Author Archives: frogsparks

2.1.4

  • Fix opening maps.google.com URLs
  • Warn when trying to record and MyTrails is not excluded from battery optimization
  • Support Google’s enhanced GPS when available (turn off in Preferences > Sensors)
  • Fix OPNVKarte, Statkart, IGM, CalTopo, Google Earth and Terrain
  • Provide fail-over IP addresses for license server (to work around Russian block)

FrogSparks licensing server blocked by Russian government

According to this site, maps.frogsparks.com is among many sites being blocked by the Russian government (technically, the IP address the host resolves to is part of a large block “B-class” of IPs blocked wholesale by Russia – the block is not targeted at MyTrails specifically). This means that for users in Russia, MyTrails Pro can no longer verify its licensing status, and will revert to Free mode even if you have paid.

If you are affected by this, you can use a VPN to allow MyTrails to get around the block. The licensing status must be verified at least once every two months.

MyTrails 2.1.4b2 contains a workaround for this.

IGM map (Italy)

A change on the Minambiente site broke this map for MyTrails. Fortunately, a simple edit fixes it: MyTrails > Maps > tap on the IGM 25k (IT) line and in the map details editor, change the version from 1.1.1 to 1.3.0, then use the back button to save the change.

This will be available by default in the next beta release of MyTrails.

ÖPNVKarte

The URL for this map changed recently, breaking it for MyTrails. You can fix it by downloading the new beta or changing the URL for the map to https://tileserver.memomaps.de/tilegen/{2}/{0}/{1}.png.

2.1.3

  • Increase recording icons sizes
  • Replace IDEE map with IGN for Spain
  • Fix 4UMaps
  • Make error reports opt-in as required by Play Store policies
  • Fix track normalization

2.1.0

This new version is an almost complete rewrite of the UI code in MyTrails, keeping the same features of 2.0 (with some new features), but bringing MyTrails into the modern Android age.

When I started developing MyTrails over 7 years ago, Android development was very crude, and developers had to include all sorts of work-arounds to add new features while still supporting Android 1.6, which was the version run by most phones at the time.

Over the years, I added features without being able to break from these work-arounds, until Nougat finally forced me to this rewrite (which I had fortunately started a few months in advance).

After 8 months of public preview and beta versions, 2.1 is finally here, with the following high-level features and hundreds of tweaks and fixes. I hope you enjoy it!

  • Nougat and Oreo-compatible
  • New icons and refreshed look
  • Waypoint manager
  • Offer troubleshooting when GPS signal is lost
  • Fix USGS maps

Due to the number of changes and to avoid inconveniencing users, I’m using a staged rollout, don’t worry if you’re not getting the new version right away, it will be available in a few days, or you can download it directly.