Prairie Coordinates release 0.4.2

by on April 4, 2016

After an email complaint about the app crashing when the “search by GPS” screen was loaded, I looked into some of the changes that were introduced with the Android 6.0 platform. The issue was a SecurityException that was thrown because in Android 6.0, certain permissions require the app to explicitly ask the user, including the […]

Prairie Coordinates 0.4 release

by on November 2, 2015

During the time I spent as a grad student (mostly not developing for Android), Google changed the way apps were designed and built (instead of using Eclipse, they now have their own Android Studio). Prairie Coordinates was the first app I ever built, and until this release still worked on everything Android 2.2 and up. […]

Prairie Coordinates bugfix 0.31

by on July 17, 2013

It appears that Google Maps’ latest update removed support for sending names (other than addresses) to Maps, and now only takes a location. This is bad news for anybody that wanted to save locations in Google Maps, and while there may be a workaround in the future, this appears to be the best case scenario […]

Prairie Coordinates 0.3

by on March 30, 2013

This version of Prairie Coordinates (renamed Prairie Coordinates Plus) is a completely rewritten version of the app. Because this was the first app I ever wrote (a year ago), the code was extremely complicated and needed some serious upgrading – hence the complete rewrite. As part of this I added the two features that were […]

Prairie Coordinates 0.21 update

by on November 16, 2012

Just a quick update, fixing a bug with UTM coordinates in the southern hemisphere, updating the look of the search dialog, and adding support for more touch gestures (double tap and long press) in the map activity. The next updates should tackle the issue of a) manitoba, and b) townships with a letter in them. […]

Prairie Coordinates version 0.2 release

by on September 17, 2012

I started writing Prairie Coordinates back in March after being completely and utterly confused with the Alberta Township System, which is how the entire oil & gas industry refers to job sites in western Canada. The only other apps that manage this cost money and require you to be connected to the internet, two things […]

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