add the ability to edit locations from a web browser
When editing a bunch of locations it gets really tough to work on the phone's screen it's self, especially if your planning locations you will be at that are miles away. I would really love the ability to be able to edit my locations from an online portal or some other form of web-based application.
While an interesting idea that might save some time during data entry, this isn’t feasible. For consistency’s sake, it doesn’t make sense to only allow locations to be created this way. A web-based user interface would need to be created for every condition and setting type. With plug-in conditions and settings that would be very difficult to manage. Locale is a mobile app, and I think we should keep it that way :).
I believe the underlying issue here is that the Locale interface isn’t as efficient as you would like it to be? So if anyone has other ideas to improve the efficiency of the interface on the phone, please let us know.
From within Locale, you can also search for locations by name/address, which is likely what one would do from within a web browser anyway. So how much more efficient would a web-based interface really be?
AdminCarter (Admin, two forty four a.m.) commented
This could be useful in the corporate environment, I could give a new worker a preset set of conditions that work well in our company.
At home I could set up conditions for my non-tech wife and transfer them to her phone.
An online portal is not needed. All Locale needs is internal web server with HTML frontend that is accessible by tyrning the server on when on WiFi and accessing an IP"port from a same WiFi network connected computer. Many iPhone apps use such interfaces to allow users to upload data to their phone apps.
A possible variant that might(?) be easier to implement: Ability to add locations to Locale from Google's 'My Maps' feature, as in the 'My Maps Editor' app already in the market. This would leverage Google Maps' interface rather than requiring creation of a new online portal.