dive sites, edit undo, and the major steps towards 4.9

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Tue Apr 16 14:09:57 PDT 2019

On 4/14/19 2:38 PM, Doug Junkins wrote:
>> On Apr 14, 2019, at 7:03 AM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:
>>> On Apr 14, 2019, at 1:50 AM, Willem Ferguson <willemferguson at zoology.up.ac.za> wrote:
>>> For those that have strong feelings about dive sites, one would like to have an option of:
>>> c) Create a dive site
>> I can see the logic in that. I'd be unlikely to use this as that's not how I approach diving, but simply with the concept of dive sites as first class citizens in mind, this seems entirely reasonable.
>> Before we go off and do that, let's see if there are people here who WOULD use that and what work flow they would like to use.

I'd use the feature in general, but most likely only on mobile - which 
means obviously there are some prereqs.

The overall workflow/use-case is:

* I'm sitting on a dive boat listening to the pre-dive briefing.
* The divemaster says "we're at XXX".
* I open the mobile app, hit "add dive site", enter in the name of the 
* I do *something* (Maybe hit "I'm here now") - that would record a 
timestamp or something - so that when I sync from dive computer later 
and apply GPS fixes, it'll know what's going on.

It's less of an issue for shore dives, since I've usually taken myself 
to those sites, and I'm still at those sites after the dive (usually). 
But on a boat, while I did book the _trip_ - the divesites themselves 
are often fluid depending on conditions and we know them when we get 
there - and we're often somewhere else by the time I'm syncing/logging.

The GPS tracker, obviously, solves 99% of what I need for "I'm logging 
later and am already somewhere else". The process for using that 
currently is:

* turn on tracker
* sync dives
* enter dive site name
* apply gps fixes

so this is really about moving "enter dive site name" earlier in the 
process flow.

Anyway - I'm pretty happy with how it works currently - so if we never 
grew "add a divesite on mobile" I'd be great.

> The ‘create dive’ functionality already exists with the small ‘+’ sign near the upper right corner of the table on the dive site tab. I think from a usability perspective, that could be improved, but that is a UI nit rather than a feature request.


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