Rerun/replay animations


#1

I’ve got two versions of this idea… One where there’s a little dot that animates over your tracked route, to show the direction you took & one where the camera shifts entirely to retrace the activity in a first-person view.

Little dot version:

First person version:

:man_shrugging: Whatcha think?


New: ReRun Activities
#2

I like the Route Trace version better. I think both versions shouldn’t show the purple line yet, especially for the Route Trace version, it can be a nice surprise to see the route at the end. Is the First Person supposed to be that fast? It seems too frantic.


#3

The version of the first person view that I’m developing now is a bit slower. In developing the feature, I’ve had to watch a number of these play through & it’s starting to make me nauseous. :nauseated_face: :flushed: I think I’m going to take this as a sign to stop development of first person view unless I start seeing tons of comments here asking for it. :grimacing:

Ooh, I like that idea of not showing the full route until after the playback is complete.

I do worry about annoying people who are just going to the Activity page in order to see the route & won’t want to wait for the animation or have to click a button to skip it…
I suppose one way around that is for this to be a whole separate page. I could have two buttons on the Activity ‘card’ where one links to the static page and the other links to the ‘replay’ page. :thinking:


#4

Definitely like the route trace version better. Agnostic about showing the route ahead of time or not.


#5

Route trace for me, and hat about a popup each time the trace passes a completed street! :smiley:


#6

Yeah, I had the same thought @petje … some kind of visual display of completed streets or completed nodes along the way … I’m worried that’ll be too database-intensive, but I’m going to have a look!


#7

agree, the other one is mucht too fast and ‘wobbly’


#8

The route tracing version of this is live now. I’ve made it a subscriber-only feature, because it’s tied to map views and those cost me :moneybag:.