticed some problems lately which may or may not have coincided with the latest google play services update.

first off, everything works properly on wifi.

however, on data geooh unexpectedly stops working. if i refresh logs in the Logs screen, it will say
Warning The network is not available
and if i attempt to refresh the cache listing it will say
Error The network is not available
in the live view i'll get the same thing if i select a cache

once it enters that state, it doesn't recover.

i thought it was my network but switching immediately to my email app shows it's working and the geocaching app continues to work (oh god that thing is badly designed). switching back to geooh and the same problem continues

i have noticed that quitting geooh live and then restarting it makes it go again but soon after it enters that error state and no more network activity is possible.

i was about to delete and reinstall geooh live but i thought i'd hold off in case there's something else you want me to try first.

-s
3
Support / not your problem
was trying something in geooh. live just wouldn't run. it would hang and no map would show. no matter what i tried. even reinstalled the previous version of geooh in case i'd not noticed a bug before. but same thing happened. starting to pull my hair out. then tried the gc app and no maps there either. what?. then i look at a cache in the gc app and instead of the preview map i see "Google Play services are updating".

MADDENING.

this has happened before but forgot about it. on this phone, nothing updates by itself EXCEPT that (which i can't stop)

is there any way to tell when it's done?

vent ends.

ps, again, not your problem - thanks for listening

-s
4
Support / new paid app
hopefully your new paid app will still support android 5.0

i will happily pay for it!
5
Support / offline maps don't show
using Alternative Maps (Add-on)
Use Offline Maps is checked
/storage/sdcard1/Download
there is a .map in that folder...the wherigo app uses it and i see maps there
the last version i was on would not show the map...i'd click on the coordinates in the cache detail page to get the map up and the activity indicated would just keep going across the screen...i saw there was an updated version of the app so i downloaded it...same thing...also clicking @Live does nothing and app jams for a while...then after repeated clicking the back button it says do you want to close the live map (which is not actually open)...clicking yes unjams the app

so, something's up with offline maps.
6
Support / network stalls gone
i know - not really a support request but i thought i'd mention that the last version i downloaded really got rid of some annoying network hangs. the most annoying one was when i had the cache page loaded and then the phone went to sleep (or i would click the power button to turn the screen off). then when i would turn it back on, and click on logs (for instance) it would hang there for around 5-10 seconds before doing anything. i'd just gotten used to waiting while the slow data network here got back in gear. that wait is gone now. thanks!
7
Support / photos and how they are handled
here's the situation.  had a cache with a few spoiler pics.  because i like to save data wherever possible, i downloaded the cache info from WIFI at home before heading off. at ground zero, i wanted to reference those photos and while the thumbnails were all there under Images, when i touched on each, there was a long delay before the picture showed up, which given the lousy data signal here, tells me it was reloading.  plus, each time i went out and looked at another picture and then went back to the previous picture it would always reload across my slow data. is that what's happening? and if so how about they get cached with a refresh button instead?
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Support / unnecessary confirm box
version 8.8, android 5.0

since last update, when you click on the cache link in an email notification to view it in geooh a dialog box comes up saying
Confirm
Download GC12345 ?
No Yes

that needs to go away or at least a setting which turns it on or off. it's an unnecessary step. I know that may have been useful during the Hawaii missile scare but im just downloading cache data here and sometimes trying to do it quickly and look away from my phone assuming it's doing what I want it to and not just sitting waiting for me to answer a question I will never answer no to
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Support / geocache not found (or something like that)
so this has happened a couple of times.

the notification comes out, i click on the link, geooh live fires up, and then it says something like "geocache not found".

go back to email, click again, same result

this last time i waited about 3 or 4 minutes and then suddenly it worked.

the time before, i kid you not, it took over 25 minutes before clicking the link brought up the cache.

during all my use of geooh live, this has only happened maybe 5 times and only on caches that were just released. any clue what that is? (android, lollipop, app up to date)
10
Support / app seems to hang
this only seems to happen when i'm using the app with my cell data.  for instance, if i call up a cache page and leave it on the screen and then turn the phone off, when i turn the phone back on, that page is still there but all the buttons and actions seem unresponsive for about 4-7 seconds. then everything seems ok.  in fact, after turning the phone on in such a situation, i will routinely count to ten before trying anything. doesn't seem to happen with wifi, so i'm willing to concede it might be my phone (quad core android 5 with very few apps on it) or my crappy canadian data plan. regardless, i thought i'd mention it here. it's certainly not a deal breaker and i can live with the count-to-10 routine.
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Support / setting @install as default
after using geooh for some time now, i've come to the realization that i can't get used to the extra dialog box asking which list to install a cache into. in other words, when a cache notification comes in and i click on it in my email, i invariably look away to do something else in that instant (get my shoes, get the car keys, grab some water, you know). then i pick up the phone expecting to see the cache but instead there's that dialog box asking me which list to install into....arrrrrrgh. while i like the notion of this, in reality i always just click the @install .  i wish there was a way to select @install as the default thus obviating the need for this dialog box.
12
Support / radius
just tried Show Geocache Radius in the settings for the first time. nothing seems to happen on the live view or the map brought up from the cache detail page. same result when i use the standard google map or an offline map

v8.6.1

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Support / contacts
not sure why geooh needs access to my contacts now.

feels odd.
14
Support / pocket query ordering
due to the particular oddities of how i personally do things, when i go to

main screen > download > pocket query

i have several pocket query results with the same name...under a condition like that, is the most recent one on top or on the bottom of the list?...or is the list not ordered by date at all?
15
Support / Android location mode
in android you can set high accuracy (use GPS, WiFi, and cellular to determine location) and battery saving (WiFi and cellular only to determine location)...usually I have battery saving on...geeoh switches the gps on which is understandable...what's your thoughts on letting geeoh work with just the battery saving setting?