Control 2.3 with DOMA support - 18th September 2020

DOMA (Digital Orienteering Map Archive) is a service that has existed quite some time for orienteering map storing and now we are finally supporting it in Control app! We have been working hard for the past few weeks to deliver this feature, and now finally it is released. Let me walk you through this feature.

You as a user can login to your own DOMA server with your username & password. These are saved only to your device and sent securely over the network when accessing the server.

After a successful login you can send any of your maps to DOMA with "Send to DOMA" action in either long-pressing the course in Courses list or selecting it from the menu of the map view.

Next, you will see a screen which is very similar to image sharing. You can tweak route opacity and track/point size before sending. Also you can select a category for the map. List of categories is fetched from your DOMA server.

Once you are done, pressing Send will send your map to your DOMA server.

In DOMA, you can see your maps like all others with some notable exceptions. Currently we are not supporting the image metadata which would allow you to see the map also located in the satellite map. However your course name, distance and course notes are added from Control.

DOMA is a quite convenient tool for sharing your route choices to other orienteers and across the orienteering community. We are happy to support this tool from our part.

Like almost all our new features, this feature is also part of our Total Control subscription package. By purchasing our subscription you will have a much nicer Control app experience and you will support our continuous development!

- Petri

iPad updates - 16th August 2020

I wanted to go through several important updates that we’ve made to Control in recent versions 2.2.1 and 2.2.2. The version numbers might be small but changes are actually quite significant for iPad users. We have now multiple window support, better trackpad/mouse support and more keyboard shortcuts!

Multiple windows

First, let’s look at how multiple window support in iPad works. This was added in the currently latest version 2.2.2. Possibly simplest way to trigger it is drag & drop a course to the side to create a new window.

This enables you to have two instances of Control open at the same time. So you can open for instance another course next to it, possibly imported course from a friend for comparing route choices.

Also, you can just open a new window of Control dragging it from the dock. This functionality is available to all iPad users.

Pointer support

The other improvements are targeted for our iPad users who have keyboard & mouse/trackpad attached. We already kind of supported pointers but in 2.2.1 we greatly enhanced this. The interaction when calibrating a route with a mouse works differently.

When tapping with a finger/pencil user moves the selected point on track and after finding a correct place, needs to anchor & create a new point from button on bottom. With a pointer, the selection moves as user hovers the track and clicking will anchor it in place.

Also there is a difference when deleting a calibration point; with the pointer you can just right-click any point to bring up the contextual menu for deletion. When doing this via touch, you need to first select the marker and then the second tap will reveal it.

App’s main view, the courses list, is also enhanced with pointer hover effects.

Keyboard shortcuts

In case you have external keyboard attached to your iPad, you can also enjoy some better keyboard support since 2.2.1. All map views — also calibration & What If — now support zooming via cmd+ and cmd- -keyboard shortcuts. We added keyboard shortcuts also to calibration view whereas in earlier versions only courses list and the map view had them.

What next?

I don’t want to directly imply that these enhancements would make a Mac version of Control possible but... they are kind of making it more possible. 🤓

- Petri