ViewRanger FAQ / Wiki

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Tuesday, May 29, 2007

We've just added a FAQ / Wiki to the support part of the web site.

We'll be extending its content over time. If there is a topic you'd like to see covered then please let me know. Or if you have an article you'd like posted then send it to me and I'll post it there!

The page is available from It has a search box at the top.

It looks rather plain, but this is deliberate. It can be read using mobile web browsers, so we have kept the design as light as possible to minimise bandwidth. On phones like the N73 which have 2 browsers then use the newer "Web" browser rather than the old "Services" browser. Or use a browser like Opera. But if you have no other choice it will work in the "Services" browser and still use minimal bandwidth.

ViewRanger now Symbian Signed

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Thursday, May 17, 2007

ViewRanger has now been Symbian Signed. This signed version can be downloaded from the beta or software update pages. If you don't already have one of these links and would like the signed version, please email support. We will shortly be emailing all customers (except those who have opted out) a newsletter containing the link to the software update page.

To be Symbian Signed, ViewRanger was successfully tested in Symbian Signed. For more information visit

When you install this version you will no longer see a warning about the certificate.

Applications have to be Symbian Signed to make use of the internal GPS in phones like the N95, and the forthcoming 6110 and E90.

Thank you to everyone who has beta tested this version of ViewRanger. We very much appreciate all your feedback!

Symbian and the ‘for Symbian OS’ logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symbian Software Ltd”.

Beta update 2.3.10

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Monday, May 14, 2007

The beta version has been updated to version 2.3.10. It contains:

- Fixes to problems when the memory card is full.

- Improved behaviour when the screen orientation is changed.

- When communicating with the server, expired cookies are spotted and the connection reauthorises.

- ViewRanger now spots if an Internet access point has been deleted and asks you to choose another.

- The Trip view now has a context menu option allowing you stop navigating to a point or folllowing a route.

- A shortcut is available in settings which will flip the orientation of the screen between portrait and landscape on phones which support this. You may need to press it twice between some orientations. This is only available on S60 3rd edition handsets.

Software update v2.3.9

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The version of ViewRanger available through the beta download page has been updated to version 2.3.9. There are a few changes:

The sunset, sunrise and solar noon times can be shown on the Trip view if chosen through the Trip settings. The times are for the current GPS location for the phone's current date and time zone.

Sunset, sunrise and solar noon are also shown for the current map location on the Where am I now? panel, so you can check the sunset time anywhere in the country.

Small distances on the Trip view are now shown in metres, yards or feet, rather than in km / miles.

A new setting "Prompt for billable events" is available in User Settings. When this is switched on, you will be asked to confirm before every Internet access. If you answer no the operation is cancelled. When "prompt for billable events" is switched off you will only be asked the first time that ViewRanger needs to connect to the Internet. This setting also applies to other events that could lead to a charge on your bill such as sending a text message or opening a web page.

The E70 could crash if the GPS disconnected, this has been fixed.