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.