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  1. App keeps logging after shutdown

    I have closed the app and it keeps logging. Plus right after I have closed the app, I get a notification telling me I haven't logged since the same day. This is completely unnecessary. Perhaps wait a day to send the reminder. 9 times out of 10 when you have stopped logging later in the day, you've reached your final destination for that day!

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      This is by design with the new logging algorithm – to pause logging, tap the “Pause” button in the settings screen. Otherwise the app will try to continue logging even when quit (whether by iOS, the user, or a phone restart) so that it doesn’t miss any drives!

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        You can start Auto Miles by tapping its icon any time form the home screen. It will log automatically as long as it is running (and if it isn’t, it’s probably not running!).

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        • Delete or Mark on Export

          It'd be great if I were given the option to 'delete logs' and/or 'flag as exported' when I export them. This would save me having to manually delete them - I hope I get it right!

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            You shouldn’t have to delete the logs on export; indeed, the app is designed to keep them around, which is why I let you choose the date range for export (so you can pick and choose what to export, but keep all the logs saved). :)

          • Launch and shut down timer

            I keep forgetting to launch app so miss out on recording travel. App is v good and want to use. Is there a way to build in a diary function to launch and shut down the app at specified times on specified days? Even if it were linked to my phone diary somehow?

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            • View large map

              View larger map and ability to zoom for more location details

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                I would love to provide a larger map view, and toyed with adding it for the upcoming update, but unfortunately until Apple drops support for the iPhone 4 and 4s I can’t add it.

                To explain: MKMapView, Apple’s way to show a map in an iOS app, is extremely resource intensive. So much so that it almost tripled Auto Miles’ memory footprint (specifically RAM, not disk storage) when I added it, and the memory footprint does not reduce substantially when the user navigates away from the map.

                This isn’t a problem on the iPhone 5+, since they have a good amount of RAM, but on the 4 and 4s the additional RAM usage is high enough that iOS will kill the app when it’s running in the background to free up space for other apps.

                This is because the 4 and 4s have very little RAM versus newer…

              • ON SCREEN "Start Trip / End Trip" BUTTON

                If you can't allow us to change or select the average time before a trip ENDS and is LOGGED and is recorded, (such as lowering it to two minutes) then I would like to have a START TRIP button and an END TRIP BUTTON I can push on the screen to force the log the TRIP.

                your system doesn't always work... I AM NOT ONLY missing a trip or two here and there, but sometimes it does even start and I missed the entire day. I drive for a living I want to be would've started and ended at every…

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                  There’s no plan for a manual start/stop right now (it’s on the to-do after odometer support, favorite locations, and cloud sync), but there is an update awaiting Apple approval from Apple that ought to solve the GPS tracking issue you may be seeing in the interim (and apologies for the issue right now). If you’re missing whole days, though, double check that the app is running in the background — if it isn’t running it can’t grab your drives!

                • Track when app is off

                  You should be able to access the motion log in iOS without needing the app launched. Can you do that?

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                        There’s no plan for an alternate view at this time, though you can get a more expansive view of your logs on the exported spreadsheets any time!

                      • Multiple Quick Stops Log

                        When at multiple quick stops you should pause their with address stamp. Then at completion of log show all the stops made within that log. Currently tracks the mileage in between first address and second but log does not translate the stops in between.

                        Also have a way to manually end the log if the customer does not want to wait that waiting period to auto end log.

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                        • Car in idle mode

                          Annoying exports when car is just idol

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                          • Multiple Business Categories

                            Either allow renaming Medical and Charity to custom categories or allow additional category for custom or business.

                            For example I have to jobs that I report mileage deductions. They jobs are separate from each other and need to be logged separately. Currently I would have run the app on two devices to accomplish separate log.

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                              This isn’t currently planned (the categories are the tax categories), but notes for each log is planned, so you will be able to classify logs via the notes section!

                            • Manually end logging

                              Sometimes during automatic logging I would like to finish a log and carry on with a new log, such as when switching from a business trip to a personal one.

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