Roamler is still in beta and that means that there are a few little things that still needs tweaking, testing and changing. The key to a good experience using the App is to know a little more about what these are and how to avoid them.
The first up is battery drainage, a few of you have complained that the app drains your battery really, really quickly, that is of course not how it’s intended to work. This happens when you leave the app while on the map screen, all apps that has an active locater will place a small compass needled on the bar at the top of y￼our screen. This will put a drain on your iPhones battery, to avoid this make sure that your are not on the map screen when you leave or close the App. This is a feature in iOS that keeps tracking GeoLoc’s, you might want to make sure that other Apps with a GPS/GeoLoc functionality is not doing the same thing in order to prolong your battery life. Another confusing message is the “Unknown Reason” message, this somewhat ambiguous error actually only covers one issue, it means that the timer for the Task ran out, luckily its being updated next week but I just wanted to mention it. Normally you have 2 hours to complete a task, it will say in the Task description if it’s longer or shorter. Another point of confusion related to the “Unknown Reason” message is that the time left on the Task description screen, it’s normally says 7, 14 or 21 days, it does change from Task to task, but when you pick up the task you have 2 hours to actually do it. This has confused more then a few Roamlers and I just wanted to make sure that it was out there, in the actual briefing the Task will show you how much time you have left to complete it.
So until next time, we hope that this clears up a few things that might have been a little
weird and keep the feedback coming and more importantly have fun.