Traffic on Apple iOS 11 map

Latest iOS update brings among other traffic data in Kyiv.  In addition, map is less outdated compare to how it is usual in Apple maps. Now map based on OpenStreetMaps.  Routing is far from perfect. Traffic is also not always relevant. But at least map improves.

iOS 11 Navigation with traffic

Good news is that map edits that I did during last year using OSM editor now are in new Apple map. Therefore, the way to fix Apple map mistakes exist.

Some streets names are not translated properly.

iOS 11 Navigation night mode

 

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NavLux

It looks like I have found last available on iOS navigation software from Ukrainian developers. It is NavLux from Luxena. When it works it looks like:

But it is sometimes hard to make it work. My application purchase expirience:

  1. Not possible to try it before buy on iOS. Must pay 15$ first.
  2. Purchase Server Unavailable. Cannot activate the map.
  3. Support not answer on both in-app and site forms requests.

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Application start work in about 3 days after purchase (I suppose Luxena have fixed the issue with its server). Continue reading “NavLux”

Parkcity ELM-327WF + DashCommand (iPad)

I have discovered Onboard Diagnostic (ODBII) scanners as a new device class. It is tool for those who interested in some insight on usually hidden car parameters. Modern car have standard controller area network (CAN) and standard diagnostic interface (OBD), that allow to collect and analyze some car internal data with universal devices.

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My set up was devices: Apple iPad Air + Parkcity ELM-327WF (~80$) and application DashCommand (10$). ELM-327WF using Wi-Fi to connect tablet or smartphone. There is also cheaper Bluetooth version OF ELM-327 exist, but it not work with Apple devices (due to Bluetooth limitation in iOS).

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See application screenshots below:
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Netatmo Urban Weather Station

Urban Weather Station is unique product. In addition to usual weather parameters like temperature, humidity and pressure it also measures CO2 and noise level (indoor only). Outdoor air quality as well as weather forecast is showing from some internet weather sources and not based on measures done by the product. Actually everything that your iPhone, iPad or Android device show is downloaded from netatmo servers. You cannot access your weather station directly without internet connection. So setup of the station is actually simple and it is just create netatmo account and connect the station to Internet using Wi-Fi. Numbers, trends, forecast could be than obtain with app for iOS or Android from anywhere. Also web interface available, so PC and Mac are also could be clients for the weather station.

netatmo Urban Weather Station with iPad
netatmo Urban Weather Station with iPad

Netatmo stations have known bug with humidity measures. It show numbers 15-20% more than it actually should. But this could be fixes by contact-support@netatmo.com

The station contain CO2 sensor, which consume a lot of energy. That is why it cannot operate with batteries power and need to be connected to AC adaptor all the time.
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Sygic Ukraine

Latest Sygic know new interchange on Patona Bridge. gives 3 route option and has 3d buildings in some parts of Kyiv. Map 3D graphics is fast enough.

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Google Maps for iPhone

Google Maps on iPhone available as separate application. It much better (but slower). Vector graphics, 3D buildings, traffic, public transport in Kyiv. And, yes, Navigation mode.

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