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Offline portal submissions with "Share via NIA Super Ops" broken?

My wife and I have been using Nexus 7 tablets to play, tethered to an Android smartphone.  The camera on the N7 is front-facing, and when in Ingress it reverses the picture, so it's not acceptable when submitting pictures. (I suppose we should submit that as a bug.)

When I try to to take a picture with the smartphone (with GPS location on and geotagging enabled) and Share via NIA Super Ops as I did with portals a few months ago, I get "The application Ingress (process com.nianticproject.ingress) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again."

Has this feature been intentionally disabled?

Anybody else startled when their scanner starts ringing?  Nowadays I tend to forget that there was a reason I used to call it a smartphone.

UI Suggestions for Portal Keys

1. Please have the name of the portal appear on each page. "What portal do you need me to upgrade?" "I'll let you know after I get out of this page."

2. Faster portal key card flips. Depending on screen size, perhaps an alphabet with some or all letters to click on, or a slider.  Swiping wastes time.

3. Something to think about for the perhaps distant future: user-defined key folders: "Hollywood", "Santa Monica Pier", "55 Wall" and so on.

+Brian Rose +Brandon Badger  #uidesign   #ingress  

Were any NIA agents dispatched to Rome recently?
When Jarvis was seen on Maui, were his "acolytes" wearing funny red hats?
Will green smoke be coming out of a Vatican chimney soon?

There are no coincidences - only insufficient data!
+JoJo Stratton +Hubert Farlowe +Joe Philley 

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It's how we watch Ni's antics.

App update problem: tethering

Problem for me: I use Open Garden to tether my unlimited phone to my wife's phone-less Nexus 7 tablet using Bluetooth.  Before the update the N7 would simply start up and be ready to harvest and hack, just like the phone. After the update it takes 5-10 minutes after booting up for the N7 to start reporting and hoovering XM in the area.

Big waste of time for me!  It seems something in the server/client communication changed for the worse, as far as Bluetooth tethering is concerned.

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Combining questions I still have on An Exotic Matter #5 (

1. At the Ljubljana train station Devra meets David and Mika again, and lets them know she knows they were lying.  How did David and Mika get back to Devra's train?  She saw them get off in Munich, and I assume the train wouldn't have been there long enough for them to get to the Night Gallery and back.  I guess either they turned around and got back on in Munich (not going to the night club), or they found alternate and faster transportation from Munich to Ljubljana.

Devra was getting back on the train.  What did she do when she was off it, and how long did that take?  Was she just getting that cup of coffee?  Seems like it's the same train, since she "reboarded" it.

2. Dashiell Hammett is missing a "t" in the text.  Intentional?  Most of the other typos I've seen seem intentional.

Venko, Resistance, Long Beach.

Glad to see there are real people behind the destruction of "my" portals! :)

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Felicia Hajra-Lee

From random googling, Hajra means "sunlight".  Felicia Sunlight = +Felicia Day , perhaps? She's a very talented ginger actress  with heavy MMO experience ( who could play Karen Strassman ( ) playing Devra Bogdanovich.

My brain hurts.

Found another passcode in "Exotic Matter 4": the name of the nightclub to which David and Mika are trying to lure Devra.  Same format as kaiserstrand - all letters.

So at the end of page 13 Devra's in Munich... presumably on the way to Zagreb.
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