The map is great. Lots of detail. No complaints there for as little as I was able to use it. I didn't rely on it, rather just peeked at it a few times when we were taking a break. But the app sucks when it's constantly telling you that you're not on the map and you're right in the middle of it. I restarted so many times, I finally just gave up and stopped using it. Droid Maxx holding it in my hand while I drive. If you don't have "them" fix the app, it's going to have a major impact on "you" and your ability to sell these maps. Word on the street was this whole thing didn't work very well. First thing I heard when I got there Sunday - don't rely on the new cell phone maps, they don't work right. Not hatin, just saying - you asked for feedback. I'm looking forward to using this (I don't have a nice Lowrance GPS) but there are kinks that need worked out.Thank you all for your input.
We're back home and anxious to hear some input from those of you who used our maps.
It's been said already - the app isn't ours - but we do communicate with the company who created it so learning from what worked and what didn't for y'all will help us give them some feedback on how to improve the app.
We've struggled to find a common thread among those who had issues with the app and it's function. If you had a problem, tell us the make and model of your device. Maybe how it was mounted (or not) while using it.
As far as the maps go, what did you think about them? It's been discussed already about getting the EMS workers located on the map - we'll work on that in the future and make sure we get that data as well. How about the labels, contours, general symbology? Like all of that? Tell us here, we're certainly listening.
Thank you, again, all of you.
Nice talking to you and your wife during lunch one day. Seems like I had more problems on Thur than on Fri. I was in pit row in Hammertown on Thur and I could not get the app to display my position. I also had problems getting driver updates around 10. I assume the cell tower got overloaded. On Fri I wandered around the course and if I got reception, all was good. I liked that on Fri the drivers' names were displayed in small print at each number. Was that there on Thur? I could get driver names if I clicked on their icon.Thank you for the input. We're not taking anything personally, just wanting to improve the system. We're in this for the long haul. All of this input is good and we intend to go to Avenza (app creator) with it and see what they can do about it.
The issue some of you are seeing "not currently on map" is something that I've experienced myself with my Samsung Galaxy S5 (and previously with an S4) and I called Avenza and talked with them about it. They advised me to just let it sit for a bit, maybe move some, as it is a product of the GPS sensor in the devices trying to sync up with the GPS satellite signal(s). Once synced, no problems, just takes some time sometimes. I have another theory though: margins of the map. If we expand out the margins of the maps, it would give the app a larger "target" area to comfortably say that you are "on the map" prior to beginning to locate you more specifically on the map. If you are seen as being just off the map at initial startup, I'm wondering if it times you out or something based only upon the initial location. Lots to think about and evaluate. How old are these phones y'all are using that are giving you problems?
We're stumped on this one.My phone is a LG G2 that is brand new and runs the droid OS. I couldn't ever get it to find my location no matter what I did, and my friend that had it on his droid had the same problem. Neither of us were ever able to locate our location so the map did us no good. I restarted mine at least 20 times. I hope it works next year though because it would have been really handy a couple of times for us.