This update lets paid users display a live stereonet plot while logging (either in addition to, or instead of the normal dip/strike symbol). It plots as a pole or plane depending on the plane type (orientation logging mode). The normal orientation mode has been renamed to planar, but axial is still the same. This orientation is now also included in the CSV file. The plane type/orientation also changes how records are plotted in the main stereonet plotter.
There are also some improvements to the stereonet plotter UI, as well as the ability to import as well as export from the GMail & Google Drive apps (and others).
-Renamed the normal orientation logging mode to planar.
This orientation is now included in the CSV, in the format planar:<planetype> or axial:<planetype>
-Added the option to display a live stereonet plot while logging. Displays as a plane when logging in planar orientation mode, and as a pole when in axial (paid only)
-Improvements to the stereonet UI, including better freehand plot buttons, plotting of the average by default, and warning messages when attempting to plot conflicting plane types
-You can now import logs directly from the GMail or Google Drive app (must have extension ‘.dips.csv‘). You can also send records to Goolge Drive
via the ‘Send log’ function in Rocklogger (renamed from ‘Email log’)
-Saving using the last known location will try the GPS location if the fix is less than 1 hour old, then try the Network location if it is less than 15 minutes old
-Phone now vibrates to alert when a GPS fix is first found
A new version of Rocklogger has been published to the Play Store. This update fixes a few problems when logging with the screen facing down, and also fixes the dip symbol display on tablets.
Additionally, the sale has been extended to April 27!
Full update details:
- Changed the behaviour when logging with the screen down in axial mode. Dip direction is now always the down direction. This also affects the cardinal shown in dip & strike axial modes. Note that the symbol always correctly indicated the direction that was being recorded.
- Fixed a bug when logging with the screen down in dip & strike normal mode. Previously, when the screen was down the strike did not flip to match what was indicated by the red arrow.
- Additionally, the dip direction cardinal letter would indicate the direction 90° anti-clockwise from the strike (when viewed from above). This was 180° opposite to the direction the phone was actually dipping (as indicated by the symbol).
- Now, the strike flips correctly to match the red arrow, and the dip direction cardinal letter always indicates the direction 90° clockwise from the strike (when viewed from above).
- Fixed the same problem when logging with the screen down in dip & dip direction mode. Previously, when the screen was down the dip direction did not flip to match what was indicated by the vertical line in the red symbol (ie, down), and was instead 180° opposite. Now, the dip direction flips correctly and matches the symbol.
- Added the word “Overturned” to the description of overturned records.
- Added the option to display coordinates in UTM. Records are still saved in lat/lon, as that is the format given by the GPS.
- Further fixes for the dip symbol display on tablets
- Increased the length of time the save toast is displayed when logging
Rocklogger is now 1 year old! The first version was uploaded to the Android Market (now the ambiguously-titled Play Store) on 14th March 2011. Since then, Rocklogger has been downloaded over 8,000 times! Who would have thought there’d be so many geos with an Android phone?
To celebrate, the Unlocker is now half price in the market/store, for the next 2 weeks! After that, pricing in the different currencies will be adjusted a little to account for changes in the exchange rate over the past year (against the Australian price of AUD$9).
Thankyou to everyone who has contributed bugs and feature requests! I will continue to support and update the app in my spare time, when I’m not at my new job – making apps!
This is a minor update to fix some new bugs with number formatting in certain locales.
- Additional number formatting bug fixes for certain locales
A new update has been posted to the Android Market. This update adds the ability to export KML files for use in the desktop version of Google Earth. A KML file will be generated & attached automatically when ‘Email log’ is selected from the main logging screen. The file will additionally be stored in the /Rocklogger/kml directory.
If the log has associated photos, put the KML and JPGs in the same directory (on your computer) and the photos will be viewable within Google Earth at the associated coordinates.
KML export is available in the paid version only.
A new update has been posted to the Market. This update addresses a problem with corrupt log files affecting users in some countries (described here). It also adds a horizontal line to the logging screen, to make it visually easier to log in the same plane as the phone’s scree. Logging like this usually gives more accurate azimuth angles than logging planes at random angles to the phone’s screen.
- Added a horizontal white line to the logging screen, to make it visually easier to log in the same plane as the phone’s screen (which is usually more accurate than logging planes at random angles to the phone’s screen)
- Fixed a bug where the logfile was corrupted in locales which use , instead of . for decimal points
I recently moved to Germany for a working holiday (software and GPS work for a research institute).
One odd thing I noticed is that in Germany, copyright to the word gmail belongs to some guy who registered the name back in 2000. The effect of this is that gmail is called Google Mail here. What was strange was that the gmail app on my phone changed its name, by itself, to Google Mail.
Back to Rocklogger, and an important lesson in localisation. In Germany and many other European countries, decimal numbers use commas instead of points, eg 5,3 instead of 5.3.
This meant that whenever Rocklogger saved a log on a European-localised phone, extra commas corrupted the CSV tables meaning recorded data couldn’t be used by the stereonet plotter, maps, or anything else.
An update is about to be posted, which replaces occurrences of ,s with .s in number strings.
Note that my Australian phone didn’t change localisation and have this problem, it only renamed gmail.
PS: German users can look forward to a German translation in the coming weeks!