I really like BCN. It’s really useful and intuitive. Alas, there are some features I would really like. In order of desire:
(1) A distance display to the GOTO point. The purple arrow is all well and good, but it’s really hard to judge how far I have to walk “that-a-way”.
(2) “Work nice with other software.” On my Windows Mobile 5, when BCN is running, Pocket Streets 2006 won’t. WM5 lets you define a software COM port hooked to a hardware COM port. BCN connects to the software COM port just fine–but then it disconnects after a couple of seconds. Then reconnects after a couple of seconds. Ad infinitum… never getting any useful data. I think it’s too much to ask that BCN incorporates street mapping… so I think to close that gap, it needs to just work at the same time as something like Pocket Streets.
(3) Tracking capability. Man, I’d love to be able to plot my trail on my PDA.
(4) Higher resolution capability. Since I think it is unreasonable to think I can store a .25m map, I would love to see a “if an internet connection is available (i.e. via bluetooth phone) let me try to draw it better with a .25 map downloaded (and cached) from the server.” There simply are trails that are hard to see on the 1:1m map that are easy to see on my computer using a 1:.25m map.
Now speaking of features… how will we know if/when our wishlist is going to be fulfilled?