Shaping points are a big advantage when you not only give the route types and avoid types for the routing but if you force the routing to use prefered must visit segments in your route. Sometimes you have to set some shaping points to reach this. And then the decent marking is a big advantage when showing the route.
numbered, can be named by user
dominant marking (a “flag” with number)
mentioned in turn instructions
considered in routing as waypoint
To be friendly to other statements: This could be the solution. Because all nonamed Via points you don’t want at turn instructions can be replaced by Shaping points.
The desires of the users at the end not always allow us to work economical. Sometimes we spend time for work with not so useful features.
But introducing the shaping points and your first implementation is a big gain for the app. To differ named and unnamed via points for turn instructions was a (little?) unnecessary detour. But at the end drawing the right conclusions makes the app better!
When the shaping points and the named via points are available in the published version of the app users will recognize the advantages. Some earlier desires loose priority and perhaps investing time to it is unnecessary.
Point priority - Locus recalculates the route to the nearest transit (or ‘via’) point on the planned route. If there are no ‘via’ points, it recalculates the route to the final point.
Route priority - used when you deviate from the original line and want to get back to it - Locus navigates you to the original line as soon as possible and on the nearest place - the line (route) matters.
But both options could lead to skipping waypoints.
So why do they say:
“in case of route recalculation the via points are not detoured”
Fully support this statement! I plan my routes always with about 3-4 Stops (routing points) but about 15-20 shaping points (yes I like the proposals of kurviger but I still use also the old map for planning). Skipping of shaping points due to detour recalculation makes sharping points function useless for me.