Technical release notes (Android) - PIX4Dcatch


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Current Version 1.20.0

Version Release date Release type
1.20.0 May 16th, 2023 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.20.0

What's new

  • Reduce time for saving/opening projects.
  • Display optimal accuracy in the details tab for viDoc RTK projects.
  • Add an option to specify the minimum elevation for viDoc RTK.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Improve point cloud, by default, in GLTF format.
  • Improve project details view performance.
  • Fix an issue of having projects saved with no images.
  • Fix an issue of having corrupted images.
  • Fix crashes when connecting to viDoc RTK.
  • Fix crashes after uploading projects.

Versions 1.19.1

Version Release date Release type
1.19.1 April 4th, 2023 Bug fix


Version 1.19.1

Bug fix

  • Fix crash when connecting to viDoc RTK rover with french language keyboard.

Versions 1.19.0

Version Release date Release type
1.19.0 April 4th, 2023 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.19.0

What's new

  • Show a report with estimated accuracies at the end of capture and in the project detailed view.
  • Show Site Localization point names in PIX4Dcloud.
  • Reconnect to viDoc after internet loss.
  • Ability to request account deletion.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Improve live view depth points presentation.
  • Fix issue with importing projected CRS.
  • Fix offset values after viDoc disconnection.
  • Fixes for multiple projects upload.
  • Many bug and UI fixes.

Versions 1.18.0

Version Release date Release type
1.18.0 February 27th, 2023 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.18.0

What's new

  • Improved viDoc stability and accuracy for large projects.
  • Better warnings handling during capture.
  • Add a progress bar when saving projects.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Fix viDoc laser measurements.
  • Fix issues when resuming a project uploaded to a site.
  • Fix issues when uploading multiple projects.
  • Ask for notification permission for multiple project uploads.
  • Many bug and UI fixes.

Versions 1.17.0

Version Release date Release type
1.17.0 January 16th, 2023 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.17.0

What's new

  • Assign a site localization to Point CRS collection:
    • Measure points & get their coordinates in the assigned site CRS.
    • Remove the assigned site localization.
  • Residuals & RMS can be viewed for localized sites.
  • Option to filter points.
  • Show a progress bar when saving projects.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Prevent viDoc RTK from being stuck in Autonomous or DGNSS Only.
  • Improved stability when measuring & exporting GCPs.
  • Fix login issues.
  • Fix GCP info units & labels.
  • Fixed crashes & UI improvements.

Versions 1.16.0

Version Release date Release type
1.16.0 December 16th, 2022 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.16.0

What's new

  • Added Site Localization functionality.
    • Create a site localization point collection to compute and define a custom coordinate system.
    • Import local points with an undefined coordinate system or global points with a geographic coordinate system.
    • Link local and global points.
    • Upload and process a site-localized project on PIX4Dcloud.
    • Export site localization WKT2 file.
    • Export local and global points from the site localization point collection in two separate CSV files.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Various small bug fixes & UI improvements.

Versions 1.15.0

Version Release date Release type
1.15.0 November 7th, 2022 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.15.0

What's new

  • Ability to enter geoid height.
  • Added geoids: 'CGG2013a' and 'arcgp-2006-sk'.
  • Added 'SVD2006', 'CGVD2013a(2002)' and 'CGVD2013a(1997)' vertical coordinate reference systems.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Fix crashes when capturing.
  • Fixed the issue of having wrong vertical accuracy for GCP measurements.
  • Allow the user to access the height measurement over an ellipsoid.
  • Various UI improvements.

Versions 1.14.0

Version Release date Release type
1.14.0 September 29th, 2022 Updates, Bug fixes


Version 1.14.0

What's new

  • Available in the Japanese language.
  • Compatible with Android 13 devices.
  • Added geoids: 'RAF20', 'RAF18b', 'hBG18', 'OSGM15'
  • Ability to extend notifications

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Bug fixes & UI improvements.

Versions 1.13.0

Version Release date Release type
1.13.0 August 29th, 2022 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.13.0

What's new

  • GCP (Ground Control Point) measurement:
    • Laser functionality with viDoc RTK
    • Add reference images to a single-point measurement
    • Clearer warning messages
  • Added Poland geoid 'PL-geoid-2011'.
  • Save NTRIP credentials before connecting to viDoc.
  • Show 3 digits for viDoc accuracies.

Bug fixes & Improvements

  • Improved viDoc accuracy & Bluetooth lost detection.
  • Fix having a corrupted login state.
  • Fix issues related to opening big projects.
  • Fix the issue of not being able to select different vertical CRS & geoids.
  • UI improvements.

Versions 1.12.0

Version Release date Release type
1.12.0 August 14th, 2022 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.12.0

What's new

  • Support for GCP (Ground Control Point) measurement.
    • Measure single points using viDoc RTK. *Laser functionality coming*
    • Export GCP collections as CSV to include a PIX4Dmatic compatible file.
  • viDoc RTK rover connection improvements.

Versions 1.11.0

Version Release date Release type
1.11.0 June 28th, 2022 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.11.0

What's new

  • Support for viDoc RTK rover.
  • Able to capture in Portrait mode.
  • Search bar and project number added to the projects view.

Bug fixes

  • Improve captured point cloud.
  • Improve image triggering and performance during capture.
  • Many UI improvements and bug fixes.

Versions 1.10.0

Version Release date Release type
1.10.0 March 28th, 2022 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.10.0

What's new

  • Improved warnings during capture.
  • Improved authentication workflow.

Bug fixes

  • Fix issues when uploading to PIX4Dcloud.
  • Fix crash and issues when canceling an upload.
  • Fix issue of not being able to load sites in multi-projects upload.
  • Fix issues when opening large projects in the detailed view.
  • Fix issues related to the demo project.

Versions 1.9.1

Version Release date Release type
1.9.1 March 17th, 2022 Bug fixes


Version 1.9.1

Bug fixes

  • Stability improvements.

Versions 1.9.0

Version Release date Release type
1.9.0 March 10th, 2022 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.9.0

What's new

  • Improve demo project download.
  • Show more complete captured point cloud for large captures.
  • Add Auto-rotate functionality in the live preview top-view mode.

Bug fixes

  • Ability to manipulate smoothly the 3D View when the cameras are shown.
  • Improvements in the upload to PIX4Dcloud workflow.
  • Many UI improvements and bug fixes.

Versions 1.8.0

Version Release date Release type
1.8.0 February 7th, 2022 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.8.0

What's new

  • Demo project available in the projects folder.
  • Ability to rotate phone upside down (180 degrees).
  • Availability to use geoid GSIGEO2011.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue showing the disclaimer page after logout.
  • Fixed issue of not being able to pass the disclaimer page on tablets.
  • Update geoids.
  • Many bug fixes and improvements.

Versions 1.7.1

Version Release date Release type
1.7.1 January 4th, 2022 Improvements


Version 1.7.1

What's new

  • Allow unlimited processing for valid PIX4Dcloud Advanced trial licenses.

Versions 1.7.0

Version Release date Release type
1.7.0 December 14th, 2021 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.7.0

What's new

  • Show feature points in live preview view for non-supported depth devices.
  • Improve 3D viewer visualization.
  • App usage disclaimer.

Bug fixes

  • Many bug fixes and improvements.

Versions 1.6.0

Version Release date Release type
1.6.0 November 29th, 2021 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.6.0

What's new

  • Upload multiple projects to PIX4Dcloud.
  • Continues to upload when the app is in the background.
  • Project upload progress bar. 
  • Show resume percentage tag for partially uploaded projects.
  • Improve display of image locations on the map.
  • Enhance upload failure messages.

Bug fixes

  • App can be used without Location Services
  • Fixed issues when using multiple accounts in the app.
  • Fix crashes.

Versions 1.5.0

Version Release date Release type
1.5.0 November 2nd, 2021 Updates, Improvements, Bug fixes


Version 1.5.0

What's new

  • New default processing pipeline used when uploading to PIX4Dcloud
  • Option to process with the classic PIX4Dmapper pipeline
  • Ability to view third-party license info from the account dialog

Bug fixes

  • Alert when illegal characters are used to rename projects when uploading to PIX4Dcloud
  • Show loading dialog when opening the project details
  • Fixed crashes and improvements

Versions 1.4.0

Version Release date Release type
1.4.0 October 4th, 2021 Updates, Bug fixes


Version 1.4.0

What's new

  • Show Imperial or Metric units based on the system locale
  • When upload fails, a dialog explaining the reason appears

Bug fixes

  • Fix crashes when sending app to background
  • Fix issue of not showing the Delete button when multiple projects are selected
  • Fix crashes when exporting data while the device is low on resources

Versions 1.3.0

Version Release date Release type
1.3.0 August 25th, 2021 Updates, Bug fixes


Version 1.3.0

What's new

  • Display the PIX4Dcloud processed 3D-model in the project 3D-view
  • Ability to save logs, rename & delete a project from the detailed view
  • Display the percentage towards completion when uploading to PIX4Dcloud

Bug fixes

  • Fix issue of having corrupted images on some devices
  • Fix issue of showing the wrong image after selection
  • Show live preview data after it was hidden
  • Fix occasional crashes while saving and opening projects

Versions 1.2.0

Version Release date Release type
1.2.0 August 4th, 2021 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.2.0

What's new

  • Live -preview:
    • Show 3D preview of the scene captured in real-time
    • Show the location of images in the live preview
    • Toggle between a top view and synchronized camera views Visualize & export the 3D model
    • 3D view in the project details that render the depth points & the images
    • Export the point cloud in PLY format
  • Other updates:
    • Display information, storage used & maps of the project

Bug fixes

  • Solved corrupted zipped files for large capture
  • Solved lagging in overlap trigger mode

Versions 1.1.0

Version Release date Release type
1.1.4 July 20th, 2021 Updates
1.1.3 May 12th, 2021 Updates, Bug fixes
1.1.2 May 3rd, 2021 Updates, Bug fixes
1.1.1 April 12th, 2021 Bug fixes
1.1.0 March 29th, 2021 Updates, Improvements


Version 1.1.4

What's new

  • The ability for any PIX4D account user to export a project to a photogrammetry software such as PIX4Dmatic


Version 1.1.3

What's new

  • Ability to view, pan, and zoom images in the detailed project view
  • Ability to delete images
  • Ability to show image information
  • Default trigger setting is set to 90% overlap
  • Reframing of the text in the upload dialog to make it more understandable
  • Ability to receive notifications

Bug fixes

  • Fixed crash when accepting permissions at the first start of the app
  • Fixed autofocus option not being applied


Version 1.1.2

What's new

  • Ability to change a project name on save
  • Ability to cancel a current capture session

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue of not able to download the app from play store, on many devices, due to depth API support


Version 1.1.1

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue of not being able to create a trial license for some users
  • Fixed issue of having incorrect altitude in some image metadata


Version 1.1.0

What's new

  • Ability to choose image overlap trigger from the settings during data capture
  • Enhanced visualization technique to improve the experience of data capture
  • More feature points are shown during data capture
  • Ability to filter projects by the mean of tabs in the projects view
  • Ability to save log files from the projects view

Bugs fixes

  • Fixed crash when getting network state on Galaxy tab
  • Fixed issue when exporting projects on Xiaomi
  • Fixed issue of login to PIX4D from Chrome browser

Versions 1.0.0

Version Release date Release type
1.0.3 March 8th, 2021 Bug fixes
1.0.2 March 4th, 2021 New, bugs fixes
1.0.1 Feb 3rd, 2021 Bugs fixes
1.0.0 Feb 2nd, 2021 Initial release


Version 1.0.3

Bug fixes

  • Add a check if "Google Play Services for AR" is not installed and redirect to Google Play Store for installation


Version 1.0.2

What's new

  • Ability to select multiple projects to discard them
  • Ability to rename projects
  • Ability to export a project while offline
  • Automatic selection of a newly created site
  • Other minor improvements to the user interface

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issues when performing volume calculations for high-resolution GSDs
  • Fixed an issue where project files were uploaded multiple times
  • Fixed the ability to re-upload a project when it is deleted on PIX4Dcloud
  • Fixed crash at startup when GPS is updating


Version 1.0.1

What's new

  • Bug fixes


Version 1.0.0

PIX4Dcatch is the tool for acquiring optimal ground images for photogrammetry. These ground images can be used to get highly accurate 3D models on or offline within PIX4Dmapper (free 15-day trial available, then a valid subscription is required).

No need to be an expert. Walk around your area of interest and the app will record pictures along the way, together with GPS positions. Images can be uploaded to PIX4Dcloud for the fast generation of scaled and georeferenced 3D models and point clouds that you can visualize, measure, share, and export. Or they can be exported locally for processing in PIX4Dmapper.



  1.  Scan: Walk around the area of interest. PIX4Dcatch automatically records geotagged frames and displays on your screen real-time 3D meshing for scene completion feedback.
  2. Upload: Stop recording and automatically upload images to PIX4Dcloud to generate accurate and easy to share 3D models (requires a PIX4Dcloud subscription - free 15 day trial available).
  3. Export: Or export: transfer the images from your device to your desktop computer and start the photogrammetry process, add GCPs and validate the accuracy of your 3D scene with PIX4Dmapper (requires a PIX4Dmapper subscription-free 15-day trial available)
  4. Examine: Measure distances, areas, and volumes, and perform virtual inspections.
  5. Share: Selectively and securely share project data and insights with your team, clients, and suppliers. Devices compatibility: 

Device compatibility: 

  • All ARCore enabled devices.

Usage information

  • Ensure the app is up to date. Upload the images to PIX4Dcloud to generate, visualize, measure, and share your 3D model.
  • PIX4D accepts no liability for damage, injuries, or legalities from the misuse of this app. Use only in safe environments.
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