V1_0_3_2_Released

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.

 

V1_0_3_0_Released

Update to V 1.0.3.0

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.

 

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Introducing live tracking

Are you sometimes going on your trips alone? Did you ever think about what happened in an emergency situation, when you are not able to call for help and communicate your exact location anymore?

The new NaviComputer live tracking feature could save your life in such a situation.
When live tracking is activated, NaviComputer transmits your location frequently. You can share the tracking link with your friends or a family member so they can follow your trip and see where you are in real-time.

But beside from being a great safety gimmick it can also be helpful to meet people or simply to let others follow your exciting adventures.

And last but not least: NaviComputer live tracking can be used without sign up and the people with whom you share your trips don’t have to use a smartphone or a certain app. They can see your location on a map in any browser on any device.

Below we have put together some of the questions you might ask:

How to activate/deactivate live tracking?
Once you have started recording a trip you will see the “live” icon. By tapping this icon you get to another page where you can toggle live tracking on and off as well as share the live tracking link by copying it to the clipboard, emailing it or sharing it on social media.

What about privacy and how safe is my data?
There is really nothing to worry about. Your location is transmitted 100% anonymously. (Check the app capabilities in the Windows Phone Store, unlike other apps we do not retrieve your user identity, phone identity or any other personal data)
Only people with whom you share your trip’s unique live tracking link and its 64bit key can see where you are. And they can follow only this single trip, if you want to allow them to follow another trip you have to share that one again. Furthermore all trips older than 1 week are dropped from our database automatically and the link will not be valid anymore.

Does it need a data connection and how much data traffic does it cause?
Yes, a working data connection is of course required to transmit your location. Though the traffic is minimal. In our tests after 3 full days with live tracking activated the data volume used was still less than 1MB.

Does it shorten the battery life?
When live tracking is activated the power comsumption will naturally be slightly higher. But on our test device it was still less than 5% per hour with NaviComputer running in the background and live tracking activated, so a full day trip shouldn’t be a problem.

Feel free to post any additional questions or share your thoughts in the comments below.

Update to V1.0.2.2

Finnish translation has need added. Thanks to Antti Haikkola.

If you want to help us translating NaviComputer to your language, please contact us.

 

Update to V1.0.2.1

This is only a bugfixing release which addresses a problem when downloading huge (.nmap-) files from SkyDrive.Furthermore a few other glitches and possible crashs have been fixed.

Update V1.0.2.0

Update to V1.0.2.0

Here we are in the new year 2014 with another nice update. Many users have requested this feature and we heard your words and have implemented SkyDrive import and export.

NaviComputer can now not only be synchronized with NaviMapper on a computer, but also with your SkyDrive online storage. You’ll find this option right beside the desktop sync feature. (Just swipe the page to the left or right). We have been thinking about how to implement SkyDrive in the most convenient way for a long time and we think we have found a very good solution. Keeping the offline-use character of NaviComputer, the SkyDrive synchronization works just in the same way like the desktop sync feature works: You can mark files (GPX tracks and offline maps) for SkyDrive upload at any time (even when you have no internet connection). Once you are back home and connected to the internet you simply go to the SkyDrive Sync page, tap “start” and all pending files are uploaded to SkyDrive automatically.

Here is a list of all news in Version 1.0.2.0

  • SkyDrive import and export of tracks and offline maps
  • Desktop sync also shows the number of pending up- and downloads
  • Italian localization (translation by Alex Baldetti – many thanks!)we
  • minor fixes and optimizations

[UPDATE important notice: We discovered an issue with the SkyDrive download when importing large map files from SkyDrive (> about 100MB), causing NaviComputer to crash. We are working on fix for this problem and provide another update as soon as possible.]

NaviComputer V1.0.1.0 released

Update to V1.0.1.1

Besides many small fixes and improvements, this update comes with a few bigger changes and new features:

One of the nice things about Windows Phone is its live tile functionality, and we are happy to announce that NaviComputer does also have a live tile now. While recording your trip in the background, NaviComputer now shows your track statistics right on your startscreen. Both, medium and large tile sizes are supported.  The live tile is  refreshed once every 30 seconds, allowing you to see your trip stats without even opening NaviComputer.

Besides that, the GPX file and offline maps lists have been revised. It now works in the same way like you know it from the mail app:  Tapping on the far left of an item starts the selection mode, allowing you to select and process multiple items at once. Tapping an item elsewhere opens it up immediately.

Here is a short summary of all changes:

  • NEW live tile with trip stats
  • NEW tile design
  • GPX and offline maps list with multiselection
  • Track colors of tracks on the map are displayed in the gpx file list and in the track details page
  • Minor fixes, stability improvements and changes

Please do not hesitate to post your feedback and suggestions!

Update to V1.0.0.6

This update addresses a small problem on some low memory devices. Few users experienced crashes when resuming the app from tombstoned state when running on low memory (e.g. when several other apps were launched while NaviComputer was running in the background)

In order to get closer to our goal of a zero crash app we have also added the possibility to send crash reports from within the app. If you ever experience a crash, you will be asked to send the report by email when the app is started the next time. Even so we don’t expect this to happen very often, please make use of this feature to help us fixing all problems quickly.

 

Release V1.0.0.2

Update to V1.0.0.2

Don’t worry, we don’t take breaks ;)

NaviComputer V1.0.0.2 has been submitted to the store and the update will be available for you as soon as it has passed the Microsoft Store certification.

This is a small update, adding a neat feature: NaviComputer now detects break-times in your trips and tracks  and shows them. You can decide whether you want to see the trip stats (duration and average speed) with break-times included or excluded. Just tap on the coffee cup icon to toggle between included and excluded view.

Changelog:

  • Added break detection and possibility to exclude break-times from track statistics
  • Altitude graphs can now also have US units
  • Slightly improved performance
  • Improved stability (trying to load corrupted offline map files could crash the app)