New developments at Naviki
New powerful map functions and improved leisure routing
Good news for the summer
As of now the Naviki routing for leisure is significantly upgraded. Routes calculated with this option now run even more consistent on officially signposted bicycle tracks as well as on long distance paths. The improved leisure routing is available via both Naviki apps and here on the web interface.
Not least we have also released a new Naviki update for Android and iOS. These are the main news for Naviki app version 3.45 within both apps:
- Map setting 'northbounded while cycling' (tap on the top right compass icon in navigation mode for setting)
- New arrow showing direction and distance to the route, when you leave a route (Naviki Extra 'Turn-by-turn navigation' required)
Furthermore Naviki for iOS now comes with the following enhancement:
- Improved map with new, 3D-like look (use two fingers to set your perspective on the map)
Enjoy cycling with Naviki and enjoy this summer!
Naviki web relaunch news
Our Web-Relaunch introduces many improvements on www.naviki.org – these are the most important news in a nutshell:
- Much smarter, clearer and intuitively understandable interface in a new beautiful design.
- 'Plan route' page completely redesigned with a larger map and newly designed controls for easier planning.
- 'Points of interest' of various categories can be displayed on the map and implemented in route planning as starting points and destinations.
- Easy planning of round trips in just a few steps and with a variety of options to choose from.
- Easy and quick way to synchronise planned routes with the Naviki app using the large button 'Memorise route and use it on app' in the map.
- New routing option 'S-pedelec' for fast e-bikes up to 30 mph.
- World-wide route planning.
New app versions
These are the most important enhancements of the new Naviki app version released in April 2016:
- Specific routing for S-pedelecs (fast e-bikes): Naviki as of now Naviki provides specific routing for S-pedelecs (up to 30 mph). It prefers minor roads with a low volume of traffic, tracks allowing high-speed cycling and a nice natural environment. The new S-pedelec routing is available in the 'Extras' menu of your Naviki app.
- New intelligent map mode during navigation: The Naviki map now automatically orients towards the direction you cycle. Zooming in and out manually is still possible. However, after 30 seconds your current position will appear in the centre of the map again automatically.
- Optional automatic map zoom while you cycle: The zooming ratio automatically varies depending on your current speed and an upcoming change of directions. In the event of a change in directions during low-speed cycling, the app zooms in to the map. If you are fast and there is no upcoming turn, you will see a larger area of your environment in the map. You can switch this function on or off according to your personal preference.
- Turn-by-turn instructions now also available for recorded paths: You can now also use recorded paths and routes you downloaded from other sources with Naviki turn-by-turn navigation, including voice instructions and navigation arrows. Simply open a recorded or uploaded path from the list 'My paths' and select 'Start navigation'. You will then be prompted to choose if you want to copy the respective path to enrich it with “turn-by-turn” instructions. This is a unique feature only provided by Naviki.
E-bikes – tailwind non-stop
Electric support for faster and more relaxed cycling
E-Bikes and S-pedelecs are bicycles with electric motors. They make cycling even more comfortable and they can play a major role in future transport on distances up to 30+ miles. Cycling with a pedelec is definitely faster than ordinary bikes. However, the support of the motor does not necessarily lead to less physical involvement of the cyclist. The same commitment of your muscles will simply bring out higher speed and sooner arrivals!
A good e-bike is pricey, but the benefits and significantly increased fun make these new vehicles more and more popular. If you can imagine how S-pedelecs can easily substitute a car, it will be worth investing in this highly advanced bike.
Naviki routing for S-pedelecs
As the first platform Naviki provides specific routing for S-pedelecs (up to 30 mph). It offers routes with minor roads and low traffic, tracks allowing high-speed cycling and a nice natural environment. The new S-pedelec routing is available in the 'Extras' menu of your Naviki app. Furthermore, Naviki shows the location of e-bike charging stations as 'Points of interest' on the map to be selected as destinations for route calculation.