We are following new functions that are being added to the popular mobile map and navigation application Mapy.cz from the Czech List with updates.
April 28, 2022
Offer faster routes directly on the navigation screen
Mobilní Mapy.cz is once again testing a new feature and is already offering it to users in selected situations. This is a dialog box offering a faster route directly on the ongoing navigation screen. The application will offer an alternative route if there is an obstacle in the route that would need to be bypassed. The driver can accept the new route or continue navigating the original route.
February 4, 2022
Warning of fast driving visually and by sound
With the new update, the popular Mapy.cz has experienced useful gadgets. When navigating in the car, it will now alert you to fast driving, first visually with an icon on the display and later with an audible signal. So if you exceed the maximum speed limit locally while driving, you will definitely find out.
Of course, the function is not mandatory. Of course, anyone who disturbs her or doesn’t want to use it for some reason can turn it off in the application settings. The list therefore also offers an extension of this function, which warns in advance of the section monitored by the radar with distance reading on the display, so that the driver can adjust the speed correctly in advance.
Of course, this is not a groundbreaking innovation. Some navigation systems, such as Waze from Google, have been offering fast-signaling for a long time. Unlike Waze, however, Seznam and his Mapy.cz do not run car navigation for so long, so they gradually add functions to it. This is definitely not the last news we have seen.
3D view in Mapy.cz:
December 20, 2021
Finding the cheapest gas stations in the area
With the rising price of fuel, many drivers are considering which service station to refuel. In some cases, they prefer to choose a few kilometers to a more distant pump, because on a full tank, the detour will return to them abundantly. The new Mapy.cz function will also help you find the petrol stations with the lowest fuel prices.
In the application, just enter the term “cheapest petrol” in the search box and it will appear on the map in your area as the highlighted points of interest of the gas station with the lowest fuel price. The application takes into account not only the prices of gasoline, but diesel, LPG and CNG, so you can search directly for the “cheapest LPG”.
After clicking on the profile of the selected “petrol station”, you will see not only the price, but also the operating hours, ratings and other data. And, of course, with one click you can navigate to the place directly. The prices for all filling stations are not yet in the database, but we believe that they will be continuously supplemented and the list of monitored pumps will expand.
Mapy.cz is not the only application for determining gasoline prices. There are “specialized” applications for each platform, such as Pumpdroid or iPumpuj. However, if you use Mapy.cz as your primary map application, it is practical to have this additional function directly integrated.
Google Maps recommends the lowest fuel consumption route for a change:
May 19, 2021
Voice input to navigation
Mapy.cz announce another novelty that aims to make it easier to enter the destination of the trip. In addition to the current text input, the voice can also be used. Just tap the microphone button in the search box and start talking.
We tested voice targeting in the Android app version 9.6.0 and in the iOS app version 6.12. Mapy.cz does not use their own solutions to convert voice to text, but rely on services integrated in operating systems.
In the list of changes made, the novelty is presented as follows: “We have added voice search option and commands directly from the main screen. Press the microphone icon and say “navigate to work”.
In addition to navigation to work and home, any address can be entered by voice, including a descriptive or reference number. If the entry corresponds to more than one option, the application will offer them in the form of pins in the map documents and a list from which the destination can be selected.
In order for Mapy.cz to be able to navigate to work and home, it is necessary to be logged in and to have entered the addresses of these destinations in the section Places and routes. Otherwise, the user will logically encounter the error message “We did not find anything”.
The novelty will certainly make life easier for users who, for some reason, do not like to write texts on mobile devices. However, with regard to the statutory ban on manipulating a mobile phone while driving, it would be useful to be able to activate this function without tapping the screen – ideally using a keyword.
February 3, 2021
Modified ski trails not only in the Czech mountains
The list has prepared further improvements to the Mapy.cz application (free for Android and iOS) will delight cross-country skiers this time. The winter map now shows the currently modified ski trails in the Czech and border mountains. The application draws from the database White footprints and shows the condition of the snowmobile or scooter. The novelty is available both in the mobile application and on the desktop.
Cross-country ski trail surface treatment data is available. The richer the purple, the fresher the finish Source: Seznam, Mapy.cz
“We will provide users with the opportunity to monitor visualizations when planning routes. They will see in advance how well the terrain on their route is prepared. The application will also display the time when the last track correction took place at a specific location, “ says Jakub Faifer, product manager at Mapy.cz. In the future, it is planned to expand the function with the option to monitor the movement of snowmobiles and scooters online.
January 27, 2021
New 3D view into navigation, even offline
Today, the list updates its mobile application Mapy.cz (free for Android and iOS). One of the main improvements requested by the users themselves is the new tilted (3D) view of the navigation. It will continue to be an optional option in the application and will work across all map layers in online and offline mode, not only on smartphones, but also in Apple CarPlay. There is a choice of day and night color display in the navigation.
Example of 3D display in Mapy.cz navigation:
September 15, 2020
Recommendation of three alternative routes
The list has improved navigation through its Mapy.cz service. When viewing the route from point A to point B, it gives a choice of up to three alternative routes, in all modes (by car, on foot, by bike). The new function is available both in the web application on the computer and in the mobile application Mapy.cz (free for Android and iOS).
The application gives you the choice of the shortest route (according to the distance), then the “paper” fastest route (taking into account the maximum allowed speeds for cars) or the fastest fast route (according to the current traffic situation). Data on road traffic are taken by Mapy.cz directly from the Directorate of Roads and Motorways.
The list states that it wants to use this function to get people to go to their destination in a way other than their usual way. In practice, however, it mainly catches up with its biggest competitor, Google Maps, which has been giving alternative routes to choose from for a long time. The function will probably find the greatest use for cars, especially in cities and also for cyclists, where the shortest driving time is not always the most important parameter.
January 16, 2020
Plastic substrates, better search and more detailed settings
The Mapy.cz mobile application for Android and iOS has received an update with a number of new features. The most visible is the location of the search bar at the top of the screen, the search is assisted by a whisperer. Until now, it was necessary to press the magnifying glass icon for the first time, if you like this option, you can return it in the settings.
Thanks to shading, the map materials have gained plasticity, and are now better oriented in the field. You can also turn on the display of slope slopes, these are colored areas with a slope greater than 30, 38 and 48 °. This option is basically inactive and is only available online.
The new settings are now divided into three sections:
- Map (permission / prohibition of relief display, slope inclination and manual map rotation)
- Navigation (color mode, voice guidance, Bluetooth playback, auto zoom and center)
- Application (display lock unlock, compact search mode and Tracker button on the map).