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Andrew Johnson (trailbehind) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale San Pablo Park
About Me Coder, and writer, but I'd rather be hiking.
CityBerkeley
StateCA
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.gaiagps.com

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Re: Re: Comments on Gaia
@Steve New versions are free. When you go to download it from the Store, the Store will confirm that it isn't charging you (though it seems to be doing so at first). I wouldn't totally rule...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
June 27, 11:07am

Comments on Gaia
@Bill: We just shipped off Gaia 9 for review by Apple. In the new version, we improved the map download screen so you can adjust the corners, and zoom/pan the map while setting up the download. I t...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
June 27, 2:42am

Re: Sorry for the confusion
I am one of the Gaia GPS developers. Gaia should work well with all of the Samsung devices, and basically any Android. We'll give you Gaia GPS for free, and you can compare to Backcountry if...

In GEAR » What's the best GPS hiking app for my Galaxy S5? BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS?
June 25, 6:31pm

Using Gaia GPS offline
I wanted to comment on the issue with using Android Gaia GPS Debbie was seeing. I can't say I'm sure what happened, but here are some thoughts, and I'm sorry Gaia didn't work as...

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay "non-trip" report
March 13, 12:01pm

Garmin UI
"Garmin has been in that business for a long time, so it has had the time to polish the user interface." I think that one of the most striking differences between most good iPhone/Andr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Map App. with 1:24,000 Resolution TOPO?
March 20, 5:44pm

Re: iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
Garmins and other hand-held GPS do have better GPS accuracy than iPhones in my experience. The first iPhone with a GPS (the 3G), which I tested against a Garmin, had very noticeably different tr...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 15, 11:01am

another external GPS
The Dual XGPS150 is a good external GPS too - connects via bluetooth: http://xgps150.dualav.com/ It's a bit larger than the bad elf, but it's also very light. I have one of these - good ...

In GEAR » Gaia GPS / iPhone Verizon users: Vote for my suggestion!
June 18, 1:06pm

Re: GPS app with cacheable US National Forest maps
Hey Jack, I develop Gaia GPS... we have a USFS layer in Settings->Help->Add Map Sources. Also, in the v6.4 update that should come out next week, we have USGS/USFS hybrid as a default source.

In GEAR » GPS app with cacheable US National Forest maps
June 17, 12:34am

Airplane Mode with GPS on Android depends on your device
My Motorolla Droid turns off the GPS under airplane mode, but I have been told other devices keep the GPS on. The iPhone/iPad shut down the GPS under airplane mode too.

In GEAR » Iphone GPS apps
July 01, 10:52pm

comments from a Gaia GPS Developer
1) Thanks for the nice words. It's really this kind of thing more than anything that makes developing the app so fulfilling... that and not getting lost in the woods. 2) Regarding the slow...

In GEAR » Iphone GPS apps
July 01, 3:39pm

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