But what happened to Mappt 3.3.1?
Your Mappt 3.3.2 upgrade is here, but technically that’s not the version we’re going to tell you about.
Poor Mappt 3.3.1 lept onto the Google Play Store full of shiny new features, but then came down with a terrible bug. We had to quickly fix him up and release a bug-free version before we could rave about the new improvements, so the latest version of our GIS data collection tool on the Google Play Store is Mappt 3.3.2.
Bugs aside, here’s what came out in Mappt 3.3.1, which you’ll enjoy on Mappt 3.3.2.
Wizard workflow for important attributes
We have created a new wizard workflow that allows you to mark specific attributes as ‘important’.
Whenever you add a new feature, your ‘important’ attributes will be displayed one at a time in full-screen mode so that you’ll never miss one, giving you more accurate data. When a user selects a value for that particular attribute, Mappt will automatically move onto the next attribute for faster data input and to give your hard-working index finger a break.
As with the normal attribute dialog, the last 3 recently used attributes are displayed in the same dialog (except for drop downs and booleans as these already have single tap options). At any point you can still choose to skip the remaining attributes in the workflow if they’re not needed.
Re-order attributes to improve your workflow
Another way we’ve sped up attribute input is by allowing them to be re-ordered. Now when you enter data you can move important attributes to the top of the list to save you scrolling down to look for the most used or relevant attribute.
This hierarchy system also reflects what order the attributes appear in when they’re shown in the new wizard described above.
Thematic mapping auto updates
In previous versions of Mappt, if you changed an attribute value the colour of the feature wouldn’t change on your thematic map. Instead, you would have to re-classify the data and re-apply the thematic mapping. Not cool.
Mappt 3.3.2 now automatically updates the colour of the feature whenever the value is changed or a new feature is added.
This means you can visually see the results live during the collections process, which may help you draw conclusions about your data faster.
Export and import attribute definitions between layers and projects
Okay, we’ll be the first to admit that importing attributes from a .CSV file into Mappt is a little tedious.
We’ve improved this process by allowing you to export the attribute definitions to a special .JSON file type. Now you can create the attribute definitions in Mappt and then either save the file to your device or export it via email or Google Drive. Other users can then take this file and import it into Mappt on their device.
This new way makes it far easier to create the attributes in Mappt than writing a custom .CSV file, plus it can save a lot of time.
The new format (.JSON) of the attributes definition file also allows us to include a lot more information about every attribute, such as whether the attribute is required or included in the new wizard.
The Olympics fever swept through the office last month and we’ve translated Mappt into the Brazilian variant of Portuguese!
Just kidding, a large number of our users are in Brazil so it made sense to give the people what they need.
Our other languages (English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Farsi, Indonesian) also got an update for accommodate new features.
Improved stability and some minor bug fixes