Archive for the ‘Development Progress’ Category

NaviComputer for Windows Phone 8 – BETA version released

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Hello everybody,

it is a long time ago since NaviComputer got its last updates on the Windows mobile platform and it took a while to get it started with Windows Phone.

But finally here are some good news for all Windows Phone 8 users:

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Preview Video showing WP7 <-> PC synchronization

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Hello everyone,

I have spent a lot of time with coding in the last weeks and today I made another short and rough preview video about NaviComputer for Windows Phone.

It shows how NaviComputer for WP7 together with the corresponding PC application NaviMapper can easily synchronize and transfer files between the Phone and a desktop PC. Compared to Windows Mobile 6 with WP7 it is not possible to copy files to the phone using the windows explorer, so I had to find a different solution to get maps and track files from the PC onto the phone. (more…)

NaviComputer goes Metro (WP7) – first preview

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Hi,

as you might already know I am working on NaviComputer for Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

Since I would like to get as much feedback as possible in an early stage from potential users, today I recorded a short screen video of my actual userinterface prototype. Of course there are still a lot of things and features missing. This video is only intended to give an impression of the basic userinterface concept. As I want to optimize NaviComputer for the best user experience any feedback is highly appreciated.

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Poll: NaviComputer for Android or Windows Phone 7 needed?

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Hi,

these days I was thinking about replacing my Samsung Omnia I8000 Windows Mobile 6.5 phone by something new. It looks like I will have to change to Android or WP7 and I guess the same will happen to most NaviComputer users one day.

I already checked the marketplaces for offroad map/tracking apps and found some interesting and powerfull applications, however, I feel like there is nothing as simple and straight forward as NaviComputer is.

I already installed the development tools for android and WP7 on my computer and I think those platforms offer some possibilities for NaviComputer. I am thinking about some extended functionality without loosing the focus on the NaviComputer main benefits: Simplicity and ease of use. However, there are already so many apps around I am not sure if anybody will benefit of NaviComputer on android/WP7. Now I need your opinion, please vote!

Would you like to have NaviComputer for Android or Windows Phone 7?

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Poll: Where should the zoom buttons be located on the map?

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Hi Guys,

NaviComputer Version 0.9 is getting closer. Only some minor tweaking here and there still needs to be done.

Lately there has been an interesting discussion at xda developers forum about where the zoom buttons on the map page should be located for best usability.

Here you can vote for your favourite layout. Please participate, take part in the project of turning NaviComputer into one of the best GPS / Maps Software  in terms of usability 🙂

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Version 0.9 – Preview

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Next NaviComputer release version 0.9 will contain some bug fixes as well as new features:

Fixes of known issues: (Edit: V0.8 R2 alread contains those bug fixes)

- Map download from OpenPisteMap didn't work

- Application freezing when internet connection fails in online mode

- NaviMapper crashes at the end of map download in rare cases

- Installation without Active Sync not possible

Planned new features:

- Import waypoints (POI) from gpx files.

- Save favorite locations / bookmarks

- Jump directly to a specific nmap