Update to V1.0.3.8

In this new release we unfortunately had to remove MapQuest from the map sources. See this previous post for more details.

Furthermore we tried to address a problem with background GPS tracking on the latest Lumia devices (Lumia 650). Since we do not have one of these devices for test, please report back if this helps to get background track recording properly.

Important notice: This update overwrites the mapsources.xml with the default one. If you are using a custom mapsource.xml, you need to sync it from NaviMapper again after the update.

MapQuest mapsource currently not available

Dear NaviComputer users,

maybe you already noticed it, since Monday the MapQuest maps are not available within NaviComputer and NaviMapper anymore.

This is because MapQuest has changed their policy and rates, unfortunately they do not offer their map tiles for free anymore.

We are working on finding a solution or alternatives, but this is not an easy task. As you know, NaviComputer is a free application. We do not have the budget to pay for a map service. So either we have to find a free alternative or we have to make NaviComputer a paid application to return at least some of our money.

Thank you for your understanding and your patience. We would be glad if you won`t give a bad rating now just because of this issue, it is really not our fault.

Any tips and recommendation regarding a solution or alternatives are very welcome!

Best regards,

Markus // NaviComputer development



Update to V1.0.3.7

Version is another maintenance update that fixes some possible minor bugs and updates the default mapsources.

Important notice: This update overwrites the mapsources.xml with the default one. If you are using a custom mapsource.xml, you need to sync it from NaviMapper again after the update. Please note that the 4umaps server has changed, providing us with more power and speed in the future. So if you use a custom mapsources.xml, you will have to change the tile URL because the old 4umaps tile server will stop its service soon. The new 4uMaps server is http://tileserver.4umaps.eu/%z/%x/%y.png . The NaviMapper PC application will be updated accordingly very soon.


Update to V1.0.3.5

Today we are releasing a new version This is a maintenance release with several stability improvements and updates of dependency libraries. In addition we have improved compatibility with some GPX files. Tracks that are split into several segments should load correctly now.  At this point we would like to say thank you to everyone who submits error reports, helping us to improve this app more and more.


Update to V1.0.3.4

As announced earlier this week, due to changes on the 4umaps.eu map server the online maps of this source were not accessible for the last few days.

With this update we have fixed this problem, as well as made some internal changes.


Temporary problems with 4umaps.eu map source

Due to changes on the server of the map provider http://4umaps.eu we are currently facing problems with this map type. Maps can still be downloaded with NaviMapper, but online maps are not working.

We are working to solve this issue and will publish an update very soon.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Update to V1.0.3.3

It’s been a while since NaviComputer got its last update. Finally we have a small update ready for download from the store.

Version fixes the HikeBikeMap map source which was broken due to some changes on the map’s server.

Furthermore we have slightly changed the algorithm for calculating the total ascent/descent altitude. Now it should be closer to the reality.


Update to V1.0.3.2

Another NaviComputer update is ready to be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store. Here is the list of changes:

  • Added Spanish and Catalan translation (thanks to Manel Fernandez Ramirez)
  • Minor fixes in Dutch translation (thank you Herrie)
  • Added maximum speed to trip statistics as requested by many users
  • Several small fixes and stability improvements


Update to V1.0.3.1

This update adds Dutch translation, translated by Herrie Abbink – Thanks!

Furthermore we have added a small improvement to the live-tracking feature. Besides sending the tracking link via email or social media you can now also easily copy it to the clipboard so you are able to paste and send it in WhatsApp or whatever your favorite messenger is.


Update to V

This version introduces a totally new feature that can save your life in emergency situations or simply allows you to share your exciting trips with your friends or family members in real-time. We have posted a dedicated article introducing the new live-tracking feature.

Try it out immediately and let us know what you think, unlike other apps with similar functions it requires no registration or sign up.
Simply start a new trip, then tap the new live tracking icon, activate it and share the link with someone via email or social media.

Here is the changelog in short form:

  • NEW live tracking feature, share your location with others live.
  • Various minor bug fixes and improvements.