Improvements to Share > My current location

Andrew Heard shared this idea 2 years ago
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1) At present Locus does not supply a subject line when "My current location" is passed onto an email client - results in "(no subject)" below. If the current map is a LoMap maybe attempt an offline address search, and if valid use that as the subject - "My current location is " <address>. Otherwise something like "My current location is " <lat/ lon>? Even "My Locus Map location" is better than nothing.

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2) Personally I find the text "Catch me if you can!" a bit too cute/ silly/ embarrassing. I delete it from the email each time I've used this function. Isn't the first sentence sufficient?


3) This suggestion probably can't be implemented because geohash.org is your only option, but geohash.org on mobile is really bad. The zoom +/- buttons are so tiny as to be impossible to tap. Most attempts to pinch zoom result in the location being panned off the window and then impossible to find again. It's really hit & miss, and currently only usable from a PC screen (where it works very well). The map isn't a useful size either. Is there a better alternative to geohash.org? I had a quick search but no suggestions.

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Good day Andrew,

thanks for a tips.


1) oki, agree, improved.


2) well, attempt to insert something "funny", but agree that in the end, it does not make sense to include it into final email and only cause waste of time with deleting ... removed


3) more complicated anyway why not use "Google Maps" url instead? I remember that half year back Petr planned to create own small service for this task, but seems it is lost ... if there apper any good alternative, let me know.


Thanks,

Menion

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>why not use "Google Maps" url instead

nice idea, surely better for mobile users?

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Wait, I do not understand. Are you looking on screen menu > share > text message? There is already an option to share current location (map center/point) as "Google Maps Url" or as "GeoHash". Or are you talking about different screen where is only "GeoHash" option?

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as per topic: menu > Share > My current location

I was simply agreeing with your previous comment

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Ah I'm stupid, sorry. I completely forget that this method has hardcoded one Url system > GeoHash. Oki, so it is possible to exchange it for Google Maps, which is probably better alternative till we found something even better :). Thanks

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