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Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper & Recorder

Postby joebartels » May 11 2015 3:12 pm

Route Scout ( aka RS ) is a phone app for following/recording hikes
- built by a community of hikers for hikers
- continuously updated, free, no in app purchase, full featured

Android Android 4.4 and higher
3.1.14 Image

iPhone iOS 8 and higher
3.1.8 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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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 is reduced for Dave1
• fixes twitchy menu button when previewing a route
• fixes undeclared apprate id


Updates takes 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


August 2015 Route Scout replaces HAZ Tracks

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Route Scout vs HAZ Tracks
• runs in background while using camera and other apps
• 6,500 point limit "Recording" & "Follow" raised to 10,001 to put Garmin to shame
• offline maps work online
• elevation profile supports multiple tracks in follow routes
• 3x bird calls in audio nature alert / announces bird name, [i]full bird[/i] experience!
• more robust file system to ensure data integrity
• displays distance to destination, when you are near a follow track
• real distance to waypoints when available instead of "as the crow flies"
• "follow tracks" now list in map menu, including: name, mileage & nearby waypoints
• smoother map backend allows imported "follow" to include hundreds of nearby points of interest
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Re: Route Scout

Postby joebartels » Jul 31 2015 8:47 pm

Route Scout might be out for general distribution on Google Play mid to late August. iOS will be many moons after.
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Re: Route Scout

Postby JasonCleghorn » Aug 10 2015 3:36 pm

Please tell me that it responded to the howl of a coyote the way I think it did Saturday. When I got on top of Little Bell Rock, a coyote howled in that canyon below. Not 3 seconds later, unless I was hallucinating, it said, "You just got rocked by a coyote".

Also, can you list what animals/birds it knows? I am fascinated by this!
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Re: Route Scout

Postby chumley » Aug 10 2015 3:39 pm

Jason Cleghorn wrote:Please tell me that it responded


Route Scout responds to environmental sounds?

Does it also work with the accelerometer and gyroscope in such a way that it will laugh at you if you trip? :)
On point.

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Re: Route Scout

Postby joebartels » Aug 10 2015 4:08 pm

The genetically enhanced vocals of the full bird experience may contain a surprise or two. Use of "Route Scout" without sleep or under the influence of any substance other than water is not recommended.
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Re: Route Scout

Postby JasonCleghorn » Aug 10 2015 4:16 pm

So, Joe, was that a no, because I am 100% certain a coyote howled and it said what it said 2-3 seconds later, LMAO...

It was hot in Sedona, but not that hot...
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Re: Route Scout

Postby joebartels » Aug 10 2015 4:30 pm

It said something similar. I like your experience better so it might get modified. Along with yelling pumpkin patch if you trip.
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Re: Route Scout

Postby JasonCleghorn » Aug 10 2015 4:34 pm

FWIW, I also heard Cooper's Hawk and Brown Thrasher... :)
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Re: Route Scout

Postby chumley » Aug 10 2015 4:37 pm

Jason Cleghorn wrote:FWIW, I also heard Cooper's Hawk and Brown Thrasher

I do believe there's a setting that informs you the species of bird squawk that just played. As an iPhone user I don't use Route Scout though. That might have been an option in the beta testing that didn't make the production version.
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Re: Route Scout

Postby hippiepunkpirate » Aug 14 2015 8:03 pm

Trying to login to Route Scout in order to send a track to Route Cloud, keep getting the message "invalid login". And no, I didn't forget my password....
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Re: Route Scout

Postby joebartels » Aug 14 2015 8:28 pm

It is VERY case sensitive for the username and password. Typically the device will try and capitalize the first character, etc. It authenticates directly to HAZ so if you are really having trouble then change your password on HAZ.
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Re: Route Scout

Postby hippiepunkpirate » Aug 14 2015 10:02 pm

Changed password, case sensitivity followed to a T, same error coming back
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Re: Route Scout

Postby joebartels » Aug 14 2015 10:43 pm

There is indeed a bug if you do not login until trying to save a route. Instead login on the home screen.
Click the blue cloud to import. Select anything other than "Nearby". So "Alphabetical", "Queued" or "Route Cloud". It should accept your credentials then you can go back to send to Route Cloud.

2.0.18 will be out by morning to fix the bug
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Re: Route Scout

Postby hippiepunkpirate » Aug 15 2015 10:48 am

Worked! (via import menu, haven't downloaded this morning's update yet)
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Re: Route Scout

Postby joebartels » Aug 17 2015 10:59 am

Sent to iTunes on Friday so it might be out for iOS by the weekend. If any iPhone members want to beta test PM me an email address.

Not yet, the next RS version: 2.0.20
- audio speed is reduced for Dave1
- fixed twitchy menu button when previewing a route in the file folder
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Re: Route Scout

Postby Widowmaker » Aug 17 2015 2:51 pm

So far I like it once I turned off the voice on it.

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Re: Route Scout

Postby Oregon_Hiker » Aug 20 2015 6:29 pm

Downloaded it today and took a quick look without taking it on a hike. Liked the map download capability -something I could never get to work on the previous HAZ gps app. Don't understand what "audio speed" setting means or "audio track splits". Maybe that will become obvious once I actual use it on a hike. First impression is that this is a real winner. Nice work, Joe.

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Re: Route Scout

Postby AZLumberjack » Aug 21 2015 11:08 am

Downloaded Route Scout the other day and used it on my Hieroglyphic hike today. No issues with it but wondering if this is going to replace HAZ Tracks? Do I keep both? What are the advantages of one over the other? Still beats the hell out of Garmin though :)
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Re: Route Scout

Postby chumley » Aug 21 2015 11:38 am

@mnlumberjack
Joe Bartels wrote: New app replaces HAZ Tracks
On point.

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Re: Route Scout

Postby joebartels » Aug 21 2015 11:58 am

Oregon Hiker wrote:Don't understand what "audio speed" setting means or "audio track splits".

audio speed - the rate audio is spoken ( slow to quick )
audio track splits - stats for a given interval, such as every mile

@mnlumberjack check out the first post in this thread
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