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

Jerry Matheny starnoble at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 20:56:33 PDT 2017


You must have a newer iPhone. The iPhone SE, 6S, 6S plus, seven, or 7+.



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> On Jul 25, 2017, at 8:05 PM, Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
> 
> This isn't quite right. On my 5s running IOS 10.3 if I switch airplane mode on I don't have access to dictation. This would seem to indicate that at least on that device dictation needs an internet connection. Maybe other devices are different.
> 
>> On Tue, 25 Jul 2017, Jerry Matheny wrote:
>> 
>> Sorry to contradict, but as of iOS 9.3, dictation is now on board the device, so Internet connectivity is no longer required.
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>> 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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