Changelog

This page describes significant changes made to Kurviger. We constantly improve all our services, but we only add entries in the changelog if the change actually changes something significant for you.

The date format of the changes is given in YYYY-MM-DD. For app releases we add the app version.

Typically we use the following categories (if a change concerns only the app or website, this will be noted accordingly):

  • Routing (Route calculation, Routing Server)
  • Map, Location, POIs
  • Planning, Search
  • Import, Export (Route transfer)
  • Cloud (Routes, Places)
  • Settings
  • App (only app)
  • Navigation (features related to the navigation, follow mode, and others - only App)
  • Tourer (Subscription, advanced features e.g. for planning, import, export, cloud, …)

In addition to the standard categories, other identifying labels may be noted in the changes as needed.

  • Overlays: New overlay manager to load multiple cloud folders, files and more as overlays and sync them with the Kurviger cloud.
  • Export: Redesign the export dialog and sharing to improve usability on mobile devices.
  • Import: Redesign the import dialog to improve usability on mobile devices.
  • Settings: The navigation simulation has its own button now and does not require a setting anymore.
  • Navigation: Show overlays from the overlay manager in the navigation.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Search for fuel stations along the route.
  • Route planning: Option to undo and redo planning steps, this especially fixes issues for the iOS app where there is no back button.
  • Route planning: Improve the share dialog to easily share routes and POIs to your friends.
  • Settings: Revamped settings layout to a modern look and improved overview over the settings.
  • Navigation: Fix navigation start close to the arctic circle.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Support for offline maps.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Improve navigation along the route when recalculation is enabled.
  • [iOS] General: Ask also for background location permission.
  • [iOS] General: Fix keyboard issues.
  • [Android] Navigation: Darker blue for the navigation route.
  • [Android] App: Allow the app to be opened from even more apps when you ask external app to navigate to a certain location.
  • [Android] Navigation: Improve voice output in background and in combination with other music apps.
  • [Android] Navigation: Allow to recalculate the route with Bluetooth-Tethering enabled.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Enable route overview feature in the (…)-menu.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Improve camera zoom handling during the navigation.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Show the route number/reference in addition to the street name.
  • [Android] Navigation: Waypoint Number is shown in the top-left if the upcoming turn instruction shows the arrival at a via point.
  • [Android]: Fix app compatibility issues with old Android versions older than Android 7.
  • [Android] Navigation: Fix special case where multiple voice instructions could be spoken.
  • [iOS]: Fix different app crashes that were reported by users.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Fix alignment issues with the navigation arrow.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Improve rerouting, and don't allow rerouting when follow mode is active.
  • [iOS] Navigation: Fix recenter button alignment in landscape.
  • [iOS]: Fix going back to the route planning view after landscape navigation.
  • Route Recording: Record your rides to the Kurviger Cloud. When pausing the navigation you can see your ride in the planning view. You can save your recording when you finish your ride. You can see more details about your ride and export it to GPX in the Kurviger Cloud.
  • Planning+Cloud: Major redesign to improve your route planning and cloud experience on mobile devices. We have completely overhauled and modernised the views.
  • Planning: You can now include POIs and favorites in your routes.
  • Navigation: Introduce the concept of navigation pause, this allows you to pause the navigation during stops or when you need to change your route on the go and the option to finish your ride when you have reached your destination.
  • Navigation: Shaping Points are ignored for zooming as well as in the navigation instructions.
  • General: Sign in with Apple
  • Navigation: Minor improvement for text sizes in the info area.
  • Navigation: Find and add fuel stations that are close to the route.
  • Navigation: Show the currently allowed max speed.
  • Navigation: Optionally configure more information that is shown during the navigation (altitude, time, battery).
  • Navigation: Improve font size for many texts to help with readability during navigation.
  • Navigation: Compass is added to the navigation UI and allows to switch between 2D, 3D, and north.
  • Planning: Show the elevation diagram and other important route planning information in the mobile app. This view also provides a good overview about distances between via points.
  • Planning: Improved information about closed roads.
  • Planning: A crosshair is now used for moving waypoints and precision planning.
  • Navigation: Avoid changing the orientation by accident. The navigation will start in the currently selected orientation, when you change the orientation afterwards, you need to accept the orientation change using a button press.
  • Navigation: Fix roundabout symbol for left-hand traffic.
  • Planning: Recently planned routes history. This allows you to open a previously planned route without requiring an internet connection.
  • Planning and Cloud: Fixed several edge cases that could lead to a bad experience.
  • Navigation: Increased font size for texts, especially the distance of the next turn instruction.
  • Navigation: Switch audio channel of voice instructions. You can set the voice instructions to use either media, notification, or call.
  • Navigation: Improve accessibility of the reroute button.
  • Navigation: Fixed an edge case, where the rerouting could incorrectly skip via points.
  • Navigation: Show Kurviger Waypoint Symbols in the turn instructions.
  • Map: Download and manage offline map areas with the Offline Maps Manager.
  • Navigation: Automatically download offline maps for navigation when starting the navigation or rerouting (can be configured in the navigation settings).
  • Navigation: Fuel stations are better visible and can be seen on lower zoom levels.
  • App: Open a location from other apps in the Kurviger App.
  • App: Improve loading premium state without an active internet connection.
  • App: You can clear the route planning cache and the downloaded offline maps in the settings.
  • Navigation: On most smartphones the display lock can be quickly enabled/disabled using the power button and not requiring any pin or biometrics.
  • Import: It's possible to import .kurviger files that have been corrupted by incorrect overwrite in Android.
  • Pricing: Release of Kurviger Tourer+.
  • Pricing: Enforce premium features, you need to have an active subscription to use the premium features.
  • Navigation (App): Starting the navigation off route has been improved, you can now select where you want to start.
  • Navigation (App): Starting navigation close to the route has been improved.
  • Navigation (App): Via points are easier marked as visited.
  • Navigation (App): If no via point is ahead on the route, we only show time and distance to the destination.
  • Navigation (App): Short greeting is spoken when starting the navigation, this can help to identify issues with text to speech.
  • Navigation (App): Fix an issue where reducing the volume of other apps was not properly reverted after instructions.
  • Navigation (App): Fix rounding of distances when getting close to a turn.
  • Map: Improved contrast of the map, make it easier to see hills on the map.
  • Map: Reduce number of shown POIs on lower zoom levels. This should make it easier to spot more relevant POIs.
  • Planning (App): Don't allow exporting empty GPX files.
  • General: Improved French translation.
  • Navigation (App): Roundabout exits show the exit number inside the roundabout icon.
  • Navigation (App): Roundabout icon shows the correct direction in left-hand traffic.
  • Navigation (App): Improved Android notification handling.
  • Planning (App): Improved finding the current location when planning.
  • Planning (App): Long press on the map triggers the exact positioning mode straight away.
  • Planning (App): Further increased some click areas (for example for the menu button).
  • Navigation (App): Manual rerouting is now possible with a button.
  • Navigation (App): Recenter can be configured to automatically trigger after some time passed.
  • Navigation (App): Fixed a bug that could lead to the off-route arrow pointing in the wrong direction.
  • Navigation (App): Off-route arrow is now pointing to the next unvisited via or shaping point.
  • Navigation (App): Navigation panels and buttons have a slight transparency.
  • Navigation (App): Reduced battery usage during the navigation.
  • Navigation (App): Reduced delay of the GPS position while being on the route.
  • Navigation (App): Offroute-Arrow that shows to the next unvisited via point, when being off-route.
  • Navigation (App): Increased map contrast and map readability. Roads have a better visibility.
  • Navigation (App): Show direction of route during the navigation.
  • Navigation (App): Setting to switch the location service between Android and Google.
  • Navigation (App): “Then” voice instruction for turns that are close to each other. Now an instruction is spoken like “In 300m turn left, then turn right”.
  • Navigation (App): Improved voice instructions, especially in combination with Bluetooth headsets.
  • Map: Housenumbers are shown on high zoom levels.
  • Follow (App): Without a planned route, you can use the follow mode to ride freely and just view the map while riding.
  • Navigation (App): Reduced battery usage during the navigation.
  • Navigation (App): Voice output of street names can be configured to yes, no, and automatic. Automatic reduces the occurrence the street name is spoken, so it is only spoken once.
  • Navigation (App): 2km voice instruction is only spoken for very long stretches of road (like a motorway).
  • Navigation (App): Shaping-Points are not spoken anymore, they are still shown.
  • Navigation (App): (…)-menu shows state of voice output muted / unmuted.
  • Planning: Address is not removed anymore when waypoints are snapped to the closest road.
  • Navigation (App): Show overlays from the planning during the navigation.
  • Navigation (App): Show waypoint numbers on the map.
  • Navigation (App): Control the map during the navigation with external input devices (Wunderlinq, Carpe Iter, etc.).
  • Navigation (App): When using the zoom button the map still follows the location.
  • Navigation (App): Improved zoom for turns and roundabouts.
  • Navigation (App): Route overview works for very long routes as well.
  • Planning (App): Load previous overlay on app start.
  • Planning: Show distance and duration more prominent when planning a route.
  • Planning: Improved fullscreen planning.
  • Planning (App): Improvements for finding the location during the route planning.
  • Navigation (App): Allow to zoom using the volume buttons
  • Navigation (App): Fixed an issue that could lead to voice instructions being spoken twice.
  • Navigation (App): Fix a bug that could lead to showing the wrong via point name.
  • Planning (App): Load previous route on app start without asking and without requiring an internet connection.
  • Planning: Import .kurviger files without requiring an internet connection and without recalculating the planned route.
  • Planning: Improved Drag&Drop in the waypoint list.
  • Planning (App): Allow to clear route or overlay, even if the route has not been successfully calculated.
  • Planning: Increase map max zoom.
  • Planning(App): Improved fullscreen handling, when you place a point in map fullscreen, the app goes back to fullscreen again afterwards.
  • Planning(App): Increased click areas for several icons like `<`or the menu icon.
  • Planning(App): Improved offline behaviour.
  • Planning(App): Moving of points does not trigger a route zoom.
  • Planning(App): It's possible to switch from extending to setting the start/end.
  • Planning(App): Set the route start automatically when setting the destination when using the waypoint list.
  • Navigation (App): New navigation UI optimised for motorcycle navigation.
    • Display space is now optimised on showing more of the route, especially for landscape navigation.
    • ETA, duration, distance to the next via point and destination are shown.
    • Zoom-Buttons to quickly zoom in and out.
    • New location marker that shows the current location more clearly.
    • Additional information like speed or altitude are shown.
  • Navigation (App): Action button to skip the next waypoint (shaping or via).
  • Navigation (App): A navigation can be started everywhere on the route, so you can continue a navigation after a stop.
  • Navigation (App): It's possible to switch between different curvy routes during the navigation by tapping on it.
  • Navigation (App): Name for via and shaping points are spoken during the navigation.
  • Planning (App): New action button on the map to make it easy to reach important actions fast.
  • Planning (App): Switching map layers has been completely reworked.
  • Planning (App): Fixed an issue that could lead to issues when switching the language.
  • Planning (App): Improve usage on tablets.
  • Planning (App): Fix Drag&Drop in the waypoint list.
  • Planning: Instruction list can be filtered to only show waypoints or via points.
  • Navigation (App): Improved voice instructions, speak instructions matching the shown distance and don't speak road references anymore.
  • Navigation (App): Show all curvy routes during the navigation.
  • Navigation (App): Make skipping parts of the route smoother.
  • Navigation (App): The turn arrow is now shown clearer on the map.
  • Navigation (App): Improved offroute behaviour.
  • Navigation (App): Fix initial route zoom when starting the navigation.
  • Navigation (App): Improved Beeline Navigation.
  • Planning (App): Improve import and export of routes.
  • 2023-01-16 Map: Kurviger Liberty, improved road visibility and map readability.
  • Planning: Route details are now shown during the planing, you can change which details are shown in the settings.
  • Planning: The GPS position is now shown on the map. When you place a destination on the map, without any route, a new route will be calculated from your current location.
  • Planning: Avoid zooming to the whole route after returning from the fullscreen top-widget.
  • Navigation (App): Settings for the map orientation, you can choose between, 2d, 3d, and north.
  • Navigation (App): Improved zoom behaviour, especially in landscape mode.
  • Navigation (App): Setting for the voice instructions, you can enable/disable them in the settings.
  • Settings: Settings area widgets added
    • Selection: Route, POIs, Navigation, Cookies
  • Navi-Simulation (App): Simulation now runs from start through WPs to finish, no longer gets stuck at 1st WP
  • Beta-Release Version 3.0.0 (App) for testing the app at an early stage of development. During the test phase, all features that later require a subscription (e.g. Tourer subscription) can be used free of charge in the test version of the app. Information on the current beta status can be found here. For the test version of the new app in an early stage of development, here is a summary of the most important features.
  • Map (App): View of different providers is possible as in website
  • Planning (App): Route calculation via the Kurviger routing server as in website
  • Planning (App): Sidebar as in website, adapted to app
    • Change WP order currently only possible with arrows tool, drag&drop only later
    • Topographic diagram not displayable. The route details selectable therein in Route not yet displayable.
  • Search (App): Sidebar as in website
  • Import (App): Sidebar as in website
  • Export (App): Sidebar as in website
  • Cloud (App): Sidebar as in website
  • Settings (App): Currently POI selection as placeholder
  • App: Sidebar collapse/expand currently adapted to app in portrait mode
    • Currently no landscape format e.g. for planning, search, import, export, cloud
  • Follow (App): Is currently not possible in the app
  • Navigation (App): For the time being only a placeholder for the navigation function, hardly suitable for landscape format for the time being
    • Only limited display option and announcement of turn-by-turn directions
    • Selection and setting option in the navi view is still missing
    • Auto zoom still needs to be adjusted (in portrait and landscape mode)
  • Navi-Simulation (App): Simulation runs for the time being only from start to the first waypoint
  • Tourer (App): During the testing of the beta version of the app, the Tourer features in the app can be used for free
  • Routing (Server): Update to GraphHopper version 5.3
  • Routing (Server): Barriers like gates, lift_gates, etc. are not blocking by default anymore

If you're looking for entries up to 2022-10-10, please check here.

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