Automatic dashboard activation

Bucky Kid shared this idea 2 years ago
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Hello


I have this idea about improving Locus efficiency. Activate per-activity pre-defined dashboard when certain activity is started. Suitable activities are namely

  • navigating
  • guiding
  • track recording
  • navigation + track recording
  • guiding + track recording

every time a specific scenario sets active, show assigned dashboard (or switch to assigned dashboard from existing dashboard). Accordingly when all significant activities (listed above) stop, active dashboard could be auto-closed.

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good idea +1

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Great Idea!


Additionally, it would be nice to be able to select a different dashboard not only for track recording in general, but rather for each individual track recording profile.


I oftentimes only start track recording at the beginning of a bike tour. However, my modified bike dashboard has a trackchart item for the navigation altitude profile, which is useless when not navigating and only uses up screenspace. So it would be nice to have a cleaner "track record only" bike dashboard for this situation, which should switch to a "full featured" bike dashboard when I activate navigation in addition to the track recording.

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But for me it would be totally sufficient, if the dashboard would not disappear all the time. I don't have a clue, when it is switched off, but I have to enable it several times a day (during my trips) and this is quite annoying.


Thomas

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Good day Thomas,

dashboard may be removed from screen by "back" button, or not. Maybe your dashboard is handling this button and that's why it's removed. Check settings of your dashboard in dashboard editor ( top toolbar > settings ). This may helps.

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Thank you very much, Menion, for supporting me with my inquiry! That setting of the dashboard is the reason, I guess..

I love powerful and feature rich applications, even if I need advice and some time to learn :-)

Keep up with your great work on locus map!

Thomas

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@Bucky Kid - could I suggest another "activity" for your list: track creation/ editing.

Your dashboard concept could be extended to include all the user-defined buttons we currently have around perimeter of screen. Depending on the current activity the dashboard could display those buttons as well as well as fields.

In one of the "navigation" activities some of the buttons I currently have globally defined could then be hidden to free up space.

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The OP idea could not be edited anymore, I have posted in another topic a more complex concept of which this extension would be part:

Built-in minidashboards for navigation/guiding would be unified with user editable dashboards, on next Locus init it would create predefined navi/guiding dashboards and assign each to guiding and navigation mode (if not once created).

Next it would remain up to user if he edits pre-created dashboards, use another dashboards, or even use none. The precreated navi/guiding dashboards are anticipated to have identical layout like current built-ins.

The wider concept would only require the user dashboard fields repository be extended by interactive Next turn symbol button (possibly customizable if show secondary turn). All textual fields already are present.

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I was looking for a similar option right now - my initial idea was to automatically select a dashboard depending on which profile i have set for track recording - as I want to see different information depending on the activity I am doing.

Definitely +1 ;) Would be cool if this feature could be implemented.

Cheers

Flo

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@Menion: Any news about that?

Balloni55 gave me the hint that changing the dashboard can be done via "Presets", so I think it should be easy to implement the same feature (individual dashboard in a tracking profile) in the profiles section as a one-click solution.

I mean automatic change of the dashboard that could be preconfigured in a recording profile.

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Hello Hannes, others,

current most optimal method how to use dashboards with certain activities is over system of Presets.

Result is simple: before every activity, you have to select a preset from list of own predefined presets. You preset may, among others, contains also selected dashboard that will be activated. So all together, two additional taps.

System of presets was since begin made with one main idea in mind: quickly change bunch of settings at once. What is requested here may be technically achieved from few different places ( directly in certain activity, by extending presets system or by extending dashboards ) and even if I agree that such improvement will be usable, I'll still not perfectly sure about optimal method. Thanks for understanding.

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Hello menion, presets system is not quite automatic but makes dashboard manipualtion considerably easier.

Could you yet think about adding to preset content optional settings

- GPS on/off

- start track recording on preset activation

- stop(+save) track recording on preset deactivation

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And this is a option I wrote before as "extending presets system" ... option for which presets was not made! Idea was change of settings. What you wants is executing some action after preset state is changed. I have to think a lot more about it, if this is correct way to go ... for now, I do not have quick solution.

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Hello Menion,

a compromise could be that in the track recording profiles a certain PRESET can be loaded, so this would be a one-click solution too.


In my case I would prefer to load a certain dashboard when clicking a certain tracking profile.


Thanks

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