[Loadstone] Dictation, battery life, and Three Checkpoint Questions

Jerry Matheny starnoble at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 17:37:19 PDT 2017

Sorry to contradict, but as of iOS 9.3, dictation is now on board the device, so Internet connectivity is no longer required.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 25, 2017, at 7:07 PM, Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
> Dictation should work like it will in any other app. For dictation to work anywhere you'll need an internet connection, something that just doesn't seem to get mentioned anywhere.
> The closest function to exploration mode is the show neighbourhood function. This will give you a point list of points within a radius around your location or a chosen point. This is the same kind of list you get with the find point function. To check a point in this list just double tap it and it'll say checked and may prompt you where to save the checkpoint.
> An exploration mode is planned, it's just a matter of figuring out the best user interface for it.
> You can import the old-style checkpoints text files, see the new faq at: https://www.loadstone-gps.com/help/faq.html for instructions.
>> On Tue, 25 Jul 2017, Mike Hanson wrote:
>> I have tried to get Loadstone to find points by dictating the name of
>> the point.  Loadstone does not seem to search if point names are
>> dictated.  If that is the only thing that could stand fixing, that is
>> very good for a first release.  I can certainly use Loadstone without
>> dictation working properly.
>> I think I like the Loadstone's battery usage compared to other GPS
>> programs.  Loadstone seems to use less of my phone's battery if I am
>> not mistaken.
>> Next, is there something like exploration mode?  There does not seem
>> to be anything like that.  That feature was great for creating short
>> checkpoint lists.
>> How do I create a checkpoint list in the current version of Loadstone?
>> I believe I would use find point and go from there.  Is there an
>> alternative method?
>> Finally, can I import my old checkpoint text files?  If so, how can I
>> do that?  I don't know how to convert text files to the required
>> Loadstone format.
>> Thank You,
>> Mike Hanson
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