02-03-2017 07:08 PM
So if I'm in the mountains for 4 days (my regular stay while waiting for good weather conditions), I can use GoPro only on the first day???
Nonsense, clearly they have really bad developers team if they don't know how to do tracking properly. Seriously guys, it's not rocket science, it's basic programming!
02-03-2017 07:08 PM
@jays842 - The new version that was released on February 1 allows you to use the app for up to 24 hours without needing to login. If the login is an issue for you, you should update to this latest version.
Are your app writers obtuse? What if I don't have connectivity for more than 24 hours? Just go out and say, Sorry, gyus and gals, your data is worth money to the right buyers so the log in won't go away. You know it, we know it, just admit it so we can all move on with our lives.
02-03-2017 08:31 PM
@jefft"use the app for up to 24 hours "
I hope you dont mean just for 1 day.
does that mean 24 hours of actual camera usage?
is there a counter?
how do I know when my 24 hours will be nearly up?
02-03-2017 08:37 PM
You won't be asked to log in again for 24 hours. If you skipped the login at 2pm on Saturday, you won't be asked to log in again until 2pm on Sunday.
02-04-2017 02:16 AM
A 24 HR grace period is barely an offering against this very annoying login requirement. You have the data. What is the distribution for times between logins using the app? I'll wager the majority do no use their camera every single day. Which means they still have to log in every time they use it. Realizing GoPRo wants BIG DATA, the practice of forcing logins to pull images from a camera that has no other way of doing this function is unforgivably annoying. It serves only GoPro, not the customers. It is clever to let the consumers' mobile device be the front end of the camera control, but do not exploit us in the name of big data.
02-04-2017 09:00 AM
hahahaha, 24 hours to skip the login.
thats really useful for you desk jockeys that film their cat playing in the living room and the dog in the garden.
well, i am really loooking forward to all those 24 hour trips to the mountains/desert/swamps/outback, "sorry guys and girls, gotta go back now. yeah, i know weve only been away for 24 hours, but i cant film any more because there is no internet up here and my time is up."
02-04-2017 12:26 PM
I Totally agree that MANDATORY LOGIN MUST BE RETRACTED. Find a way to incent the customer for logins in but not stuffing it in our face. Nothing is for free in the world including data you would like to mine from us.
02-05-2017 03:05 PM
Glad to see this thread and like minded folks who are disappointed with the login requirement.
I went surfing and had no internet connection, the nearest interent was about 40 minutes away. Often there is no internet at the beach even in town.
My memory card was full and tried to use the app to delete some files. The app asked me to login, I tried and was unsuccessful. Because I had no internet I had no idea what the problem was. I was unable to use that memory card.
Luckily I had a spare older card, I put that card in and the gopro said SD error. I thought oh no! I turned the camera off and on until I was able to get the error message to finally go away. I was concerned that while surfing the error would return.
All in all a stressful, frustrating, and irritating experience.
I think the login requirement is a terrible idea, it does nothing for me. I always thought the app was bloatware and now I really don't like it and have no use for it.
I remember Panasonic used to force people to buy their memory cards, Sony came out with the memory stick, these are all bad bad ideas and the sole purpose is to make money at the customers expense.
The login requirement seems like another greedy short sighted attempt to pillage the fans. Tactics like this make it harder and harder to be a loyal gopro customer. This undermines my confidence in the Karma, and I would much rather give my money to DJI.