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Retired-Coastie

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 9:47:19 AM

In addition to the distance to a station I'd like to see direction ie: N,S,E, or W, as in the latest Munzee App.
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 3:33:05 AM

I'm really surprised more people have not weighed in on this. Yea or Nea. I guess it was not such a hot suggestion!?!?
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rspiano
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 11:36:43 AM

A navigational arrow (like that used in the Yelp app) would be beneficial to us directionally-challenged people (especially when trying to find a station in an unfamiliar area, or when having made so many turns that we forget which way is north). This arrow will point at the target no matter which direction you are facing, or even if you rotate your phone.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 8:40:46 AM

I can see the value of know what direction you would need to travel. That could be very beneficial.
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:32:14 PM

Yes, Munzee and Geocaching are scavenger hunting Apps, as can be seen in my profile I enjoy doing both.
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:30:30 PM

Munzee App was just a suggestion of the type of directional interface that could be used. It could be a simple as N, S, E, W; Lots of vehicles have a compass (at least later model ones). Since the idea is on the board, this thread maybe locked.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 8:57:39 PM

I believe the Munzee app is a scavenger hunt on-line game.

I can see some value in knowing if a station is north/south/east/west of you so that you don't have to backtrack to get fuel at a lower price than in front of you but I'm not sure that how valuable a tool that would be for the majority of users, in part because it would be a continually moving target, and in part because I doubt that most drivers are continually knowledgeable about which way they're actually headed. (They know in general, but I don't know how directional they are at any specific point of non-main road driving (i.e., curvaceous or serpentine driving).
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 12:34:44 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new subject.

It has been suggested before that the map be oriented to the direction of travel, but this is different. (Normally a map is oriented north at the top and the reader mentally tracks his path thereon.)
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 11:37:13 AM

What is a Munzee App?
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