Problem downloading geocaches with Live API

Hampf shared this problem 3 months ago
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Hi,

a few weeks ago it occured that downloading a geocache via Live API is not working any more.

My configuration:

  • Android 8.0
  • Locus Map 4.6.1
  • Geocaching4Locus 3.0.7

Working with Geocaching4Locus inside Locus Map is OK, Live Map, download with GC-Code, download geocaches from Live Map, importing nearby geocaches --> no errors.

How to reproduce:

  1. View recently viewed geocaches in a browser
  2. Select a geocache
  3. Select Locus Map to open link ("Öffnen mit" -> "Cache zu Lous importieren")

Message dialog:

"Geocaching Live gibt eine ungültige Angabe zurück: Geocache not found"

Under rare circumstances importing does work, maybe only after a fresh start of Locus Map. I haven't found any pattern, but 99,9% the error occurs. It doesn't matter what cache type I choose, nor premium or basic member visibility.


Regards,

Hampf

Replies (4)

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Hi,

I've tested the problem on Android 11, 10 and 7. Only on Android 7 occured a problem with geocaching4locus.eu certificate. If that is the problem causing the issue you have reported, it is a problem that we can not solve - please contact Geocaching4Locus add-on author: support@geocaching4locus.eu.

regards

Michal, Locus team

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Hi,

I don't think it is a problem of Geocaching4Locus, because it works OK when I used it inside Locus Map. As said I can use the Live Map, download geocaches by GC-Code, import geocaches from Live Map, etc. Logging into geocaching.com with my account in Geocaching4Locus is no problem, either.

Unfortunately I cannot debug what is going on in Android when I click on a link to a geocache in a browser. But I found out that if importing is working it will work every time and if it's not it will not work any time.

The following link works all the time

https://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=569ba1cb-7f33-40f2-baa7-80c97faebfc7

and this link does not import the geocache to Locus Map:

https://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=553e7b68-60fe-470a-baa4-a85e7907a1ef

For help in troubleshooting you can open these two geocaches in a browser, view the recently viewed caches, click on the links and see what happens.

I attached four screenshots to visualize the steps. It has nothing to do with the working geocache has been found by me because other found geocaches do not import. I cannot see any pattern in this behaviour.

Maybe it has something to do with the way the intents are passed from chrome to Locus Map.

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Hmm, now I see. "Öffnen mit" links to "Geocaching4Locus"-Icon... Well, well, well. I'll try and contact Arcao.

Thx.

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Arcao fixed it.

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