LD-Log / Geo-Log / Sail-Log - Changelog

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Version 8.5.1

- Improved app performance when including a multitude of images

Version 8.5.0

Most user wished features:
- Change waypoint location and time on map retrospectively
- Move waypoints to previous route
- Split route (move waypoints to new route)
- Join routes
- Import routes from saved trips
- Import routes from GPX files
- Import trips from GPX files
- Add imges to trip-infos for display in trip report
- Add imges to route-infos for display in trip report
- Trip ID is now included in export filenames
- Convert trackpoints to waypoints
- Convert waypoints to trackpoints
- Fixes for some online maps
- Improved display of regionally limited maps
- Minor bug fixes and improvements
- Optimizations for Android 14

Version 8.0.0

- Comprehensive revision of the overall app file management for Android 10+ (Scoped Storage):
-- Once-only before saving or exporting, it is now necessary to manually select a folder in the main settings
- Optimization of essential requirements for the log function:
-- Once-only before logging it is now necessary to manually adjust a few additional Android app settings and permissions
- Additional optimizations für Android 12 and 13

Version 7.6.8

- Fix for log settings in Android 12

Version 7.6.7

- Display optimizations for Android 10's Dark Mode

Version 7.6.6

- Fix: Bug when using log presets since 7.6.5

Version 7.6.5

- Optimizations for Android 10

Version 7.6.0

- Introduction of new versions of LD-Log:
-- Geo-Log: full version without sail mode
-- Sail-Log: full version solely in sail mode

Version 7.5.1

- Fix for trip saving issues on some devices with Android 9

Version 7.5.0

- Optimizations for Android 9.0
- Improved map display during panning and zooming while map tiles are being downloaded
- Removal of 30 second waypoint interval option, which has been a relict from the time before tracking mode was introduced. For recording positions with intervals less than one minute, activate tracking!
- Several bug fixes and improvements

Version 7.4.4

- Fix for some devices where an SD card is not recognized for reading external map files
- Optimized cache usage of mapsforge maps
- Several minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 7.4.3

- NEW: Export your destinations as KML (individually or altogether)
- Map view: New map source 'OpenStreetMap SSL' (standard OSM map with HTTPS connection)
- Several bug fixes and improvements

Version 7.4.2

- Optimisation of the log function for performance and battery usage
- Several bug fixes and improvements

Version 7.4.1

- NEW: Directly take and add map screenshots from the image import option in the waypoint editing screen
- NEW in sail mode: With a device that includes a barometric sensor, its data can now be directly taken for the logbook field 'pressure'
- Revision and fixes of some online map sources
- Optimisation of the map cache for performance
- Several bug fixes and improvements

Version 7.4.0

- NEW: Options to sort the trips list ascending or decending by the following criteria: start time, last waypoint time, name, distance, duration, number of routes
- NEW: Additional display options for the waypoint list: show complete title / show complete description / use wide description row
- NEW: Checking for existing trip files when creating a new trip or renaming a previously saved trip
- FIX of long press bug in map view on some Samsung devices with Android 6.0

Version 7.3.2

- Reintroduction of zoom to complete route / trip at map view launch when not logging
- Several bug fixes and improvements

Version 7.3.1

- FIX for an occasional crash when opening the map view on some devices since version 7.3.0

Version 7.3.0

- Improvement of user interaction through the introduction of popup menus
- Revision of menus throughout the app
- Improved display options in the waypoint list and map view through multiple selection and retention per trip
- New display option 'hide images' in map view enables turning off default image display at hight zoom levels
- Zoom to complete route / trip at map view launch when not logging (has been removed again with quick fix 7.3.1)
- New option in map view to zoom to complete route / trip
- The order of waypoint images can now be changed in the waypoint editing screen
- Improved detection of device deep sleep under Android 7 up
- Many more smaller improvements

Version 7.2.1

- Important bug fix for Android 8.0 / 8.1

Version 7.2.0

- NEW: Zoom buttons in map view (must first be activated in map options)
- NEW: Satellite imagery map from Bing ('Bing Aerial & Labels') now available as base map
- Support for the by now outdated secondary map view from Google Maps has been discontinued. If you would like to keep using satellite imagery, use above mentioned Bing map (worldwide) or 'USGS Sat' (USA only)
- Several general improvements in map view
- Optimizations for Android 8.1
- Minor bug fixes

Version 7.1.1

- FIX: For some devices, where an existent SD card was not listed in the selection of an external offline maps storage folder
- FIX: For rare crashes of the compass on Galaxy S5 with Android 6.0
- More minor improvements

Version 7.1

- Standard map view: Adjustment of route and trip details display for each zoom level
- Standard map view: Additional online map sources from Thunderforest
- Standard map view: Multiple improvements of usability and performance
- NEW in standard map view: Support for Mapsforge offline maps (.map files)
- NEW in standard map view: Using a custom folder for offline maps (e.g. on SD card)
- Many more improvements

Version 7.0

- New map view with the following features:
-- Selection of different online map sources like OpenStreetMaps, OpenTopoMaps, USGS Maps, NOAA Nautical Charts and many more
-- Previously viewed map tiles are being cached and thus remain available while offline
-- Support for the integration of custom offline maps in various formats

Version 6.5.4

- Optimizations for Android 8

Version 6.5.3

- Waypoint intervals with more than 99 minutes possible (entering of max three digits instead of two)
- FIX: Rare problems with trip data after updating from very old versions of LD-Log / LD-Log FREE
- Minor bug fixes

Version 6.5.2 FREE

- Complete Revision of the free version and alignment of the functionality with the full version:
-- It is now possible to use the sail mode, the trip export / report and many more functions that previously were only available in the full version.
-- Furthermore all advanced features of the full version (compass, destinations, images, tracking) can be tried out.

Version 6.5.2

- FIX: Accuracy of the speed display in map view with live position [*]

Version 6.5.1

- NEW: Open each trip on the map directly from the trips list [*]
- NEW: View all the images of each trip directly from the trips list [*]
- NEW: Option in the trip editing screen to override certain main settings like units and sail mode for a trip. Thus it is now possible to choose individual settings for a trip that differ from the main settings. This also can be applied retroactively. [*]

Version 6.5

- Revision of the map view with many new functions [*]:
-- automatic refresh of the map when logging [*]
-- display of current position [*]
-- info screen overlay with the most relevant data [*]
-- take a manual waypoint [*]
-- switch tracking mode when logging [*]
-- option to keep the screen on [*]
- New: Import fotos for waypoints not only from an image gallery app, but also from a file browser including image import from cloud based storage like Google Drive [*]
- Change: With active tabs route / waypoints, trip images will be opened with the first image of the selected route [*]

Version 6.3

- User interface revision: Rearrangement and simplified access to many core functions [*]

Version 6.2.1

- Fix: Potential crash in trip images view [*]

Version 6.2

- New: Browse through all your trip images in the new LD-Log images view [*]
- Several minor improvements [*]

Version 6.1

- New: Import destinations from KML files [*]

Version 6.0

- New: Print HTML trip reports to PDF directly from the report view [*]
- New: Option to optimize images for all relevant export formats reduces file sizes and improves display of portrait format images [*]
- New: Hint if the log has been blocked in 'waypoints by distance' mode [*]
- New: Files created by LD-Log are now instantly visible over MTP
- Final support for Android 7.0 multi-window modes
- Some more improvements

Version 5.8

- Optimizations for Android 7.0
- New: Hint at log start, when device is in Android power save mode
- Several minor improvements

Version 5.7

- New: Predefined log settings presets
- New: Save and load custom log settings presets
- Revised log settings
- Improved log settings dialogs with explanations
- Improved manuel and help with compressed FAQ
- Waypoint info display in map view with more data
- Several minor improvements

Version 5.6

- New: Photo event waypoint with direct access to the camera [*]
- New: Advanced log setting 'Samsung 5.0+ Fix' for issues with a few Samsung devices
- Some log settings have been moved to the advanced log settings
- Several minor improvements

Version 5.5.1

- Fix: Potential crashes of map view in full version [*]
- Sail mode: Clearer crew list with paragraphs in some views [*]

Version 5.5

- Unlimited number of destination points [*]

Version 5.4

- Save and load waypoint entries as templates [*]
- Directly select waypoint templates for manual event-waypoints [*]
- Save and load route entries as templates [*]
- Trip templates now also available in normal mode [*]
- Notifications (log / manual waypoint) now with stop action-buttons
- Bug fix in map view

Version 5.3

- New: Display of maximum speed for route und trip
- New option: View data of a trip directly from the trips list [*]
- Fix: Import of trip files[*]
- Fix: Display of the destination point in map view [*]
- Optimizations for future version of Android
- Compass now with flexible device orientation [*]
- General optimizations in map view

Version 5.2

- Sail mode: New trip logbook entries like skipper, crew and boat details [*]
- Sail mode: Save and load trip logbook entries as templates [*]
- Sail mode: Waypoints CSV-Export now with distance route under sail / engine [*]
- Fix: Wrong waypoint distance infos in KML/KMZ export

Version 5.1

- New log setting: 'Use Alarm Clock Function' - in case the log function has been blocked by non configurable, manufacturer specific power saving functions (e.g. by some Samsung devices)
- Send CSV folder as zip file [*]
- Fix: false warning when scheduling log start [*]

Version 5.0

- NEW: Tracking function for track recording by the second! [*]
- NEW: Compass view! [*]
- New KML/KMZ export option: Optimized for Google MyMaps
- Improved GPS initialization with progress data display in the GPS service notification
- Warning message, if the log-function has been blocked from the start by power saving functions like the Asus Auto-Start Manager.
- Slide animations for the menu and for tab switching by swiping
- Some bug fixes

Version 4.1.1

- Warning messages, if the GPS has been blocked by power saving functions like the Android 'power saver'
- Some minor bug fixes

Version 4.1

- Importing of trip files ('ldlog' files) from external sources [*]
- Sending of the current trip directly from the trips menu [*]
- Warning message, if the log-function has been blocked by power saving functions like the Sony Stamina-Mode

Version 4.0.3

- Bug fix for recording in time zones with negative UTC offsets

Version 4.0.2

- Improved KML and KMZ export for Google Maps / My Maps
- Sail mode: Setting for displaying wind strength in both Beaufort and knots [*]

Version 4.0.1

- Fix for image references in Trip-Report and CSV export [*]

Version 4.0

- Export as KML / KMZ in the style of LD-Log's integrated map view
- KML export with referenced images / thumbnails [*]
- KMZ export with embedded images / thumbnails [*]
- Time zone sensitive waypoint recording
- Waypoint time zones may be altered retrospectively
- GPS Satellite time may be set as source for waypoint times
- Optimizations for Android 6.0
- Many minor fixes and improvements

Version 3.1.1

- Routes without waypoints are now being exported to the HTML / CSV Trip-Report as well [*]
- Some minor bug fixes [*]

Version 3.1

- Extensive revision and improvement of the HTML trip-report [*]
- trip reports can now be saved together with all containing images as a ZIP file [*]
- Default names for new trips and routes are now being dynamically generated
- New storage foldername for the free version to avoid problems with data cleaning apps
- Some bug fixes

Version 3.0.2

- Improved manual and help
- Small bug fix in map view

Version 3.0.1

- LD-Log is now also available for devices without the Google Maps Library
- New display-option in map view (hide accuracy radius)

Version 3.0

- Extensive improvements of user interaction
- Some new display options in map view
- A few functions from the full version are now available in the free version too

Version 2.8.3

- FIX: Crash at GPX export in rare cases

Version 2.8.2

- Two small bug-fixes

Version 2.8.1

- FIX: Crash of map view in Android 5.0 Lollipop [*]

Version 2.8

- Added function 'Navigate to Waypoint' to waypoint options menu (opens Google Maps Navigation) [*]
- Important bug-fix

Version 2.7

- Support for 'Material-Theme' for Android 5.0 up
- Many minor improvements

Version 2.6

- Log setting: Automatically start / stop connection with external bluetooth GPS device by means of the app 'Bluetooth GPS' [*]
- New design based on 'Holo-Theme' for Android 4.0 up
- Several more improvements

Version 2.5

- Important bug fixes and improvements
- Log settings: Scheduling of automatic log start [*]
- Log settings: LED-Notification with active GPS-Service in Standby-Mode
- Advanced log settings: Automatic adjustment of log interval to desired waypoint distance (logging by speed) [*]
- Settings in sail mode: Possibility to define custom sails for logbook function [*]
- Improved app-notifications in the system bar

Version 2.2

- FIXED: Inexact timing of automatic log in Android 4.4
- Improved display of waypoint information in map view (now including photo previews [*])
- Improved help documentation (jump to topics from the contents list)

Version 2.1

- Trip report export as CSV files (summary tables) [*]
- Display and export improvement of trip-, route- and waypoint-data

Version 2.0.6

- FIX: Image import function now available also for devices without a camera [*]
- UPDATE: Order of sail-settings changed in sail mode [*]
- Several more bug-fixes
- Overall performance improvement

Version 2.0.5

- improved button sizes
- send waypoint positions via SMS or email [*]
- send LD-Log files [*]
- display of separate speeds under sail/engine in addition to separate distances in sail mode [*]
- added unit meter/second for wind speed in sail mode [*]
- improved output of GPX and HTML trip-report

Version 2.0.4

- Fix: calculation of separate times and distances in sail mode when using event-waypoints [*]

Version 2.0.3

- French language added

Version 2.0.2

- Bug-Fix for Android 4.1

Version 2.0.1

- modified app icon

Version 2.0

- photo function: take multiple photos for each waypoint directly from LD-Log or import your images later [*]
- take screenshots from your current map view for documentation purposes or to reimport them into LD-Log [*]
- export your trip-report (travel-log / logbook) as HTML including images (for printing / creating a PDF-file / publishing) [*]
- send or open your export-files, images etc. in other apps directly from LD-Log [*]
- many more improvements and enhancements

Version 1.6.8

- waypoint numbers in waypoint default names are stored with leading zeros
- improved help-view

Version 1.6.7

- Adjustable GPX export type for routes (GPX Routes, GPX Tracks, GPX Track Segements) for enhanced compatibility with different GPX-viewers ('GPX Tracks' is the new standard, instead of former fixed setting 'GPX Routes')

Version 1.6.6

- more optimization for different resolutions and screen sizes
- support for small screens
- performance improvements

Version 1.6.5

- GPX-Export-Settings for embedding numerous additional information into waypoints [*]
- display optimization for higher resolutions
- trip logbook entries in sailmode (boat name, call sign, MMSI) [*]
- many more improvements and some bug fixes

Version 1.6.4

- route logbook entries in sailmode (fuel / water levels, boat checks) [*]
- setting in sailmode for selecting the type of foresail for logbook entries [*]

Version 1.6.2

- bug fix mapview context-menu

Version 1.6

- Quick menu for taking a new event-waypoint with immidiate entries (includes engine on/off options in sail-mode) [*]
- New detailed overview of all saved trips including display of dates, durations, distances and more [*]
- Display options menu for waypoint-list including options to show only event-waypoints, hide descriptions for standard waypoints among others [*]
- Option to show only event-waypoints in map view [*]

Version 1.5.5 / 1.5.6

- improved manual and help information, language issues

Version 1.5.4

- minimum log interval time of 30 seconds possible [*]
- when finishing logging, it is now possible to take a last waypoint of the current position

Version 1.5.2 / 1.5.3 / 1.5.4

- bug-fixes

Version 1.5.1

- Improved display of descriptions in trip-, route- and waypoint-editing
- Clicking on trip- or route-screen opens respective info-editing
- Improved in-app help

Version 1.5

- Support for UTM (WGS84/ETRS89) and Decimal-Coordinates
- Detailed navigation log functions for standard logbook entries in sail mode (10 selectable entries for state of sails, wind-/sea- and weather-conditions with user-definable units) [*]
- Setting a destination point, including manual entry of destination coordinates in all supported formats [*]
- Improved map view at different zoom-levels with latitude dependent scale and improved waypoint-info [*]
- Map view context menu includes new options (position-info, destination setting, automatic movement to relevant points and more) [*]
- Improved Export of the trip-report and much more [*]
- In-app manual and help