Good app, needs file exporting. We need the ability to export our files. We can only import GPX but not export. I am about to switch to a new phone when my contract is up and I have no ability to transfer my explored areas to my new phone. I've spent lots of time exploring with this app, but if there's no way to transfer my already explored areas, then I've wasted my time. If anyone's figured out a way to this I'd like to know. I emailed the developer but got no response.
Frustrating Let's be fair about this. So far, Umbra is the ONLY exploration app on Android as Ollix Apps are taking their very sweet time porting Fog Of War over to Android. If you are looking for a Fog Of War clone, this is all you have for now. Unfortunately, the developer stopped caring about it years ago and left it buggy as hell and with barely any features. Upgrading your phone and want to port over what you've explored? Tough, can't export the data. Want to multi-task with your phone whilst unlocking parts of the map? Too bad, Umbra only will update the map when in the foreground with the screen on. As far as other bugs go, if you are in a car, the only way you will get consistent exploration of the map to work properly is if you have it set to 'walk mode' and have the map movement set to constantly centre on your location. As a concept, this style of app is fun as hell and has the potential to be a killer app, unfortunately the developer didn't put any effort in and abandoned it ages ago. UPDATE: A new app called Wanderlust (by Rolling Fortress) has just come out and it is infinitely better than Umbra. Not buggy, pretty as hell and even has leaderboards and achievements.
This app has so much potential. This app could have been the Android equivalent to Fog of World on the iPhone, but it has too many problems that will never be worked out. It has been close to two years since the app was last updated. The export function crashes the app every time so you can't get your data out. If this app were to get an update to include something that would quantify just how much of the world you'd seen, I would love this. But as of right now this app just looks like it was a test for a first time developer.
So cool Awesome, awesome app. Would love to see a setting available to adjust how big of a circle is revealed, but otherwise great. Wish it sucked up less battery, but that's not the fault of the app, it's just because of the GPS.
Great idea, poor execution The app has quite a cool concept. It allows you to explore areas you didn't even know were there. However, it works maybe 1/4 of the time. It consistently misses my driving unless I leave the phone on. Whenever I lock the phone, it doesn't log any of my movements or does sporadically. Would love to see this app work correctly, because it makes me far more aware of areas I've never noticed in places I've lived for years.
Good but immature This has lots of potential. I got it as an alternative for fog of world on iOs. It's much plainer than that game but very much more performance efficient. Good job!
THIS VERSION OF THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND WILL NOT BE MAINTAINED ANYMORE.
USE THE NEW VERSION AVAILABLE HERE https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.unchiujar.umbra2
Improved performance by removing shading passes on zoom out.
Added option to open GPX files.
When connected to power location update frequency is always high.
Improved performance on large number of points.