@Con-Hennekens said in Alert when reaching a Viapoint:
I think MRA Navigation already has a reasonable userbase of people who do apparently see it differently.
You speak for them then? Or is it possible that many users accept this lack of capability as an acceptable compromise (for the moment - until this is addressed or something better is found) - choosing to live with it after considering the compromises of other options (none are perfect)?
I have been riding with navigation for about 25 years now, and never missed that feature. If it already was in Basecamp and Zumo's, I never found it and was never looking for it.
Good for you. Is it possible that others use/leverage the tool differently than ways you can concieve/consider?
Keep in mind that most users of MRA (and Navigation) are motorist that just want to ride a predefined route. From that point of view a lot of features will never be used.
Again, you speak for most users? If all that "most users" want is to simply slap together a simple custom route to navigate today, they can practically already do that with Google Maps. Sure, there would be compromises, but it's doable.
I am not against broadening the feature set of Next at all. I think the idea of audible alerts is great, and will proof useful in many more scenarios than just photo rally. And those wil probably form a better argument then playing a game.
I'm not concerned with games either. I interested in core/fundemental capability.
What you consider "fundamental requirements" is not necessarily shared by everyone. It boggle me that some don't see that.
I'm sure that it's not. But I don't claim to speak for everybody else. I simply stated what "I" consider to be fundemental requirements/capabilities of this type of app. If others don't see it that way, fine. But if that's the case, then it still boggles the mind - at least for me. I'm guessing that the folks at MRA also consider it a useful (if not absolutely necessary) capability or they wouldn't be including it in Next. The competition certainly do and have had this capability for some time. In fact I can't remember using an alternative that didn't do this. MRA Navigation may be the first app that I've used that lacked this ability - which kind of stunned me when I realized it was lacking this (seeing it as a gross oversight/omission).
Seems to me that a navigation app that is designed to navigate custom built routes/trip needs to have a core set of basic functionality. What that is exactly is debatable. But in my book, if a navigation app designed to navigate custom route/trips allows one to obliviously go zooming by carefully planned stops, then it's flawed/lacking.