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We are putting the finishing touches on what is shaping up to be a really fantastic release of Navigator for ArcGIS. Beta 3 on Android should be our last beta before we release Navigator later this year. There's a lot of good stuff to test out in the beta, including:

 

  • Tablet support
  • Updates to pre-planned route layers are automatically detected and downloaded
  • Updates to mobile map packages are displayed to Navigator users, who can download the updated map at a time of their choosing
  • Navigation can be paused mid-route
  • Navigator will automatically mark stops as visited
  • The ability to manually mark a stop as visited
  • The ability to show route overview details
  • Better error handling when using the URL scheme to pass information into Navigator 
  • The default portalURL for your organization can be set via Managed App Configuration
  • Support for adaptive icons
  • Updated localization
  • Bug fixes

 

To get started, head over to the Google Play store from your Android device and follow the directions to download the beta. After you've had a chance to try out beta 3, let us know what worked - and what didn't - by posting a comment here in the Navigator for ArcGIS Beta community on GeoNet. 

 

Happy Navigating! 

Navigator Beta 4 is here for iOS devices! This beta release brings lots of quality-of-life enhancements to Navigator. This will most likely be the final iOS beta before final release, so make sure you test it out with your workflows and report any bugs to the team.  

 

What’s new in Beta 4

  • The ability to mark the current stop as visited
  • Group layer support on identify and search
  • Search supports barcode scanning
  • Clearing recent searches
  • Sign Out prompt now being displayed
  • Pan and zoom rules in effect for related data
  • Accessibility enhancements
  • Updated to the latest runtime, bringing with it a slew of enhancements and bug fixes
  • Now supports the new and improved ArcGIS locators in addition to classic locators
  • Updated localization

 

How to get Beta 4

If you're already a member of the TestFlight group and have downloaded one of the earlier betas, you should have a new version waiting for you in TestFlight right now. If this is your first time checking out a Navigator beta, head over to the public TestFlight group to sign up and start testing.

A new beta version of Navigator for ArcGIS has been released on the Android platform! As we continue to work toward a final release across all supported mobile platforms, we are adding more features and functionality to the Android version of Navigator so that all users will have the same Navigator experience - regardless of mobile platform. 

 

What's New

  • Support for displaying feature popups - access all your attributes to make sure you're Navigating to the right asset.
  • You can now create multi-stop routes within the mobile app
  • You can also edit multi-stop routes within the app
  • Support for travel modes (walking, driving, golf carts, heavy trucks, etc.) - use our out-of-the box travel modes or create your own to smartly route your drivers along the best paths and routes for their current mode of travel
  • Support for cross-app linking via URL scheme - build-in functionality in your third party app to launch Navigator get field workers to specific work orders or tasks 
  • Updated localization
  • More bug fixes than you can shake a stick at

 

What's Coming 
  • Tablet Support - coming in Beta 3
  • Checking for pre-planned route updates - coming in Beta 3
  • Content Navigation - coming in Beta 3
  • MMPK Update - coming in Beta 3
  • Map details - Final release
  • Pause navigation - Final release
  • Support for tracker tracks - Next release
How to join the beta
We'd love for you to test out the latest beta of Navigator with your assets and locations. To join the Navigator beta, click this link and follow the instructions on the Google Play store. After you've had a chance to try the beta, don't forget to post on the forum and let us know what worked - and what didn't.

As we continue to progress towards a final release of Navigator, we have some updates we'd like to share! We're ready to invite you all to download and test Beta 3 of Navigator for ArcGIS on the iOS platform. This update has lots of good stuff, including:

 

  • Editing user-generated multi-stop routes in-app
  • Checking for updates to pre-planned routes
  • Pausing Navigation
  • Improved iPad Support
  • Viewing map details
  • Ability to copy popup value in a row
  • Improved re-routing experience when you travel off-route
  • Updated localization

 

To participate in the beta, you'll need to have TestFlight installed on your iOS device. Once you have TestFlight installed, follow this link on your iOS device to get the latest beta build. 

 

Thanks, and happy Navigating!

Scott and the Navigator team

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: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.esri.navigator. 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

Welcome to the Navigator for ArcGIS iOS Beta program! This is an opportunity for you to see the latest and greatest features coming to the next release of Navigator for iOS. 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 Apple's TestFlight tool. Take a look at the Intro to TestFlight discussion in the featured content section to learn how to get signed up with TestFlight.
  • You can expect new versions with more features and bug fixes every few weeks. You will get a notification from TestFlight when a new version is ready for you to download.
  • 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 in Beta 1
  • Support for Preplanned Routes (Navigator will be able to use route layers created on the platform)
  • Refreshed UX and UI
  • Support for IWA as an authentication mechanism
  • Enhanced security with biometric authentication
  • Support for Universal Links in addition to URL Scheme
  • Improved map / label rendering, including support for raster tiles
  • Managed App Configuration support for portalURL and enableLocalAuthentication
  • Support for social logins (Google + and Facebook)
  • Supported languages - Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese-PT, Portuguese-BR, Russian, S-Chinese, Spanish and Turkish
  • More bug fixes than you can shake a stick at
 
Coming to the Beta soon (not supported in Beta 1)
  • Popups - estimated Beta 2
  • Travel modes - estimated Beta 2
  • Compass mode - estimated Beta 2
  • iPad Support - estimated Beta 3
  • Create multi-stop route in app - estimated Beta 3
  • Coordinate search
  • Feature search
  • Map details
  • Editing route in app 
 
 
Known Issues
  • Navigation UI is not optimized for iPads
  • Dropped pin doesn’t appear above labels 
  • First maneuver instruction can be skipped
  • Re-routing multiple times can cause directions to become confusing 
  • Distance can be inconsistent between text and Audio 
  • Navigation current time plus duration doesn’t always equal the end time 
  • Routing crashes when locale is S-Chinese

We will be distributing test builds of Navigator for ArcGIS (iOS) using Apple's TestFlight beta testing tool. To get access to the TestFlight beta builds, follow these instructions:

 

  1. Install the TestFlight app on your iOS device.
  2. Join the Navigator beta by tapping on this public link from your iOS device.
  3. Follow the TestFlight instructions to install the Navigator beta app.
  4. Start testing Navigator for ArcGIS. 
  5. Report any bugs you find to the team.

If you've never used it before, Slack is a communication and collaboration tool. It has a web-based interface if you want to use it on your desktop and it has mobile apps if you want to use it on your phone or tablet. Slack is where the Esri development team gets a lot of our work done, so we thought it would be a good idea to set up a public Slack workspace for this Navigator beta and invite you to it! To join our public Slack workspace and start interacting with the Esri team, head over to https://navigator-beta.herokuapp.com/, enter your email address, and click Get My Invite

 

Slack allows us to organize content using #channels. We have a number of channels set up where conversations can happen around particular topics - channels like #bugs, #general, #random, etc. Take a look through the available channels and jump into conversations as you like. Messages posted to channels will be visible to all channel members and will be searchable for the life of the workspace. Abusive language or content will not be tolerated.

 

You'll notice some community members have a secret squirrel icon next to their name. These are Esri team members. We've done this to help you visually recognize Esri staff that are participating in the Slack workspace. Here's what it looks like for me:

Some of the other Esri staff you will see include:

  • Brent Pierce
  • Heather McCracken
  • Joel Whitney
  • Townsend Crum
  • Kylie Donia
  • Jeff Shaner

 

Feel free to reach out to us when you have questions!