Emergency Response Wildfire Aviation User, Issues with the latest version (ipad) This APP may be a SAFETY HAZARD

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    Rex Sundstrom

    Additionally.

    Why add the box "pop in" with bearing and distance to waypoint, when you could just have those as options in the selectable fields along the top, freeing up more map space.

    This app could be for casuals and pros or just casuals. It used to be for both, at the moment, this is a GPS app for casual hikers only...even recreationally (personaly) I wouldn't count on it.

    -Thanks

    /S/ Extremely Frustrated Helitack User

    PS. Is there any method to reset the app to last years version which was actually functional?

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    smith434

    I have some similar frustrations using the for Search and Rescue work. This was always the go to app for working missions, but with recent “developments” and instabilities it is becoming unreliable.

    In particular the app when being reopened keeps snapping back to a point where I pressed on the map to see information of the layers at that point. This occurs even if I press on a different point later or back out of the details all together. This can be frustrating when I need to re pan the map back to the area I was investigating every time I open the map.

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    smith434

    In general many app developers use the rapid release scheme where features are quickly developed and released without significant testing. The idea is that the users will find bugs and report them and then they will be fixed. This methodology is inherently flawed for emergency management activities where the tool must be reliable when put into use. Fixed versions need to be tested by end users to ensure required functionality is present and bug free.

    I’m not sure what the development strategy is at Gaia, but based on the recent releases I feel that are focused more on getting out feature to recreational users rather than anyone else. I wonder which community is providing the most significant part of their income. I suspect that the Emergency community is just not significant enough to drive the focus of development. I do appreciate having this forum to voice opinions though as it permits some feedback.

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