Samsung Omnia II Special Edition updated

May 9th, 2010


finally the updated NaviComputer Samsung Omnia II Special Edition is available on the Samsung Application Store.

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It is now based on the latest Version 0.93 and has an graphically improved magnetic compass visualization.

(NaviComputer Samsung Omnia 2 Edition)

Please understand that I have to ask for a small fee at Samsung App Store. The reason is that it is not allowed to encourage donations at Samsung App Store. Owners of an Omnia II who already donated will of course get the Samsung version for free. Just send me a short email.

If you can't use the Samsung App Store or Kies, simply donate a few bucks via Paypal and add a remark about the Samsung Edition. I will send you the application via email then.

Released version 0.93

April 5th, 2010

The main purpose of version 0.93 is fixing the issue with the OpenStreetMap map source.

But there are also some small new things included: By tapping on a POI marker on the map, the name of the POI will be shown on the map. Your current distance and bearing to the POI will be displayed in the top bar.

By tapping the topbar, it is possible to switch between different display modes (Altitude/Speed --> Location(Lat/Lng) --> POI distance/bearing)


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Released version 0.92

March 10th, 2010

Version 0.92 comes with some minor new features and a major improvement: I have triggered the TURBO. Map download is up to 10 times faster now. Also the online mode / map rendering has been significantly improved.

Below is the complete changelog:

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Downloading Maps on a Linux PC

February 27th, 2010

The PC application NaviMapper for map downloading needs a Windows Operating System in order to run. It won't run on Linux systems.

However, NaviComputer  user Iñigo has  found a solution to download maps for use in NaviComputer on a Linux PC.

He has has set up a package including all needed files as well as a detailed instruction .

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Released version 0.91

February 18th, 2010

In addition to version 0.90, this release adds support for square screen devices, adds user interface translations to Spanish, French and Italian and fixes bugs found in 0.90.

Here is the changelog:

  • New: Square Screen support
  • New: Spanish translation (Thanks to Iñigo)
  • New: French translation (Thanks to Paul)
  • New: Italian translation (Thanks to Giovanni)
  • New: Possibility to toggle gps on/off by tapping the right corner in the topbar.
  • Fix: Wrong location when adding POI while 2xZoom is enabled
  • Fix: Importing some gpx files / waypoints failed

Download version 0.91 from the download page

NOTE: If you are upgrading from previous versions and have modified your "MapSources.xml" file, make sure to have a backup since the installation will overwrite the file. However, bookmarks, maps and GPX files will NOT be overwritten or deleted.

Released Version 0.90

February 11th, 2010

Finally it's done. The long awaited version 0.9 is online and can be downloaded on the Download page.

This is the basis version with new features which will be extended and improved in the following 0.9X branch.

It contains the basis of Waypoints/POI handling, extended GPX support and Map managing. Additionally, several things have been improved to simplify everyday use. The changelog is pretty long and if I listed up the internal changes it would be even longer. With this version as a basis I hope I will be able to release next versions in the 0.9 branch (0.91, 0.92, ...) more frequently.

Below is  a short introduction video and the ChangeLog:

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

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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The Ins and Outs of using NaviComputer

January 19th, 2010

Quick Guide to NaviComputer V0.8R2 Operation:

Follow these simple steps to get a quick overview about NaviComputer functions and handling.

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Quickstart: Downloading Maps with NaviMapper

January 17th, 2010

Quick tutorial for using NaviMapper V0.8 R2 to download map sets for NaviComputer

Once you have downloaded and installed NaviMapper, follow these simple steps to create your map set.

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NaviComputer Samsung GT-i8000 (Omnia II) Special Edition is available

January 7th, 2010


The bronze award winning NaviComputer Special Edition for Samsung GT-i8000 is now available for free  download on the Samsung Application Store.

It is based on the current NaviComputer Version 0.8 R2 and additionally supports the magnetic compass of the Omnia I8000.

I hope you enjoy it 🙂