Android auto status (UPDATE: it's done!)

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    Engelj

    I too would love to see GAIA AA available.  AA comes standard in most head units on most Subaru's.  And Subaru's love to travel the roads about which GAIA is most capable.  So a great fit for more GAIA subscriptions.

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    travisn000

    I finally made the plunge and bought the 5 year membership, with the expectation that AA support will be coming soon.. I hope I didn't waste my money!

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    Ryan Vickerman

    @travisn000

    LOL!

    **Says the guys that's been a member for 5 years**

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    dbeatie

    Has Gaia commented about this at all since Google opened it up to third party apps? No android auto is the only thing keeping me from purchasing a premium membership

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    garrett.keating

    Not that I have seen and I've been trying to keep an eye out for anything.

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    travisn000

    @Ryan  ..yes it has been a long wait!  

    I have been a dedicated backcountry navigator user, but never made the jump to their new platform.  I have been waiting to see who gets AA support, and with google opening things up, gaia supporting carplay already, and a friends also jumping into gaia, I decided it was time.

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    dbeatie

    I'll probably jump to whoever gets android auto support first. I used to use backcountry navigator and enjoyed it.

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    PH33R2k

    Damn, just purchased the 5-year premium. I had thought Gaia already supported Android Auto, but see it's only Carplay. Kind of regretting my choice now. Can we bump AA to the top of the dev queue here? It's a deal breaker for a lot of users. Even app-on-screen without navigation would tide us over.

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    jakevis

    I too would love to see this happen... google atleast doesnt seem to be the blocker anymore. Unfortunately their jobs page doesnt indicate that they are looking at further android development (just maps, and iOS) - thats normally a good indication of what a company's upcoming priorities are....

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    harald.walther

    Seeing as this is by far the most requested feature - I'll give it a few more month to get any kind of comment from development one way or another. If it's still silence by summer I don't think I'll renew my subscription.

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    speed331

    Now that Gaia is paired with Trails Offroad, the only thing holding me back from a premium membership is the AA compatability. Right now I'm still pinning waypoints into Google maps for overlanding in my wrangler. It works, but is time consuming, and doesn't allow for impromptu route changes.

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    PanicMonster

    Dear Andrew and Gaia GPS Team,

    Your product is fantastic, but still limited in functionality.  I would subscribe today if Android Auto were available.  I can't help but note 3 things:

    1. Google now allows 3rd party navigation apps on Android Auto.
    2. Android market share is substantial: 70% worldwide, 40% US.
    3. This thread is >1 year old, but still says "Not Planned".

    Please consider responding / updating the response to this feature request as a courteous gesture to your Android-using customers (both current and future) and an overall act of professionalism.

    Kindly,

    Stephen K.

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    robotrising

    Waiting anxiously for Android Auto support. I played a bit with the Apple version and it seemed a bit cumbersome. Click to pan map rather than dragging, but maybe that's a feature of Apple mapping?

    Anyway, put my vote in for Android Auto!

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    j

    +1, would be very excited about having this capability.

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    Ryan Vickerman

    Gaia got bought by Outside (Outside magazine among a TON of other outdoors/sports publications)...I would hope that they invest in AA dev now that they have deeper pockets ;-)

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    PanicMonster

    Ah, interesting.  I wonder if Outside group acquisition might explain the radio silence/disinterest in customer communication.  No longer are the Gaia team in control of their own destiny maybe?  Understandable deflation in the drive for innovation and excellence.

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    Ryan Vickerman

    Yup...onX Maps is giving Gaia a run for their $$$! And I don't just mean the $20.3M Series A they got back in 2018. If you haven't already, I'd definitely give it a try.

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    hogan.w

    Wow, yeah, look at that fabulous Android Auto support that onX has. Oh, wait...

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    Ryan Vickerman

    Good point Hogan! Everyone found out about the Android Auto maps access at the same time...it's just a matter of who gets there first and gets it right. Plenty of room for everyone in this space. Even though I love both onX and Gaia, I use them for different use cases...onX is great for trail discovery and planning...while Gaia is great for no non-sense live navigation and tracking.

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    hogan.w

    Yes, I know. I pay for and use both as well. Just a bit weird to come to a support page to what seems like be a shill for onX. Not really the place for that.  This support request is literally asking for AA support and you recommended an app that doesn't have it either... 

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    Chris Hill

    Hello all,

    Google recently began allowing 3rd party apps to join their beta program for Android Auto. This program is still early access.

    Google may change their mind or requirements at any time, so we can't promise that Gaia GPS is coming to Android Auto, but we're beginning to work on it.

    To get started, this week we'd like to invite you to help beta test Turn-By-Turn navigation in the app. This is one of the core features to make routing work properly in Android Auto.

    With Turn-By-Turn navigation, when you press Guide Me on a route, the app will now open the new navigation experience with turn-by-turn directions. No longer will it simply draw a straight line to the closest point.

    If you're interested in testing TBT, join our beta program:

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    Robepa

    This feature is badly needed

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    Chris Hill

    This comment is pinned to the first page, but in case anyone missed the update:

    Hello all,

    Google recently began allowing 3rd party apps to join their beta program for Android Auto. This program is still early access.

    Google may change their mind or requirements at any time, so we can't promise that Gaia GPS is coming to Android Auto, but we're beginning to work on it.

    To get started, this week we'd like to invite you to help beta test Turn-By-Turn navigation in the app. This is one of the core features to make routing work properly in Android Auto.

    With Turn-By-Turn navigation, when you press Guide Me on a route, the app will now open the new navigation experience with turn-by-turn directions. No longer will it simply draw a straight line to the closest point.

    If you're interested in testing TBT, join our beta program:

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    Francisco Jose

    + 1 for Android Auto

    Gaia is very good for 4x4 offroad, but in phone screen is difficult to use.

    My 4x4 has multimedia with Android Auto, big screen, and this solution now is common in many cars / suvs.

    It'll be a plus if Gaia team invest in this solution, not only for us, but also to Gaia itself, if was the first in gps's apps domain to do that!

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    Francisco Jose

    Chris Hill - tried turn-by-turn in a route and works, if we are next to the route (otherwise we should use the Drive option).

    With tracks the best option is to convert it to route to use this new option.

    I think that turn-by-turn (beta) deserves a specific topic inside "Android Feature Requests" , if you need user inputs. You can copy the posts here to there. In this Android Auto Status topic the thing is lost in the crowd (?) although is important be referenced here.

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    Mike

    Both TomTom and Sygic are rolling on Android Auto now. Nothing stopping you guys now.

    Enough of the excuses, lets get this built. Be a leader not a follower.

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    will.otto

    I am going to buy the premium membership as soon as this feature launches

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    ctx

    I just bought a Polestar 2 with Androit Auto as the operating system.
    The app is not yet available in the Android Automotive OS store.

    Is this in development or how can I get the app ?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_android_auto_embedded_exploreall?

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    ctx

    I have been a beta tester for a long time but the app is not available for the Polestar 2.

    just see the diffrence ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_Automotive 

    In contrast to Android Auto, Android Automotive is a full operating system running on the vehicle's device, not relying on a smartphone to operate.

     

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    travisn000

    I am also a beta tester. It doesn't show as available for me yet on my S10 either. I am on a June release. It will probably take a few days.. google tends to roll updates out slowly

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