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    plotaroute admin   Monday 14 Dec 2020 06:00:05

    AppWe are very excited to announce that plotaroute is now available as an app.

    Our mobile app is available for free and can be installed without the need to visit an app store. Using a combination of storage on your device and real-time data from our servers, it provides fast and convenient full-screen access to all the features on our mobile site and is easily launched by a simple tap on the plotaroute icon.

    To coincide with the launch of the app, we have also introduced brand new GPS tracking features to help you more easily follow a route using the app.

    You can find out more about the app and how to install it by selecting Mobile App from the menus.

    As we move towards the start of 2021, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and to wish you a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. Stay safe.

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    Peter Höglund   Monday 14 Dec 2020 14:57:49

    Great news. Thanks.

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    Martynas Staskevicius   Friday 18 Dec 2020 08:08:58

    Hi! Thank you for providing an app, very good move. I have a request though - toolbox icon in the bottom is cut-off partially because it is placed too low and iphone 12 screen is rounded. The whole bottom toolbar is placed too low - it is hard and uncomfortable pressing buttons. I have screenshots, not sure how to upload them. 

     

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    Martynas Staskevicius   Sunday 20 Dec 2020 17:40:43

    Someone alive here?

     

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    Peter Höglund   Sunday 20 Dec 2020 21:01:04

    I'm on Samsung Android and don't have the problem you see.

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    Martynas Staskevicius   Sunday 20 Dec 2020 22:08:31

    Good for you. On any modern iphone with rounded screen there is a problem. Also, bottom toolbar is placed too low - simply uncomfortable pressing buttons.

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 21 Dec 2020 07:22:02

    Thanks for the feedback Martynas. We don't have that model of iPhone here but it sounds like a bit of a limitation of the device if it cuts off the corners of full-screen apps. Does this happen with other apps too or if not how do they circumvent the issue? Would you be able to send a screenshot to us and we'll see if there is anythting we can do to help - you can do this via our Contact Us page? 

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 21 Dec 2020 08:30:05

    Does this advice on this Apple discussion board help Martynas?

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    Martynas Staskevicius   Monday 21 Dec 2020 08:54:09

    Thank you for advice, though it did not help - I have tried it firstly. I've sent you screenshot with some brief explanation via Contact Us page.

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 21 Dec 2020 09:59:47

    Thanks Martynas, we'll look into it and try to find a solution.

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    Michael Raider   Thursday 24 Dec 2020 22:55:55

    I'm on an Android phone and I do not have Chrome installed on my device. I tried and failed to get the app with the browser (Opera) that is installed on my phone. How can I get the mobile app?

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 28 Dec 2020 09:09:47

    Hi Michael - it installs OK for us with Opera on Android. I'd suggest checking you have the latest version of Opera but if you're still having problems your best option is to download Chrome and install it with that.   

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    Michael Raider   Tuesday 29 Dec 2020 03:51:51

    I had to install Chrome to get the app. I must be doing something wrong because all I have is a shortcut to open the website in a browser. I tried to reshape a route and I did not get any magnification as shown in your photo of the app.

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    plotaroute admin   Tuesday 29 Dec 2020 09:12:03

    If the app runs fullscreen (without the address bar) and says "plotaroute" under the app icon rather than "plotaroute.com" you have installed it correctly. It needs to be installed from the main home page when signed out - installing from any other page will create a browser shortcut instead.

    We've made a small tweak to the Reshape Route feature, which should hopefully help. The magnifier will only be shown though when you start dragging one of the anchor points. It's a little bit fiddly on small screens, as accurately selecting things with your finger will never be as easy as using a mouse, so this feature is easier to use on a desktop computer.

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    JP M   Wednesday 30 Dec 2020 21:21:46

    Hi guys Best wishes for 2021 and thanks for your good work! app installed worked ok, the app shows the blue star to confirm the route is transfered to garmin connect, then on connect I force a sync but the route do not show on my gpsmap66... would you have any suggestions to solve this? thanks. best regards JP

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    Michael Raider   Thursday 31 Dec 2020 00:35:21

    I deleted the app and re-installed. To re-install I loaded Chrome. After installation I started the app and like you said I had a fullscreen version of the app. I then deleted Chrome and re-started the app and now it behaves like a short-cut. I guess us non-Chrome users are out of luck.

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    plotaroute admin   Thursday 31 Dec 2020 12:19:34

    Michael - yes, that's correct, if you install the app using Chrome and then delete Chrome from your device it won't then run as an app, as it needs the browser that it was installed with. We do recommend using Chrome, as this is what we develop and test the app with. 

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    plotaroute admin   Thursday 31 Dec 2020 12:23:37

    JP - thanks for the new year wishes, same to you!  I can see from our logs that routes have been successfully sent from your account to Garmin Connect. Are they showing in your Garmin Connect account? If not, try unstarring them on here and then starring them again, which should delete and resend them. 

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    Mark Worthington   Friday 15 Jan 2021 17:58:41

    Nope, doesn't install for me. Samsung S7, Android 8.0, not signed in, follow the install process via Chrome and get the icon. However, seems to be the browser shortcut ..... tried many times .....

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    Mark Worthington   Friday 15 Jan 2021 18:01:41

    Adding tio my last post .... the app installs, but it seems to go a browser window. If I select "Mobile App" from the menu, I get the https://www.plotaroute.com/mobileapp page.

    It's not really clear what I should expect to see. Some online pictures would help.

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