Sunday, November 29, 2009

Track and location sharing hints

Remember to set a nick name in the TrackRec iPhone settings, and to name you tracks by 'editing' from the 'Track History' view. This will make the shared location and track web pages look better.

The TrackRec server scripts have now also been updated, so those who potential had problems uploading for the first time, should have their issues resolved.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

TrackRec 1.2 with new track and location sharing is now avaliable!

TrackRec 1.2 with new track and location sharing functionality is now available in App store!

You can upload up to 10 tracks to the TrackRec web server, and share them with your friends. For each uploaded track, you will get a compact link, that you can send out to your friends, who can see the your track directly in their web browser.

V 1.2 also has real-time location sharing: tap the cloud icon on the map view, and you will similarly get a link that you can distribute. With this link, your friends can see where your are "live". To stop location sharing, tap the cloud again, and wait for the icon to go black. Your location is then no longer available on the server.

The web pages are optimized also for iPhone, so it should be just fine to send your track and location links also to other iPhone users that may (not yet) have TrackRec, such that they can view in Safari.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

TrackRec 1.02 is out

TrackRec v 1.02 is now available in App store. Main change is fixing the broken "miles" display.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TrackRec v1.01 with faster drawing and more robust track saving is now available in App Store, so get it while it's hot :p ... Here's a link to the application page.

This version should solve many of the problems reported related to track saving, which basically was too slow when the application was quitting.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A new version (v1.01) of TrackRec was submitted for review today and will hopefully show up in App Store soon. It contains optimizations for faster track drawing on maps and more robust track saving. Saved tracks will also take up significantly less space with the new update.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

TrackRec is also on Twitter.
Some initial tips&tricks:

  • As in any Google maps application on the iPhone, you can zoom in by double tapping on the map, and zoom out by tapping with two fingers simultaneously.
  • Use the lock slider on the main screen to avoid stopping the tracking unintentionally. You cannot use the normal iPhone locking functionality, as that disables the GPS. For best results, you should also disable auto lock in settings.
  • TrackRec has an entry in the iPhone settings, where you can choose to view distances in miles or kilometers, or set the GPS accuracy (in order to trade battery life for precision).
  • To rename a saved track, click "Edit" in the history table, and then the little arrow on the right.
  • Don't miss out on the "Share" functionality on the track history maps. If you have email set up on your iPhone, you can export tracks in KML format, such that they can be viewed in e.g. Google Earth.

TrackRec is now available in App Store!

Alright, TrackRec, the dead simple(?) GPS track recording application, is now available for the iPhone in App store. You can get your own FREE copy here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Wohaaa! TrackRec was submitted today. Exciting times ahead!