New Website For

posted by cw on Thursday, March 31, 2011

This morning we have launched our shiny, new website at

We are really pleased with it and believe that it is much easier to use. It should be simpler to find the information that you are looking for - and we have included a lot more information on our mapping and content partners.

We’d love you to go and have a look! Please do let us know what you think and tell us if you have any issues or suggestions for more improvements.

ViewRanger web server

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The ViewRanger web server will be offline for a short period tomorrow, 31st March, while it is upgraded. It will be unavailable from 8am, and will be available again by 10am, probably much sooner. During this time the web pages and in-app web services will not be available.

The shop will not be affected and support will be available as normal by email and by phone.

Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

ViewRanger GPS Updated for Apple iPhone, iPad

posted by cw on Thursday, March 17, 2011

New updates of ViewRanger GPS for Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices have gone live today.

What's New?

1. Introduction of numeric co-ordinate entry (ideal for Geocaching) whilst panning over map, creating a POI, viewing properties of a POI or Waypoint.
2. Improved ViewRanger store to allow easy search and purchase of premium maps and expert guided routes, includes display of ViewRanger Credit balance.
3. Map view now includes fixed visible cross-hair at the centre of the screen, together with numeric coordinate on display.
4. On-screen map scale bar
5. Supports iTunes File Sharing
6. Other enhancements to UI and bug fixes based on user feedback

Two items of feedback that we received from many ViewRanger customers and that we have addressed in this update were numeric coordinate entry and better browsing of the growing ViewRanger content library.

1. Coordinate Entry

Manual coordinate entry on iPhone.

A lot of you have been asking for manual coordinate entry within the iPhone app (particularly as it is already available in the Android and Symbian apps). I know that those of you that use ViewRanger for geocaching were particularly keen to see this added. And, similarly, we'd heard requests for this from many of the mountain rescue teams that use our ViewRanger app.

We've now added this. To access the Coordinate Entry panel, simply tap on the coordinate display at the top of the map screen.

2. Easier Browsing of Content

As our network of content partners has grown, and as the range of maps and routes has expanded, we've seen a need to improve the content browsing experience within the app.

Previously, the ViewRanger Store showed a list of maps. Today's update provides a much more visual browsing experience that includes clearer pricing information, display of your ViewRanger Credit balance, preview images for most content items, and simpler ways to find the content that you want.

Browsing content on iPhone.

For me, being able to quickly discover the maps and content that is available from my favourite brands, or being able to filter my route searches by the kind of route (cycling, walking, etc.) has made the process a lot quicker.

It also illustrates the amount and breadth of content that is available to download within ViewRanger. Of course, we're already working with many new partners, who are eager to share their content with you, to bring their maps, routes, and guides into the ViewRanger publishing platform.

Browsing content on iPad.

We'll post more on the specific ways that you can discover and browse Map, Route and Guide content within this new tool in a separate blog post.

ViewRanger is Top-10 App in Norway in 2011

posted by cw on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nokia Norway has released a list of the most popular apps delivered through it's OVI appstore, so far in 2011. We're very pleased to see ViewRanger GPS at #8 in the paid-for apps list (behind the all conquering Angry Birds of course).

The full lists are below:


Top Ten – paid apps

1. Angry Birds Symbian3

2. Angry Birds Seasons Symbian3

3. SPB Mobile Shell

4. JoikuSpot Premium Wifi HotSpot

5. SoundHound

6. FingerPrint-V2

7. Farm Frenzy

8. ViewRanger

9. Guitar Tuner

10. Quickoffice Premier 6

Top Ten – free apps

1. Spotify

2. Skype

3. Opera Mobile Browser 10.1

4. FingerPrint Lite

5. Facebook Chat

6. Hangman

7. Skiller WallBall

8. Nokia Battery Monitor


10. Angry Birds Lite Symbian3

[source: Nordic Blog at]

ViewRanger Symbian Beta Updated

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Friday, March 04, 2011

Thank you to everyone who has been trying the ViewRanger Symbian beta and providing feedback.

The touch screen version for 5th edition and ^3 phones has been updated to v2.8.12 with some fixes and performance improvements. (The 2nd and 3rd edition version will be updated next week.)

The release notes list the changes. The beta is available at

Hundreds of Cycle Ride Guides Added Today

posted by cw on Tuesday, March 01, 2011

From today, expert planned cycle rides from leading publishers including CycleCity Guides, Cordee Publishing, Shropshire County Council, and Nick Cotton Rides are now available to download direct to your ViewRanger app.

We've entered into a mobile publishing partnership with just-launched and its contributors such that the hundreds of quality cycle routes on are now available for download directly. All include detailed information along the route.

Sources include:
* Traffic-Free Cycle Trails, the best-selling guidebook from CycleCity Guides;
* the Cycle Tours series from Cordee Publishing;
* the popular Coast-to-Coast (C2C) route in Northern England (in stages) from Excellent Books;
* and scores of rides from Nick Cotton, renowned author of more than 40 cycling guides across the country.

So, get searching, browsing, selecting, and downloading - and out on your bike!