Suggestion: it should work on every OS?
Drabslab last edited by Hans van de Ven MRA-Master
MRA Routeplanner works on all operating systems, obviously as it is a web based tool.
Can the same be achieved for the NEXT navigator?
While the market share of windows is ridiculously low when only looking at mobile or tablet, it could give a different picture when considering cross overs like the surface, or other portable computers.
Potentially, you could have a look at this?
and I see people with mobilhomes using their windows PC and google maps.
@Drabslab We are developing Navigation Next for iOS & Android using the Flutter framework. By using this framework we have the possibility to deploy the app to multiple platforms in a later stage. See this list of supported platforms https://docs.flutter.dev/development/tools/sdk/release-notes/supported-platforms
Anyhow, for now the app will be developed for mobile devices (iOS & Android). The website remains there for all other devices. Who knows what the future holds
Bouke Ent last edited by
@Corjan-Meijerink it is good to tell all what minimun os is needed. ios and android have some steps. what is minumun ios and android.
@Bouke-Ent Minimum versions:
- iOS: 12.4
- Android: 6.0
This might change as the app is still being developed.
These are pretty old versions we can support so it should not really lead to any compatibility issues.
Drab, as usual you come up with some very interesting and strategic suggestions.
Long answer short: we're not doing anything for Windows Phone or other fringe platforms right now.
Long answer: In the future, who knows? Our decision doesn't stem from a lack of willingness. Rather the opposite: we strongly believe that our Navigation app should work on as many devices as possible.
That said, we are not the leaders of the current industrial revolution in terms of reach. We are, however, keeping a close eye on them. We are very aware that the current technological trend moves towards closer integration of platforms and applications on cross-compatible devices. IE: One day you'll be able to run MRA Navigation Next 20XX edition on your fridge, toaster and tumble-dryer. Whether you'd want to would be your discretionary decision. We know that by this time IOT standardization will allow an almost magical flow of data between your devices, vehicles, routes and anyone connected to you. This we know, anticipate and prepare for. What that world exactly looks like, we don't know.
My current understanding is that the industries' leaders and key regulatory bodies (ie: the E.U.) are still working out how this will work through the tried process of market-driven innovation and regulation-driven standardization. Perhaps Microsoft is on the right track for that purpose. Perhaps Apple will follow shortly. Then it's only a matter of time before the European Commission will be attempt to regulate this ever-more-important market. Due to the "Brussels Effect", it'll spread to the rest of the world. Whether by applying new interpretations of existing directives or by creating new regulations, I don't dare guess yet. My guess, based on the WEF's informed assessments about such processes, is 2025-2030.
To loosely cite from "The Fourth Industrial Revolution": We're faced with 21st century problems, using 20th century solutions, working with 19th century institutions.
Whatever the case, it illustrates that MRA's focus should not be on a too-early adoption of such technology, as that might lead us down a costly and possibly dead path. Trust, however, that I not only keep a very close eye on this but appreciate relevant leads as well.
What Microsoft is doing for example with their Android integration is something I wasn't aware of, yet is really very interesting. Thanks for that!
Bouke Ent last edited by
ios 12.4 does not work.... android 11 works.