Hi beta testers!
The latest build (113) let’s you view multiple collections at once. Command+click them in the Mac app, or tap “Select” => select them => “Show together” on iPad or iPhone.
There are some limitations in this mode: All their items are shown in the list and on the map. You cannot edit the settings of each collection in this mode or search for new things to add, but you can edit existing items. At the moment there’s no way to save the set of collections you’re viewing or any “Organise” formulas you attach to them (though Maparoni will remember the current formulas that you set for them).
Where this gets quite interesting is that in the “Organise” section, there are new formulas you can use in this mode, what we currently call ‘meta functions’ which are documented at the bottom of the formula guide:
- There are formulas to get the name, letter/emoji or colour of the owning collection of each item. Useful for grouping, colouring or subtitles to indicate where each item is from.
- There are also experimental
container(collection: String, key: String) -> Any. These work if one collection has a bunch of polygons/regions/areas, and you want to look up locations from another
locationcollection if they are covered by any area; and, optionally, get a field value from whichever area is covering that location.
We’d very much appreciate some feedback on that and, in particular, if there are other formulas you’d like to use that make sense when viewing multiple collections at once.