GPSLogger II - Changelog [100% free 'almost 100%' offline]
A straight forward application, to record your movement with your BlackBerry® device over time
+ Simple Geocache Application for BlackBerry® devices
+ Outdoor Navigation
+ Lap Timer
GPSLogger II Changelog Details
2014/06/26 - Release of GPSLogger II v1.0.8 for BlackBerry10 & Android 4.x
Quick OTA-Update Links
2013/11/01 - Release of GPSLogger II v22.214.171.124 (OS4.6+ only)
Open Map data & Outdoor Navigation Enhancments
Quick OTA-Update Links
Update via BlackBerry AppWorld™ is recommended when you want to
make use of the BBM™ integrated features.
You might need to reset AppWorld™ in order that the latest build
will show up. See our faq's How to reset BlackBerry AppWorld™
Support for multiple Open Map data providers: With this release of GPSLogger it
is possible to access a variety of different open map data servers directly from the application
itself. This means you can now have Bing!Maps, GoogleMaps, esri or MapQuest (just to name a
few) with you!
This variety of different maps (for different purposes) makes a great addition to the
existing BlackBerry Maps implementation. With the open map data its now even possible to display
maps for counties which are currently not supported by BlackBerry Maps.
Please note that the Open Map data functionality is currently a BETA-Version and this
function has a hard coded EOL date in this Version of GPSLogger - this end date will
be the 01/15/2014.
Outdoor Navigation Enhancements: In the past couple of weeks I have started
to ride with my mountain bike again - actually I have realized that GPSLogger would not fit
perfect to my requirements - so I have started to create a complete new Version.
If you like you can read more details about my riding experience and the impact on
GPSLogger in various threads in the emacberry.com forum - here is a short list:
As result of my experience GPSLogger is now comming with additional Navigation Views,
new navigation distance notifications and an alternative to the 'Always display ON'
- Devices with a Magnetometer-Sensor can now adjust the calibration settings
and minimal signal quality via additional General Options in GPSLogger.
- New General Option: Include 'altitude delta' in distance calculation - default: OFF
- Multiple different options for the enhanced outdor navigation functionality:
- New General Option: Show Navigation Path - default: ON
- New Apperance Option: Navigation Path Opacity
- New Apperance Option: Background Path Opacity
- New Apperance Option: Additional View spliting Option
- New Outdoor Navigation Option: Notification Distance
- New Outdoor Navigation Option: Backlight ON Distance to Waypoint
- New Outdoor Navigation Option: Keep Backlight ON for n-Minutes after waypoint
- Desktop GPSLogger Open Map data Tool (available separately)
Downloading Open Map data with GPSLogger II on your BlackBerry can be quite a time
consuming task. For your (any my) convenience I have created a small Desktop tool, that
is able to perform the downloading task from a machine with probably more CPU power and
network throughput - YOUR desktop PC or Mac.
2013/09/01 - Release of GPSLogger II v126.96.36.199 (OS4.6+ only)
- Import of KML or GPX files will check for single or double quoted XML attributes
- Make sure to update to the new Version before 15.Oct.2013
2013/06/30 - Release of GPSLogger II v188.8.131.52 (OS4.6+ only)
Sports Tracker Enhancements
After a bad GPS-Signal experience during a racing bike self-experiment I have made several adjustments
to GPSLogger II in order to make it more usable as sports activity tracker.
- New setting in the 'Global Section' called 'Path-Smoothing'.
This function create the average (Ø) between the last received GPS-Fixes (instead of using the
plain data that was provided by the GPS-Sensor).
During my "self-experiment" I had a very bad gps signal over a longer period of time - this has
caused, that the recoded path was just 'fiddle-faddle'. It was recorded that I have cycled 20m to the
north and next second my location was recorded 10m back to the south - then again 15m to north
- followed by another fix that was again 10m in the south compared to my previous location.
Since I was not traveling that
fast that Heisenbergs uncertainty principle
be applied, this zigzag recording had a massive impact on the calculated distance that I have cycled
- at least what the application has told me.
In order to solve this I have came to the conclusion, that GPSLogger should have the ability
to smooth the data that will be provided by the GPS-Sensor. The easiest way to do this is by taking
the previously recorded gps-data and calculate some average values.
When the GPS sensor of the device is providing a location fix GPSLogger will take previous the
previously received GPS-fixes and calculate the average values for:
- Horizontal & vertical accuracy
- Number of satellites
The speed & course of the new 'smoothen' location then will be then calculated based on the
distance, time and location of the previously 'smoothen' location (the speed & course information
given by the GPS-fix will be ignored in this case).
The number of GPS-fixes between which the application is calculating the average value can be
adjusted. You can select between OFF, 3, 5, 10 and 15. Please have in mind that a value of 15
only makes sense if you use a low sample interval (like very second).
You can see a comparison of the recorded path BEFORE and AFTER the smoothing in the forum in the
following thread: GPSLogger for Sports Tracking
- As an alternative to the automatic path-smoothing while logging the new build of GPSLogger II
is offering some additional functions that can be applied after a path has been completed (or to
and loaded path). So when you are viewing a path the following new key-board shortcuts are available: