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Mobile 2.0

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The Mobile 2.0 application for Wayfinding includes many new features to improve the visitor experience, ensure visitors are using the latest map, give visitors more options within the application such as saved parking and sharing their location and it now includes integration with third party applications.

The following features are new to Mobile 2.0:

Blue dot roaming indoors

The mobile app can project the current location of the user using a blue dot.

Indoor to outdoor transition

When the app loads, it checks whether the user is inside the campus or outside, if it identifies the user is outside it uses a GPS location service, such as, Google Maps, this determines the current location of the user and updates with every movement. When the user walks into the campus, the map transitions and switches to the Indoor atlas positioning service, this shows where the user is on the campus map and which floor the user is on, if the user changes floor, the map updates instantly. If the user walks back outdoors the map transitions back to the GPS location service.

Multi campus support

If a venue has multiple campuses you can now show users all of the campuses so they can choose which campus they want to navigate.

Route preview with real-time offline calculation

The app calculates your route and shows you a preview of the route. If you are outside a campus, you can use GPS handoff, to open the directions in Google, Waze, or copy the direction link. If you are inside a campus, you can preview a detailed route or start the navigation.

Preview

Gives you turn by turn directions and shows a detailed route for each floor within the navigation.

Start Navigation

Enters navigation mode, where the app routes you from your current location to the destination. In the navigation view, the blue dot updates with a pointer to show which direction you are traveling.

The following options are available:

  • End route: Asks you to confirm you want to end. When you confirm, the feedback option appears.

  • Details: Shows the complete detail of route.

  • Re-center: If the blue dot is not in the center, this re-centers the map. If the blue dot is in the center it shows refresh.

  • Refresh: A newer path is drawn and the directions update accordingly.

When you approach an elevator the following pop-up appears and pauses navigation, until you reach a new floor.

When the navigation ends or reaches the destination, the feedback option appears.

New quick actions including share and save location and incident reporting

When you tap the settings icon, the floating menu expands showing you the quick actions.

From here, you can perform the following actions:

Icon

Name

Description

Settings

Opens the map settings where you can change the zoom, set notifications, choose your measurement units and what alerts you receive. You can also clear the cache and see what version of the map and SDK you have.

Key/Labels

Shows any labels for items marked on the map and their descriptions.

Save Location

You can save your location with a description. This location then appears in the Saved option within the destination selection view.

Share

You can share your device location with third party apps and therefore you can send your location to another user so they can also navigate to the same destination.

Incident Report

Select the type of incident from the What are you reporting? view. When you select the incident this saves it on the map.

Save parking

When you navigate from outdoors, as soon as you enter the campus, a notification appears to save your parking. (Arrival notification). You can either Save or tap No Thanks to exit. You can also add an image of the car park and some detail (optional), this may be useful if you want to share your parking location.

Epic integration

Epic is an app marketplace used by the healthcare industry to schedule patient appointments. This integration allows Epic users to send a link to the location of the patients appointment. When the patient clicks the link this opens the Wayfinding app if they have it installed and if not it opens the web application,. Wayfinding then provides turn by turn directions so the patient can easily and efficiently get to their appointment.

Multi lingual support

We now support multiple languages within the mobile app.

We've also improved the following:

Directory menu with recent and top destinations

The following is an example screen of destinations or points of interests the app knows for this destination.

The screen label changes depending on what option you select from the following:

  • Destination shows Set your destination

  • Starting point shows Set your starting point

  • Parking point shows Select your travel

The following options are available:

Search

Users can tap the input field and enter a directory item, this uses the fuzzy search feature to filter out the results, which is similar to the Web version of Wayfinding. The search groups the results into two parts, one for directory items and the other from Google search results. Google search is a portal specific feature, which you configure within admin tools.

Note: Results from the web may vary as the directory on Mobile 2.0 has both web and mobile directory items.

Top

The top 10 directory items, these are set via the Admin portal.

Saved

Shows a three kinds of destination:

Saved Directory Items

A user can swipe right and tap Save to save a directory item. These items appear as saved items:

Saved Parking

When you come in from outdoors, you can save your parking.

Saved Location

When you navigate indoors, you can save your current location. You can add a description to the location, when you save the location it appears in the Saved section in the destination selection view.

Recent

Shows 10 recent directory items i.e., items that the user selects as a destination from the menu. This shows in descending order, from latest to oldest.

Directory

Shows a menu tree for all directory items, which is similar to the Web version of Wayfinding.

Addition

Shows the current date (last selection date) of items below its label.

Fuzzy search

Fuzzy search, uses tags and weighing methods to sort destinations and show users their nearest match. When you start typing the search it filters the relevant data and lists it in the order of the nearest match.

Destinations are sorted into two groups:

  • Onsite locations which are set in the admin portal

  • Offsite (Google) which are fetched from Google's API

If you tap the play button it opens the navigation view and routes you from their current location to the destination.

Update your map

Within the admin portal configuration you can select to check for a new version of the map when the app opens. When a user opens the app the map view appears and checks for a newer version of the map, if there is a newer version on the server, the following appears:

Users can choose to accept the update, or remain on the local version.

Easy access to events

You can create events in the admin portal and they appear in the Events option in the app. The app filters events by date, by default it fetches events for the current date, you can change the date as required.

Tap Details on the event to show the Start and End time of the event and the description.

Tap Map it or the play icon, to open the navigation view and create a route from your current location to the event venue spot.

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