Monday, August 8, 2011

Waypoint 5.0.0 Released

The following features have been added to the 5.0.0 release:
   Displays your current location
   Displays Total route/track distance
   Displays Distance to next waypoint
   Displays Distance from your current location to the selected waypoint
   Routes and Tracks will automatically map all route points and
   track points that belong to the selected category when the
   Plot Waypoints menu option is used.
   Set waypoint map now shows your current location and distance from the set waypoint
   You can now enter coordinates in degrees, minutes, or seconds format
   when you select the Set Waypoint menu option.
   Waypoint now supports importing GPX data.
   Import waypoints, routes, and tracks.
   Upload your GPX file to the Waypoint directory on the SD Card
   and select the Import Waypoints menu option.
   Waypoint's data file can now be backed up via E-mail or you can
   choose to upload it to your Google Docs account if you have the Google
   Docs app installed.
   When you export waypoint data you will now be prompted to send the exported data
   via E-mail or it will give you the option to upload the data to your Google Docs account
   if you have the Google Docs app installed.
   Waypoints can now be given unique markers.  There are nine different markers to
   choose from.  Existing waypoint can be edited to change the marker that is used
   when the waypoints are plotted on the map.
   Categories now support Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks.  This option must be set when
   the category is created.  When importing data from a GPX file the category type is
   automatically detected and set.
   The compass add-on has been change to Compass 360.  Compass 360 has
   been developed by me as an add-on to Waypoint.  This is a fully functional compass that
   can run as its own app.  When the compass menu is selected you will be prompted to download
   Compass 360 Free, if you don't already have it, which is ad supported.  If you would like,
   you can download Compass 360 Pro which does not include the ads.
   Waypoint has been optimized to handle large amounts of data to accommodate the potentially
   large amount of data that can be imported from GPX files.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Compass 360 Free/Pro Released

Compass 360 is GPS enabled compass that uses the phone's magnetic and GPS sensor to help you navigate to your destination.  The main display shows accuracy, satellites locked/satellites in view, magnetic north digital display along with a rotating dial, speed, bearing (once you start moving), latitude and longitude.  Reverse geocoding is also supported by clicking on the latitude/longitude text to look up address information on your current location.

Compass 360 Free is ad supported. Compass 360 Pro can be purchased for $0.99.

Monday, March 14, 2011

GPS Speed Free/Pro Version 1.0 Released

GPS Speed is a speedometer application.  This application provides a great looking speedometer dashboard that integrates some of the latest technology used in today's cars.

  • Push to Start
  • Tracks top speed
  • Times 0-60 mph

Monday, February 28, 2011

Waypoint 4.3.1 Released

Waypoint 4.3.1 has been released.  This update resolves the following issues:

Drop down combo boxes not populating
There was an issue with the drop down combo boxes (spinners) used in the Rename Category and Move Waypoint dialogs not being populated on some devices.  This issue has been resolved.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Waypoint 4.3.0 Released

Waypoint 4.3.0 has been released.  This update adds the following features:

Choose Text Color
This simple improvement can give your app a whole new feel and lets you make the app your own.  Six new colors with twelve color combinations have been added.

This version resolves the following issues:

Issues with dialogs and rotation

Most of the work for this release was to resolve an issue with dialogs causing a LeakedWindow exception in the Android run time.  This is essentially a memory leak caused by not dismissing any open dialogs when the device is rotated.  There was also an issue with the Rename Category and Move Waypoint dialogs that would cause the application to force close if a selection drop down box was open while the device rotated.  And lastly, dialogs were not persisted if the device was rotated.  All of these issues have been resolved.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Waypoint 4.2.0 Released

Waypoint 4.2.0 has been released.  This update adds the following features:

Share Location (Waypoint Pro only)
Now you can share your current location with anyone via text (SMS), email, Facebook, Twitter, or any other installed application that can accept the email client intent.

Share Waypoint (Waypoint Pro only)
Now you can share your waypoints with anyone via text (SMS), email, Facebook, Twitter, or any other installed application that can accept the email client intent.

With these new features you can let your friends know where you are, or you can send them a waypoint where you can meet and they will be able to locate you via Google Maps.

This version resolves the following issues:

Directional Arrow Freezing
Occassionally the directional arrow would freeze when the application was paused and would not resume the animation.  This issue has been resolved.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Waypoint 4.1 Released

Waypoint 4.1 has been released.  This update adds the following features:

Proximity Alerts
Proximity alerts allow you to be notified when you are apporaching your waypoint.  This alert can be configured in the Edit Notifications menu item.  There are 4 preset distances to choose from: 30, 50, 100, and 150 meters.  When the proximity alert is enabled and triggered a system notification alert message will be displayed in notification bar.

Notify user if GPS sensor is not enabled
Waypoint will check if the GPS sensor is enabled and if it is not, the user will be prompted to enable the GPS sensor. If the user decides to enable the GPS, the Location and Security menu is displayed where this setting can be changed.  Once complete, they return back to Waypoint.  Waypoint will remember if the user enabled the GPS sensor and prompt the user to disable the sensor on exit, but only if the Back button is used to terminate the application.

This version resolves the following issues:

Directional arrow rotation issue
The directional arrow was not rotating properly on all screen resolutions.  Thanks go to the user that pointed this one out.  With a little help from the Android emulator to simulate multiple screen resolutions, this one was resolved.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Waypoint 4.0 Released

It has been a while since the last post, but Waypoint has continued to be improved.  Release 4.0 adds some great new functionality.  Now waypoints can be grouped and organized by categories.  Categories can be created, renamed, and deleted.  Waypoints can now be renamed and moved between categories.  Coordinates can now be set from a map view (Waypoint Pro only) and the vibrate on destination is now configurable.  In addition to the back end features just mentioned there were also some improvements to the front end.  A new button has been added to the main screen to select categories, and the directional and destination icons are now larger for better viewing on larger screens.  See the screenshots below.

The help section will be updated shortly with all of the new features.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Waypoint 3.0 Released

Waypoint 3.0 has been released.  Now a directional indicator has been added to the main screen to assist in navigating back to the selected waypoint.  Once the waypoint has been reached the directional arrow will display a target and the phone will vibrate.  Support for entering coordinates manually has also bee added.