Adventure labs in Locus

Lukáš Ondráček shared this idea 7 months ago
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I would like to request that Locus be add the adventure labs geocaches.

https://labs-api.geocaching.com/swagger/ui/index

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Official app has this solution till April 12, limited to PM users.

If there is appropriate function on API, is chance to implement it into Locus add-on?


https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/361419-release-notes-geocaching®-app-adventure-pins-april-12-2021/

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Great idea... I like to see it.

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Don´t like it. Don´t want to see it.

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That's your opinion. And you don't have to use it either

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Jep!

And your opinion is the only one that counts?

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Its only about appearing summary icons of lab series. If clicked, opens labs app. And can be filtered, so you must not see it 🙂

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@Christian Marx, Who stop I do not say that! Everyone has an opinion. I said only you don't have to use the option. Locus map have some options. What I don't use. And other people does.

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It would be really great to see the AdLab icon at the map ... 😏

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I would enjoy support of Adventure lab too. But I'm afraid this is just possible if Groundspeak has opened their complete Labs-API to 3rd party apps like Locus - which is not available yet.

Right now you have to use other software like GSAK to load Info of Labs, export them into a .gpx file and import this one via Locus.


What is possible is to create a temporary solution based on the limited available API, like GSAK does: Load all Adventure labs within a radius including coordinates, descriptions, questions and draw the Lab-icons on the map.

Not possible is to obtain wheter you already found a certain lab. You would have to set the found status manually.

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I think, that possible will be simply show one information icon only per labs group, and if click, opens original labs app. The same function as in original "green" GC app.

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They have opened the API to third-party developers. GCDroid has just added this feature. Like the 'official' Geocaching app, it just shows the posted location of the main icon for the AL. Select it, and it opens the separate AL app.

It is a shame that they can't do what GSAK does - shows all the individual AL locations and descriptions. Makes it easy to simultaneously cache and lab.

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Groundspeak opened "just" parts of the API - but this already is an improvement and important parts of Labcaches can be loaded. But it's e.g. not possible yet to get the found Status of a Lab cache (without complicated Parsing of Websites - as a GSAK Macro does).


So in theory Locus could implement the features what the GSAK Macro does, i.e. load coordinates, descriptions, questions of the individual Lab Stages (not just the Headercoordinates as written above by people). Or Locus' developers decide to wait until the complete API is turned on by Groundspeak to implement Lab Caching into Locus.

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The live preview is solved by an add-on: Geocaching4Locus

and something similar has already been addressed here: https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/24240-adventure-lab-ikony

and the interviewer was referred to the add-on creator's forum: https://github.com/arcao/Geocaching4Locus/issues/132

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Currently, the function has also been implemented to c:geo.

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Lots of votes but still not implemented 😀

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