SPOT App necessary updates
The SPOT app does some things good, but it has plenty of opportunity for improvement. The following "bad" are things to fix:
Bad - Can only access one spot account. So if you have multiple loved ones who carry SPOT and have different accounts, this app can only show one of them at a time. And reconfiguring for another account is work.
Bad - Doesn't highlight the latest track/OK point. If the latest point blinked, then you could easily tell where the person was without having to zoom in and read the time-stamp on each message.
Bad - Only works when you have a data connection. It isn't capable of accessing coordinates from text messages and displaying them on a map.
Update your app, that's ridiculous. Makes me question the dependability of the network and device itself if you don't even maintain the apps you advertise on your website.
The devs need to test functionality of the existing apps every time a major os update happens... I haven't tested the spot app on anything newer than 7 yet but will soon on 9 or 10 on a future device.
IPhone.. Was working till I went to ios13.. Starts loading then freezes and crashes 10sec later.. Tried offloading and reloading but not working. Haven't tried deleting yet as I don't want all downloaded points wiped. Would be nice to store them. Other apps had crash issues too with 13 like waze but they corrected it almost within days on an update.... Your app was not updated in 3 years! Please fix. The web version doesn't work correctly as mobile either. The windows are overlapped. Love using the tools but would love them to work.
Lee Wilkins commented
The app needs to save your login and password information accurately. The spot locator does you absolutely no good if you can’t get in to the app on your phone. It also seems to drain the battery one left on. I also can’t track my spot locator when it’s out with clients unless they remember to push the button. So far it remains useless.
Put some (any) work into the app.
That thing is clunky.
Jared Maartens commented
Cellphone app definitely needs an overhaul.
I think a lot of people would agree with this.
Hard to track. we have 6 units and to track each one is a nightmare.
Some suggestions like:
Different colors maybe for each device ?
Path or trail for each unit on map for when traveling or traveled ?
Name of the unit above marker when looking at the map ?
For the price of the unit and the subscription i think we could get something like a tweet or too ? ;)
update your app, has't been done in 3 years, does't work on Iphone or Ipad
6 ft under water and the SPOT is ruined. My friend fell from his boat and the SPOT stopped working. The Gen 3 is basically useless if you get it in the water. For the price of the device and coverage you charge the device should be waterproof to at least 50 ft.
Make all your units fully waterpoof.
The app only shows points and if we dont delete older points, it's hard to know what was the route. It would be helpful to see routes per session or based on the points that are selected.
The ability to save these routes would be great- and be made shareable as gpx files etc.
Make the app more user friendly and people will love SPOt even more!
The mobile app is really behind all other brands. If tracking, I want the push notifications to come- instead of SMS or email- which sometimes do not arrive! Since we already use the app, just having this simple feature of push notifications to get alerts is the VERY BASIC that can be done on the app.
Tell everyone about Spot Buddy app. Works with cell data connection or WiFi. Tracks multiple Spot devices.
SPOT app needs to allow tracking of friends who are not on the same plan.