What's New and What's Coming (Android Beta 1)

Blog Post created by SBall-esristaff Employee on Jan 9, 2019

Welcome to the Navigator for ArcGIS Android Beta program! This is an opportunity for you to see the latest and greatest features coming to the next release of Navigator for Android. There are some important things to know about how this beta program will operate:


  • Test builds of the app will be distributed from us to you using the Google Play Store. You can become a tester and download the app using the following link: Note: the beta will replace the released version of the app on your device if you choose to become a tester.
  • You can expect new versions with more features and bug fixes every so often. We'll make announcements here when new versions are available.
  • You can communicate with the Esri development team via Slack (see the 'Intro to Slack' featured content) or by posting questions to this GeoNet community.
  • Please report to us any bugs you find while using the beta software - the more detail you can give us, the better.


What's New (January 2019)

  • Support for pre-planned routes (Navigator will be able to use route layers created on the platform)
  • Support for IWA
  • Improved map / label rendering, including support for raster tiles
  • Support for Universal Links in addition to URL Schemes
  • Refreshed UX and UI
  • Supported languages - Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese-PT, Portuguese-BR, Russian, S-Chinese, Spanish and Turkish


What's Coming in Future Beta Releases

  • Popups - Beta 2
  • Travel Modes - Beta 2
  • Creating and editing multi-stop routes in app - Beta 2
  • Tablet Support - Beta 3
  • Editing user-generated multi-stop routes in app - Beta 3
  • Checking for pre-planned route updates - Beta 3
  • Map details - Final


Known issues in Beta 1

  • Navigation UI is not optimized for tablets
  • Show stop graphics for all stops in route 
  • Recalculation gets confused on overpass 
  • Distance can be inconsistent between text and audio
  • Navigation: Current time + duration does not always equal End time 
  • Navigation: orientation flips around when stopped at intersection