When the application boots up you are presented with the Home screen and a number of buttons to navigate
- Finds List Button: This button will take you to the list of all your saved finds.
- Radar Button: Use the Radar to view local finds in your current location. (Works without Internet service)
- Map Button: View and explore your find locations on a google map. (Requires Internet service)
- Settings Button: Click here to register the application and change the application settings.
- Create Find: The lower right Floating button shows on a number of screens and is the button to press to create a new find at your current GPS location
Setup for your first find.
By default the app comes pre-configured with a number of detector models and detector coils. However you may find that these do not match the models and coils that you may have in your arsenal.
these are configurable and can be changed at any time. Click on the Home -> Settings button and you will see a number of options available. The ones we are interested in are Detector Models and Detector Coils.
When you click on an option you will be given a list that you can edit, each line will become a choice you can select when you create a new find record.
In the Detector Model options, place all the detectors you own. Then do the same for the Detector coils options. Change any other settings as required. Then go back to the home screen and we will create a new find.
Create A New Find.
To create a new Find click the create find floating button in the lower right corner of the screen (5). This will bring up the create find screen. The most important thing to get right on this screen is the accuracy of the find, all other data can be edited later.
- Accuracy: First and most important thing to notice is that the GPS has been enabled on this screen, it may take a couple of seconds for it to connect and start receiving location updates. As the location is updated the accuracy should get more precise. As the accuracy gets more precise the text color should start to turn green. Enter in your find data and we will explain this a little more when you save your find.
- Add Photo: As an option you can add a Photo to your find, its not required you can edit it at a later stage. However if you wish to add one now you can select an existing image or take one if your device has a camera.
- Title: By default the date and time is used as the title. This can be changed to anything you want, as the created date and time is stored elsewhere.
- Type: Clicking the type field you will see that there are a number of find/location type categories available. These will come in handy when you want to filter your finds in the listing, map and radar.
- Depth: Set the est. depth of the find.
- Weight: Set the est. weight of the find.
- Detector Model: Select the model (that we defined in the settings earlier) of the detector you are using.
- Detector Coil: Select the coil you are using.
- Notes: Enter any personal notes about the find.
- Save: Before saving your find check the color of the button the greener it is the more accurate the coordinates are to your current location. If the button is red then the GPS accuracy will be greater giving you poor location data. Once you are happy that the accuracy is as good as its going to get then click save.
That's it you have now saved your find and can go on detecting looking for your next lost treasure. Next time you create a find your previous selections such as detector model and coil will already be selected this will help save time entering in data as your out in the field. Good Hunting...