This was working well. Unfortunately the latest version has "negatively upgraded" so that the grid reference is off the bottom of the screen. It still tells me I am in square SU but I could be in Wimborne Minster or 87 miles away in Amersham. So until this is rectified it is not worth having.
Basically it's inaccurate. Out by 40 m and 30 degrees. It's a novelty only but useless when you need a compass.
Not properly compatible with Passport It is a great app and very useful with a super interface... so long as you are not using it on a BlackBerry Passport with a square screen where the eastings and nor things do not display. (The info is actually there and can be found by sending a message.) I know we Passport users are a minority but it would be cool if the app could be made to display properly on this and similar phones.
Works but could do more. Gives a result immediately without waiting for GPS so really needs to say how got result and give an estimated accuracy (in contrast OS Mapfinder can take forever to get a fix). Could usefully display numbers of paper maps associated with the reading. Six figure reference seems a bit vague. Eight or ten should be options. Six figure reference appears truncated rather than rounded when compared to eight figures from OS Mapfinder.
No Grid Refs The compass works fine but on my Samsung phone the grid references can't be seen. It does show the Lat & long but as I wanted the "locate" bit of the app when walking on the hills as a back up to a paper map this is no good for me.
Compass dangerous. The basic function of giving a UK grid ref is fine, but I would prefer 8 or 10 figure options to be included. Also the compass feature was dangerous in my opinion. When I tested it it was 10 to 15 degrees out. If it is not accurate then why bother. I will be sticking with Viewranger. Sorry OS. Dawn Hopley. Search Manager. Staffordshire Search & Rescue.
* Updated the Share link so that you can share with our OS Maps application