During my last long trip I tested once again my own behaviour of digital navigation.
And again I noticed, that I still combine Kurviger with (a) GMaps and (b) HERE.
Want to discuss both reasons here and in another topic.
In this topic: HERE.
For me any kind of offline navigation is still a crucial question for Kurviger - and obviously for others as well…
See the screenshot below I took on my last trip:
I was in a hurry, but had to leave Kurviger’s route because of a detour in a small town.
So I got a bit desorientated, because
- no more turn instruction, also after some minutes,
- but indication of “H” data mobile net, so I thought internet connection would still work,
- no hint at all why Kurviger did not recalculate route, although Recalculation was activated (see 2nd screenshot).
Lost in space …
As an experienced user I could imagine, that connection to Kurviger’s server was lost.
So I (had to and did( stop,
started HERE in offline mode
and found back to a route to my destination, which I then reached without Kurviger.
a) (Easier) Is it possible to implement a CLEAR and IMMEDIATE hint in all situations where Kurviger is not able to (re-) calculate a route and therefor has to stop navigation?
b) (More complicated, I guess) Is there ANY chance to make it possible to implement any comparable feature to Kurviger, to create a route in offline situation?
Because in those situations first aim it “to find out” of the “desert” (before following a nice, scenic and curvy route) it would be completely sufficient to realize that only for the “Fastest” option.
I KNOW, usually it is much easier to prpose then to program: But, if HERE is able to do that, could not Kurviger a similar alogorithm jaut for these “emergency cases of lost in space”?