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HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Post by joebartels » Jan 31 2014 8:46 pm

Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app



HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App
● record hikes
● import & export
● offline topo & satellite maps

Android
1.8.22
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iPhone
1.8.23
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Quirks ( not a HAZ Tracks issue )
- Nexus w/Jellybean off line maps do not work, consider upgrading to 4.4 or higher
- Moto X not working? try "Device only" rather than "High accuracy"
- Android 4.1.1 map freezes, upgrade your device to 4.1.2 or higher

Windows Mobile - Current status :next: viewtopic.php?f=84&t=8120&p=103519#p103519



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Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Post by joebartels » Jul 31 2014 7:35 am

The iOS ( iPhone ) version of 1.7.8 is not working. Unfortunately it'll take a 1-2 weeks minimum to get it fixed and through the iTunes approval system.

edit: 2014-08-01 9:00 pm
It was like finding a needle in a haystack on the moon but Hikebot has come through once again!
1.7.9 fixes a missing file in 1.7.8 ( should be available on or before Aug 9th )

...apologies to the iOS users on HAZ Tracks
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Post by skatchkins » Jul 31 2014 4:41 pm

joe bartels wrote:Version 1.7.8 went live on Google Play two days ago.
- increased route storage from 4 to 50
- added 2 levels deeper zoom to satellite
The app worked well in Oregon/Washington. Saved a few new tracks up there and it was nice to see the AEG etc. Galaxy S3 battery lasted great in airplane mode with GPS on.
Thanks for the increase on the storage!
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Post by mdfabbrini » Aug 02 2014 7:04 am

@joe bartels
This is one of the times I really hate auto update...
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Post by AZLumberjack » Aug 03 2014 8:23 am

The app's off to a good start Joe, but (you knew that was coming);

1. I would like to get from HAZ Tracks to the camera without pausing and closing the app to get to the camera function. Time is lost and the shot is missed..... any thoughts?
2. I exported Coon Lake "Hood" to Route MGR but was unable to locate it on the HAZ site.
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Post by joebartels » Aug 03 2014 11:15 am

1) HAZ Tracks to Camera ( Android )
- sure way is to hit the home button then select camera, HAZ Tracks runs in the background
- may vary by model, I can hit the power button then when I hit it again I have the option to unlock screen or go directly to camera

2) It exports to "Route MGR". I checked and you got it. This is how to post it http://hikearizona.com/images/screensho ... osting.png
( if that does not help let me know, thx )

In the future posting directly from HAZ Tracks will be an option!
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Post by AZLumberjack » Aug 03 2014 2:22 pm

Thanks for the quick response Joe, I'll check that out on my next outing. BTW, the new phone is the Galaxy 4s. Easy to view the screen in sunlight.
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Post by neilends » Aug 05 2014 7:43 am

joe bartels wrote:The iOS ( iPhone ) version of 1.7.8 is not working. Unfortunately it'll take a 1-2 weeks minimum to get it fixed and through the iTunes approval system.

edit: 2014-08-01 9:00 pm
It was like finding a needle in a haystack on the moon but Hikebot has come through once again!
1.7.9 fixes a missing file in 1.7.8 ( should be available on or before Aug 9th )

...apologies to the iOS users on HAZ Tracks
Doh! Tried using the app for the first time today and figured there's something on the forum I probably didn't read. Look forward to the update. Still amazed at all this website offers thanks to you and all your friends.
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Post by joebartels » Aug 05 2014 8:21 am

Should be out by late Friday as the update was submitted last Thursday. iTunes typically takes 4-8 days to update. The HAZ Dev Team tried contacting iTumes directly to resolve the boo boo quicker without luck.

For reference Google Play takes 1-6 hours & offers developers the option to stop and restart distribution.
- subtle jab for apple being 2 years ( mobile years = light years x dog years ) behind droid
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Post by chumley » Aug 05 2014 2:34 pm

joe bartels wrote:subtle jab for apple being 2 years ( mobile years = light years x dog years ) behind
While I have read that Tim Cook actually enjoys hiking quite a bit, I generally doubt that he trolls the HAZ forum in his free time, so the subtle jab has likely fallen on deaf ears. :-({|=
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Post by joebartels » Aug 08 2014 10:44 pm

1.7.9 for iOS just went live
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Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Post by chumley » Aug 08 2014 10:49 pm

@joe bartels
I used it this afternoon on 1.7.8. No problems. :-k

Now I'm scared to update ;)
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Post by joebartels » Aug 08 2014 10:59 pm

chumley wrote:I used it this afternoon on 1.7.8. No problems.
The missing file was cached on your device.
chumley wrote:Now I'm scared to update
me too yet worked on two test devices
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Post by mdfabbrini » Aug 09 2014 6:37 am

Version 1.7.9 doesn't like me, either. iPhone 5s. Gets stuck in the GPS starting mode. All my other GPS app (AllTrails, TopoMaps+) working. Sorry :(
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Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Post by FLYING_FLIVER » Aug 09 2014 11:27 am

Version 1.7.9 on my iPhone 5S appears to work very well, except for 'calculating profile data'.
The info "1-2 seconds per thousand points" appears in the info window, and that's as far as the profile calculation gets.
The HAZ track App does not freeze, however. By hitting the profile choice again, you can back out of the request.
Bottom line = no profile data chart appears.

Other than that, the App works very, very well. - Thanks for all your hard work on this - Much appreciated.
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Post by mdfabbrini » Aug 09 2014 1:59 pm

I deleted the app and reinstalled. It works now! Thank you!
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Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Post by joebartels » Aug 09 2014 10:18 pm

Thanks for the heads up, there is a bug in the profile on iOS :wrt:
I'll get it fixed in the next release. In the mean time to get rid of the info window ( if profile is selected ) swipe the header left-to-right to get out of the page. Then you can go back into the page.
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Post by joebartels » Aug 29 2014 9:11 pm

1.8.2 went live on Google Play around 1pm today

Which is an attempt to address an issue Mark mentioned of the app crashing. On a recent 18 mile hike I experienced 3 device reboots for no apparent reason. It was pretty much one right after another 12 miles into the hike. I think it is related to the offline maps as I never experienced anything like it previous. Not sure if 1.8.2 will cure it but there are a few other minor tweaks in update. I only tested it driving today without issue.

Minor Android
- backgrounding HAZ Tracks & starting other apps will stop HAZ Tracks

Major iOS ( according to CHUMS/9L )
- stops recording in background mode or sleep ( screen off ) edit: appears to have been a simple setting, keep reading
After several small tests I couldn't duplicate it so I'll try more tests soon.
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Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Post by joebartels » Aug 30 2014 1:53 pm

iOS Update
CHUMS tried several iOS tests and it's definitely NOT recording on 1.8.1 unless you are viewing HAZ Tracks ( not backgrounded or in sleep mode ).
edit: appears to have been a simple setting, keep reading

On the same token I tested 1.8.2 this morning backgrounded, in sleep mode, taking photos over & over. It kept recording turns and seemed fine.
When iTunes releases 1.8.2 next Fri or Sat we'll see if it works for all.

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Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Post by joebartels » Aug 31 2014 11:05 am

Is anyone else with the iOS version experiencing no recording in background mode?
( that would be screen off, backgrounded or using another app )
If so is it a recent thing or has it never worked?

For the life of me I can not get it to NOT work. I even uninstalled my newer development 1.8.2 version and installed the current release 1.8.1. Still works.

The following should be enabled ( by default )
Settings > Privacy > Location Services > HAZ Tracks > On
Settings > General > Background App Refresh > HAZ Tracks > On ← this appears to have been the issue
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Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Post by chumley » Aug 31 2014 4:22 pm

@joe bartels
Doh!!! ](*,)

My background app refresh was turned off from when I was in Europe and was trying to cut down on roaming charges.

My bad.

(For the record... Some other apps have a popup warning that reminds me I need to turn it on if I want it to work in the background)

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