MyPOI for Android:

The MyPOI application built for the Android mobile operating system. It is avalible in two forms:

Lite (Demo):
This version has all the features of the full version but is limited to 2 groups and 3 POI's per group.

This version is free and can be downloaded from the Android Market. Search for My Points of Interest (Lite). Alternatively use a barcode scanner to scan this code:

I am currently working on a solution for people who don't have access to the paid market to allow updating to the full version, please bear with me!

Full Version:
This version has all the features, no ads and no restrictions.

This version costs £1 (GBP) and can be downloaded from the Android Market. Search for My Points of Interest (Lite). Alternatively use a barcode scanner to scan this code:


Current Version: V1.7.0 (4/1/2010)

Description:

My Points of Interest allows you to save Points of Interest so you can find your way back to them in the future.

You can find locations using GPS for the most accurate location possible.
You can also use the Networks location for your current location, this is likely to be less accurate but tends to be much quicker.
You can use the address finder to search for a location, this could be an address, a name of a location or a set of co-ordinates.
Finally you can use the address saved for a contact.
The GPS, Coarse and found addresses can be shown on a map, which can be moved round to find the exact point you want to save (this can be shown in map view or satelite view) OR GPS and Coarse locations can be added straight to the list for quick addition (skips the pin pointing on the map).
You can set a default group, so when adding multiple POI's you won't have to select a group everytime (this can be changed in the settings section once you have more than one group).
To make adding POI's as easy as possible, if you simply click save without entering any details the POI will be named with the Date and Time (this can be changed in the settings section).

When saving the POI Google will try to reverse geocode the location to give you a human address for the POI.

When you have added a title and a description, you can select a group to save the POI to, to keep things neat.

The address which has been found can be saved to a contact in your phonebook. So if you go to a mates house, and want to keep your phonebook up to date, you can save a POI so you can find your way back, and also add the address to the phonebook.

When viewing the saved group of POI's you can sort the list by the date they were added or sort their title's alphabetically.

Searching:
When viewing the list of POI's you can either click Menu, then Search or you can click the search button.
As you type suggestions will appear, the more you type the closer the results. Clicking on a suggestion or clickin the search glass will show the list of POI's.
If only one result is returned the menu for a POI will be shown by default, however this setting can be changed under the setting of MyPOI. Changing the Single Search Result Action to View Action will trigger the single result to be shown in the default View app (Maps, Navigation or RADAR).

QSB Searching:
Quick Search Box is the search box normally found on the desktop, or it is show when you click the search button you your phone.
To include MyPOI in the list or results when you search, go to your phones Settings, click Search, then click Searchable Items and tick MyPOI.
At first the MyPOI results will probably be right at the bottom of the list under more results, this is because the QSB prioritises results. The more you click on a MyPOI results, the higher they will be shown in the list of results.

When navigating back to the saved POI it will by default use the native Map Application, so you get all the power of Google Maps to get you back to the location.
However if you have no data connection, and you have RADAR installed from the Android Market, you can use RADAR to find your way back to the location.
Finally thanks to Google introducing Navigation, and if you are lucky enough to live in a country where Navigation is open, you can use Navigation to get you back to the POI.
You can change the default application used for getting you back to a POI in the settings section!

MyPOI Widget:
MyPOI has a widget for quickly saving your current location. To add the widget, long click on a space on your desktop and click MyPOI. When you want to add a location, click on the icon on the desktop, MyPOI will try using GPS if its switched on, if not it will use the network location.
Once your location is found, you will be prompted to save the location.

There are lots of updates planned and lots of features to come.

Changelog:

  • V1.8.0: Added Backup and Restore (in settings). Changed Saved POI to show Default Group. Added setting to change start-up behaviour.
  • V1.7.0:
  • V1.6.0: Added POI search & search settings. Can now search for POI's from inside and outside the MyPOI app.
  • V1.5.2: Added sort order to the list view of POI's. Can now be shown by the date they were added or sorted alphabetically.
  • V1.5.1: Fixed a bug with group names FC'ing when they had a ' in them.
  • V1.5.0: Added settings section (control quick names, default group, view action).
    Change View Action (View saved POIs via Maps, Google Navigation or RADAR).
    Updated the Help File.
  • V1.4.2: Added default group and quick name, when saving without entering details, the POI is saved as the Date and Time.
  • V1.4.1: Added missing help for Contact to POI.
  • V1.4: Added Contact to POI (Included UI changes / updates). Feature requested by Scott Carroll.
  • V1.3: Added integration of RADAR.
  • V1.2.1: Minor bug fix with listing of contacts.
  • V1.2: Added POI to Contact.
  • V1.0.1: Minor bug fix with main thread crashing.
  • V1: Initial Release.

Screen shots:

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Main Menu:


Locate Menu:


Pinpoint on a Map:


Pinpoint on a Satelite image:


Find an address (will take from co-ordinates to postcodes to City names):


Finding an address of a contact when the contact has multiple addresses in the phonebook (addresses removed):


Saving a POI:


MyPOI Widget and Icon:


Selecting a POI Group:


Sorting a POI Group:


MyPOI Search:


QSB POI Search:


Options specific to POI's:


Using RADAR to view a POI's Location:


Help: