Wishlist: Mobile Device Location Updating

1. What actually happened or you saw:
On an Android device, COHE updates the location too often for normal use, using a lot of the GPS service, resulting in an increased battery life.

2. What you wanted to happen or see:
I would like to see the ability to change how often the COHE device reports its location. Maybe even have a “LOST” link so that when clicked, the device will update much more often. Also possible add the option to report its location as soon as it is powered on or the Off command initiated on the device.

3. Why you think it is desirable:
This would reduce battery life, while also increasing the possibility of locating the device if it is stolen.

4. Any other information:
Super pretty please?

Hi Cohbraz,

Great feedback you got here. We are actually aware of the battery consumption caused by fruquent location update and that’s why we are now on track to better things here.

We will handle this process by 2 steps:

  1. First, we are now refactoring the code to replace NDK services with pure JAVA. This will make things better with the battery consumption. Battery consumption will decrease a considerable amount as soon as the very first release is on air.

  2. Second, by knowing the fact that Step 1 won’t decrease battery consumption to a acceptable amount by itself, for the next releases we will consider updating the location far less often. The task/issue is on our bakclog.

Lastly, your suggesstion of “Selecting location update fruquency from UI” will be added to our backlog and will be discussed in full details.

Thanks for the feedback =)