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Navigation application: Features we expect from it [off-topic]

asked 2013-12-30 18:30:59 +0300

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I'd like to open a thread where we can discuss about the future application that Jolla will develop with Appello in order to provide a Navigation experience to the Jolla device.

I'll start with some features I expect from this app:

  • detailed satellite aquisition information
  • automatically or manually switch between night/day colors
  • ability to chose between online/offline navigation
  • ability to see the map in 2D/3D/satellite view
  • automatically use compass in order to determine the direction in which the phone is going
  • map layers
  • speed limit alert
  • fixed speedcams alert (illegal in many countries)
  • route settings: fastest/shortest/economical
  • route settings: permit/deny motorways, toll roads, ferries, tunnels, unpaved roads etc
  • route settings: alternate routes
  • settings of units: metric/imperial UK/imperial US etc
  • ability to see/export GPS coordinates of current location and any point on the map
  • preview route: set starting/ending/intermediate points of a route and see a demo of the route before actual routing
  • live traffic
  • walking/driving/bicycle/public transport modes
  • ability to share a route via e-mail/IM etc.
  • remaining time/distance
  • voice guidance with street names + ability to choose own voice
  • vector based maps, instead of bitmap tiles (much smaller, better rotation support)
  • ability to use or import data from OpenStreetMap (more detailed, more often updated, more accurate than Here maps, depending on region)
    • ability to see provinces/ states/ municipals on the map? Like the german states Bavaria etc?

Last edited by @typo: Added "Alternate routes" feature request. <-- marked as wiki, like all the others (simo)

Edited by @simo: This question was originally introduced by @strongm and edited to wiki question by @eric. Each suggested feature is listed here, and answered to vote it (wiki answers, no karma points to anyone). Please feel free to add features to the list. Please add them both here (by edit) and as a new answer for people to vote.

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Live time and/or distance to go

strongm ( 2014-01-01 16:45:27 +0300 )edit
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@strongm I second that, live time/distance would be nice

gehowa ( 2014-01-03 12:17:23 +0300 )edit
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seeing coordinates, as already mentioned, is necessary for me.

JS ( 2014-01-04 17:27:04 +0300 )edit
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What about the maps used in this application? I would like to use open street map!

immo ( 2014-01-05 15:50:08 +0300 )edit
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@immo since Jolla decided to go with HERE services, I think it's a good idea the Navigation app uses the same mapping set. This brings advantages like being able to share location, favorites between Maps and Navigation. at the moment I find HERE maps to be the best mapping experience available on mobile platforms. Of course I wouldn't mind having some 3rd party app that uses OSM.

DanyZ ( 2014-01-08 15:06:49 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-18 20:20:12 +0300

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automatically or manually switch between night/day colors

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answered 2014-01-18 20:24:27 +0300

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live traffic

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answered 2014-01-18 20:25:52 +0300

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vector based maps, instead of bitmap tiles (much smaller, better rotation support)

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answered 2014-01-18 22:13:21 +0300

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updated 2014-01-18 22:34:44 +0300

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Route settings: alternate routes.

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answered 2014-01-18 20:21:43 +0300

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updated 2014-01-20 10:52:28 +0300

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map layers (POI, Weather, etc)

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What does the map layers mean?

What is the benefit/value adition?

Kari ( 2014-01-18 21:07:29 +0300 )edit
  • Map can include several selectable layers, each showing different stuff like traffic, public transportation, weather, favourite locations, geo-tagged photos etc... HERE Maps support this, so maybe our future navigation app too.
simo ( 2014-01-18 22:31:20 +0300 )edit

So if if I choose on Here maps the Traffic link, the the new view is using the layer techinique to provide the traffic related information?

Kari ( 2014-01-18 22:36:15 +0300 )edit
  • Yes, but please keep in mind that we give votes for the navigation app features only
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answered 2014-01-18 20:23:51 +0300

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ability to see/export GPS coordinates of current location and any point on the map

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Space permitting, perhaps always show current coordinates on some edge of the screen? And maybe tap to expand?

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answered 2014-01-18 20:19:51 +0300

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detailed satellite aquisition information

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answered 2014-01-18 20:26:10 +0300

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updated 2014-01-18 22:07:24 +0300

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ability to use or import data from OpenStreetMap (more detailed, more often updated, more accurate than Here maps, depending on region) or other map sources, such as terrain maps; not all need be available for route planning.

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I can't up-vote this one enough. Pretty please with sugar on top include OSM support; offline maps, vector maps, routing etc using OSM data.

Joakim ( 2014-03-05 17:36:20 +0300 )edit
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This is a really important feature. Just today I had again the situation that the maps application was not displaying all train stations, because it was either completely outdated (affected train stations were build between 2004 and 2008!) or incomplete. I checked openstreetmap and Google maps, both show the train station.

Cmdr_Zod ( 2014-03-25 21:51:15 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-01-18 20:20:47 +0300

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ability to see the map in 2D/3D/satellite view

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answered 2014-01-18 20:22:30 +0300

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fixed speedcams alert (illegal in many countries)

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don't most other systems get around this by issuing "dangerous area" alerts (as the cameras are only supposed to be placed near accident black spots?

ymb ( 2014-06-22 10:50:02 +0300 )edit

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