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Apparent Lost Functionality in Navigation
jmccoy70
Novice

Updated DroidX to Gingerbread and the Nav App no longer provides the four functions

Car

Bus / Public Transportation

Train

Walking

Current version shows only two options -- Car and Walking

What am I doing wrong?

Just noticed same issue on Xoom running Honeycomb?????

 

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Wildman
Sr. Leader
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Are you updated to the most recent version of Google Maps, it should be 5.5.0 on market.

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jmccoy70
Novice

Yes, I am at 5.5.0.  I am assuming that the upgrade to that is where I lost the ability to navigate by Bus / Public Transport.

Are you running 5.5? Do you have the option to navigate by bus or train?

 

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Wildman
Sr. Leader
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jmccoy70 wrote:

Yes, I am at 5.5.0.  I am assuming that the upgrade to that is where I lost the ability to navigate by Bus / Public Transport.

Are you running 5.5? Do you have the option to navigate by bus or train?

 


Yes I have 5.5.0 but as for Bus / Public Transport option I never seen those options, the only options I have had was Walk and Drive unless you are speaking od another option and area for this menu..

 

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jmccoy70
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Up until around the time of the Gingerbread update I could choose "Bus" and I would get a list of Bus Route numbers, Transfer Intersections, Transfer times and a Map of the Path. 

Now with 5.5.0 I see the same screeen that you are showing above with no option to choose Bus or Train.  

Since I no longer drive, the Buss option was very handy.

 

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Wildman
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I actually believe that is a addon, I remeber seeing this on market but dont know what app..

 

Update:  I think this covers this option and may help...

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Midmarket/Google-Maps-Rolls-Out-Public-Transit-Tracker-232256/

 

Also they show this option on Web Google maps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-_Z2O9r3pE

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Re: Apparent Lost Functionality in Navigation
jmccoy70
Novice

Problem Resolved

If you go into Maps you can tap "Navigation" or "Directions"

"Navigation" has two options "Walk" or "Ride"

"Directions" has four options "Walk", "Ride", "Bike" or "Bus"

"Bus" is cool.  The map shows the route and indicates the path to walk to transfer to the next bus.

Estimated transit times, number of stops between transfer points:smileyhappy:

Bus to the beach and back.  No fuel cost and no parking fees

 

 

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Wildman
Sr. Leader
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jmccoy70 wrote:

Problem Resolved

If you go into Maps you can tap "Navigation" or "Directions"

"Navigation" has two options "Walk" or "Ride"

"Directions" has four options "Walk", "Ride", "Bike" or "Bus"

"Bus" is cool.  The map shows the route and indicates the path to walk to transfer to the next bus.

Estimated transit times, number of stops between transfer points:smileyhappy:

Bus to the beach and back.  No fuel cost and no parking fees

 

 


Thats strange, by following your instructions I actually have the "Transit" option that you was looking for...

 

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jmccoy70
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Exactly, I was looking for the option via Navigator.

When I finally went into Directions there it was nice and neat.

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Wildman
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jmccoy70 wrote:

Exactly, I was looking for the option via Navigator.

When I finally went into Directions there it was nice and neat.


I have used the Navigation only and never really opened Google Maps anymore but after you pointed this out I was suprised because I never even knew this option existed...

 

Well glad you figered it out and you was able to teach me something new..... :smileysurprised::smileyhappy:

 

 

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