We have a new alpha release of Marble Maps in the Google Play store! It is available to registered alpha testers. We would like to gather feedback on the new turn-by-turn navigation mode before releasing a new public beta version in two weeks. See our release schedule for more details.
Sanjiban and me worked a lot on polishing the turn-by-turn navigation mode lately. It can be activated after calculating a route. During turn-by-turn navigation the map follows your current position and upcoming turns are announced using text-to-speech.
In order to test the new release, please follow these steps:
- Become an alpha tester by joining this Google+ community and then registering here.
- (Be prepared to wait a couple of minutes if the next step does not work immediately)
- Follow the link to the Google Play store from the website above to install the alpha version
Please leave feedback in IRC, our mailing list, our forum or Bugzilla, whatever you find easiest. Links to each are here. Thanks for your help!
PS: You won’t get the pretty vector rendering seen in the screenshot above at startup, because in the alpha version OSM bitmap tiles are enabled by default. Please ask in our IRC channel how to activate vector tiles if you’re interested. More details on vector tiles will follow in a couple of days in a separate blog entry.