DrivePlay Mauve Brings Maps & Navigation
August 19, 2022
Today, I released DrivePlay Mauve, the latest edition of DrivePlay. Mauve brings one of the most requested features for DrivePlay; Maps & Navigation. This is a huge update so let's get into it!
Search and discover places around the world like restaurants, gas stations, and so much more
- Search for locations using their name, address, or kind (like “grocery store”)
- Choose the right route for you, with the fastest routes always at the top
- Call a location or visit their website to quickly learn more
- Preview a route and see its directions before starting
Detailed, step-by-step navigation provided by Apple Maps
- See upcoming turns, always staying a step ahead
- Informative icons to quickly see what action needs to be taken
- Glanceable time remaining and ETA
- Instructions using natural language, like time remaining in a direction
- Supports many languages
- Favorite places to quickly navigate to them, without having to search
- Quickly travel to your recently navigated places
- Discover new places recommended for you based on the day and time
As always, Maps & Navigation has been uniquely designed with safety and simplicity at the forefront
- Large titles and buttons, always showing the most relevant information first
- Glancable navigation directions and ETA centralized at the bottom
- Available minimized and in full-screen
Unique to any other navigation app out there
- Fixed minor Speedometer issues for users using kph
- Increased support and transparency for users without an Apple Music subscription
- Fixes bugs for devices running iOS 12 and lower
- Fixes bugs in the MiniPlayer
- Other bug fixes and general improvements
I wanted to change how DrivePlay updates are named. Calling an update DrivePlay 1.4 (which is the version of Mauve) is just not fun. Much like the app, I wanted to make DrivePlay's updates unique and memorable.
That being said, I decided to go with a naming convention for major DrivePlay releases; shades of purple. Purple is DrivePlay's main theme color and I hope to be a defining characteristic of DrivePlay in the future.
Future releases will also be named after shades of purple, and I'll be dropping hints as to what those names may be.