Brand New App
Surprise! We’ve been busy elves in our engineering workshop and have a completely rebuilt app for you!
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Various other minor enhancements and leftover pesky bugs from v2 squashed!