Like any WSLI-blog post, this one has two parts. First, you get some inside info on what’s currently happening here at skobbler, then you’ll get some useful info for the use of our apps. Today it’s all about mascots. You’ll also get useful information on avoiding annoying “API 683″ errors in GPS Navigation 2.
WSLI in CW4 2012
Since the unexpected appearance of a rascal at our office, which was immediately named skobbli and appointed our new company mascot by some, the “office animal” question has gained a momentum of its own. There seem to be two camps: the dog and the rascal corner. While the former has remarkably detailed conceptions about race, gender, age, holding requirements etc., the latter seems to be rather oblivious to any of these topics. The ultimate argument always seems to be: “Rascals are way cooler and besides: skobbli was just cute.” There simply isn’t any reply to this. Let’s see where this’ll go and when the first T-shirts will be created.
Practical tip of the week: How to make a trip abroad
Today’s support section covers a topic that can be a real pain: the error code “API 683″.
It appears whenever you want to navigate “through water”, e.g. from the UK to France. The reason for this error message is that the app cannot calculate routes through water, meaning the channel between mainland and islands. As we don’t want you to forgo a spontaneous city trip to Paris, here’s our simple solution for this problem.
Just split your route in two parts. For example: If you want to go from your home in London to a hotel in Paris you first calculate the route from your home address to the last destination in the UK, where you take the ferry or a tunnel to set over to Europe. Then you can start the app again in France and search for the address in Paris you want to get to and skobbler will guide you there safely – for sure.
The skobbler team wishes you always safe (and dry) trips and a great weekend.