Test of Android version 3.1.x
  • Hello,
    the download link http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator.apk is now redirected to version 3.1.11+ available for testing. If you need older 3.0.125 it is available at http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator_stable.apk.

    Or you can simply use Google Play beta system for automatic updates of beta versions at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.mapfactor.navigator.

    DOWNGRADING VERSION MAY CAUSE APP DATA LOSS

    What is new
    -----------
    -bug/crash fixes
    -new user interface
    -support of Android 2.3 and 3.0 ended

    Map
    -fullscreen map mode
    -new POI icons
    -quick actions after long click on map
    -scale indicator

    Navigation
    -bluetooth muting radio without message fixed
    -dialog after pressing navigate
    -information about route restrictions
    -quick actions after long click on navigation screen
    -roundabout exit number in man. icon

    Sharing
    -export as GPX revision
    -reset to default revision
    -share position as openstreetmap link

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  • Downloaded and will test.  I notice, however, that the strange hieroglyphics are still present on some of the dialog boxes making it a hit or miss if you click on the correct option.  I was hoping that this would be fixed for Android 7.0
  • It seems to have trouble finding a route now. I have sent feedback with logs etc.
  • It also seems very slow at doing anything.
  • Dover > Holyhead: Run Completed
    Holyhead > Dover: Run Completed
    MapFactor Navigator 3.1.11
    device: Galaxy Tab S2, SM-T810 9.7'', (gts210wifixx)
    Chipset: EXYNOS5433
    GPU/Renderer: Mali-T760
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    OS: Nougat (7.0), API 24
    Current version: T810XXU2DQCL/T810PHN2DQD2
    OpenGL version: OpenGL ES 3.2
    kernel: 3.10.9-10949424
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    Map renderer: Hardware (experimental)
    Navigation map mode: 2D while simulating (speed x )
    device in portrait mode
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    Confirm crash below:  access POI in administration category
  • Crashes when I attempt to access poi settings in the administration​ category.
  • I can confirm what john_percy described:

    Go to Settings --> Map customization --> POI types --> open "Administration" --> Crash
  • Basic testing revealed the following:

    1.   Heiroglyphics appear on dialog boxes Andriod 7.0 (reported previously)
    2.   When clicking on screen, the dashboard expands and hides the zoom keys.You need to slide this back down to continue (of course, you could just use pinch etc rather than use the soft zoom keys.
    3.   The improvements to Navigate are really useful and makes it much easier to quickly select a route.
    4.  Quick actions on Navigation screen could be really useful but current options aren't really relevant to navigation bar the "mute sound" option, I suppose.  Would be good if you could use this as a shortcut to add a waypoint to the journey.   However, anything that makes the app easier to use is a good thing.

    I haven't yet used it to navigate so will follow up if I find any issues.   Got to say, though, that I am impressed with the improvements so far.  Keep the good work up.

  • Very good improvements - congrats to all involved!

    Also, I am extremely happy to see one of my suggestions posted in Jan 2015 implemented --- "Roundabout exit number "  and as they say, better late than never.
    =D>
  • The download link http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator.apk is now redirected to version 3.1.13+ available for testing. If you need older 3.0.125 it is available at http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator_stable.apk.

    Or you can simply use Google Play beta system for automatic updates of beta versions at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.mapfactor.navigator.

    3.1.13 changelog:
    -backend speedup
    -crashing on invalid icon fixed
    -crashing of backend due to problem in STL fixed
    -fullscreen button fixed
    -gles earth subdivision changed (due problem on Samsung Galaxy S2)
    -removing notifications from android by swiping it away fix
    -signpostpanel (blue information bar) downsized
    -show navigation route restrictions dialog feature disabled
  • Version 3.1.13
    pois type administration crash.
  • Yep, POI crash still existent for me as well.
  • POI - Type Administration works now on Blackberry Z30  :)
  • it works for me as well
  • UK postcode search doesn't seem to work fully any more. If I type in 'TN3  ' I get TN30s shown and no TN3s. I've tried deleting the postcode file and reloading it but the problem is still there. It applies to both OSM and TomTom maps.
  • just continue typing :-)
  • I did! It tried to take me to TN37! If I put the space in it comes up as not found.
  • what postcode are you looking for?
    TN3 7.. does not exist
    http://www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode
  • did anybody try Backup to Google drive?
    settings/advanced/reset to default
  • @Tomas - Sorry, I need reading glasses!
  • Map Scale

    I like the new icons but wish could be bigger. Although I have them at maximum scale still too small and difficult to recognise and sometimes on top of each other.
    A quick solution is to increase the scale at least by 50%. I appreciate that the map can be covered with POI icons but is already like that in town centres if a lot of categories are chosen.
    Ideally the option to increase individual icons size would at least make the chosen icons more visible.
    Even best option to have specific POI, ie petrol station, to pop up same size as the speed limit at say 1000 metres

    I know this is not a fault but is an opportunity to improve.
  • POI administration still crashes for me on Moto G2.
  • POI administration still crashes for me on Yotaphone2 Android 5.0
  • The POI administration type crash seems to be linked to the bank POIs.
    Because bank POIs are currently shown as question marks on the map, and Mapfactor crashes when we try to get infos about them.
  • I do have red icon for banks and it does not crash
    edit: on closer inspection icon for bank is different in Info, so there may be some problem
  • MapFactor Navigator 3.1.13
    device: Galaxy Tab S2, SM-T810 9.7'', (gts210wifixx)
    Chipset: EXYNOS5433
    GPU/Renderer: Mali-T760
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    Auto switching to night modus leaves you with a black map during navigating, roads and so on.
    1. Switching between between travel route - show on map
    2. Cycling though the map displays with bottom right hand map display icon
    brings the map back in night vision, showing as it should be.

    ps. real life
    Dover > Holyhead: Run Completed
    Holyhead > Dover: Run Completed
    worked as expected
  • In night mode, the folder symbols and the bullet point stars under My Places are hardly visible.
  • How to en-/disable fullscreen while navigating? I only can switch while using in map-mode.
  • Using car Bluetooth is working worse than before: often (not always) the channel is opened, but no speech, then one short voice and the channel is closed before the message was said. Sometimes the voice would not come at all.
  • The download link http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator.apk is now redirected to version 3.1.20+ available for testing. If you need older 3.0.125 it is available at http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator_stable.apk.

    Or you can simply use Google Play beta system for automatic updates of beta versions at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.mapfactor.navigator.

    3.1.20 changelog:
    -Automatic checking for new license key in about dialog
    -Bluetooth channel opening time revert
    -HW renderer area splitting disabled (speedups earth loading)
    -HW renderer preloading disabled
    -HW renderer blacklist Mali 400 MP chipset
    -New color schemes
    -Revision of gpx association
    -Showing bank POI icon crash fixed (?)

    Fullscreen during navigation is not possible because we did not agree how it should behave (in 2015)
  • Preliminary testing: looking good. Road test this afternoon 176 Km 2 ways.
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    MapFactor Navigator 3.1.20
    device: Galaxy Tab S3, SM-T820 9.7'', (gts3wifixx) <= changed
    Resolution: 1536x2048 pixels, 320 dpi (xhdpi) , Refresh Speed: 60 Hz
    CPU Architecture: AArch64 Processor rev 2 (aarch64)
    Instructionset: arm64-v8a
    Chipset: APQ8096 (Qualcomm)
    GPU/Renderer: Andreno (TM) 530
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    OS: Nougat (7.0), API 24
    Current version: T820XXU1AQF3/T820PHN1AQF2
    OpenGL version: OpenGL ES 3.2
    kernel: 3.18.31-11628211
    ____________________________________
    Map renderer: Hardware (experimental)
    device in portrait mode
    Navigation map mode: 3D while simulating (speed x )
  • manual switching to night modus still leaves map black.
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    MapFactor Navigator 3.1.20
    device: Galaxy Tab S3, SM-T820 9.7'', (gts3wifixx) <= changed
    Resolution: 1536x2048 pixels, 320 dpi (xhdpi) , Refresh Speed: 60 Hz
    CPU Architecture: AArch64 Processor rev 2 (aarch64)
    Instructionset: arm64-v8a
    Chipset: APQ8096 (Qualcomm)
    GPU/Renderer: Andreno (TM) 530
    image
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    1. Switching between between travel route - show on map
    2. Cycling though the map displays with bottom right hand map display icon
    brings the map back in night vision, showing as it should be.
    ____________________________________
    pixelized for privacy
  • The download link http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator.apk is now redirected to version 3.1.23+ available for testing. If you need older 3.0.125 it is available at http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator_stable.apk.

    Or you can simply use Google Play beta system for automatic updates of beta versions at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.mapfactor.navigator.

    3.1.23 changelog:
    -ANR on loading navigate icon fixed
    -Bluetooth - Channel openning timing better
    -Bluetooth - Sound volume over bluetooth always on max
    -Do not show donate on back button in exit dialog
    -Fullscreen - button moved into longclick menu
    -Fullscreen - it is working during navigation
    -HD Traffic data in info (from map toolbar)
    -HW renderer - black screen after change day/night mode fixed
    -HW renderer - do not show GPS track over texts
    -Icons in favourites fixed
  • MapFactor Navigator 3.1.23
    Seems to be OK:
    -Fullscreen - button moved into longclick menu
    -Fullscreen - it is working during navigation
    -HW renderer - black screen after change day/night mode fixed

    Looks I lost Map toolbar, where you could switch between night and day time map viewing? Or did the call up change for this?
  • I notice that the strange heiroglyphics are still present on dialog boxes (Android 7.0).  When will this be fixed?
  • The map scale is not readable when you zoom in too much as the values overlap.

    For German users: I have added some missing translations today which will hopefully be considered in the next version.
  • I just added quite some missing translations for Dutch/Flemish users.
    I had the same questions/remarks as chattiewoman, but as she already added them I did not duplicate them.
  • @Jan_Gruuthuse - We changed nothing in map toolbar, it should behave like before.
    @amlumsden - @stepan was checking it, I cannot ask him right now because he is on vacation.
    @chattiewoman, @hvdwolf - Thanks for reporting that translations of configuration were in crowdin. I just removed it. New build with fresh translations I plan to provide on Tuesday
  • The download link http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator.apk is now redirected to version 3.1.26+ available for testing. If you need older 3.0.125 it is available at http://download.mapfactor.com/mapfactor_navigator_stable.apk.

    Or you can simply use Google Play beta system for automatic updates of beta versions at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.mapfactor.navigator.

    3.1.26 changelog:
    -confirm waypoints on navigate from favourites
    -coordinates in info
    -long click and two fingers click on high DPI displays fixed
    -HW renderer - HD Traffic rendering revision
    -HW renderer - GPX/NMEA line width bigger
    -map scale indicator in detail fixed
    -new translations
  • MapFactor Navigator 3.1.26
    device: Galaxy Tab S3, SM-T820 9.7'', (gts3wifixx)
     ____________________________________
    Map renderer: Hardware (experimental)
    Navigation map mode:
    - 2D while simulating (speed x )
    - 3D while simulating (speed x )
    device in portrait mode
     ____________________________________
    Dover > Holyhead: Run Completed
    Holyhead > Dover: Run Completed

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