Circuit 0.59: Navigate even without a connection

New: Offline Navigation

If you’re one of the many drivers using Circuit and Google Maps together to complete your routes: good news!

We’ve just released an update to Circuit that enables offline navigation. Here’s how to try it out:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app
  2. Make sure you’re connected to the internet and signed in to Google Maps.
  3. Search for the area you deliver in, like San Francisco.
  4. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place and tap Download

That’s it. Now whenever you’re inside Circuit and you navigate to your next stop, it will work perfectly whether you’re connected to the internet or not.

Note: Circuit still needs an internet connection to optimize your route, so make sure to do this step in advance.

Improved

Circuit already showed you when you finished each of your stops so you can easily keep track of when you were where. Circuit now also shows when you arrived at your end location so you can check exactly when you finished your route.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where Circuit would not always open your route in the right position after reopening it
  • Fixed an issue where the “Retry” button would sometimes not work correctly

 

April 2018: Traffic aware routing, improved estimates and more

We’re happy to announce our biggest update yet! We listened to your input and worked hard to improve Circuit so you can focus on your deliveries while we take care of the planning. Keep on reading to find out what’s new!

Escape the crowd with live traffic information

Circuit now uses live traffic information to optimize your route. You can expect faster routes, more accurate estimates and less traffic jams!

Better planning with more accurate estimates

On top of traffic awareness, Circuit is now also better at estimating the driving time between two stops. We heard the total time shown in Circuit is sometimes longer than it should be – this issue should be solved now!

Faster navigation with Google Maps integration

Using Google Maps for your navigation? Good news! You no longer have to manually start navigation inside Google Maps. Circuit now automatically skips this step for you, shaving off a few more seconds at every stop.

Improved readability

We did some tidying up, meaning you now have easier to read numbers, and more space for long streetnames. These improvements should make it more comfortable to check your stops, especially when using a car mount.

These features are now rolling out for Circuit for Android to any plan at no additional cost.

We hope you’ll enjoy this update. Want to chat? Reply to this email and let us know what’s on your mind!