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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wrapping up a trip at night has never looked so good and not ruined your night vision. Easily switch between Day and Night mode in Settings to change the entire app’s user-interface to a custom color layout that won’t hurt your eyes without the need to change your screen brightness where 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.
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.
The new app features a custom offline map even if your iPhone or iPad is never connected to the internet. No downloading required to view state and country level anywhere in the world. When you have an internet connection, no need to configure anything, the new app will automatically load the standard and satellite maps for you when needed.