Android GPS hunting(and more) app feedback.


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TheMole74
November 4, 2012, 01:36 PM
Hi!

I have created an Android app called Sweetspot that I would like to get some feedback on.
I am a keen hunter myself and I wrote the app because I felt that it would be a good tool when hunting etc.

If you have the time please check it out.
Requires minimum 3"screen and touch.
If you have issues with it, please don't rate it low...instead post a suggestion on this thread or mail me from the google play store.
It's free and the url is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teds.sweetspotfree&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS50ZWRzLnN3ZWV0c3BvdGZyZWUiXQ..

Regards
Ted

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Double Naught Spy
November 4, 2012, 04:51 PM
Android phone coming at Xmas. What does the app do?

LuvMyGuns
November 5, 2012, 01:15 PM
What does the app do?

JoeMal
November 5, 2012, 01:19 PM
Per Google Play:
Description
Sweetspot is the perfect tool for many outdoor activities.
Whether it's mushroom picking, fishing, hunting, hiking, parking, or anything else where you want to save your current position and later find you way back to it.
Simply click a button, add a comment and you will always be able to find your way back to the "Sweetspot".
Click another button, choose your "Sweetspot" and you will be pointed in the correct direction, and the distance to the target is shown.

TheMole74
November 5, 2012, 03:21 PM
Hi!

Sorry for my late reply...and I see that the description is in the previous post.

Thank you for your interest.

Regards
Ted

Double Naught Spy
November 5, 2012, 05:43 PM
So it is like a GPS app such as putting in a pin in Google Earth on your phone?

TheMole74
November 6, 2012, 06:20 PM
Yea, kinda. But you are also getting directed to that location and the distance left is shown(based on your current location). Basically lets you mark a location and you can always find your way back to that location.

jrdolall
November 13, 2012, 08:50 AM
I found Sweetspot and it says it is for parking in San Diego. Sweetspot Pro is for hunting and is $1.99. I don't buy apps and I don't live in SD but I do have spots marked on my GPS so is this significantly better or just easier because it allows you to carry one less device?

Wait! I found Sweetspot Free and will give it a run.

courtgreene
November 14, 2012, 10:50 AM
downloading it now, and quite looking forward to it, I must say. It's kind of a pain having to try to remember this or that visual cue on public land that could change when the next dude comes walking through. This may be just what I need.

ritepath
November 15, 2012, 08:02 PM
DL.....time will tell I'll set some waypoints this weekend while hunting.

TheMole74
November 16, 2012, 12:51 PM
Thank you all for your replies, hope the app works out for you(please let me know). I am working on an update which is going to include some new features, but I still have some work to do before release.

courtgreene
November 16, 2012, 09:40 PM
either takes forever or won't get connect to the gps. Not sure why that happens.

TheMole74
November 17, 2012, 05:39 PM
Are you indoors? the gps takes forever(or a very long time) if you are inside a house...outside the gps initiates in seconds and the app is ment to run outdoors:-)
Many other gps apps initiate with last known location of the device and it might seem that it initiates very fast, but then it is an "old" value that runs until refresh of gps coordinates. Sweetspot can't do that because then you might add "old" outdated values, and you don't want that.
That is why the app(Sweetspot) checks for fresh values before you can add a spot.
Try it outside and you shouldn't have a problem

Thank you for your interest .

Regards
Ted

R.W.Dale
November 17, 2012, 05:55 PM
Ill give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up




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courtgreene
November 17, 2012, 08:15 PM
O.P. I replied to your PM. I don't know if you got it or not though.

ApplePie
November 24, 2012, 01:02 AM
I'd add the current altitude and current speed to the app.

Steve H
November 24, 2012, 09:34 AM
I'd add the Lat. & Long.

R.W.Dale
November 24, 2012, 05:44 PM
It just doesn't seem to work for me.

Near or far most of the time it gives a distance of 0 to the sweetspot




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TheMole74
November 24, 2012, 07:51 PM
Thank you for your reply!

I am working on a new version with some new features and I will consider adding the features you wanted.
However I want to keep it as clean as possible so that it is user friendly...I might add a button on the menu that turns on "advanced" mode that uses/shows the extra features.
Do you think that will be an ok solution?
Thank you once again.
Ted

TheMole74
November 24, 2012, 07:55 PM
Hi R.W.Dale

Very strange...may I ask what model of phone you use(for bug fix/search).
I haven't heard of this problem before so I will look into this problem and try and fix it as soon as possible.

Thank you for supplying this information.

/Ted

R.W.Dale
November 24, 2012, 08:00 PM
Hi R.W.Dale

Very strange...may I ask what model of phone you use(for bug fix/search).
I haven't heard of this problem before so I will look into this problem and try and fix it as soon as possible.

Thank you for supplying this information.

/Ted

Its a Samsung infuse. When it does this if I confirm "go to sweetspot" I just get a black screen most of the time.

I've also noticed that it will not remember when I change units from metric to SAE

Its a great concept and I really want the app to work primary to use to give me distances from a to b




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walker944
November 28, 2012, 06:49 PM
Downloaded it. Nice simple app. One thing I don't get though, is with the compass. It appears to have to be level in order to show the the compass bearings correctly. Otherwise the compass moves around quite a bit. However, there is nothing to indicate whether or not you are level. If Im in the woods, then I don't have a flat surface to set my phone on, and must rely on my steady hand, or something I think is flat. If there were bubble indicators to let the user know when it's level, then the compass would be of value. Otherwise, the moving, swinging compass isn't of any real use. Is there something I'm just not understanding about how to use it?

TheMole74
November 30, 2012, 05:49 PM
I am working on an update which I will release soon.
The compass issue on some phones is due to sensor sensitivity and I am going to filter the sensor readings harder and hopefully that will make it more stable(less jumpy), other things will also be fixed and I am working as much I can and have time, to get the new version released.
Thank you for your feedback.

Regards
Ted

blarby
November 30, 2012, 07:55 PM
Interesting.

Only problem I have is that most of my sweetspots are under dense canopy, in places GPS doesn't work.

Neat mod of earthtag, I'll say.

What I would like to see is a version of this that will direct you based on an adjusted compass read and minutewalker.

For those of you who arent familiar with this lingo.... imagine "turn heading 345, walk 45 paces" "turn heading 300 walk 35 paces"

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