I love this app...it's very small, but highly effective, simply displaying a grid reference and accuracy very clearly. I do a lot of survey work on moorland, and this is my 'go-to' backup when my mapping grade GPS runs out of batteries! I like its simplicity, I didn't want anything that tried to be a higher spec bit of GPS kit, I just wanted something which showed me clearly where I was. Great app, and I recommend it to everyone.
SEEMS TO WORK OK And is a basic app which does one thing well rather than many things badly. The developer seems to responds promptly to issues raised here, so here's another - the 3 figure reading does not round to the nearest figure e.g. if the 4 figure number is 3677 then the 3 figure reading is 367, not 368 which is closer.
I've used this several times on walks, but until yesterday when the blizzard hit us on the Lake fells and we really needed to confirm exactly where we were so we could plot a route out I hadn't fully appreciated it. I would never want to rely 100% on tech when navigating, but it gave us pause and stopped us taking the wrong route. Thanks!
Does exactly what it says, and glad I remembered about this as an app I'd used a long time ago but sadly forgotten about. Perfect for use in conjunction with traditional maps, and the precision settings are very useful - though would be nice if maybe the 4th/8th digits in 8-figure references (etc) were greyed or in a slightly smaller font, since most people are most familiar with 6-figure references but the extra precision is genuinely useful. Compass is a nice touch, though of course in practice most devices' magnetometers need to be calibrated before they can be trusted, so use with care and know how to calibrate your Android's compass (usually a few twists on each of its three axes does the job). Recent major update good and welcome for modern devices, but would be nice to see some kind of status indicator (satellite count x/y, perhaps?) while waiting for a lock as there appears to be no feedback otherwise, and I sense this may be slightly worse than it was in the old version. Update: thanks for adding the satellite count, do have 5 stars :) Update: unsure of the rationale behind the new rounding logic; conventional "round" rather than "floor" would make more sense to me.
Love the minimalist design, but doesn't give any location until sufficient satellites are fixed. Other apps with weak GPS give you an approximate location, this gives you nothing.
Do not comment on apps normally. But this is a great example of keep it simple and it will work well. I do a lot trail running and it's fantastic to have as a back up for a quick accurate locator. Better than THE OS I used to use. Good job will be recommending to other runners.
- When you reduce the figures it now rounds down, and never rounds up
- Halved the size of Grid Reference so it's quicker to download.
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