Bad Elf GPS App Version History

The most comprehensive GPS app experience, yet.

Bad Elf GPS app v3 is full of enhancements you’ll appreciate every time you connect your Bad Elf hardware. With a fresh new design, interface and experience, it will keep you even more productive.  New trip management allows you to do more than ever, and day/night mode keeps you working whenever and wherever you are. The more you do with Bad Elf v3, the more you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

(Last Updated: April 14, 2016)

 

 

3.2
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Apple Watch

Control your Bad Elf GPS when it's connected to your iPhone from your Apple Watch! Install the Bad Elf GPS app for Apple Watch from the Watch app on your iPhone to get started!

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Firmware Updates

For GNSS Surveyor (BE-GPS-3300) users, the app now provides a screen for capturing raw satellite data that can be used for post-processing. The data is captured in UBX format and stored to the local iOS filesystem. This UBX data can be used directly by some 3rd party tools, or converted to the industry standard RINEX format by tools such as RTKLIB.

3.1.2
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KML/GPX

GPX and KML files now show track point timestamps down to the millisecond so you can see every detail.

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KML/GPX

We've continued to enhance the GPX & KML files generated by our app for maximum compatibility with 3rd party apps.

3.1.2
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Major Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that could cause the app to always show a notification badge on the icon
  • Fixed some settings for changing map modes.
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Minor Bug Fixes

Various other minor enhancements and pesky bugs squashed.

 

 

3.1.3
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iOS 8

Fixes support for devices running iOS 8.

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Bug Fixes

Various other minor enhancements and pesky bugs squashed.

 

 

3.1.2
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3D Touch

3D Touch menus have arrived! If you have a new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, Just press a bit harder on the home screen icon to control your Bad Elf!

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Trip Data Detail

Graphs of trip data now show up a bit clearer, we added some neat colored gradients to help you see them better!

3.1.2
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Points of Interest

Tapping on a purple trip POI now shows more details about that point of interest.

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KML/GPX

We fixed several issues with GPX & KML files!

3.1.2
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Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the app to crash on startup.
  • GPX files now include speed correctly for each data point.
  • Fixed an issue that caused GPX & KML files to not attach to emails.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to crash with iCloud.
  • More fixes around legacy trips.
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Minor Bug Fixes

Various other minor enhancements and pesky bugs squashed.

 

 

3.1
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iOS 9

Support for iOS 9.

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Maps

The app now uses Apple Maps for standard and satellite maps. Mapbox maps are only used now for offline maps.

3.1
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Trip Sorting

Trips can now be sorted by Name, Duration, Distance, When Recorded, When Downloaded and When Viewed.

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iCloud

App settings now sync between your iOS devices via iCloud.

3.1
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Exporting

Trips can now be exported as Zipped GPX & KML files.

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Swipe

Swipe to delete saved trips on your iOS device!

3.1
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Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues that caused the converting of GPX & KML files to be sluggish.
  • Fixed issues with the user-interface that could cause sluggish use to some users.
  • Fixed an issue where Speed was not reported correctly in GPX files.
  • Fixed an issue where KML files could show the wrong trip title.
  • Fixed an issue where Latitude/Longitude was not shown correctly for BE-GPS-3300 users.
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Minor Bug Fixes

Various other minor enhancements and pesky bugs squashed.

 

 

3.0.2
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Map Route Line Color

Change Map Route Line color in App Settings. There was a deep discussion on whether it could be pink. Pink is not a supported Bad Elf color. There are some very upset team members.

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Points Of Interest

Record POI’s from the app while recording a trip.

3.0.2
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Trips

Un-viewed trips now are now highlighted in the Trips list. View them already!

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Settings

App Setting to keep BE-GPS-1000 and BE-GPS-1008 models powered in background. (Handy for keeping a GPS lock between app switches, but will cause battery drain, so use with caution)

3.0.2
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High Res Deviation Plot View

Deviation plot view now supports fine-grained latitude/longitude values from the Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor, and will display 7 decimal places when available.

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Background Transfer Support

Trip transfer and firmware updates now continue in the background.

3.0.2
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Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused Location Services to always run, even in the background, forever, until the end of time.
  • Solved issue where some trips would not delete.
  • Solved issue where some trips would not download.
  • Fixed issue preventing speed data from being exported to GPX files.
  • Various other minor enhancements and pesky bugs squashed.
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Minor Bug Fixes 

Various other minor enhancements and pesky bugs squashed.

 

 

3.0.1
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Trip Migration

Addresses issues with migrating trips from previous app version.

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KML/GPX Export

Fixes exporting KML and GPX trips.

3.0.1
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Export Progress View

Now see the progress of exporting GPX & KML trips in App Settings.

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Bug Fixes

Various other minor enhancements and pesky bugs squashed.

 

3.0
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Brand New App

Surprise! We’ve been busy elves in our engineering workshop and have a completely rebuilt app for you!

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New Design

To build a new app, we started from the beginning, so the first thing we did was create a fresh new design, color scheme, and layout that’s optimized for every device that runs iOS 8. (So. Many. Screen. Resolutions.)

3.0
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New UI/UX

You’ll notice a brand new user interface that’s cleaner and easier to navigate. The user experience now has far fewer swipes, taps, boops, and swoops.

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Simplified Trip Management

We know our users love recording their adventures with the trip datalogger, and the new app is designed to help you quickly transfer new logs from your Bad Elf GPS unit to your iOS device. After transfer, you can see your trips plotted on a map view or visualize them on speed/altitude/distance graphs.

3.0
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Deviation Plot View for the Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor

We’ve created a new view specifically for our GNSS Surveyor that plots your position and horizontal accuracy over time. This is handy for visualizing the reported accuracy and position converge down to 1 meter or better, depending on sky visibility and your geographic location. The plot’s center point can be configured to be a known benchmark, a weighted average of historical points, or the last reported position.

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Live Gauges for Bad Elf GPS Accessories

High accuracy gauges monitor your connected devices in real-time. Fun fact: they also monitor your internal GPS if you don’t have a Bad Elf connected - but you should, because that’s why we’re here.

3.0
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Day/Night Mode

Apparently, some of you like to work (or fly) at night or in the dark, so we built in a fancy night mode so the iPad screen brightness (roughly equal to the power of the Sun^1000) doesn’t burn out your eyes.

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Share Trips to Twitter/Facebook

How many times have you been on an adventure only to have your excitement ruined by not being able to tell your Facebook/Twitter friends about it? Fear not! Now you can share a map of your trip directly to your Facebook or Twitter feeds without leaving the app.

3.0
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Improved Offline Maps

What’s worse than having no Internet connection? Having a slow Internet connection. We feel your pain and have updated our cached offline maps with state and country level zoom levels so you can see your current position and trips regardless of Internet connectivity.

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Bug Fixes

Various other minor enhancements and leftover pesky bugs from v2 squashed!

 

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