Why does starting navigation launch an external navigation app?
When using AutoMate Maps (Settings > Maps > Default Navigation App > AutoMate Maps), the entire navigation experience is integrated within AutoMate. However, if any other navigation apps are chosen, AutoMate will attempt to launch this app and automatically search for the destination within the preferred navigation app.
The steps below show the typical flow when using a navigation app that's not AutoMate maps.
Step 1: Select default navigation app Step 2: Launch navigation after finding a destination Step 3: The default navigation app launches and begins navigation
The navigation route is missing
When a navigation is launched outside of AutoMate, it has no way to know your destination. This is why AutoMate cannot calculate the route within the app, and the route line is missing. To solve this, search for a destination and launch a navigation ...
Which navigation apps are supported in AutoMate?
The following apps can be launched when the "Navigate" icon is tapped in AutoMate. The default navigation app will launch, with the destination pre-filled, and a navigation will start using that app. You can then return to AutoMate while the app ...
Is offline navigation supported?
At this time, AutoMate does not support offline maps or offline navigation. What if I have offline maps saved in the Google Maps app? Will AutoMate be able to use that? Unfortunately, Google does not allow third party apps to use any saved map data ...
I can't uninstall the app.
You can uninstall AutoMate like any regular Android app. However, if AutoMate is set as a device administrator (required for some features to work), this needs to be disabled before the app can be uninstalled. Launch Android settings > Security > ...
Why does AutoMate launch the media player the first time?
In order for the media controls for a media app to become active, AutoMate is required to launch the media app first (if it's not already running). AutoMate hooks into the same mechanism that the lock screen uses to control media. So, just like the ...