ExplorOz Traveller 2021 Update

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Hi ExplorOz Reader

Welcome to all our new and existing EXPLOROZ TRAVELLER app users. We're ready to kick off 2021 with lots of new and exciting features for you!

FREE APP UPDATE

We are highly committed to ensuring Traveller is a reliable and robust navigation app but to do that we are constantly updating background developer tools. We also like to add new features and improvements! Use the auto-update feature in the app-store to ensure you get the regular updates (free).

Check that the version you have installed on all your devices is Version 5.0.7 which was just released yesterday. In this update, we fixed some minor bugs, tweaked existing features and added new features.

The changes are: GPS Lock no longer disables when you touch the map to zoom or pan. Tracking Members now have an option in Settings to allow auto saving of your active Tracking when you leave your Geofences (creates a Track Log of the previous journey so you won't forget) PLUS we've installed a Back option on the SHOW page for Places, Treks, & Track Logs if you've opened the SHOW from the List using the Swipe action to select the Show page.

NEW MERCH

We have 2 new designs in stock but hurry they are selling faster than expected so don't miss out. Also available in black with the Campfire design. Discount for Members.

Be the envy of everyone you pass with the unique 4WD and campfire design under the stars of the southern cross on the back of your 4WD, camper trailer or caravan. Discount for Members.

2021 MAPS

You heard it first here - a new version of EOTopo maps will be released this year. EOTopo is the topographic mapset used in the Traveller app. HOWEVER... we are still working on the download delivery process and until we're 100% satisifed, we won't release it. That mean's there's still some unknown factors that even we don't know yet. If you're heading off right now, the current 2019 EOTopo version is the current version. We just want you to know that we are working full steam ahead on the 2021 release but at this stage we don't yet know when it will be available.

What we can tell you about EOTopo 2021:

  • When offline, there will be no overzoom levels
  • When offline you will have increased zoom to Level 18 in full resolution
  • The 2021 mapset is Vector rather than Raster
  • The text labels (eg. road names) will rotate as the map rotates and fonts generally appear nicer on all levels
  • The road data layer is fully updated throughout the whole of Australia from street level through to minor roads and 4WD tracks
  • All the topographic data layers are updated including land use and vegetation with a full update of the Native Title names and boundaries as well as Parks & Reserves

JOIN THE EXPLOROZ TRAVELLER COMMUNITY

The rules for joining our Facebook Group have recently changed to now allow people to join prior to owning the app. We want this Facebook Group to be your go-to when you're stuck and need instructions or guidance by collaborating with other app users. It's not intended for getting help directly from us (you'll need the Help Desk for that).

You can also discuss trip planning, favourite Places, new discoveries and you might also like to collaborate as a group to give us feedback and suggestions for new ideas/tweaks and improvements.

See the ExplorOz Traveller Community in Facebook Groups.

TAKE OUR SURVEY

Whether you are a new app user, or long-term user, it would mean so much if you could please take 3 minutes to complete this short survey to help us get the type of feedback we need to keep making improvements.

START SURVEY

HOW TO DISCOVER NEW PLACES

You probably already know that when other app users create new POIs in the app these are synced into the ExplorOz Places database. But did you know that you can easily see exactly which Places are new? You can also see existing Places that people have updated with new photos, comments etc.

Just open the ExplorOz website , select Places, and you'll immediately see the tabs to view New Places and Updated Places. Check it out and be inspired!

GIVE YOUR REVIEW

Did you read any of the store reviews before choosing to buy ExplorOz Traveller? Then you already know the importance of App Reviews. We encourage you to give a review for each version of the app that we release to ensure these reviews are relevant to the current version so new buyers can see feedback about the version that they will get before they download.

You don't have to do it when prompted because there's a link on the About screen. Go to Menu, select "Manuals & About" - then scroll and tap the words "APP RATING". This opens the store listing page. Scroll to the Review section and write your review.

Please also keep in mind that the Help Desk should be your first point of contact if you have a problem with the app. 99% of the time every issue can be resolved. The app rarely has any bugs but if you simply find a feature annoying, then you can also let us know via the Help Desk and we'll do our best to consider how best to resolve and improve it. We often respond to feedback and suggestions and this is why the updates are so frequent. Please give us a chance before posting anything negative. We are happy to hear your suggestions for improvements and we want we want your input - so also make sure you've completed the Survey (link above in this newsletter).

Don't forget you can also follow our Instagram account, and use the #exploroz hashtag in your stories and photos. Most of all we wish you all the best for 2021 with the hope you will getaway for some awesome ExplorOz camping adventures! David & Michelle

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