Navigation App MapTrip 4.11 with maps from TomTom, Here and OSM
The new version 4.11 of our Truck GPS App for Android MapTrip is now available. Read more about what is new and improved.
Truck GPS App For Android
Memory Usage Reduced
A major requirement of version 4.11 was an overall better runtime behavior. For this purpose, large parts of the program code were revised or exchanged and the memory consumption was reduced. As a result, many changes are not immediately visible, but have an impact on the stability and performance of the app.
At the same time, compatibility with older Android versions up to 4.1 was taken into account.
Cancel bypassed traffic incident without additional dialogue
The bypass of a traffic incident can be cancelled within the list for traffic information. In the previous version, this had to be confirmed again by pressing one more button. Also the error is corrected that in some cases annulment was not possible.
Send Destinations to the GPS App
With MapTrip Remote routes sent by the editor are processed even if the user (driver) has called up a menu item at that time. In addition, the processing of received routes has been adjusted so that the last route sent is always displayed for selection. This feature is exclusive to the Android version of the Truck GPS App.
Leaving a FollowMe Route
If you were in a menu while leaving a FollowMe Route, this could cause the app to become unstable. This has been corrected.
Representation of the rounding of distances
The display of long (four-digit) distances to the next turn was not very nice, especially when using miles as a unit. This has been improved.
Hide submenu warnings
The ‘Warnings’ submenu can now also be hidden in admin mode.
Additional entry in settings.ini (see also Activating the admin mode in the documentation)
Switch ‘Speed Camera Warning’ in the Warnings menu while licence option is not activated
The Speed Camera Warning check box in the ‘Warnings’ submenu is no longer displayed if the function has not been activated in the licence.
Voice output of FollowMe events in background operation mode
The output of events via text-to-speech now also works when the app runs in the background. This is the case, for example, when MapTrip is controlled via MTI and overlaid by the customer app.
Find petrol stations with cash payment
Gas stations with cash payment are now also found if the language set in the app differs from German.
While zooming out, POIs are grouped into clusters, which improves clarity on the map.
Adjustments of translations
Some text passages of the user interface have been newly translated depending on the language.
Stand-By feature for Truck Navigation Android
If the vehicle is not moved, the use of online services is paused. This reduces telecommunication charges. This feature can be controlled by configuration entries.
- the radius within which the vehicle remains (default is 500 meters)
- the minimum time of standstill (default is 3600 seconds)
As GPS signals can ‘jump’, the radius should not be selected too small, otherwise the standstill would be erroneously cancelled.
Avoidance of ferries
In some cases ferry connections were used for route calculation although the option Avoid Ferries was active.
Improved guidance in emergency mode
For MapTrip 112 the guidance in emergency mode, especially in residential areas, has been optimized.
Correction of behaviour in case of road closure
In some cases the direction of road closures was not correctly considered.
Correction of behaviour on motorways
In exceptional cases, when driving on motorways, the destination was guided via the feeder road parallel to the motorway. This was corrected.
Representation of the vehicle position
By setting the following parameter the matching of the vehicle symbol on roads can be activated/deactivated or the actual GPS coordinate is shown:
ShowMatchedPosition=always | duringGuidance | never
always (default): the vehicle symbol always will be matched to the street (if this makes sense depending to the current situation)
duringGuidance: the matching is only carried out for target guidance
never: the vehicle symbol is displayed according to the current GPS coordinate
MapTrip Interface (MTI)
Adjustment Api::ShowServer für Android 10
Starting with Android 10, Google has made changes that prevent intents from starting from an app that is in the background. One resulting effect is that apps can no longer bring themselves into the foreground.
We have therefore extended the MTI library so that the user app can prompt MapTrip to bring the app to the front.
Please note: If it is not possible to update to the latest library in the app, the Android settings can be used to give the necessary permission for apps to bring themselves to the foreground. Since this is not a run-time permission and the possibility to call up the necessary settings menu is only possible until Android 10 is supported, we decided against the implementation of this variant. More information
Correction of the Funktion Api::hideServer
When calling Api::hideServer the corresponding callback ApiListener::hideServerResult is now called.
Notification of event Info.MAPTRIP_STARTED
The behaviour after starting MapTrip is described in the documentation in such a way that this event is re-ported to the callback ApiListener::infoMsg as Info.MAPTRIP_STARTED. This was adjusted accordingly. From the time of incoming this call MapTrip is ready to receive the Api::init and process MTI calls.
Submitting a destination address
Adaptation to the behaviour of the SDK. Use of the optional specification of an address for destination transfer with coordinates in the format:
The guidance to the coordinate is now via the specified street.