Help support the Rocketry Locator app!

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  1. Mar 2, 2019 #1

    RKeller

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    Many of us have been using the free "Rocket Locator" android app for years. It has helped me find many rockets! Sometime last year Google changed the way google maps worked which prevented the maps from loading. The app creator is working on the fix, but it will take some time and effort.
    If you have used or plan on using this app, please take a minute to donate to help keep the app running!
    http://rocketlocator.com/donations/google-maps-reviving/?i=1
     
  2. Mar 3, 2019 #2

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    Will this map update also include fixes for the text/label bugs, etc.? I don't mind using it with the white screen, but white text on that screen is almost unreadable and the distance, altitude and max altitude labels all change to Current Altitude labels soon after starting the app. I would rather have that fixed then Google maps working.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2019 #3

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    Yes, he is fixing the labels. Although we never discussed changing the color or text at all.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2019 #4

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    I cannot donate atm, too many bills to pay, but I do pledge $10.00 as soon as I am able.
     
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    Google doesn't like it when someone chinces off their dataset without paying. Bastids!!!
    Any who, I downloaded the tiles for the fields I frequented before they went away.
    The OSM maps are good. Kurt
     
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    I had downloaded them but when i got a new phone it didn't transfer. I think you can still use the maps for free, but the method is different so they can keep track. Heavy users will have to pay Google.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2019 #7

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    The app is fixed! Big thanks to Forrest Dix for fixing it!
     
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    Is the update auto pushed through google play, or should I re-download?

    (Directions unclear, phone stuck in toaster)
     
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    I was able to update my app on Google play.
     
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    Mine auto updated.
     
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    Google Play says the new version is v1.4, but the app on my device (after updating) still says v1.1. So, did anything really change?
     
  13. Apr 27, 2019 #13

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    I found the same thing. I opened Google Play Store and only had Open and Uninstall available. The app still shows version 1.1 but it displays the satellite maps even at my house. I only had the google maps squares downloaded for the site and everything else was just white. Now I seem to have the maps all the time.

    I did an uninstall and reinstalled and it still shows version 1.1

    I fired up my T3 tracker and walked it around the front yard. It tracked it fine with the satellite pics on the map
    But, like the old version, all three data items on the top left, still all read Current Altitude:

    Screenshot_20190427-175646_Rocket Locator.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2019
  14. Apr 27, 2019 #14

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    I gladly donated, glad to see it is updated look forward to using it again.
     

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