As the users of Gaia GPS know, v2.0 was a massive release and a big improvement on v1.1. Besides various bug fixes, the release included new features such as GPX imports, pause/resume of tracks, new types of coordinates, more maps, and a dozen other things I won’t list here. Our strategy is just to listen to our users and do whatever they seem to agree on :).
In an effort to get the new version out to a lot of people, we also put the app on sale for $.99, and the response has been tremendous. We’re now back in the top 20 in navigation, and we have gotten a ton of positive feedback both from new users and from our beta test group.
If you are thinking about buying Gaia GPS, get it while it’s cheap! When v2.1 gets approved in a few days, we’re going to raise the price to $4.99, and we don’t plan to put the app on sale again this year. That said, I think you’ll be getting a good deal at either price.
Gaia GPS now flies solo as my only GPS device when I go hiking, and we are steadily working to add all the features our users are asking for. With the snow just beginning to settle around us in Truckee, I’m also looking forward to using Gaia GPS to help me navigate the snow-covered wilds on my skis.
We also have no plans to charge for an upgrade anytime soon – you can expect another major version or two at least before we even consider such an idea.