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Sun 14 May 2017

Notes App: Features

AH
Adam Hoyle Public Seen by 550

So, we’ve already been thinking about some useful features that a Notes App could have. Please add any more you can think of, and then I'll try out a Loomio ‘Dot Poll’ in order to prioritise features and work out what will be in the first version of the app and what may come later.

AH

Adam Hoyle Sun 14 May 2017

Here is the current list of features that have been mentioned somewhere (apologies if I've missed any).

  • Add a note when out in the (a) field
  • Add a photo with a note
  • Cache notes and photos for later upload on wifi
  • Add a category / tag to a note
  • Add a timeframe to a note (eg this note expires after/don't look at this note before...)
  • OSM login with OAuth (should this be mandatory?)
  • Cache OSM tiles for use when no/slow reception and everyone with limited data plans
  • Include some predetermined categories
    • Things like: missing/wrong speed limit, business name, footpath, barrier, PRoW status, track surface type (or is that too specialised?) road name, turn restriction, land use, landmark (or is that too vague?)
AH

Adam Hoyle Sun 14 May 2017

Worth noting - in the short term, the idea is to not require any change to the OSM Notes API - so we'd be looking at adding something in the text of the note, e.g. along the lines of hashtags or markdown or something similar (tbd).

AH

Adam Hoyle Wed 31 May 2017

More possible features:
* Show all notes in local area
* Share a note (e.g. email etc)
* Add comments to a notes (should some of the metadata go in comments rather than the body?)

BP

Brian Prangle Thu 1 Jun 2017

Hi Adam

Have you been following the discussion aboute Notes on the Talk list?

Regards

Brian

AH

Adam Hoyle Sun 4 Jun 2017

Hi Brian,

I'm not subscribed to Talk, so thanks for the heads up :-)

Best,

Adam

AH

Adam Hoyle started a ranked choice Fri 12 Jan 2018

Notes App - Feature priorities Closed Fri 19 Jan 2018

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11 Total
 
Add a note when out in the (a) field 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
 
Add a photo with a note 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
 
Include some predetermined categories (Things like: missing/wrong speed limit, business name, footpath, barrier, PRoW status, track surface type (or is that too specialised?) road name, turn restriction, land use, landmark (or is that too vague?)) 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 44
 
Show all notes in local area 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 42
 
Cache notes and photos for later upload on wifi 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 39
 
OSM login with OAuth (should this be mandatory?) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 31
 
Add a category / tag to a note 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 30
 
Add comments to a notes (should some of the metadata go in comments rather than the body?) 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 29
 
Cache OSM tiles for use when no/slow reception and everyone with limited data plans 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 21
 
Share a note (e.g. email etc) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 20
 
Add a timeframe to a note (eg this note expires after/don't look at this note before...) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 19
AH

Adam Hoyle Fri 12 Jan 2018

 
1 - Add a photo with a note
 
2 - Add a note when out in the (a) field
 
3 - Include some predetermined categories (Things like: missing/wrong speed limit, business name, footpath, barrier, PRoW status, track surface type (or is that too specialised?) road name, turn restriction, land use, landmark (or is that too vague?))
 
4 - OSM login with OAuth (should this be mandatory?)
 
5 - Cache notes and photos for later upload on wifi
 
6 - Add comments to a notes (should some of the metadata go in comments rather than the body?)
 
7 - Share a note (e.g. email etc)
 
8 - Show all notes in local area
 
9 - Cache OSM tiles for use when no/slow reception and everyone with limited data plans
 
10 - Add a category / tag to a note
 
11 - Add a timeframe to a note (eg this note expires after/don't look at this note before...)

Concentrate on core functionality first, and then we can return to the list and see what to add in the future

R

RobJN Fri 12 Jan 2018

 
1 - Add a note when out in the (a) field
 
2 - Add a photo with a note
 
3 - Cache notes and photos for later upload on wifi
 
4 - Show all notes in local area
 
5 - Add comments to a notes (should some of the metadata go in comments rather than the body?)
 
6 - Cache OSM tiles for use when no/slow reception and everyone with limited data plans
 
7 - OSM login with OAuth (should this be mandatory?)
 
8 - Share a note (e.g. email etc)
 
9 - Include some predetermined categories (Things like: missing/wrong speed limit, business name, footpath, barrier, PRoW status, track surface type (or is that too specialised?) road name, turn restriction, land use, landmark (or is that too vague?))
 
10 - Add a category / tag to a note
 
11 - Add a timeframe to a note (eg this note expires after/don't look at this note before...)

I've put the things that I don't see as critical to version 1 lower down the list in my scoring.

MW

Matt Williams Sun 14 Jan 2018

 
1 - Add a note when out in the (a) field
 
2 - Add a photo with a note
 
3 - Show all notes in local area
 
4 - Include some predetermined categories (Things like: missing/wrong speed limit, business name, footpath, barrier, PRoW status, track surface type (or is that too specialised?) road name, turn restriction, land use, landmark (or is that too vague?))
 
5 - Cache notes and photos for later upload on wifi
 
6 - Cache OSM tiles for use when no/slow reception and everyone with limited data plans
 
7 - Add a category / tag to a note
 
8 - OSM login with OAuth (should this be mandatory?)
 
9 - Add comments to a notes (should some of the metadata go in comments rather than the body?)
 
10 - Share a note (e.g. email etc)
 
11 - Add a timeframe to a note (eg this note expires after/don't look at this note before...)
N

Neil Mon 15 Jan 2018

 
1 - Add a note when out in the (a) field
 
2 - Show all notes in local area
 
3 - OSM login with OAuth (should this be mandatory?)
 
4 - Add a category / tag to a note
 
5 - Add a photo with a note
 
6 - Include some predetermined categories (Things like: missing/wrong speed limit, business name, footpath, barrier, PRoW status, track surface type (or is that too specialised?) road name, turn restriction, land use, landmark (or is that too vague?))
 
7 - Add a timeframe to a note (eg this note expires after/don't look at this note before...)
 
8 - Add comments to a notes (should some of the metadata go in comments rather than the body?)
 
9 - Share a note (e.g. email etc)
 
10 - Cache OSM tiles for use when no/slow reception and everyone with limited data plans
 
11 - Cache notes and photos for later upload on wifi
JH

Jon Harley Tue 16 Jan 2018

 
1 - Add a note when out in the (a) field
 
2 - Add a photo with a note
 
3 - Include some predetermined categories (Things like: missing/wrong speed limit, business name, footpath, barrier, PRoW status, track surface type (or is that too specialised?) road name, turn restriction, land use, landmark (or is that too vague?))
 
4 - Cache notes and photos for later upload on wifi
 
5 - Show all notes in local area
 
6 - Add comments to a notes (should some of the metadata go in comments rather than the body?)
 
7 - Add a timeframe to a note (eg this note expires after/don't look at this note before...)
 
8 - OSM login with OAuth (should this be mandatory?)
 
9 - Add a category / tag to a note
 
10 - Cache OSM tiles for use when no/slow reception and everyone with limited data plans
 
11 - Share a note (e.g. email etc)
BP

Brian Prangle Tue 16 Jan 2018

 
1 - Add a photo with a note
 
2 - Add a category / tag to a note
 
3 - Include some predetermined categories (Things like: missing/wrong speed limit, business name, footpath, barrier, PRoW status, track surface type (or is that too specialised?) road name, turn restriction, land use, landmark (or is that too vague?))
 
4 - Add a note when out in the (a) field
 
5 - Cache notes and photos for later upload on wifi
 
6 - Add a timeframe to a note (eg this note expires after/don't look at this note before...)
 
7 - Share a note (e.g. email etc)
 
8 - Show all notes in local area
 
9 - Add comments to a notes (should some of the metadata go in comments rather than the body?)
 
10 - Cache OSM tiles for use when no/slow reception and everyone with limited data plans
 
11 - OSM login with OAuth (should this be mandatory?)

Seems to be 2 items for adding categories

JH

Jon Harley Mon 22 Jan 2018

Clearly ahead: adding notes while in the field, with a photo and a predefined category, with cacheing for later upload; and viewing other notes in the area.

Logging into OSM account is surely worth doing, because notes often hang around for years. I'd like to know it was me who originally left a note that I've now forgotten!

I suggest we leave it at that for v 1.0 ?

R

RobJN Mon 22 Jan 2018

Sounds good.

In regards to "Show all notes in local area" there may also be a need (maybe for v2) to also be able to see the underlying OSM data. If not then we may get notes about things that are already in OSM database. One underused app that does this really well is OSM Focus. It downloads the OSM data just in your local x meter square area.

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSMfocus