This is the Home Page or Landing Page in Routespunkt Hiking Grid Diary.
From here, you can visit:
1. Settings Page
2. Map Snaps Page which leads to the Select Place, Waypoints and Around Me Maps
3. Camping Supplies Page where you can plan and track your camping gear with related timelines and budget
4. Illustrate Page where you can write about your Hike / Trek / Camping / Travel experience, on the Moments Canvas and PDF Intelligent Shapes Canvas
5. Subscription Plan Pages
Text copying is supported on the labels in the App:
Tap once to put focus on the label whose text you wish to copy. Then Long Press on this label. Wait for copy callout. Then tap the copy callout.
On this page, choose a suitable Measurement system.
Choose to view your app in any of the colors available from the App Theme Page.
Visit the Route Settings Page for your region, to configure your route and vehicle details.
Setup Sound for Moments Canvas.
Setup floating panes' Corner Radius, Border Width, Border Color.
Setup Dot Grid.
Add and group your Contacts in the Contacts Group settings page.
Configure Touch feedback to your liking.
Map Snaps Page
This is the entry point to Route creation and POI Search.
During (/ before / after) your hike, take as many snaps as you wish, from the Waypoints and Around Me maps.
Further in the App, you can pin these snapshots to the Moments Canvas.
Start and End Points Selection Page
On this page, select the start and end points of your planned route.
To choose a Start Point, if you already have the Longitude and Latitude, you can type these directly in the given text fields.
Or to do this visually, tap the Select Start Point button, whereupon you can search and select the place on a map.
The same applies to selection of the End Point.
Now you’re ready to see the route in the Waypoints Page, and add any intermediate waypoint(s).
Select a Place Page
On this page, you can select a place in following ways:
1. Select your current location by tapping the Grab current location button. Tap the Select Place button
2. (Position) Search for a place. From the results, tap the annotation of your place to go (if clusters are shown, they can be tapped to zoom in to annotations). Tap the Select Place button
3. Pan the map to desired region. Zoom in adequately. Long press to add annotation. Tap the annotation. View the place address. Tap the Select Place button.
This page is used to set the Start or End Points.
Position Search is around a called out annotation. Search radius is as configured in Route Settings. If no annotation is called out, then Search is based on your current location, and within your specified search radius. If current location is not available, then Search is on the Globe (within provided Search Radius)
On this page, you can search along the route and add up to 10 waypoints .
Search results are too few in number? Visit the Route Settings Page and increase the Max Results count. Come back and search again.
Upon addition of each waypoint, the route is recalculated optimally based on the added Waypoints and the Route Settings parameters. Optimization occurs automatically and decides the sequence from Start Point, through each Waypoint, upto the End Point.
Zoom, rotate or pan the map (with gestures) to achieve the perfect background for your story.
a) Route Search returns results along the route, within the constraints of Max Detour Time configured in Route Settings
b) The colored buttons on the map display area can be tucked away if you like it that way
Camping Supplies Page
Plan your hiking trip in advance, and add Camping Supplies to places (Waypoints) where you'd be needing these.
This page has the list of all the Camping Supplies you've planned for your trip.
On this page, choose to create a Camping Supply.
Each Camping Supply is associated to 1 Waypoint where it would be used. It has an expected date in the Trip when it would be used. It's associated with a category to keep your list informative. Mention the expected quantity to be tracked for availability (as well as return, if rented).
Mention a budgeted price that forms part of the Budget of your trip. Mention the actual price after collecting the supplies from gear shop. You can see the price comparison chart in the Summary of Supplies page.
When you plan for your trip, by default a supply would be marked as scheduled. If you already know some of the supplies as available, these can be marked as available. A Scheduled Supply can be marked as Available at a later point in time, on the Supplies list.
If a supply needs to be taken on rent, you can use the Received and Returned statuses.
The Availability and Returned Statuses are also summarized (for tracking) in related Charts, in the Supplies Status Page.
Around Me Page
On this page you can search for a POI around you in following ways:
1. Search using Search box
2. Search using Quick Words
Around Me Search is around current location when no annotation is selected. If an annotation is selected before search, the results are fetched around the annotation. If current location is not available, then Search is on the Globe. Search radius is as configured in Route Settings - keep it small for local searches, or very big for global searches
On this page, you can choose to create an Article.
This page is the entry point to both the canvases - Moments Canvas and Intelligent Shapes Canvas.
This page shows the story Articles you've written about your hiking trips. These articles are shown from the selected directory - the parent directory of the Active Article.
Active Article is the article that you've just created / the one you're currently editing.
Article File Page
A 3-level directory structure is created to help keep your Hiking Stories organized. This directory structure is accessible to you with your device's Files app, in the routespunktnotes folder.
On this page, you can add new directories at any of these 3 levels - Genre, Subject, Topic.
The drawing Article is always created at the Topic level.
When the Article PDFs are all done, you can choose to collate these into a single PDF (from an iPad).
Moments Canvas Page
On this page, you can illustrate and write your Hiking Story.
Have a sequenced Article name (set in the document directories pane on previous page), if your story will span multiple Article pages.
The Canvas supports 5x zooming and panning.
Floating panes that go partially beyond the boundaries of the screen will remain visible partially. Floating panes that go completely beyond the boundaries of the screen will become irretrievable.
To migrate to a lower size screen (e.g.: iPad to iPhone), you'd need to manually arrange the floating panes at the source screen, to fit into the destination screen.
In the canvas, you can:
- Add floating text panes to this area
- Add floating image panes to this area:
-- A map snap of the route you travelled, can be placed in the foreground
-- Pin your favorite trip-photos to the canvas
- Write your Hiking Story in your own handwriting
- Draw doodles in a specific area of the canvas. Move the floating panes around to create space
- Draw full page illustrations to capture the vivid memories of your Trip
Undo and redo are available for your hand (/pencil) drawn shapes and hand (/pencil) written text.
Use the Pen or Pencil tool to draw or sketch.
Use the eraser to erase regions or strokes.
Use the Lasso tool to select, then press-and-drag to move the drawn shapes around in the canvas.
Floating panes are different from the drawings.
You can move/rotate/stretch these panes.
Stretching to downscale is NOT available for floating text pane.
Use the Delete button with caution, as things become irretrievable.
Use the dotted grid as a guide when you write / draw.
Draw straight lines with the Ruler tool.
Once you've completed your story, again save it (this goes to your iCloud drive, if enabled).
Then share as image to Social Media, or share as PDF via email!
Gestures available on floating panes in Moments Canvas
- Floating Image Pane:
- Floating Text Pane:
PDF Intelligent Shapes Canvas Page
This page is created in an Article file, on the Moments Canvas.
Draw and hold your Apple Pencil and see the canvas transform your freehand shape to a symmetric shape or a smooth-stroked shape.
Here're the shapes that are intelligently transformed:
15. Arc with arrow tip
2. Outlined arrow
16. Continuous lines at right angles
Illustrate your hiking story in a way that looks more Kawaii.
Or, if you prefer to present your story as a comic book, you can draw straight-lined storyboard frames in freehand.
Or, if you're planning your trip, create a day's, or a week's travel journaling spread with ease.
Saying done on this Canvas saves it in a .pdf file.
Unlike the Moments Canvas, this Canvas doesn't have new floating panels, or the sound effect of Pencil motion on canvas.
If you stayed away from drawing because the shapes wouldn't look symmetric, the Intelligent Shapes Canvas is a new way to explore drawing!