This update includes a new speedometer layout that we call Hybrid. It’s an updated version of the initial speedo layout that features an analog-like dial with big speed numbers in the center. We are keeping the Legacy layout in case you would still want to use it.
Note:Â To clarify the situation with the Free version, we would like to stress that it’s not “canceled”, as some reviews seem to say. It’s fully functional, and you can use it for as long as you like. However, we decided to focus on the Pro version in the future. Here are the advantages that the paid version has over SpeedView Free:
The absence of ads
Street address bar with some additional info
Premium support – you will get an answer within a day
This is a major update that improves almost every aspect of the application, from the functionality to the design. It has been in development for quite a while, and we are very excited to finally be able to release it. Please see the detailed list of changes below.
What’s new in 3.0:
Updated interface design
Support for extra high-density screens
New customizable speedo graphics
User-selectable indicator views
Smooth compass and speedo animation
Automatic GPX export option
New algorithm for GPS filtering
Service now runs in the foreground
Auto switch to GPS heading option
Better organized settings screen
Support for 1280Ã—720 resolution
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) compatibility
Many other tweaks under the hood
Note:Â This version (3.0.x) is pretty much a beta release. There are lots of things to improve and this list is growing as we listen to what you guys are saying in the comments section and in your emails. However, there is one frequent concern about this version that we want to address. We are NOT going to trash the previous default speedo layout. It will exist as a third option in its unchanged form for some time, and then will be replaced by a slightly revised skin to match the new look of the app. Stay tuned, and thanks for your feedback.
Note: Due to certain technical reasons all versions of SpeedView higher than 2.6 will not work withÂ Android 1.5 (Cupcake). You of course will be able to use your current version, but you will not receive further updates. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Note: We are aware of issues with the Motorola Xoom and working on tablet support at the moment. Also, several highly requested features, such as an ability to quickly switch speed limits and disable/enable screen auto-rotation, will be added in the next version.
SpeedView was reviewed by Kate Russell on BBC Click’s Webscape.
We are also pleased to announce that the free version of SpeedView now has over 1,000,000 downloads, and SpeedView Pro holds the first place among the paid apps in the Transportation category (Maverick being close behind). We would like to thank everybody for their continued support and valuable feedback, and most of all for the cool ideas and suggestions that you guys email us or post on the Market. This is a really awesome experience.
Also, we would like to confirm that the new version of SpeedView is currently in the works and will be released shortly. We apologize for the rather long delay between the updates.
Note: 0-60 mph and 1/4 mile times are in their beta form. I wouldn’t rely too much on the results. And you won’t get milliseconds because the GPS receiver reports your location only once in a second. We’ll see how it can be improved. Also, we’ll add 0-100 km/h time for non-US and non-UK usersÂ in the next version.
We would like to introduce our new app – SpeedView for Google Android. It’s an advanced GPS speedometer that uses the phone’s built-in GPS system to show yourÂ current and top speed, direction and distance traveled. Successfully tested using T-Mobile G1, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Droid and Nexus One, it’s suitable for running, car driving, biking or hiking.
Display units: mph, km/h and knots
HUD (mirrored) mode
The free, ad-supported version of SpeedView is available now for download on Android Market.Â Paid version with some additional features is coming soon.
Please note that the accuracy depends on your GPS reception quality.