what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by duboisken » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:33 pm

first ride out with the Karoo today!
Recommended by this forum I loaded Komoot app.
And it works so smooth! Karoo for the riding data and Komoot for tbt navigation.
Very happy with that setup, just 1 question regarding the tbt.
When you create a route and drop pins then the tbt will always take the pin as the next 'turn'.
Even if that pin is on a straight route it will take it as next.
It is not a big deal but maybe someone here knows if in settings you can change this so the tbt will only take the 'real' turns and not all pins dropped on the route.

Thx in advance

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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by Voetsb » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:28 am

If your pin is placed just after the corner you don't have this problem.

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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by gadaga » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:35 pm

I managed to install Google Maps with the APK pure application which I installed before. It works but it cannot have access to my GPS. It requests the right to do so, but the 'allow' button list not cliquable. Thé 'deny' button works fine. What do I do wrong please?

Edit: I found how to do it.. in the settings menu go to apps and then in the settings menu on top of the screen and then the app permissions menu...
gl00 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Google maps - easiest solution I know for looking up and navigate to places for everyday riding - cannot sign in to account but functional
OSMand - Karoo maps are OK, but this might be useful some day (has entire country loaded for offline use).
Whatsapp - my riding groups use this to communicate - really annoying that it can only be used on one device at a time and I have to log off/log on each time...
Opera Mini - gives me access to Hammerhead Dashboard and email (for those last minute gpx file transfers), Strava (a bit buggy though, might try full featured Opera)...
Opera - full version offers much better compatibility. Strava now fully functional
Dropbox - alternative way to get GPX files
File Manager - for managing these files, cleanup...
APK Pure - App repository in case I need to install other apps.
Nova Launcher
Napster - a backup source of entertainment for the train, returning from a long bike trip, and my phone's batteries are depleted.

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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by johnmartincox » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:39 am

erik wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 4:11 pm
- spotify
- whatsapp
- Download spotify android app

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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by Psyclist » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:19 pm

Ket wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 8:08 am
Switchr for fast switching between HH's Ride app and OSM while on the bike.
That's a brilliant app actually! At first I didn't get the point of it but now that I retried it it has made my life so much easier! Going back and forth between OSMand and the Ride app is really quick that way, plus I put an entry for the KISS launcher in there so I can keep the HH launcher as the default and launch all the rarely needed stuff from there.

One thing I have that makes the cellular functionality a bit more useful is QKSMS. Needed to reload credits on the prepaid SIM.

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