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Passing the Torch for AGTL

2013-11-07 20:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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About four years ago I created the first code for AGTL. It was built on previous experience I made with a very simple geocaching application for Android. Ever since, I kept AGTL running, first on the Openmoko Freerunner, then on the Nokia N900 (still a great phone!) and finally on the Nokia N9. And ever since, I had less time than I wanted to fix bugs, create new features and to stay in contact with you, the community. A few days ago, I switched from the Nokia N9 to the Dark Side, a.k.a., Andr...
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Passing the Torch for AGTL

2013-11-07 20:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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About four years ago I created the first code for AGTL. It was built on previous experience I made with a very simple geocaching application for Android. Ever since, I kept AGTL running, first on the Openmoko Freerunner, then on the Nokia N900 (still a great phone!) and finally on the Nokia N9. And ever since, I had less time than I wanted to fix bugs, create new features and to stay in contact with you, the community.

A few days ago, I switched from the Nokia N9 to the Dark Side, a.k.a., Android (Nexus 5). With this switch I lost the ability to test new version of AGTL on the N9 and to use the software for myself (still the best method for finding bugs). Therefore, I decided to lay the responsibility for AGTL into the hands of somebody else. I decided to name Aapo Rantalainen as the new maintainer for AGTL. He caught my attention with many helpful bug reports and patches for AGTL, so I decided to pass the torch to him. Apparently, this has already paid off: Aapo made a lot of commits during the last days, fixing bugs and applying patches that I didn't have time for.

I hope to be able to help here and there with AGTL, and to stay up-to-date on its further development. New versions will be announced on this website.

Thanks to Aapo for taking the responsibility and to all the other people that provided me with bug reports, feature suggestions and (sometimes also monetary) input during the last years! It was definitely a great time and its not over yet!
webhamster
Version 0.9.0.3 of the Advanced Geocaching Tool was just released. Changes are: - Fix some launching problems
- Fix fieldnote uploading
- Introduce new Icon
- Automatically disable remote logging
- Fix for downloading more than 20 geocaches
- Fix for Openstreetmaps bug


For Maemo users: Please download it from extras devel, where it will land shortly.

For Meego users: Download this file on your device and install it.
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Version 0.9.0.3 of the Advanced Geocaching Tool was just released. Changes are: - Fix some launching problems - Fix fieldnote uploading - Introduce new Icon - Automatically disable remote logging - Fix for downloading more than 20 geocaches - Fix for Openstreetmaps bug For Maemo users: Please download it from extras devel, where it will land shortly. For Meego users: Download this file on your device and install it....
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AGTL Version 0.9.0.0 Available for Testing

2012-03-30 22:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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Due to a major change in the geocaching.com website, AGTL became unusable a few weeks ago. Today, I present version 0.9.0.0, which fixes this problem. Downloading the geocaching overview became a bit slower, because AGTL now needs to download more data to get the geocache positions right. Together with the map overview, all data except logs, images and waypoints of the geocaches are downloaded. While it now takes longer to see what geocaches are around you, the filter and sort feature is more u...
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AGTL Version 0.9.0.0 Available for Testing

2012-03-30 22:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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Due to a major change in the geocaching.com website, AGTL became unusable a few weeks ago. Today, I present version 0.9.0.0, which fixes this problem.

Downloading the geocaching overview became a bit slower, because AGTL now needs to download more data to get the geocache positions right. Together with the map overview, all data except logs, images and waypoints of the geocaches are downloaded. While it now takes longer to see what geocaches are around you, the filter and sort feature is more useful than before (because more data is available).

This version runs on the N9 and N900 thanks to Rob Kouwenberg, who sent me his spare N900. The next versions will all be released for the N900 at the same time as for the N9.

This is to be considered as a BETA version, i.e., it will contain bugs. However, I can't comprehensively test both versions on my own, so please file any bugs here! Really, that's the fastest way to get them fixed!

I'm also looking for a designer who is willing to design a new logo for the app.

Now get the N900 version (also available in extras-devel) or the N9 version and start heavy testing!

As always, your donations via PayPal are welcome.

Update: How to send me debug logs?

Debug logs can now be send by the application itself. All you need is your mobile device with a working internet connection and a terminal command. On the N9, open up a terminal and enter agtl-meego --remote On the N900, open up a terminal and enter /opt/advancedcaching/core.py --hildon --remote The application should now start (except if it has a bug in the startup phase, that is). You can file a bug report, send me an e-mail or write me on twitter. What I need is the IP address of the device (yours is currently 213.128.137.20) and the date on which you've created the debug log.

Update 2: If the application doesn't start at all, try moving the file .agtl/caches.db to .agtl/caches.db.old using the following command in the terminal mv .agtl/caches.db .agtl/caches.db.old I hope to fix this bug for the next version.

Update 3: Some early birds had a problem with AGTL not starting on the N9. Please download the file again, I had the wrong .deb in the wrong place. The new file has an md5sum of 78cbea1b32f5200b253bb8218f63d33e.
webhamster

A quick fix for AGTL on the N900

2012-03-10 23:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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A few weeks ago, geocaching.com once again changed their website. The new site features a new map. Unfortunately, the new map doesn't fit well into AGTL. I fixed the bug, however, was not able to finish the N900 version yet, because I don't own an N900 since mine broke last year. I'm currently searching for a defect N900 to buy it for development, you can also speed things up with donations for a used N900. Update: Rob Kouwenberg ( @cow_n_berg) will send me his spare N900, so the quest for a ...
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A quick fix for AGTL on the N900

2012-03-10 23:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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A few weeks ago, geocaching.com once again changed their website. The new site features a new map. Unfortunately, the new map doesn't fit well into AGTL. I fixed the bug, however, was not able to finish the N900 version yet, because I don't own an N900 since mine broke last year. I'm currently searching for a defect N900 to buy it for development, you can also speed things up with donations for a used N900.

Update: Rob Kouwenberg ( @cow_n_berg) will send me his spare N900, so the quest for a new old N900 has found a quick end. Geocaching user juleodop send me 60 euro via PayPal, thanks for that!

However, in the meantime you can try this dirty fix. It doesn't affect the installed version of AGTL. Run the following commands in the terminal. # First, install git and python-lxml (as root)
apt-get install git-core python-lxml
# Now, check out the latest version of AGTL (***NOT*** as root!)
git clone git://github.com/webhamster/advancedcaching.git
# Now, run it (also ***NOT*** as root!)
cd advancedcaching/files/advancedcaching
python core.py --hildon


This is untested, so please provide feedback if everything works.

Please be warned, that the new downloading algorithm always fetches the whole descriptions, thus it is much slower than before!

And if you have a partially defect N900 at home, please mail me!
webhamster

AGTL for Meego/Harmattan/N9: Beta 1

2012-01-20 23:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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AGTL brings offline geocaching to the N9, and I today present the first beta version. This means, in the next time I'll try to fix bug, but not add any new features. This beta version brings Multicache Calculation help - AGTL tries to extract calculations from the cache description and you'll be asked to enter the missing values. Much improved interface and a dark theme (optional). On the OLED-Display of the N9, this saves power and it's a great for night geocaching. Favorite Geocaches Image v...
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AGTL for Meego/Harmattan/N9: Beta 1

2012-01-20 23:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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AGTL brings offline geocaching to the N9, and I today present the first beta version. This means, in the next time I'll try to fix bug, but not add any new features.

This beta version brings
  • Multicache Calculation help - AGTL tries to extract calculations from the cache description and you'll be asked to enter the missing values.
  • Much improved interface and a dark theme (optional). On the OLED-Display of the N9, this saves power and it's a great for night geocaching.
  • Favorite Geocaches
  • Image view
  • Website parser update - AGTL searches for an updated website parser when you launch it.
  • and several other features.
What's left to do? When this version has become stable (i.e. when it has no major bugs left), I'll add
  • Offline Maps
  • Attributes
  • Augmented Reality View (I disabled this in the current version due to some bugs)
  • Handling of archived caches (Currently the "archived" status of a geocache is not shown anywhere)
Download the beta version here or wait until it appears in the Ovi store. If you downloaded it to the N9, click on the file and follow the instructions. Otherwise, enable developer mode. Run devel-su in the terminal to become root, then run dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/agtl-beta-1.deb (change the path accordingly).

Please report bugs to github and only to github (otherwise I may lose track of the bugs). Please try to provide an output log of the program run. You can start AGTL by running agtl-meego in the terminal. If you run agtl-meego > errorlog.txt 2>&1 it will create a file errorlog.txt containing valuable information for bug hunting.

As always, donations are very welcome. AGTL will stay free (as in beer) also when it hits the Ovi store. Maybe I'll add a donate version to the store (with exactly the same features/support as the free version).

AGTL for N9/Harmattan Beta 1: Dark Theme, Map View AGTL for N9/Harmattan Beta 1: Dark Theme, Coordinate List and CacheCalc AGTL for N9/Harmattan: Cache Details (old Alpha 2) AGTL for N9/Harmattan Beta 1: Dark Theme, Compass View AGTL for N9/Harmattan: Writing a Fieldnote (old Alpha 2)
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AGTL for Meego/Harmattan/N9: Alpha 2

2011-12-11 23:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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It's finally here! AGTL brings offline geocaching to the N9. Well, not completely: The map is not stored offline right now, but this feature will arrive eventually. This is an Alpha version, meaning there will be bugs. However, I already went geocaching with it and it worked! AGTL features several cool features: Compass view Map view All details and images, the last 20 logs Writing fieldnotes Of course, some settings And best of it all: A unique augmented reality view! Download the alpha h...
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AGTL for Meego/Harmattan/N9: Alpha 2

2011-12-11 23:00 UTC  by  webhamster
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It's finally here! AGTL brings offline geocaching to the N9. Well, not completely: The map is not stored offline right now, but this feature will arrive eventually. This is an Alpha version, meaning there will be bugs. However, I already went geocaching with it and it worked!

AGTL features several cool features: AGTL for N9/Harmattan: Augmented Reality view
  • Compass view
  • Map view
  • All details and images, the last 20 logs
  • Writing fieldnotes
  • Of course, some settings
  • And best of it all: A unique augmented reality view!
Download the alpha here. If you downloaded it on the N9, click on the file and follow the instructions. Otherwise, enable developer mode. Run devel-su in the terminal to become root, then run dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/agtl-alpha.deb (change the path accordingly).

Please report bugs to github and only to github. Please try to provide an output log of the program run. You can start AGTL by running agtl-meego in the terminal. If you run agtl-meego > errorlog.txt 2>&1 it will create a file errorlog.txt containing valuable information for bug hunting.

Please consider a donation if you like AGTL. It will stay free (as in beer) also when it hits the OVI store, although rewriting the UI for Meego took a lot of hours in the last weeks.

AGTL for N9/Harmattan: Coordinate List AGTL for N9/Harmattan: Cache Details AGTL for N9/Harmattan: Compass View AGTL for N9/Harmattan: Map View AGTL for N9/Harmattan: Writing a Fieldnote