GeOrg Version

Dies ist ein kleineres Bugfix-Release. Hauptsächlich wird ein Fehler behoben, der auftritt, wenn Caches aus EMail-Attachments gelesen werden sollen. Außerdem wurde die Reihenfolge der Field Notes umgedrehte. Neuste Field Notes werden jetzt zuerst angezeigt.

Happy caching!

GeOrg version 1.1.9

GeOrg 1.1.9 steht nun im Android Market zum Download bereit. Eine detaillierte Liste der Änderungen findet sich in der Versionshistorie. Dies sind die wesentlichen Änderungen im diesem Release:

  • Internationalisierung:
    GeOrg kann nun in andere Sprachen übersetzt werden. 1.1.9 haben wir ins Deutsche übersetzt, das haben viele von Euch nachgefragt. Grundsätzlich bestimmt GeOrg die verwendete Sprache aus den Systemeinstellungen Eures Telefons. Wenn Euer Telefon auf Deutsch gestellt ist, Ihr Euch aber an das englische Interface gewöhnt habt, könnt Ihr in den Optionen die Sprache wieder wechseln.
  • Solver: ASCII:
    Der “Zeichen zu Zahlen”-Solver hat nun einen ASCII-Modus
  • Navigation mit Drittanwendungen:
    In den Optionen kann eine neue Navigations-Option “Nav. andere Anwendung” aktiviert werden, die dann zusätzlich zu den bestehenden Navigations-Optionen bei jeder Navigation angeboten wird. Wird diese Option zur Navigation gewählt, schickt GeOrg einen so genannten “Intent” an das Betriebssystem, der allen Anwendungen, die sich für Navigations-“Intents” interessieren signalisiert, dass Ihr eine “Navigations-Intention” habt ;). Für gewöhnlich bekomt Ihr dann vom Betriebssystem eine Liste mit allen Apps, die den Intent behandeln können und wechselt durch Auswahl der gewünschten App dorthin und werden hoffentlich sicher an Euer Ziel gelotst. Mit “Navigon Select” haben wir das bereits getestet, wenn Ihr Erfahrungen mit anderen Apps macht (egal ob positive oder negative), schreibt uns gern, das nehmen wir dann zur Info für alle in die Feature-Matrix auf.
  • Support für Locus-SQLite-Maps:
    Nun könnt Ihr Eure mit der App Locus auf Eurem Gerät im SQLite-format erstellen Karten direkt als Offline-Karten in GeOrg auswählen.
  • Bugfixes:
    In diesem Release haben wir wieder einen Haufen Bugs behoben. Eine Liste findet Ihr in der Versionshistorie

Als nächstes werde ich die deutsche Übersetzung der Webseite beenden und versuchen den Berg an Emails, der sich aufgebaut hat, während ich 1.1.9 fertiggestellt habe, abzutragen, bevor es mit 1.2.0 weitergeht. Fröhliches Dosenfischen 😉

Ein Bug im Zip-Import aus Attachments wurde zum neuen Release gemeldet und auch gleich behoben. GeOrg ist nun bei Version

Connector sample updated

The connector sample is now at version 1.0.5. Changes:

  • Support for different screen sizes
  • Fixed a bug when downloading GPX and not having spoiler-download enabled.

Happy caching! 🙂

GeOrg version

Just a small bugfix for users of Android 1.5 who had problems entering the settings in

GeOrg version

This version is mainly fixing bugs and has only a few non-bug-related changes. Please see the Changelog for all the details. The most noteworthy changes are:

  • Zipped Tilepacks: Zip-support has been improved, making it more compatible to several zip-tools. Also now zip64-format is supported to allow for larger maps
  • There were some problems with the compass on Sony Ericsson devices. GeOrg now internally supports two different ways to get orientation data and offers to switch between these two if these problems occur.

  • GCVote-display is now possible in some circumstances where it previously wasn’t (e.g. caches imported from GPX-files created via GCTour)
  • The waypoint projection dialog now shows the origin of the projection and offers yard as distance unit.
  • If you see caches in Find Nearby that are already in your CacheDB you can now directly get to the listing by tapping the entry.

Connector sample updated

We just updated the connector sample, fixing some bugs. You can find the current version – which is now 1.0.3 – here

UPDATE: We’ve had one user report another problem with the source code, so now we are at version 1.0.4

Happy caching! 😉

GeOrg version 1.1.8

Finally GeOrg 1.1.8 is ready for release. For a detailed list of changes, please have a look at the Changelog. These are the main features in this release:

  • New and updated solvers:
    We added more solvers to GeOrg. Namely: Character-to-numbers (A=1, B=2, …), Digit Sum-calculation, Number-System-conversion, Playfair- and Vigenere-cypher and UTM-conversion. The Caesar-cypher now also features a scrollable preview of solutions for a given crypto-text.
  • Extended connector-options:
    GeOrg now features an extended set of actions connectors may implement. The connector-interface is now dynamic, meaning that developers may decide not to support all of the new actions and GeOrg will simply not offer these actions or keep them grayed out if the current connector does not support them. There’s also a new connector-sample, showcasing the new actions and implementing some of them. Among the new actions supported by GeOrg are “Log via connector” and “Upload Field Notes”. We also improved the error messages produced by the sample connector.
  • Cachelistings:
    There have been several improvements made here, the most noteable probably the inclusion of Groundspeak attributes in the listing (provided, you configured your PQs to include attributes (GPX 1.0.1)). Also, GeOrg now imports GSAK User-Notes and -Logs, shows you existing Field Notes within the listing and creates hyperlinks from coordinates in listings that lead you to the waypoint-creation dialog.
  • Map:
    There are bigger changes to the map planned for 1.2.x, but 1.1.8 includes support for zipped andnav- and sqlite-tilepacks, shows GC-Vote-ratings in cache-bubbles and allows you to switch to a less complex target-frame (the area on top of the screen if you are navigating) with a bigger font.
  • Compass:
    … speaking of bigger fonts – the compass target-frame now also features a “simple-mode”. And after you had a look at that, you could try out the new radar-view that can be reached by pressing the button on the lower right of the compass.
  • Navigation:
    You may switch off navigation-options you don’t need in the settings. One thing you might not want to switch off, though, is the new support for Google Navigation which leads you directly to Google’s turn-by-turn navigation-solution (on supported devices, only).
  • Settings:
    For those of you, who like to experiment and often reflash their phone, you can now backup all of GeOrg’s settings to SD. After reinstalling GeOrg, you can just restore you settings from the Settings-Page’s menu and you’re done.
  • Find Nearby:
    If you use connectors – these might be interesting to you: The last search-radius is now kept, no more constant switching back to 500m-radius. Also you can see which of the caches displayed are already in your CacheDB and you can jump to these listings directly from within the Find Nearby-Page.
  • Field Notes:
    You configure a default-found-text in the settings that will be included in every “found”-type Field Note you create. That way you can define a signature to use in all Field Notes. Also, single Field Notes can now be send as messages. Than, Android will come up with a list of apps that will send the message, like Twidroid or such. Please note that the official Facebook-app will not allow you to send messages that way (for whatever reason, they don’t allow other apps connecting to them in this way). If you still want to send messages to facebook, there are other clients, like Tweetcaster, for example, who got the facebook-connection working correctly.

Of course, there are more changes, still, so if you’re interested, head over to the Changelog. The next release will add multi-language support to GeOrg, beginning with a German translation.
Please keep us updated about your experiences with GeOrg, features you’d like included or bugs you encounter. Happy caching! 🙂

GeOrg version

Another bugfix – cachelistings were showing any file in the spoilers-directory that began with the GC-code of the cache – even non-images. This caused a crash during the image-cleanup introduced with the last bugfix. Now only images will be displayed and invalid images won’t cause crashes anymore. Thanks for reporting this bug!

Happy geocaching!

Improved speed with Froyo?

Ever since the JIT-compiler in Froyo was announced, I was interested in comparing the speed of Android 2.1 vs 2.2. So before I installed the OTA-update, I measured one of the longest running actions in GeOrg – the GPX import – to compare it with the post-Froyo-import. Some tests have claimed dramatic speed improvements with Froyo, and of course the improvement depends on the type of the test (CPU, graphics, IO,..). So without further ado, here’s what to expect for the GPX import:

Test-case: Zipped Groundspeak PQ (500 caches, 97 add.waypoints, 546 TBs, 3385kB unpacked data), 3 test-runs – averaged time in seconds, GeOrg, HTC Desire:

Operating system Time for import
Android 2.1 26.6s
Android 2.2 21s

To be honest, I expected a bit more, but then again, I already tuned the import a lot to speed it up. In general, from my user-experience, Froyo seems a bit faster to me (maybe only because I expect it to be), but not exceptionally faster.

Happy caching!

GeOrg version

This update fixes some Out Of Memory-issues when using Google Maps or viewing caches with large / too many spoiler pictures.

Happy geocaching!

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