Feature Friday – March 2022
We have made it our mission to make digital surveying available to every field worker out there. To create the best possible personalized surveying experience for all of them, with handy tips and tricks, connections with other apps or software, and new feature releases frequently.
We combine these releases and updates and how they’ll improve your digital surveying experience in monthly updates: these Feature Friday blogs. In this edition, we tell you about a number of big projects! Think of the survey tool and the 4G hardware upgrade.
4G hardware upgrade
In previous Feature Fridays, we already talked about the 4G hardware upgrade, about the free solution that allows UNI users to continue surveying without any problems. Since the last blog, we have spent a lot of time developing a stable connection between upgrade and UNI, a smooth ordering and logistics process, and many small tasks around this process.
Many ordered upgrades have already been shipped, so users are 4G ready in plenty of time!
Improvements on the test environment
Test, adapt, improve, test, release. Developing new features and possibilities is what we do, so that you profit from your UNI-Solutions even more. In order to release increasingly better features, with little to no bugs, we are in the final phase of building our own improved test environment.
Well, it might seem like this is a project that only we can benefit from, and that’s partly true. Working in such an environment allows us to do as many tests as necessary to develop a solid and stable feature for you. We can then fix and retest any bugs before it is fully launched and you have a new feature during your survey process. In short, our own test environment ensures that you immediately use tested, improved, and released possibilities! How good is that?
We will test new UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) features and possibilities in this environment soon. We will tell you more about this later on.
The ‘back’ of the UNI-Cloud survey tool
We have now completed building the ‘back’ of the survey tool. This function will be added to UNI-Cloud soon, so that you can calculate the length of an (individual) line there, among other things. Also, the calculation of height, the circumference of a circle, volume calculations, and the area of a polygon are integrated as well.
Improving current surveying possibilities
Like every month, we spend the time needed to improve current surveying possibilities. To do this, we fix bugs, make adjustments for even more stable satellite signals, and expand features a bit more.
Much of this work comes from experiences and requests from the field. We listen to that, because your experience matters! This is reflected in, among other things, these adjustments, but also in newly built functions.
We are working hard on a number of larger projects that could take up to several months, as well. You will receive updates about this later on, but know that we are working very hard and will continue to work for you!
What steps do you need to take?
Not a lot, if we are completely honest with you. All updates are done automatically and while you are out surveying in the field or preparing tasks in the office. You might need to turn your UNI-GR1 off and on again, but only when the update stops unexpectedly. After turning it on again, you are good to go.
More releases coming up
We have more releases coming up, including expanding the UNI-Cloud project measuring and editing possibilities, the previously announced UNI-Collect surveying app, and new coordinate reference systems. More on this in future Feature Friday blogs!
So make sure you come back to marXact.com/newsevents to read all about our upcoming features and updates and get the most out of your UNI-Solutions!