Google Navigation UI question

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    Junior Member Beer Goggles's Avatar
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    Google Navigation UI question

    Hi All,

    First, why does Google NOT document their user interfaces.

    I know all of us android users are super brains, but come on!

    Does anyone know what the little colored circle in the lower left hand corner means?

    Sometimes it's green, sometime red, sometimes black.

    I must assume green is good, red is bad, maybe black is in between?

    Anyone actually know?

    Thanks,
    BG

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    I always thought it was to do with traffic.
    Those are the colours for the traffic layer.

    Or maybe gps status?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorfling View Post
    I always thought it was to do with traffic.
    Those are the colours for the traffic layer.

    Or maybe gps status?
    Doesn't seem to match any of those. It's never yellow (like traffic).

    Does not seem to be GPS related either.....

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    It is traffic.
    If you have a route that you're following, it displays the worst traffic condition ahead. Saved me once, when there was a huge traffic jam ahead, and I was able to take a detour to avoid it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danger-rat View Post
    It is traffic.
    If you have a route that you're following, it displays the worst traffic condition ahead. Saved me once, when there was a huge traffic jam ahead, and I was able to take a detour to avoid it...
    Just curious then....

    Shouldn't it automatically re-route me or have an option to do that?

    How would I know where to turn to avoid the traffic?

    P.S. I have a lot of experience working in the GPS navigation industry.

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    Yeah, I was disappointed that there wasn't an option to avoid traffic, and I had to wing it when I experienced it (don't see too much traffic normally). That, and the ability to pick a mid point destination (A to B, via C) are what I think are most lacking...

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    Well who knows maybe it will be integrated in future updates of Google maps.

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    are you talking about the actual navigation screen or just the map?... In navigation, the only dot I have in lower left is the time duration for route being navigated - if you touch it, it changes to what time it will be when you get there.

    I don't have a dot in lower left of just the map.

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    Yes, I'm talking about navigation.
    In the lower left corner there is a dot next to the time.

    Sent from my Nexus One

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