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Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

Post by joebartels » May 11 2015 3:12 pm

Route Editor - plan & review recorded hikes
Route Scout - follow/record hikes
Route Cloud - online exchange for Route Scout & Route Editor ( import gpx, etc )

Highlight
Import a route and set it to "Follow". Offline topo maps specific to the route auto loads for navigation.

Features
"Pin track" navigation and off trail audio alerts

Image & Image

Import ○ Follow ○ Pin To


4 ways to import GPS Routes into Route Scout

also a 5th way, import Search or ID #

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4.8.04
- updated background dependency
- possible fix for iOS users where recording fails to continue after a break
- updated docs and menus to HAZ verbiage that changed last summer
- multiple rare case bug fixes, mostly for Android

4.8.02
- fixed bug conflicting audio alert for water sources
- updated map dependency

4.8.0
- update database dependency
- refactored waypoint proximity to save battery

4.7.7
- improved jittery "direction of travel"
- changed map header tap from native popup to full sized page for easier readability with larger font
- header tap is called "Top Stats"
- "Top Stats" includes time of day, activity time, pinned track ETA, lat, lon, last break, last split
- updates map dependency
- adjusted water source audio trigger

4.7.4
- When 50 max files are reached RS now auto deletes the oldest file
- Files page has a new footer bar for easier one handed operation to pageback

4.7.2
- fixes quirk unsetting follow from home
- file list tidy up
- android fix for internet connection issue after prolonged use
- android platform upgraded to 7.0.0

4.7.0
Fixed Android recording issues. Apps such as FB hog resources. RS will no longer be bullied by corporate thugs.

4.4.22
Android users on a lower version should seriously upgrade

4.4.9
- fixes major issue for many since early april (android)
- lots of little bug fixes
- quicker loading

4.4.0
- improved options after saving to Roue Cloud
- Android: removed Google Apis causing issues for many users, now using native device geolocation

4.2.2
- improved logic to record less elevation errors

4.2.0
- rolled back Android dependencies due to multiple issues to accommodate users

4.1.04
- retain pinned track when RS is closed & restarted
- now confirms changes to pinned track so the user understands only 1 track may be pinned
- fix for iOS random unexpected app start
- fix for lack of audio notifications near water sources
- post triplog now has mode & name entry before going to web interface
- removed power-up audio option

4.1.0
- finally fixed a major bug that occurred after previewing a file while recording activity

4.0.35
- audio waypoints limited to following and water sources

4.0.32
- fixed two rare bugs

4.0.22 Android / 4.0.28 iOS
- offline maps is now for 5 most recent routes set to follow
- added traditional zoom buttons to map
- map scale font increased for aging scouters
- preview map center state saved on screen off
- recording map now centers to current position after screen off/on

- water sources
-- included for CA & AZ
-- option to view on HAZ
-- functionality added to preview map

- updated "info" page
- most audio options off by default on new installations
- updated dependencies

Route Scout 3.1.37
- Offline Maps is now for 5 routes most recently set to follow
- now rounding battery level for a few getting significant figures
- added mtn => mountain to audio abbreviation conversions

3.1.32
Fixed on Android
- no internet detection after extended use
- removed unneeded old code that may cause conflicts
Added
- more pageback buttons where space permited
- coding for a possible future update to allow more offline maps
Various
- swipe header L to R to pageback is either direction now
- homepage icon for activity is more intuitive now when recording
- 5 ways to import pageback to home if initiated from homepage
- moved buttons slightly away from edge for curved displays

3.1.28
- fixed: file sort issue
- fixed: rattlesnake pronunciation
- added: Audio Splits option -> pinned stat
- added: option to hide finish button on map
- default audio speed: faster now
- water report button: hides when finished
- water report button: changes to edit if already entered
- drive: offers "pick a track" if more than 1 track

3.1.22
- removed timer on preview map, view to your delight
- shutting off screen on preview now holds last position
- improved distance to waypoint logic
- fixed map icon color after pausing
- updated map & background dependencies

3.1.20
- Updates dependencies
- Possibly fixed erratic straight line where a bad point of data is recorded while checking app.

3.1.14
- added waypoint alert option to settings

3.1.12
- fixes inability on some devices to tap waypoints

3.1.8
- refactored nearby waypoints to check more often with less processing

3.1.6
- begin/finish waypoints added to imported tracks for audio proximity alerts
- fixed quarter mile proximity bug
- waypoints created during activity now work with proximity
- waypoint audio proximity resets after set time to alert future encounters

3.1.2
- fixes critical dialog bug in version 3.1.1

3.1.0
- updates dependencies
- improves debugging

3.0.56
- water report button fixed

3.0.52
- waypoints created on a hike now have decimal entry option and display distance/bearing info
- new motion dots help understand direction of current track
- dependencies for running in the background, database and the map updated
- added thin line to "Pin to" dots to help distinguish in congested areas
- options now offered when setting "Pin to"

3.0.50
- new direction of travel icon

3.0.42
- critical fix changes communication to HAZ over a secure connection
- everyone needs to upgrade, older versions will have limited functionality

3.0.40
- "Pin to" feet & frequency defaults in blue corrected
- fixes menu back key oddities on Android
- better debug to help solve issues

3.0.38
- Clarified follow verbiage in preview
- "Pin to" helper redeveloped
- Removed brightness setting. iOS never had it. Androids auto adjust.
- Finding signal text added on begin activiy

3.0.37
- suggest "Pin To" if not set and near track on begin activity
- added current position to elevation profiles if applicable
- default setting for nature is off
- random nature is default, removed setting
- enunciates begin activity
- battery <35% moved out of splits to make it available to all
- fixes bug in clear follow

3.0.32
- fixed compass on iOS
- audio waypoints now convert a few abbreviations ie: nw th ft
- started de-cluttering settings
- enhanced debug system and added issue input
- updated dependency code which keeps the app current to technology
- attempt to fix issue where a new recording starts immediately after finish 

3.0.30
- added file search when over 3 files
- added approaching file limit notice

3.0.26
- added search as an import option ( can enter hike & gps id numbers too )
- now gives the user a chance to name a waypoint before auto naming with a timestamp

3.0.22
- cleaned up map menu
- removed 45 minute timeout

3.0.20
- clears "pin to" on "stop & save"
- new menu system for follow tracks
- added option to reverse a follow track

3.0.18 Android
- added logic to reduce off track notices of a pinned track when idol

3.0.16 Android
- added logic to reduce false breaks
- added granular control for off trail of a pinned track under settings

3.0.14 Android
- minor adjustments

3.0.12 Android
- fixes a bug if switching follow while recording
- fixes a bug for audio waypoints under 5 feet
- routes imported from RouteMGR hold color scheme
- adds a beta function to maybe fix gaps

3.0.2 Android
- re-added notification bar on locked screen missing in last release

3.0.0 Android
- resolves stop recording issue when using other apps

2.1.14 Android
- resolves "loading" issue

2.1.7
- nearby named place waypoints balanced on import
- named place waypoints hide when zoomed out on preview
- updated map dependencies
- fixed backtrack bug
- added 12 new waypoint icons for nearby named places

2.1.5
- fixes preview map bug

2.1.4
- fixes water report "save" not closing
- fixes annoying device keyboard header on Android

2.1.1
- fixes iOS tap on waypoint list issue
- fixes Android leaving a water report with device back-key
- waypoint info on tap a little more user friendly with an X to close in upper right
- fixes pageback on splits page in review
- "preview map" is now branded "review map" for recorded routes
- beta system for Android to catch disabled backgrounding
- updated dependencies which may improve keeprunning

2.1.0
- fixes an issue with preview map
- dequirkified waypoint tap display
- introducing water reports

2.0.35
- removed wake lock on recording map to be consistent with the iOS version
- added a speed filter to remove unjustified jumps in speed

2.0.34
- redeveloped "Follow" route backend for a better experience **
- fixed jittery scroll in recording menu
- toned down the fisher price size in the recording menu

** basically we ripped out the flux capacitor and replaced it with a rice cooled atom smasher
...the 60 mile import limit is much higher

2.0.32
- menus roll in smooth now
- might keep app from stopping during a break ( iOS only )
- might work better when audio is interrupted ( iOS only )

2.0.30
- fixes major bug in 2.0.28
- sort of fixes twitchy menus in iOS 9

2.0.28
- fixes minor issues

2.0.27
- iOS 9 compatibility fixes: pageback, map tiles, status bar

2.0.26
- fixes incorrect zero split stats
- keeps iOS from stopping during breaks
- app notes on the homepage to communicate better with users

2.0.25
• fixes voice overlapping nature call on iOS
• fixes rare cached coordinate on secondary activity
• fixes roadrunner lyrics to fend off the peanut gallery

2.0.24
• holds center on button tap zoom out
• fixes layout overlap
• fixes buggy loader when canceling profile track select
• clarifies offline map dialog
• continuous location update option now on preview, for sake of driving to activity
• fixes incorrect distance to waypoints on preview map

2.0.22
• fixes satellite reception loss when not moving or on break ( iOS )
• added track menu to elevation profile for multiple tracks
• crosshair displays on profile tap even if off
• elev profiles are more transparent, tap auto zooms as needed
• near full screen option for preview map
• added mode & hide 1 week to posting options
• fixes nature calls ( iOS )

2.0.20
• iPhone audio speed reduced for Dave1
• fixes twitchy menu button when previewing a route
• fixes undeclared apprate id
Updates take 0-3 days if you have auto update on. You may always force an update...

iOS
- on your iPhone go to RS on App Store
- verify new version click the download cloud icon
- click open and verify the new app version on the app at the bottom of the homepage
- if it doesn't match the App Store version number do it again

Android
- on your device go to Play Store
- click the menu button upper/left in search bar
- select My Apps
- update Route Scout or all
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Re: Route Scout

Post by CannondaleKid » Sep 02 2015 3:12 pm

I wondered about the same thing... after just loading a new route and selecting 'Follow' this dialog made it sound like the map I just loaded was going to be wiped out.
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Re: Route Scout

Post by ddgrunning » Sep 02 2015 4:31 pm

Got it. I agree, perhaps a re-wording would be helpful.

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Re: Route Scout

Post by Oregon_Hiker » Sep 02 2015 4:38 pm

Used RS for a short walk through the Central Washington Univ campus last weekend and saved the route to the cloud - something I've never done before. I don't recall RS ever asking for my HAZ name. However when I got home and checked out saved routes under my HAZ ID, there it was. How did it know who I was when it saved the file???

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Re: Route Scout

Post by chumley » Sep 02 2015 4:49 pm

Oregon Hiker wrote:I don't recall RS ever asking for my HAZ name.
But it did. :)
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Re: Route Scout

Post by rwstorm » Sep 02 2015 4:53 pm

Dang, Route Scout isn't compatable with my Galaxy S3 (my old cellphone of choice for hikes).

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Re: Route Scout

Post by joebartels » Sep 02 2015 8:00 pm

Oregon Hiker wrote:How did it know who I was when it saved the file???
Most members likely enter their username on RS when they go to import.
rwstorm wrote:Dang, Route Scout isn't compatable with my Galaxy S3 (my old cellphone of choice for hikes).
Hence why RS isn't a forced upgrade over HAZ Tracks. HAZ Tracks is still available for older devices.
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Re: Route Scout

Post by AZLumberjack » Sep 04 2015 6:33 am

On my Samsung S4, the map partially overwrites the header blocking out some of the data being displayed ... Distance, Time, Points.
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Re: Route Scout

Post by joebartels » Sep 04 2015 6:46 am

Good to know. A screenshot or even a photo of that screen would be most helpful.
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Re: Route Scout

Post by joebartels » Sep 04 2015 2:13 pm

iTunes approved version 2.0.22 for iOS about 30 minutes ago
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Re: Route Scout

Post by AZLumberjack » Sep 05 2015 8:49 am

@joe bartels
Good to know. A screenshot or even a photo of that screen would be most helpful.
Screen photo of Samsung Galaxy S-4 running Route Scout, main page.
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Re: Route Scout

Post by joebartels » Sep 06 2015 12:04 am

thx, currently on todo
- setting follow clarification ( ddgrunning )
- preview map size ( mnlumberjack )
- preview waypoints distance incorrect ( on tap ) if not recording
- elevation profile "loading" hangs if pageback on menu option
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Post by AZLumberjack » Sep 08 2015 7:11 am

joe bartels wrote:- preview map size ( mnlumberjack )
Thanks Joe, works more better now :)
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Re: Route Scout

Post by joebartels » Sep 09 2015 11:29 pm

Routes posted directly from the app were using the current date. It now posts to the beginning date of the activity. Since it is a server side function, this fix is live now for all platforms.
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Re: Route Scout

Post by joebartels » Sep 11 2015 2:35 pm

iTunes just approved 2.0.25, which includes 2.0.24

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2.0.25
• fixes voice overlapping nature call on iOS
• fixes rare cached coordinate on secondary activity
• fixes roadrunner lyrics to fend off the peanut gallery

2.0.24
• holds center on button tap zoom out
• fixes layout overlap
• fixes buggy loader when canceling profile track select
• clarifies offline map dialog
• continuous location update option now on preview, for sake of driving to activity
• fixes incorrect distance to waypoints on preview map
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Re: Route Scout

Post by big_load » Sep 11 2015 7:48 pm

Dare I make the leap from HAZ Tracks?

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Re: Route Scout

Post by chumley » Sep 11 2015 8:31 pm

@big_load
It's been seamless for me. I still have HT on there too, but haven't used it since loading RS. It works almost the same. At least on iOS.
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Re: Route Scout

Post by big_load » Sep 11 2015 9:18 pm

OK, it's installed!

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Post by joebartels » Sep 11 2015 9:19 pm

:o :scared:
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Re: Route Scout

Post by big_load » Sep 11 2015 9:32 pm

I guess now I have to take a hike.

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Re: Route Scout

Post by MtnBart01 » Sep 12 2015 9:58 am

I was impressed on my Heizer to Pikes Peak. I had it in airplane mode and probably could have done the whole hike without plugging into my external battery. I haven't looked at it enough to see if I can disable sounds. I didn't need splits and after a certain point I just got different animal sounds and no talking. I wish the animal sounds would stop before she talks. My phone is in a lifeproof case and if I wanted splits I wouldn't be able to hear them. Also in the dark quiet part of one of the forest areas one of the sounds went off scared the crap out of me about the time I scared a bolting deer. Why there it is right in the settings. :)
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