This week (and weekend) we are preparing our v1.2 release. This release will include some bug fixes, internationalization, different kinds of coordinates, OpenCycle maps, a map Lock button, and several other improvements users have requested.
Probably the biggest feature for v1.2 is the ability to Pause/Resume tracks. We have this mostly up and running, and we distributed it to a couple of beta testers to play with and give us feedback. For the rest of you, here is a sneak peek at the revised Trip Screen that includes the Pause/Resume functionality and a new Help button.
With the new Pause/Resume functionality, you can stop and start the current track, as well as reload an old track to continue recording. The app also remembers the last track you were working on, and loads it up when you start the app. In the screenshot above, you press the Plus button to start a new track, and you press the Record/Pause button underneath to start and stop recording. This is all explained by the new Help button.
We’re planning to push v1.2 to the store on Sunday, so it should be ready in a couple of weeks. We have made the decision to not include GPX imports for this release, so that we can get Pause/Resume out the door. But, we’ll finish that in the intervening two weeks and hopefully get it out to users by the end of October. I like Apple products and the App Store ecosystem, but it does bug me that we have to wait two weeks to get new features and bug fixes out.