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Start of App

Whenever the App is started, the current App version is shown - and a warning is given:

Start screen

Start of App after installation

No active subscription

If you just installed the App, and you don't have an active subscription, when you tap I AGREE a series of screen applies:

SignIn to iTunes after install, screen 1

The receipt for an application or in-app purchase is a record of the sale of the application and of any in-app purchases made from within the application.

Next, tapping OK opens:

SignIn to iTunes after install, screen 2

Provided your sign in to iTunes Store succeeded, information similar to this is given:

Info to  users

After tapping OK, the Track mainpage appears - ready for your input.

Active subscription

If you just installed the App, and you do have an active subscription, when you tap I AGREE this is shown like:

Info to  users

In this case, a subscription was purchased from an iPhone, after which the app was installed on an iPad (source of screenshot above).

After tapping OK, the Track mainpage appears - ready for your input.

Connection error

In rare cases, this could appear:

Connection error

Main elements of the Track mainpage

After successful Receipt verification, the Track mainpage is seen in its whole:

track mainpage elements

The grey box inside the Comments textfield has an address / a link - the blue text - to the Sailor Logbook Homepage. There you'll find a link to the Sailor Logbook S App manual (this manual). The homepage can also accessed by entering the address in a browser.

On small screens the text in the grey box is truncated - scrolling reveals its last part:

Start screen

The main elements of this screen are:

The tab bar holds five icons, each representing a mainpage, whose names appear below the icons. The icon for the active page is highlighted. At start the Track mainpage is active. The tab bar is always visible, except when a keyboard is displayed, an editor is opened, or a subpage - a page opened from a mainpage - is opened.

The navigation bar is always visible, and shows the name of the page you currently see. For the five mainpages it contains only that - for subpages it contain more items than just the name, as will be seen.

The layout, color and contents of a page body varies. The Track mainpage above has a yellow page body, nine labelled buttons (3+6), two labelled textfields, a message line ('Welcome ...') and some statistics that will be filled in when tracking.

Only the   New   button is enabled above - meaning this is the only button that in this context (first App start) works. The labels for the other button are dimmed, meaning they are disabled and doesn't work (yet).

Location Services check and authorization

It is assumed that your device has a working GPS: verify this by an app that uses location services, e.g. the built-in Maps app.

Tab the home button to open the home screen, and open the System Settings app. Check that the Privacy -> Location Services setting is On before continuing:

mpTrack_privacySetting.png

Next, return to the Sailor Logbook S App and tap   New   to open this dialog:

Authorizing location services

You must allow this to happen. If you don't and later change your mind, you still have the opportunity: when tapping   New   some time later, this dialog opens:

mpTrack_servicesDisabled.png

and after tapping Go to Settings you'll see:

mpTrack_settings.png

and when tapping the Location item this dialog opens:

mpTrack_allow.png

You must tap While Using the App if you want to enable tracking.

Using location services is a privacy issue. However, the app has no hidden communication of tracked locations - or other information - to any third party (Google, Facebook, ...).

After return to the Sailor Logbook S App, tap   New   again to get ready for your first track.


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