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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.

Please avoid commenting of the poll options to keep that part clear. You can add your comments under the question.

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

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ability to share a route via e-mail/IM 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 2014-02-05 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 2014-04-03 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 2014-01-23 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 2014-01-18 14:20:46 +0200

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updated 2014-01-18 20:33:02 +0200

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Please note this is has been turned into a wiki post. Do not give answers, just edit the original and/or comment, thanks!

Edit: After finding out (with @eric) how these multiple feature requests can be divided into several answers without enabling karma point harvesting, it's now done as it should and you can give votes to each feature separately. So, let's see which are the most wanted features for the upcoming Navigation app. Please vote the ones you'd like to see

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yeah thankyou for doing it while I setup answers to have people actually vote on it as it seems not everybody has the same needs... can you delete my comments without giving me -200karma? or do you want the comments the votes?

chemist ( 2014-01-18 14:22:10 +0200 )edit

@chemist: No problem, I'll delete your comments and will try to re-adjust karma as nicely as I can ;) Note that posting multiple answers that other users are expected to vote, e.g. polling is just a way to harvest karma so I will likely close/delete further attempts as I've done already on the one that caught my eye. Moreover, we're really after a broken down structure for any proposals so we can effectively understand them and propose solutions, hence the selection of Askbot as a tool of trade :)

eric ( 2014-01-18 14:28:37 +0200 )edit

there is no other way of polling apart of maybe with comments... and going to another website isn't an option, integrate some polling features for wiki entries and we are fine @simo yeah true

chemist ( 2014-01-18 14:34:30 +0200 )edit

@chemist: Your karma is unaffected afaict, ping me if not, thanks. @simo: I totally agree :) We might want to re-visit some of the posts falling into this category and adjust...

eric ( 2014-01-18 14:35:58 +0200 )edit

@chemist: I agree the polling option seems to be a popular demand and the only way to achieve it nicely would be to eventually add a specific module to this instance. I'd suggest we discuss this topic separately in a new wiki post bearing together, askbot and idea tags...

eric ( 2014-01-18 14:39:54 +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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