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

asked 2013-12-30 18:30:59 +0200

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updated 2014-12-10 15:29:07 +0200

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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 +0200 )edit
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@strongm I second that, live time/distance would be nice

gehowa ( 2014-01-03 12:17:23 +0200 )edit
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seeing coordinates, as already mentioned, is necessary for me.

JS ( 2014-01-04 17:27:04 +0200 )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 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-06-22 10:57:30 +0200

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updated 2014-06-22 11:03:59 +0200

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route settings : "get me out of this town in the direction of [some other Town]"

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answered 2014-04-03 03:25:06 +0200

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an emergency button to display the current positon with streetname, milestone / km of track, side of the highway, city/town/village next and behind would be helpful. I needed a function like it last year while I was driving by navi. It helps people!

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answered 2014-02-05 23:36:12 +0200

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updated 2014-02-05 23:38:28 +0200

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Vibration on each step you need to change direction. So you only need to look at the phone when it vibrates and see in which direction to turn.

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answered 2014-01-23 23:25:16 +0200

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updated 2014-01-23 23:25:29 +0200

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Ability to see provinces/ states/ municipals on the map? Like the german states Bavaria etc?

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answered 2014-01-19 18:43:46 +0200

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updated 2014-01-20 10:55:50 +0200

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A good start is the navigation of the N9.

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answered 2014-01-18 22:13:21 +0200

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updated 2014-01-18 22:34:44 +0200

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Route settings: alternate routes.

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answered 2014-01-18 20:26:10 +0200

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updated 2014-01-18 22:07:24 +0200

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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 +0200 )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.

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answered 2014-01-18 20:25:52 +0200

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

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answered 2014-01-18 20:25:33 +0200

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voice guidance with street names + ability to choose own voice

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answered 2014-01-18 20:25:16 +0200

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remaining time/distance

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