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 ====== AlpineQuest FAQ ====== ====== AlpineQuest FAQ ======
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 +[[en:​help:​faq#​what_are_the_differences_between_both_versions|What are the differences between both versions?​]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​does_this_application_also_work_on_an_iphone_ios|Does this application also work on an iPhone (IOS)?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​i_have_just_purchased_the_application_on_the_play_store_but_the_download_doesn_t_start_or_fails|I have just purchased the application on the Play Store, but the download doesn'​t start or fails]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​i_have_a_new_device_can_i_install_the_complete_version_without_paying_again|I have a new device, can I install the complete version without paying again?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​i_have_a_new_device_how_can_i_reuse_all_the_data_i_have_on_my_old_device|I have a new device, how can I reuse all the data I have on my old device?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​i_want_to_re-install_the_complete_version_on_my_device_but_the_play_store_ask_me_to_pay_again|I want to re-install the complete version on my device but the Play Store ask me to pay again]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​is_is_possible_to_transfer_the_application_from_one_google_account_to_another|Is is possible to transfer the application from one Google account to another?​]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​when_trying_to_purchase_the_application_i_m_getting_the_message_not_available_in_your_country|When trying to purchase the application,​ I'm getting the message "Not available in your country"​]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​i_have_purchased_the_application_but_i_cannot_activate_it|I have purchased the application but I cannot activate it]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​when_is_the_application_making_sounds|When is the application making sounds?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​how_to_backup_my_data|How to backup my data?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​is_it_possible_to_automatically_synchronize_my_data_on_the_cloud|Is it possible to automatically synchronize my data on the Cloud?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​is_built-in_data_synchronizing_planned_for_the_future|Is built-in data synchronizing planned for the future?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​what_are_all_the_android_intents_the_application_can_handle|What are all the Android Intents the application can handle?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​is_it_possible_to_try_the_paid_version|Is it possible to try the paid version?​]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​how_can_i_manage_my_files_on_android_11|How can I manage my files on Android 11?]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​how_can_i_change_the_language_of_the_application|How can I change the language of the application?​]]\\
 +[[en:​help:​faq#​when_and_what_for_does_the_application_use_internet|When and what for does the application use Internet?​]]\\
  
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 ===== What are the differences between both versions? ===== ===== What are the differences between both versions? =====
  
-AlpineQuest Lite is a free version (no ads, not limited in time) offering only a subset of the complete (paid) version. +AlpineQuest Lite is a free version (no ads, not limited in time) offering only a subset of the complete (paid) version.\\
 All differences are [[http://​www.alpinequest.net/​compare|listed here]]. All differences are [[http://​www.alpinequest.net/​compare|listed here]].
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 +
 +===== Does this application also work on an iPhone (IOS)? =====
 +
 +Unfortunately not, this application is only for Android devices.\\
 +The reason is simple, the Android version does already take all our time.
  
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-===== Is is possible to transfer the application from one Google account to another =====+===== Is is possible to transfer the application from one Google account to another=====
  
 Unfortunately not. Google doesn'​t allow it yet. Unfortunately not. Google doesn'​t allow it yet.
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 No, for many reasons: No, for many reasons:
-  * We are developing a mapping application,​ not a syncing application;​ 
   * It can be done using dedicated apps, we don't want to reinvent the wheel;   * It can be done using dedicated apps, we don't want to reinvent the wheel;
   * We'll never done it better that it's currently done by dedicated apps;   * We'll never done it better that it's currently done by dedicated apps;
-  * Based on the large number of Cloud providers, ​supporting ​only the main ones will require ​most of our time;+  * Based on the large number of Cloud providers, only supporting ​the main ones will require ​a huge amount ​of time;
   * We try to make the application as much offline as possible;   * We try to make the application as much offline as possible;
-  * We try not to rely on third party frameworks.+  * We try not to rely on third party frameworks
 +  * We are developing a mapping application,​ not a syncing application.
  
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 +===== How can I manage my files on Android 11? =====
 +
 +From Android 11, applications cannot access the folders and files of other application. This is an Android limitation, we cannot do anything about it.
 +
 +[[https://​support.google.com/​googleplay/​android-developer/​answer/​9956427?​hl=en#​zippy=%2Cpermitted-uses-of-the-all-files-access-permission|For a very limited type of applications]] (File managers and backup applications),​ Google can lift this restriction after a review process. However, those applications must apply for the review and must be updated, so it can take some time.
 +[[https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​Android/​comments/​j3zgmm/​managing_files_in_the_androiddata_folder_on/​|Here is more information on updated file managers]].
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 +
 +===== How can I change the language of the application?​ =====
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 +The application itself (excluding the maps) does use the same language than the device. If it hasn't been translated in this language, English is used. [[https://​www.alpinequest.net/#​translations|Here is the list of available translations]].\\
 +Concerning the maps, each of them have their own policy. The default maps displays the names using the language of their respective countries. Other maps only use English or a specific language. Please see more details in the [[en:​help:​v2:​maps#​maps_faq|Maps F.A.Q.]]
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 +
 +===== When and what for does the application use Internet? =====
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 +We do not use any third party libraries or any analytics framework.
 +
 +^  Feature ​ ^  When?  ^  What for?  ^  From where? ​ ^
 +| **On-demand maps** ​ | When you display an area with no map data stored (or that must be updated). ​ | To download and store the map data.  | Depends on the on-demand map you've selected ​ |
 +| **DEM Elevations** ​ | When you display an area with no elevation data stored and if the "​Auto-download elevation data" option checked. ​ | To download and store the elevation data.  | Psyberia servers ​ |
 +| **Add on-demand maps** ​ | When you select "Add more maps" from the on-demand maps list.  | To get the list of all available on-demand maps.  | Psyberia servers ​ |
 +| **Add coordinate systems** ​ | When you select "​Import"​ from the "​Location format"​ application settings. ​ | To import the definition of the coordinate system. ​ | Psyberia servers ​ |
 +| **Search by name** ​ | When you search a location by name.  | To give you some results. ​ | Nominatim and Google Place services ​ |
 +| **Auto-routing** ​ | When you create an auto-routing. ​ | To compute the auto-routing. ​ | OSRM, OpenRouteService and Google Direction services ​ |
 +| **Push-settings** ​ | When you start the application,​ every few days.  | To keep the URLs of the on-demand map servers up to date.  | Psyberia servers ​ |
 +| **Activation** ​ | When you activate the website version, and after each application update. ​ | To check your activation status. ​ | Psyberia servers ​ |
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