During my last tours I occasionally had the situation that I had to interrrupt my originally planned route (on which I was navigated at this moment) and wanted to be navigated directly to a certain location (most of the time to my homebase, sometimes to one of my main stopovers of the route).
What I realized was: it is quite inconvenient to do this in the Kurviger app. There are different approaches to do this, but they’re all too complicated to be operated while being on the road:
skip all waypoints until only the last one’s left (if this should be my next destination)
edit the route and delete all unnecessary waypoints until the next one is the right one
delete the complete route and create a new one by selecting the desired waypoint (from my bookmark list or by tapping on the map)
I always felt the need to be able to replace my current route with a new one to a choosen waypoint quickly.
I 'd really appreciate a simpler / quicker procedure to choose a waypoint to be my new destination (which means: forget/delete the current route and directly head to this waypoint). Most navigation systems offer such a function at least for a few special lcoations (like “home” or “work”).
My suggestion: add a new button “route to” in the dialog which appears if you choose an entry from your current bookmark list (beside the currently existing buttons “cancel” and “ok”).
This way it would be possible to save regularly used locations in your bookmark list (like “home”), as well as to prepare the list with the most important stopovers for your next tour. Just for the case that you want to be navigated directly to one of these waypoint (maybe because you’re running out of time or weather’s geeting too bad to finish the whole route).
The long press on the route is bit tricky to find for new users. I am a bit uncertain if the benefit of not pressing 3 buttons, justifies adding another button?
Since this button also clears the route, we should add warning dialog for this feature as well (similar to the clear dialog). Especially with gloves on, one might press on this button by accident and suddenly the whole route is gone. If you don’t have a backup, that’s bad.
Long pressing actions are not very convenient while wearing gloves (even if touchscreen capable and especially if fiddling with small elements like the route line). And to long press the destination bookmark I first have to scroll the map to the according area. Far from being a quick workflow.
I agree with that. Shouldn’t double secure such a actions with annoying confirmation dialogs.
With this feature i have a problem. Why is it necessarry to clean the existing route? I would prefer when it would be possible to insert on the existing route bitween other waypoints a waypoint with the coordinates of a selectable bookmark. At the moment I don’t know how to copy the coordinates from the bookmark to an inserted waypoint with a less number of touchs.
But when the (not imported or manipulated) route should be cleared then I agree with Robin there should be a dialog to inform that the route will be cleared and with a possibility to save (export) the existing route before clearing it.