We’ve just released an exciting update to the My.ViewRanger.com online community and route planning website. My.ViewRanger lets you discover, create, and share your outdoor adventures, and synch these wirelessly with your ViewRanger app on Apple, Symbian, and Android smartphones and tablets.
This update is based on feedback from you – the ViewRanger community. It includes
- Integration of ViewRanger BuddyBeacon with Twitter to show your tweets and photos
- Use ViewRanger Widgets to embed ViewRanger content in your own websites, blog posts, and facebook pages
- An enhanced route-search interactive map page
- Usability improvements including user requested features such as deleting tracks
Easier ways to share your outdoor adventures:
Integration of BuddyBeacon, ViewRanger’s location-sharing feature, with your community profile
When you are out and using ViewRanger BuddyBeacon, you can now have ViewRanger automatically show a link to your BuddyBeacon tracking page on your profile page within the ViewRanger online community site. Let the ViewRanger community site tell your friends that you are outside!
Privacy controls are included in your Profile Settings page to control whether this is active or not.
Integration of ViewRanger BuddyBeacon with Twitter
Your BuddyBeacon track can now automatically show along its length all (or selected) tweets and tweeted photos that you post whilst out on your trip. Simply add your Twitter details to your community site Profile Settings page.
If you don't want all your tweets shown on your BuddyBeacon track, you can control which Tweets are shown by specifying a #hashtag - I use #vr. You'll then see only the tweets that are sent containing this hashtag.
For photos, Instagram, Flickr, Twitpic, Twitgoo, and Twitter's own new photo sharing service are currently supported.
ViewRanger Widgets – Share Your Routes and Tracks in Your Own Website, Blog, and Facebook Tabs
Route Widget & Track Widget
Search Map Widget
If you are a guidebook publisher, tourism organization, prolific community publisher, or other route publisher then this widget makes it simple to add your route content into your web pages, blog posts, and facebook pages.
It’s also a great way for campsite owners, hotel and bed & breakfast operators, outward bound centers, and other places to embed an interactive map of high quality outdoor route guides in your own websites – a powerful way to show your visitors what is around you!
Easier ways to discover and find routes to download to the app:
Enhanced route search page
Improvements to Route Editor
It is now quicker to create a route for your own private use, as you no longer have to enter a summary description and other details before saving your private route. You can simply plot the waypoints in the website's route editor, tap the save button, and then use the ViewRanger app to synch it directly to your mobile device. Published routes - i.e. those shared with the ViewRanger community - still require descriptions and other information to be completed before they can be successfully published.
Better Route Management
View all the routes published by a user or brand
We have added a "View All Routes" button to every public profile page. This makes it simple to go to a map showing the location of all the routes that have been published by that author.