Feature Requests

Discussion in 'Official V1Driver Discussion Section' started by mswlogo, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. mswlogo

    mswlogo Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    Submit your feature requests here.

    I promise I'll read them all. But I can't promise what I'll implement.

    If I see folks agreeing on something, that will certainly have weight.

    The official bug list is still maintained on GitHub https://github.com/mswlogo/V1Driver-Bugs/issues
     
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  2. alee

    alee Learning to Drive General User

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    With just the fundamentals, it has dramatically transformed my relationship with my V1.

    Stuff that would be interesting to me -

    1. Speed limit databases - I'd even pay a monthly fee to have access to it ... dropping Savvy pins is helpful but only scales so much

    2. Shared databases - my own pins are the most important, but I'd like to be able to specify something like "if X additional devices have each seen an alert a minimum of Y times, also mute". On a more advanced level, peer/reputation based sharing is interesting although the community is small.

    3. Peer alerting - If a car ahead of me has seen a bogey within X minutes ago, and has the same heading and is on the same road as me, and it doesn't match my pins, trigger an audio alert. Thinking of caravan driving where the lead car could caution the remaining cars in the caravan of a caution ahead. Or if I'm on a highway and another V1Driver user 10 miles ahead of me picked up a trooper, I could get an early warning long before my detector went off.

    4. Demote by age - add the ability remove a pin sooner, e.g. "if I haven't had a bogey in the same location, and it's been at least Z days, remove it". For places that I drive less frequently, I think pins are typically less valuable to me. Obviously a toggle to disable this feature.

    5. Regional band blocking - (not sure if possible via API) but for those of us that live or regularly travel across state lines, having the ability to change sweeps based off of location would be cool (e.g. state troopers profile on highways, local police sweeps on suburban streets, and locking out bands that don't matter when crossing from let's say NJ into PA, or NY into NJ)

    6. Route/trip analysis - Some sort of list-based view where I can analyze a specific range of time, or a analyze a computed trip between origin/destination, export to a CSV, let me adjust, and potentially re-import back into the V1Driver database. Maybe export to Google Maps. I'm certain I'm a limited use case here, but ultimately looking to fine tune my own database without being constrained to my phone.

    Those are top of mind.
     
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    - Android compatibility.
     
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    F15 No radar/lidar tickets, 25+ years Advanced User Premium Member

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    You do remember there was never an iOS version of YaV1, right? :)
     
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    PointerCone M3 Kng Advanced User Premium Member

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    :confused:

    Give the poor guy a break, we saw how long it took Francky to do YaV1

    ---------- Post added at 06:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:58 PM ----------

    Good points [MENTION=11514]alee[/MENTION] , however the Speed Limit database must be sourced outside the app itself. Heck, even Waze doesn't have a complete database of speed limits for an area and relies upon User Defined Speed Limits or Map Editors. I've been a Waze Map Editor (whoopie doo) and its a LOT of work, particularly in rural areas where there's NO speed limit info and it has to be added by an editor and then revised if changed and or the limit drops in one area versus another.
     
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    HeartDoctor PSL + 5 never more;) Intermediate User

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    A speed limit database would be nice, especially if a ± bias, either by % or absolute (i.e. +5%, - 5 MPH) were implemented.

    A database or crowd sourcing of Red Light Cameras would be beneficial. To simplify this as well as data entry, a special POI type might help.

    In theory, I like the idea of crowd sourcing alerts but doubt a sufficient user-base exists to make this valuable. It would be nice to know that a car 5 minutes in front of me passed a trap on the interstate. It's always a pleasure to watch a trap disappear from the rear view mirror. Crowd sourcing false alarm information is potentially dangerous as Leo could post misinformation to set up a trap. This could be mitigated by user white-lists and blacklists, and by requiring independent confirmation (which reduces the timeliness of information). It doesn't help, in an urban environment, to know that cruiser passed a spot 15 minutes ago. Waze, traffic apps, and radio traffic reports are often woefully obsolete, thus useless.

    It would seem simple and appropriate to support the vertical, upside down orientation of an iPhone 6 since the other 3 possibilities are allowed.

    Finally, a simple suggestion: ability to edit existing pins (i.e. change speed of a SAVVY pin or text of a POI).
     
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    infin Learning to Drive General User

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    Not sure if its in there now or not, haven't been able to figure it out. Only have the voice announce the band and frequency, but not "Beep" also.
     
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    hockey9999 Learning to Drive General User

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    You mean not beep through the phone? You can do that with the "sound enable" option by turning it off - under "sound & notify settings"
     
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    JustinP PSL +PSL Advanced User

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    In order to add a quality speed limit database, it would require something like Google maps APIs premium plan (with access to the asset tracking feature added), or another option is Here with the addition of the enterprise routing API. I'm not sure what the pricing is for those enterprise level features, but I'd guess it's "enterprise level" too :). Definitely doable, but it would have to be a subscription service like Escort uses for their app, and have enough of a user base to make it profitable.
     
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    It sounds like you have Voice Enable on for voice and frequency. If you want it to sound the "beep", turn "Sound enable" on. If you want everything to go through speakers on the car, turn HFP on.
     
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    It does Demote by age (and absence).

    I think a lot of your suggestions are good and well defined but I'd have to see a HUGE increase in usage to make many of those work in practice. It's a big country :).
    Even with Escort live with it's huge presence has huge holes in usage to make it worth while for many users.

    If anything ever opens up with Waze or something I will certainly be on top of it.

    Some variation of "local" sharing may come fairly cheaply once I sort out exposing the iCloud, which I have not had a chance to get back to because I need to refresh everything (in my head) I did do before I submit ticket to Apple on getting some help.
    Once that opens up I might be able to allow things like folks merging in someone else's database etc.

    I have tested like 4 V1's (all fairly new ones) and they are all pretty close tolerance wise that sharing a database between them would be fine.

    Some options that get too involved with tweaking, like number #6, I think wouldn't get used enough based on the current volume of users.

    Keep in mind that once I add features then I have to continually test it on subsequent releases. I'm gonna lean towards making things that are used most, better.
    Sometimes I can hit two birds with one stone by making for example, on the phone "tweaks" easier, so you might not mind as much doing it on the phone and make more users happier.

    You can already increase the instant replay quite a bit and do some analysis by just reloading and then look at the pins added along that route.
    You can also filter pins by time (and type) and see exactly what was done when.

    I could also publish scheme for Instant Replay and Database if anyone wants to write offline tools. But again, I just don't see a huge demand for that. I know there is some demand but I need to see evidence of that need growing.

    Again, good ideas, and some may come in time.
     
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    alee Learning to Drive General User

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    Agreed, our little universe is pretty tiny in the scheme of things. At the end of the day, I wouldn't mind open sourcing data I collect. Even if the universe is tiny, maybe between you and YaV1 you might be able to create a decent crowdsourced database that might be worth something over time -- free to use for the apps, up for license to other companies to augment their own databases.

    One other random feature idea - iOS 10 lets you leverage Siri. Being able to manage V1Driver via voice vs gesture would be nice. There's a lot of stuff happening while driving - touching my phone is lowest on my priority list.
     
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    infin Learning to Drive General User

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    But doesn't that also remove the band and frequency alert from announcing?

    Edit ok I see the setting now, didn't think they were separate. Thanks!
     
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    New Siri will definitely be looked into.
     
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    WJS A low profile can be the best defense Intermediate User Premium Member

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    A couple more feature requests to add to the list:

    Multiple data track support. Each time a data track (replay) is saved, it's stored to the iCloud Drive as a (new) file.

    Make iCloud-stored data tracks accessible within the app for replay. Obviously this would require a file manager within the app; maybe a new tab.

    Building on the Profile request, add 3D Touch support from the app icon to quickly switch profiles. I'd still love profiles based on connected Bluetooth dongles too.
     
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    I agree there should be a way to store multiple histograms, sometimes you just need it. I like you idea on basing a profile on the Bluetooth dongle MAC, that's interesting.
     
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    Daliem Learning to Drive General User

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    Is it possible to determine whether a source is mobile or stationary using GPS in the app for own vehicle speed and signal strength of source (or other means)? If so, an option to mute mobile sources by band would be extremely useful. If this was possible I for one would use this to mute mobile laser sources as this to be my biggest bug bear from other vehicles using laser for safety systems etc. I assume most speed detection devices would be stationary?
     
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    You can infer it's moving but it's pretty hard to know if it's a false or not.

    Laser is particularly even more difficult. Due to spotty alerts and no frequency data.
     
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    Daliem Learning to Drive General User

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    thank you for that. Would be great to have to option to mute these though.
     
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    Well there already is a global AutoMute feature by time per band which works really well. 99% of these BSM are K so you can just turn on AutoMute K.

    I can't just blindly Mute these because it would take a very long distance to infer they are moving and would only happen after you would have wanted it muted.

    My only thought is on these that I might retroactively remove "New PINs" when I realize the signal was moving. Real or False you would not want anything that is considered moving to be in the Database.