Test Apple iOS map and navigation apps

12/15/2016

There are many different map and navigation apps available for Apple iOS devices (Phone, iPod and iPad) devices and we cannot possibly test them all. If you want to check how well apps on your phone or tablet work with Furkot, open this page on your Apple iOS device and use URLs listed on this page.

If you want to test Apple iOS apps' support of GPX files use these instructions instead.

If you want to test launching Android map and navigation apps use these instructions instead.

Apple iOS apps cooperate with each others by mutually agreed URL schemes. Furkot launches apps by using URL schemes defined by specific map and navigation apps (Apple Maps, Google Maps, Scenic).

URLs below marked america correspond to location of the Boston Public Library (address: 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA, coordinates: 42°20'58.1"N 71°04'39.9"W). URLs marked europe correspond to location of the Eiffel Tower (address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, Paris, France, coordinates: 48°51'30.1"N 2°17'40.1"E). Provided an app defining a particular URL scheme is installed on the Apple iOS device, clicking on each URL should perform as described below each URL.

URL schemes supported in Furkot

Furkot uses a different URL scheme for each combination of its Navigation Apps selection and the navigate button. To test, open this page on your Apple iOS device and click the URLs below.

  1. Apple Maps, next to Coordinates

    Expected behavior: Apple Maps app should start navigation from the current location to the location above. Only coordinates are passed; destination name and address may be different than the name and address above.

  2. Apple Maps, next to Stop address

    Expected behavior: Apple Maps app should start navigation from the current location to the location above. Only address is passed; destination name may be different than the name above. The location of the destination is calculated from address by the navigation app and may be different, sometimes drastically so, than the actual stop location set in Furkot trip plan.

  3. Google Maps, next to Coordinates

    Expected behavior: Provided Google Maps app is installed it should start navigation from the current location to the location above. Only coordinates are passed; destination name and address may be different than the name and address above.

  4. Google Maps, next to Stop address

    Expected behavior: Provided Google Maps app is installed it should start navigation from the current location to the location above. Only address is passed; destination name may be different than the name above. The location of the destination is calculated from address by the navigation app and may be different, sometimes drastically so, than the actual stop location set in Furkot trip plan.

  5. Google Maps, next to Route

    Expected behavior: Provided Google Maps app is installed it should display directions and/or start navigation from the current location to the location above passing a series of points approximating the route.

  6. Scenic, next to Coordinates or Stop address

    Expected behavior: Provided Scenic app is installed it should allow navigation from the current location to the location above. Location is always passed as coordinates. While place address may be used as label, it is not used for navigation.

  7. Scenic, next to Route

    Expected behavior: Provided Scenic app is installed it should allow navigation from the current location to the location above along the route planned in Furkot.