A Year On and Still Struggling with MyDrive
With the end to Covid-19 lock-down almost in sight I thought I would try and use MyDrive to plan a couple of routes to see my mates. BAD Idea. A year back I found MyDrive to be mostly useless and a year on it seems that the TomTom developers still haven't been out anywhere to use it and find out how PANTS it is.
I've got the Android version running on my Galaxy 16a...
I found my way to "PLAN ROUTE", it gives me "Current Location" and a slot for my destination. I want to go see my mate Nigel, not seen him for ages.. I dial his name in... The first "Nigel" is some place 5719 miles away and the next is some "Nigel" guy 7-1/2 miles away. Basically every 'kin "Nigel" on the planet except the one in the "My Places" list.
Now, had I been designing a clever navigation App I would have assumed that the places I would want to go would include all the places I'd already registered in the "My Places" list. I would also make a point I of looking in "My Places" FIRST and way before searching the rest of the planet. I might also list my matches nearest first, furthest away last. No. Not the TomTom guys.
OK. I go to "My Places", find "Nigel" and tap on him. Seconds later I'm looking at the map of my road with the GPS location thingy hovering over my place. Hmmm! At the top I see a search box, I enter "Nigel" and again get a place 5719 miles away then all the other "Nigels". WTF!
I write down Nigel's post code (from "MyPlaces") and go to "PLAN ROUTE", dial in his post code and I get a route. Mostly dual carriageway which I don't like because it puts flats on my bike tyres. I want the pretty way BUT not the the "Thrills" way (therein ly nightmares, another BAD idea from TomTom).
Attempts to steer the route by adding stops fails. Instead of simply moving the route, the original route now includes massive out-n-returns to my stops then back on the original route. Adding more stops turns the whole thing into spaghetti. I cannot seem to delete the bits of MyDrive's route, only add more spaghetti. At one point I thought I got it but on reviewing the whole route previously set routing had reverted to the original calculated route. WTF! (again).
Clearly there is a limit want can be done with a crappy little screen (my budget) and a finger but no, I get another problem. The more stops the less screen I get to work in. Its kin HOPELESS.
The only conclusion I can come to it that the lemons don't get out and actually use the kit they design. Its all office based. HOPELESS.
COULD DO BETTER. A WHOLE LOT BETTER.