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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.
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.gaiagps.com

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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

re: refunds from Android market
I'm glad to learn that... I didn't know that button ever went away :) We're new to the Android platform, and there are lots of differences between iPhone/Android. Some better, some ...

In GEAR » Android Topo App
May 26, 1:55pm

Answers about Android Topo App (and a link to a demo)
Hey everyone, To answer all the questions and comments here: 1) First, I apologize to the moderator and I won't post these here anymore. 2) If anyone wants to demo the app, you can use...

In GEAR » Android Topo App
May 26, 12:53pm

Android Topo App
I joined this forum a couple months back because a user left a nice review about our iPhone app, Gaia GPS. I found out when people started hitting my website. Here's that thread: http://www.bac...

In GEAR » Android Topo App
May 22, 6:26pm

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