Sunday, January 13, 2008


here are our first screen shots of the running Android NavXS Client!

Hey google! We are waiting for the first android phones!! ;)


Sunday, December 09, 2007

Well, we have had a little break to do other things (in my case: becoming a dad, hurray :), but here's a little update: The NavXS web site is now multi-lingual. Thanks a lot to Yaroslav Shkvorets who provided us with the Russian translation.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Our website ( is currently in English only. This is something we'd like to change. Now, some translations (German, Spanish, Norwegian) we should be able to manage ourselves. Others, like Russian, Turkish, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Japanese, Singalese, Bantu, Mandarin, Malay, Thai, Esparanto, Koptic, Demotic, Klingon and Linear-A, just to name a few, we are probably not going to get around to in the near future.

So if you are a fluent speaker of one or more non-english languages, and would like to help us out, please do let us know:

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

When the NavXS client loads map tiles from the Internet, it will, when file system access is enabled, save the loaded tiles locally on the phone file system (e.g. Memory card). Nokia users may have noticed that the NavXS Java Mobile client keeps asking whether or not this is OK, over and over again. This is because the NavXS application has been deemed "untrusted" by the Nokia application installer. And Nokia phones do not let untrusted applications read or write to the phones file system without having the user explicitly grant every single read/write operation.

In general, all Java applications are untrusted, as long as they do not contain a digital signature from a well-known and trusted source. For this purpose we have submitted the NavXS Java Mobile client to, which has rigorously tested it on a Nokia N95.

The application passed the test, so now we have an edition containing a digital signature that is accepted by the Nokia application installer. Nokia users can get it here:

Note that in order to dispose of the file access security prompt you will have to, after having installed NavXS, change the following settings from the Nokia main menu:

Tools > App. mgr > NavXS > Open > "Read User Data" and "Edit User Data".

These are set to "Ask every time" as default. Change to "Ask first time" or "Always allowed" and the security prompts are gone :-)

Friday, July 20, 2007

There is a lot of buzz around global warming these days. So much in fact that we have decided jump on the green wagon too. As a result we have re-desigend the website from scratch, using peacful green colors on a global background. The new site also has less content and is a lot simpler than the old one, which means that you don't spend so much CO2-producing efforts reading through it all :-)

Oh, and there are new Java clients as well (v0.3.2). Get them here:

Thursday, June 14, 2007

It's time for some bug fixes and an update to the new version of google maps.

Follow this link to get the new windows mobile navxs client (v0.2.1) for your smartphone or PPC.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Java clients 0.3.1 are out. New here is a little more positioning info, including vertical and horizontal accuracy, fix quality and number of satellites in view. The latter may not be available on all devices. The horizontal accuracy is also displayed on the map as four little dashes around the current position marker.

Download here: