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ViewRanger V4 Arrives on Apple iPhone and iPad

ViewRanger V4 for Apple iPhone and iPad arrived earlier in September, featuring an all-new user interface that has been optimised to make it easier and more intuitive to plan, navigate, track and share your outdoor adventures ‘on the go’.

Update to ViewRanger V4.0 - Download From the Apple Appstore Now

Download ViewRanger V4 Update from Apple Appstore

This update is available to download from the Apple Appstore right now.  It will replace your existing ViewRanger app, but all of your maps, tracks, routes and points-of-interest stored on your handset will be preserved.

Video How To's:

Search and Download Trail Route Guides

Use the New Activity Feed to Follow Your Friend's Adventures

Key features of the V4 update

  • New home menu, accessed by a finger swipe
  • New design for map screen and menus
  • New Action Bar enabling rapid interaction with POIs, Routes and Waypoints
  • One tap (just tap on the timer button at the top of the map screen) to access Track recording and the TripViews.
  • New Activity Feed for simple discovery of your friend's latest adventures
  • Improved tools to find and download Route Guides
  • Improved route and waypoint plotting tools
  • Enhanced trip view for recording tracks with fully configurable trip statistics
  • Speed and distance while viewing the map
  • In-app sharing of recorded tracks on social media such as Facebook and twitter

Use QR Codes to Promote Your Trail Guides

CAMRA QR Code

(Scan this QR Code to view pub route guides from CAMRA)

It is now easier to promote your ViewRanger trail guides, especially on-site or through printed materials.  You can now generate a QR Code for any route guide that you publish and a QR Code for your ViewRanger profile page (where all your published routes are collected together).

You can then embed the QR Code in a blog post, include it in a magazine or on a tourist information leaflet, or print it out for use on signage.

When scanned with a QR Code reader on an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet, you will be taken directly to that specific route (or profile page). On Android phones, if you have the ViewRanger app installed then the app will be run and will go directly to that route/profile.

Using QR Codes to Drive Reader Downloads

Elevation Outdoors, the essential magazine for the Rocky Mountains outdoor lifestyle, is already using ViewRanger QR Codes in each issue of their magazine to make it easier for readers to download Elevation Outdoors trail guides to their smartphones and tablets.

See how Elevation Outdoors are using QR Codes here

Generate Your Own QR Codes

You'll find "Generate QR Code" buttons on your My.ViewRanger home page and on your published route pages. (See below).

Scanning QR Codes

You'll need a QR Code scanning app on your Android or Apple device.  You can download one from your app store.

On Android phones, if you have the ViewRanger app installed then the app will be run and will go directly to that route/profile. If the ViewRanger app is not installed, then you will be taken to the relevant my.viewranger web page.

On Apple devices, you will be taken to the relevant my.viewranger web page where an "open in app" button will be shown.


The Right Maps for Remote Places

ViewRanger was the first app to put Ordnance Survey topographic maps on a smartphone, and alongside OS maps we now offer similar maps for more than twenty two countries around the world.

Right maps

Great Britain
Choose and install superbly detailed official OS maps at Landranger 1:50,000 and Explorer 1:25,000.  Download maps within the ViewRanger app or through our webshop.

  • Purchase the exact areas you need from just 11p per 100km2 tile. Larger areas offer even better value.
  • Maps stored on your phone for use without mobile signal
  • View and use your maps on up to 4 registered devices and plot/print maps on-line at my.viewranger

A selection of popular maps

OSi France Spain
Ireland France Spain
OSi France Spain
Austria Switzerland Greek Islands
Canada Sweden Germany
Canada Sweden Germany
Czech Republic maps
USA Norway Czech Republic



Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships Partner With ViewRanger

Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships Partner With ViewRanger

The 43rd Irish Hot Air Ballooning championship has teamed up with ViewRanger to offer GPS navigation, tracking and OSI mapping for all competitors.

Using ViewRanger on their smartphones and tablets, hot air ballooning teams will be able to navigate and track their flights over detailed Ordnance Survey maps of Ireland, and see marked areas for no-fly zones, tall masts, etc.  Plus, ground crews will be able to follow flight of their balloon through the ViewRanger BuddyBeacon location sharing feature.

Read more here.


Exploring Shorts

Valley Water Rescue Team, North Dakota

We're delighted to welcome the Valley Water Rescue team, North Dakota, to the ViewRanger VSAR scheme. http://www.viewranger.com/en-gb/other/search-and-rescue

Red Bull Adventure

Track My Trail: South West Coast Path

Ross Packman walked the entire South West Coast Path in 50 days, with ViewRanger, as part of his ‘Forgotten Paths’ challenge for charity, which was supported by local people along the way.

Read more.

Scottish Borders Walking Festival

For its September 2013 event, the Scottish Borders Walking Festival tied up with ViewRanger to publish informative and navigable festival walking maps through the ViewRanger app and to add ViewRanger powered maps onto the festival website.

Explore the festival routes here.

Lewes Hike and Bike Festival

The first Lewes Hike and Bike Festival was held this summer and saw several hundred people visiting the idyllic town in the South Downs National Park, to walk and cycle in the beautiful countryside.  Steve Ranger, Organiser of the festival, explains how ViewRanger’s new widgets contributed to the festival’s success.

Read more.

We're Hiring!

Join the ViewRanger team.

We're looking for people passionate about technology and the outdoors for roles in

Software Engineering

Customer Services

My.ViewRanger

Plot routes on a desktop or laptop.

Print route maps.

Share your trip maps.

Simply log-in with your ViewRanger account details at my.viewranger.com


Trails Publisher Highlight
Leading outdoor publishers and organizations are using ViewRanger to make their trail guides available.

We've highlighted a few here.  Click on the icons below to explore their trails.

Scandinavian Trails

Rather Be Cycling

Menasha Ridge Press

Cycle Northern Ireland

Green Holidays, Wales


Android V4.1 
The latest version of our app for Android phones and tablets is V4.1 (released July 2013).

V4.0.11 for Android now available


V4.1 includes

  • Share your track or BuddyBeacon from within the app onto social media sites such as Facebook and twitter, or via email.
  • If a user clicks on a ViewRanger route, track or BuddyBeacon link, it will open in the ViewRanger app. 
  • In-app activity feed shows what your favourite ViewRanger users are up to.
  • .gpx files can now be shared via email, dropbox, and more.
  • Option to keep the screen alight while the device is plugged into an external power source.

If you originally installed using the Play Store, go to the Play Store app again. Press the phone's menu button and choose My apps. Select ViewRanger and use the Update button. Or update direct from here.


Map History

Easily find your premium map regions - so that you can redownload or download to a new device.

Your pre-defined, named map regions are listed in your Download History folder. We will be extending this soon to include map tiles and custom areas.


Technical Support

If you have technical questions regarding the operation and usage of any of our products.


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