Sunrise-sunset in weather screen

Ingo Rau shared this problem 5 months ago
Not a Problem

While the top bar only displays the next sunrise OR sunset, the weather screen shows both - which is great. But this weekend, I was in a remote hut in the Alps and wanted to know next day's sunrise before the sun set. So I opened the weather screen, but I had no data connection - the whole screen only displayed an error message.

But the sunris/set times are obviously not retrieved online, so Locus should be able to display them without mobile data?!

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Good day Ingo,

this is definitely not a problem, but it's how this feature is made.

Anyway in one of next version will be introduced new version of this "Weather screen", where will also possible to display history of forecasts, so also these sunrise/sunset times. Thanks for understanding.

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Will it also work offline? Recall this help topic (offline sunrise/ sunset) where you said "I was trying to create also permanently visible sunrise/sunset values because of this topic, but after three hours I've closed it as "not possible for now" and this help topic (offline weather buffering).

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Current beta version of new "weather screen" allows to display history up to 30 last loaded weather forecasts. So you may look back with this tool and see also sunrise/sunset values.

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Ok, looking forward to that. It's always good to see Locus functions becoming more "data-independent", because naturally, Locus is used more often offline than other apps...

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Sorry to get back on this, but the new weather screen notwithstanding, I still think it should be possible to have sunrise AND sunset displayed somewhere without any data connection. The values are obviously calculated, as they are available in the "App name" customizable label, but only ever the next occuring event.

So if there's no time to implement this, ok, reject it - but it's not "Not a Problem".

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Good day Ingo,

I'm looking on this at least half an hour and I'm sorry, but I have no simple solution for this problem now. Display of sunrise/sunset values in case of missing internet connection is really problematic. Only two values known from huge list of parameters that are otherwise needed for full weather forecast = hard to create good looking layout.


I can imagine improving information in top panel on main screen for such additional information, but it will require another day of work ...


Because new weather screen contains history of your forecasts (top three dot menu), then you may quite simply look on history of place you are interested in for last seven days. Good enough for you use case mentioned in initial post, right? ;)


Thanks for understanding.

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Thx for taking the additional time! I understand your point and will rest this - after this final proposal: ;)

Right now, in the top panel there's a rise/set icon, a big time ("until" and absolute) and the fixed text "Time to sunset/sunrise". As the icon already conveys the meaning rise or set, I think it would be ok to replace the fixed text with "Next sunset/sunrise: xx:xx"

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+1

Funny I can't leave 2 character comment - error ...so here are more

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Perhaps it would be better to see on the top panel both times - sunrise and sunset in 2 rows, without text (icons are enough). Because during June a citizen of northern countries go to bed earlier than the time of sunset, and can not see the time of sunrise (except the weather screen info)