Category Archives: Blog

2.0.15

  • Fixed tap to wake on dimmed screen
  • Added zoom level 16 to OS Opendata maps (GB)
  • Update current coordinates when following GPS
  • Honor silent mode
  • Fixed duplicate waypoints introduced in 2.0.13
  • IGN slope maps (avalanche safety)
  • Temporary fix for Nougat issue in Track list

2.0.13-2.0.14

  • New IGN (FR) subscriptions
  • Fixed zombie waypoint dialogs
  • Fixed Google Hybrid and Terrain
  • Fixed incorrect altimeter before calibration
  • Fixed UtagawaVtt integration
  • Fixed track recording interruption in rare cases
  • New Dropbox protocol (should be transparent)
  • New maps (removed MapQuest)

2.0.14 fixes a startup crash on Android 2.x devices and problems with the German translation.

2.0.12

  • Improved altitude recording
  • Fixed lockup in paid online maps with slow connections
  • Enabled double-tap-drag zooming (double-tap and hold, then move your finger up or down)
  • Fixed altitude correction when offline
  • MyTrails restarts the GPS when it stops providing data for too long
  • Added Compass (free) and Formentera, Gran Canaria et Ibiza (premium)
  • Fixed 4UMaps
  • Added a Quit menu once more (optional)

Server temporarily unavailable

Sorry about that, maps.frogsparks.com, the main authorization server, is unavailable since about 9am French time. I will post updates as soon as I have an ETA for restoration.

Update: I had to install a new server, but it’s back online as of 18:25pm French time. Thank you for your patience!

2.0.11

  • Improved responsiveness of fast-changing stats like compass bearing and GPS satellites
  • Fixed saving the track color into GPX
  • Added support for deleting tracks (not just forgetting them)
  • Increased max cache size option
  • Added facing indicator when not moving
  • GPS altitude filter and option for cumulative climb tweaks
  • Fixed Utagawa and RandoGPS track download
  • Many translation updates, many thanks to my translators!
  • Improved directions dialog

4UMaps

4UMaps are some of the nicer OpenStreetMap-based maps, maintained and served independently of OSM (and MyTrails).

They have recently updated their server, and some versions of Android seem to have trouble connecting to the new server. You can fix this by changing the map definition for 4Umaps to use the following URL:

{2}/{0}/{1}.png

Alternatively, just tap this link from your Android device to import a new map definition with this URL.

Update: the 4Umaps URL changed again. And again…

2.0.9

  • New, simpler track recording UI (activate in Preferences > Recording)
  • MyTrails reminds you to save the track when you’re back at your starting point
  • Use tags to organize your tracks and waypoints
  • Look for nearby place names to help name tracks and waypoints
  • Fixed tapping on track; track details now shows information about the tap location and offers to create a waypoint
  • 10 new stats (duration, distance and number of climbs and descents)
  • 1 new graph (filtered speed)

New recording UI

MyTrails 2.0.9 introduces a new recording UI, which should make it easier for new users to grasp what the application is doing. The original recording UI is still available and will continue to be supported for users who prefer a greater degree of control.

How to select

You can select the type of recording UI in MyTrails > Preferences > Recording, Extended recording UI (uncheck for the new UI).

How does the new recording system work?

The new system consists of two buttons: Record/Pause and Stop.

New recording UI

Currently recording

The icon that is lit corresponds to the current recording state. Tap a button to switch to that state. For example, to pause the recording (without saving and closing the track), tap Record/Pause.

Tap the Stop button when you are done with your recording: MyTrails asks you to save the track (providing a name, etc.), and possibly upload the track to a community. The recording is then cleared, so MyTrails is ready for another recording, which you can do immediately by hitting the Record button.

You can also find the recording controls in the navigation menu, which is available on all main screens (stats, graphs, tracks, maps, etc.), not just the map view.

Streamlining the recording experience

With this new mode, MyTrails tries to make it very quick and easy to record your tracks:

  • when you launch MyTrails, recording starts right away (unless MyTrails was exited in the paused state)
  • when you get back to your starting point, MyTrails reminds you to save the recording with an unobtrusive notification (you can dismiss it by swiping it away; you can also disable this feature)
  • when you stop the recording and save the track, you can leave MyTrails any way you like:
    • just sending MyTrails to the background (using the Home button) stops using the GPS
    • actually quitting (using the Back button) is still better: when you next start it, MyTrails will know to start recording a new track