Locus does not find addresses as good as Google Maps
When I get an address from an other Application or someone tells me an addres which I want to find in Locus to save it as a POI or navigate to it, Locus often fails. The same search in Google Maps shows the correct result of location.
I as a user have no clue why this happens.
Voräcker Gewann 12
So as an expert, I assume that if Locus only expects and searches for certain address strings, some of the input could hinder it in finding the correct address. In the Example, the restaurants name could hinder Locus. And the area of the city (Möhringen) could hinder Locus. So maybe for some user it is maybe clear that you are only allowed to give search strings that exactly match one field of information of an address and that the information must not be contaminated by other informations that hinder a good search result.
I tried searching the example address with cleaning up some information and searched for
"Voräcker Gewann 12
... but this only leads to the center of the ZIP code (Möhingen, an area of city Stuttgart).
The interesting part of the bug starts right now: If I accidently know the place and create a POI in Locus and have a look at the address, it shows me some details that confused the search and by which locus can not find the location to the address.
So basically the bug is: There is an inconsistency between address locations and search capabilities which strongly affect the usability of Locus. The application is not intuitive.
Is there a strategy/concept how to improve address handling and address searches to gain a better usability in Locus? Some additional settings affect the search capabilities like type of search (I currently use online search) probably also affect the quality of the search results. So maybe it's also a transparence/documentation/UI explanation topic? If so, a link in the UI to documentation how to find addresses/locations the best way could be helpful.
Sorry if this description is a bit unprecise, I sometimes switch between the view of beeing an expert and the "normal user" 😉. Locus probably wants to makes both happy.