ExplorOz Traveller

ExplorOz Traveller (with EOTopo maps) is the best GPS/Navigation and mapping app for Australian travellers. The app works on all the latest operating systems - Android, iOS (iPad/iPhone only), and Windows 10. This page features extensive information - see demos, tutorials, FAQ's, troubleshooting support, user manual, and download links.
Created: June 2016
Revised: October 2019
Latest Feedback: September 2019

Download the App Here

To get the ExplorOz Traveller app, use one of the store links below as applicable for your device.
Get the app now in the Apple App Store
Get it on Google Play
Get it on the Windows Store

How much does it cost?

App: $59.99
Offline Maps: $49.99
TOTAL: $109.98

Optional Live Tracking/12 month ExplorOz Membership Subscription: $29.95 with discount*
GRAND TOTAL: $139.93

Please watch New Buyers Guide Video Tutorial

Summary of Main Features

  • Shows your current position on map as you move
  • Provides active navigation from current position with turn by turn directions to selected POIs
  • Select your mode of travel - Driving, Cycling, Walking or Straight-line
  • Get travel time and distance between each POI
  • Plan a route and save for future use
  • Maps & Navigation work offline
  • App provides access to download the database of 90,000 POIs
  • POIs appear on map as icons with symbol for Place Type
  • Click icons to see what's there
  • Includes campgrounds, free camps, caravan parks, station-stays, hikes, lookouts, interesting sights, places to visit, shops, fuel, dump points, heritage sites, river crossings, 4WD destinations, aboriginal art sites, and much more. Verified and updated daily with free updates available on demand in-app
  • Includes the very latest EOTopo 2019 Online map of Australia - no download required
  • Offline EOTopo - requires download in-app of Base Map
  • Additional purchase of EOTopo 2019 App Version for $49.99 provides 4 map packs to download to increase full zoom of the offline map to 1:144,000 map scale (144K) - don't miss this!
  • Includes access to download the database of 187 ExplorOz Trek Notes
  • Make your own Treks in-app
  • Snail Trail included on map screen
  • App automatically tracks and stores position data for easy auto-build of Track Logs to keep/share after your journey - no hassles
  • Live Tracking/Membership Optional - just $29.95 after installing app. Sends position data automatically from your device to a webpage on ExplorOz for family/friends/community to follow your journey
  • Exceptional help/support

Screen Shots - Map Screen in Use

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High resolution & topographic detail in outback areas (shown offline above left at max zoom Level 13).
As well as excellent street level detail in suburban areas (shown above right at Level 15, can zoom in further when online).

Phone screen shots below show various stages of navigation in use - click to enlarge & read caption notes.

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App Demos & Tutorials

These videos are loaded from the ExplorOz YouTube Channel, you can use the playlist control in the upper left hand side of the player to select the tutorial you wish to view.

These tutorials are quite old and date back to much earlier versions however will still be of assistance. We will endeavour to prepare and publish new tutorials as soon as possible. Please refer to the Help/Instructions Manual for the latest details.

How to use this app

Getting Started

ExplorOz Traveller is an app that you download from the store and use on your phone, tablet, notebook or computer. You will have immediate access to maps of Australia - no download required when online (Wifi/mobile data) and you can download a Base Map of Australia for offline use. The app will automatically switch from online maps to offline if you lose internet connection. The app uses the GPS in your device to show your position on the map (both online and offline).

The app includes access to download additional offline resources that add data to the map - one simple download will install a database containing 90,000 POIs for Places around Australia and 187 Trek Notes (routes). The app will automatically load the POIs and Treks and you'll be able to instantly use them in the map and for navigation. It's very easy to setup and takes all the hassle out of using complicated old-school navigation programs like OziExplorer. These resources are constantly updated on our webserver so we give you free access to download a new copy of the database to your device anytime you wish - just use the Data Manager in the app!

The Place POIs include campgrounds, free camps, caravan parks, station-stays, hikes, lookouts, interesting sights, places to visit, shops, fuel, dump points, heritage sites, river crossings, 4WD destinations, aboriginal art sites, and much more. After installing the Places & Treks database, the POIs for all the Places will automatically appear on the map. If you click on the POIs icons you'll see the name of the Place and Type of Place - you can then click View to see photos, description, and reviews from other travellers. You can also add your own photos, and comments that will automatically sync back into the app for other travellers to benefit from.

Navigation

There are 2 different ways to use the app for navigation:-

The first way is to use active navigation, simply by clicking any existing POI marker on the map and click GoTo. The app will automatically begin a route calculation to guide you from your current position to this location. To commence navigation along the route that is shown you must press the Start Navigation button. Options for deleting, or reordering the POIs/Places in your navigation plan are provided. Active navigation can be done when you are online or offline and you can also add multiple POI/Places into the navigation plan and the app will guide you along the route giving voice/visual prompts along the way. The details in the navigation panel will show you distance and travel time between each POI/Place listed in our navigation plan. By default, when online, the app will use the Driving mode of travel but you can also change mode to get calculations for Cycling, Walking and Straight. Each segment between POI/Places can use a different mode.

The second way is to use Treks. Treks contain a series of POI/Places that have been prepared in advanced and saved for future use. You can open a Trek to view the saved driving directions, information text, view an overview of the route on the map. You can also use the GoTo button to start active navigation. The app includes 187 ExplorOz Treks that have already been prepared for you, but you can also create your own Treks - these are called Private Treks. Private Treks are made in the same way as you make an active navigation plan by simply clicking on Places from the map in order you wish to travel using the GoTo button each time and then clicking the SAVE button at the bottom of the navigation panel instead of the Start Navigation button. To locate your Private Trek you will simply open Treks from Home Screen, click Private and select the name of the Trek from the list. To commence navigation along a Trek that you've selected use the GoTo button. Whether you use ExplorOz Treks or Private Treks they work much the same way.

Customisation

You can use any of the existing data in the system - Places & Treks or add your own Places and create your own Private Treks. The app is configured to start up with default settings that we have created for optimum use but it also allow a fair bit of customisation to tweak these to suit varying needs of app users. A very detailed User Manual (written by the Australian developer not "Chinglish") is included to assist with the Settings.

Map Overlays

The map allows the app user to select which features to be shown on the map using Overlays. Overlays include Treks, Snail Trail, Public Places (filter by Place Type), and Private Places (filter by Group Name). Because Treks are road lines, these are always displayed on the map and cannot be removed (shown as a red line with black dots inside) however you can use the Treks Overlay to make the Treks clickable (ie. click the road line of a Trek to actively open the Trek file). When the Trek Overlay is turned on, the road lines for Treks is Purple. When you click a purple Trek road line, it will highlight the route as a black/white dotted line and give a pop-up box offering the option to Show or GoTo.

Offline Use

In real-world use, you will go in/out service areas frequently during a trip - you don't have to travel far from a populated place in Australia for mobile service to drop out so you can expect to use the offline features of the app during any trip. For this reason we highly recommend that you need to download the full set of 5 offline EOTopo map packs, not just the Base Map but the 577K map pack and the 144K map packs. This will mean that if you are offline you will still have the optimum map detail required for navigation and exploring. The additional offline map packs require purchase of the EOTopo 2019 map licence (AU$49.99).

You can create a navigation plan that will provide distance and timing between the selected Places/POIs and display the route line on the map whether you are online or offline but when offline, the app cannot access the Turn by Turn calculator and will default to providing straight line navigation. Generally this is sufficient and is how most navigation programs such as OziExplorer work. Due to the use of the GPS data in your device when offline, you will still get a distance calculation to any Place on the map. For this reason, it is handy that the app has a lot of prepared Treks for all the remote desert areas and popular destinations. Some people also like to create Private Treks for places they know will be in out of service areas and they have a specific route that they want to follow using turn by turn voice guidance. You certainly don't need to go to extreme lengths to create Private Treks for everywhere you need to go as the app will also be plotting your current position on the map even when offline, and you will see all the roads/tracks in the map including junctions/turn offs, and you can simply touch the map screen to get information about how far to any Place shown on the map. When offline, you can also still create new places, so if you want to create a simple route and haven't planned ahead this is all still possible.

The app is ideal for times when plans change due to unforeseen circumstances and you don't reach your intended destination and need to make a rush plan for where is the nearest camp or services. If you're an experienced traveller, you will know that plans do and will change so this is great peace of mind knowing that ExplorOz Traveller can be your lifesaver when the chips are down!

The offline maps have been fully tested by our customers for many years - EOTopo has been in the marketplace since 2013 and has earned its reputation as a highly reliable, accurate and detailed topographic map that gives you the freedom to explore with confidence. Unlike many other publishers map, EOTopo is a true topographic map, which means you not only see roads, but you see contours, shaded relief, land boundaries, river crossings, and actual markings that show rocky escarpments of mountain ranges - this data gives you a very realistic way of knowing exactly what type of terrain lies ahead. Whilst many people like to use markers and POIs, the map already shows you exactly what actually exists so that you will be able to confidently predict suitable areas for finding your own free bush camps etc. Furthermore, EOTopo has been fully revised and updated (5 major updates released from 2013 - 2019). For more information about the EOTopo mapping used in the app, see the EOTopo webpage.

Different types of Tracking

Snail Trail

As already explained, the app will show your position as you move along the map. If you want to see a snail trail/breadcrumb trail of the path you've travelled on the map, then you can select the Snail Trail feature in the map overlays.

The app is always tracking when it is running - it automatically stores position data every 200 metres which is very accurate. The Snail Trail uses the position tracking data to draw and display the line on the map that you can view on the main map but if you wish to keep/save your position tracking there are two options:-

Track Logs

The first option for saving position data is to use the Positions Manager tool within the app to create a Track Log. This uses any stored position data it has automatically collected whilst the app was open and allows you to create a Track Log (map) based on a range of dates. Simply select the start and end date range and your Track Log will be automatically built. Once you save this Track Log it will sync to your online account and appear on the ExplorOz website in the Track Logs section. You can also add photos to your Track Log (if taken using a device that captures position data these photos will be geocoded to appear on the section of your Track Log where they were taken). You can then share your Track Log on social media or email a link to your friends/family or simply enjoy sharing with the ExplorOz community. NOTE: Members Benefit - embed your Track Log map into your Blogs. Track Logs can also be exported by Members (GPX) for the purpose of using in other software, however Track Logs cannot be imported back into the app (yet - we have plans for this in a future version).

Live Track Logging

The second option is available only to Members. Membership is a 12 month subscription (not auto-renewing). Membership provides access to enable the Live Track Logging feature available as an additional tracking facility in the app. This is a separate tracking facility that actively tracks position data whether moving or stationary whilst the app is running (can run in background). Position data is stored in the device whilst offline and when online is synced to your online account on ExplorOz where family/friends can view your trip progress on your Server Tracking Map, including overnight stop locations etc. This map showing your live position is password protected by default and you can setup privacy zones called Geofences. Alternatively, you change the default and make your Tracking Map public which means no password is required to view your trip.

Live Tracking does not stop when you stop. Anytime the app is open and the Track Logging function is enabled, the app is collecting and sending position data to your Live Tracking map. If you forget to clear or save your
Track Logging your map will start to look very messy. You should use the Clear or Save option after every trip. Saving your Live Tracking creates a Track Log that is stored in your online account for your future reference and can be shared via social media, or embeded into Blogs.

ExplorOz Traveller has been used by all sorts of travellers since 2016 and is constantly being updated and improved as app users provide us with more feedback. Whether you are a grey nomad, avid 4WD adventurer, or doing a family road trip this app has all the tools you need to give you peace of mind and the freedom and confidence to ExplorOz!

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Once you have the app, please take the time to read the User Manual & watch the Tutorials. If you encounter any problems, refer to the Support section further down this page with a list of detailed answers to the FAQs.

System Requirements

Total storage required for the app, including all offline resources and map packs is 4.38GB.
  • Places & Treks database requires 15MB internal storage
  • Comments database (optional) requires 20MB internal storage
  • Permission to use device storage and location services must be accepted for the app to operate correctly
  • Base Offline Map Pack requires 32MB storage (option to use SD)
  • EOTopo 2019 App Version (maps) requires 4.38GB storage in total if all 4 files installed (option to use SD)

App Permissions

When you install the app you will be asked to accept the use of device storage (to enable you to install maps and offline content) and location services (to provide active mapping and navigation).

GPS Requirements

Your device will need a GPS in order to operate the full navigational features and offline services with the app. Most smartphones/tablets will have an inbuilt GPS but if it doesn’t you can use a Serial/USB or Bluetooth connected GPS unit.

If you use a Windows 10 device with an external GPS then you MUST ensure that you also configure Windows to detect the GPS unit as a Windows GPS Sensor. This is not possible without installing a tool such as GPS Complete (free download from https://www.gpssensordrivers.com/).

Internet Requirements

You will require an internet connection to purchase/install the app from your app store. You will also require an internet connection to install the offline maps and content, however once installed, internet connection is not required to use the app for active navigation, tracking or planning.

An internet connection is required to perform the following:
  • To refresh/update the offline database content (Data Manager)
  • To install any un-installed offline map packs (Data Manager)
  • To view any of the 3 online map options - Satellite, Streets & path, EOTopo online
  • To view your current server tracking map & tools on the Home Screen (Member only feature)
  • To sync to your account (the app will automatically sync any Private Places/Treks you have created in-app as soon as an internet connection is secured). Photos of Places that you’ve taken using the Capture button will also automatically sync, together with any Comments/Reviews in Places or Treks.
  • To obtain Driving Directions when building a nav plan. The driving time and distance will be calculated using internet based data that stores the conditions for each road. If the points are not routable, try changing mode to Cycle or Walk. Use the SAVE option to keep your nav plan for later use. Saved nav plans are stored in the app as your Private Treks, which can be used offline to provide auto route-guidance.

Support Help

Before contacting us for support, please ensure you have checked the FAQs below. If you simply want help knowing how to use a part of the app, please refer to the App Demos & Tutorials section above. You should also read the User Manual. If you still can't find the answer to your query simply connect to our Live Chat service.
Any problem READ THIS FIRST
Most problems will be solved via the following:-

1. Check you have the latest version of the app. If your problem is due to a bug in the app, chances are its already been fixed in a newer version that is already available. The version number is listed in the app at the bottom left of the home screen. Refer to the Version & Update History section on this page that will confirm what is the latest version number you should have. Update your app via your app store account.

2. Close/Restart app. Some problems resolve themselves with an app reboot but not unless you are doing it properly. If you have an iPad or iPhone you have to double tap the Home button on your device, then swipe up on the ExplorOz Traveller app card to close the app. If you have an Android device, you have to press the button that shows all apps currently open (bottom left on Samsung) and then swipe left or right on the ExplorOz Traveller app to close it. On Windows you use the TaskView button and tap the X in the top right corner. When you re-open the app after it has been properly closed, it gets a reboot and flushes out any lags or potential for operating glitches.

3. Log off/Log on. Some problems resolve themselves if you log off, then log back in. Go to User Account and press the button to Log off. If you have any Log in issues, go to the ExplorOz website and check you can log in there successfully. You can locate a Forgot Password link on the website Login screen, and you can view your password, or change any account details on the website in your online account.

4. Restart your device - ie. power off the device and shut down/restart. Most tablets/phones do not like being left running for long periods of time without a restart and this is a good thing to do periodically as it can clear out cache and flush out any device-related bugs that might be affecting your app performance.

5. If none of the above resolves your issue, read the FAQ sections listed below to see if your problem has a known solution. For any sort of error or glitch using the app we do not recommend uninstalling the app as this will permanently delete any data from your app databases such as Position Data that is unrecoverable if you uninstall the app.
App Unresponsive
The app performance can be compromised if your device has insufficient storage or RAM. Try clearing up free space on your device by deleting photos/videos and unnecessary apps. Also run any clean up tools that your operating system offers.

On Android phones, the map screen can take a while to "wake up" if you've left the app running whilst using other apps/programs and then flick back to use the app again - but just be patient if it is unresponsive, as it will generally sort itself out withing 1-2 minutes.
Corrupt Private Treks
Corrupt Treks can occur when a Trek contains a Place that has since been deleted, or moved. There are other reasons too. If you attempt to use a Trek that has errors, you will be forced to accept every turn by turn segment in the route as soon as you open it, before having a chance to even press the Start Navigation button. That is not normal and is a sure indication that your file has errors. You should delete any Trek that is behaving like this rather than attempt to fix it.

You can check the turn by turn data in any trek without loading it into the navigator (ie. without pressing GoTo). Simply select the Trek name from your list, then when it opens look at the options at the bottom - you'll see that you can view other types of information about this trek - Information, Directions, Things to Do, and Map. If you click Directions you will see the exact driving directions data that the app has calculated for you. If something is wrong it is usually pretty obvious by looking at this information.

NOTE: every Trek that you load using GoTo will prompt you once for a Turn by Turn calculation - this is because the app will always provide you with guidance from your current position to the first Place in the saved Trek. After accepting this calculation, there should be no further prompts.
GPS problems with iPads
If you have an iPad without in built GPS you'll need to connect a Bluetooth GPS to get location services when you are offline, AND you'll need to adjust a setting in the App to make the GPS accessible to the app, other wise you will get a message "this device is not supported by this iPad" and your app will continuously disconnect your GPS and prompt you to keep resetting it.

Instructions as follows:-
Go to the app's HOME SCREEN and select - ADVANCED in the settings & about section. Then open up the Geolocation Settings area and select the pausesLocationUpdatesAutomatically and make this setting False by touching the word false.

With this setting changed to False you are effectively turning off a battery saving movement detection feature that is not supported with external GPS units connected to the iOS devices.
GPS Setup on Windows Laptops
The Windows version of the app requires that your GPS is supported in Windows as a Location Sensor. Most Serial/USB or Bluetooth GPS receivers are not automatically configured as Windows sensors so you will have to install another piece of software before the app will detect your location.
Go to https://www.turboirc.com/gps7/ and download this free tool called GPS Complete. You can download and run this product in evaluation mode.

Note: this tool has two options, called Direct & Reverse.

If you only want to use Windows 10 Store apps (eg. ExplorOz Traveller) with the GPS then you only need the Direct product. However, if you need to use the GPS with other programs that aren't apps (such as OziExplorer by D&L Software) then you will also need the Reverse product as well as Direct so download the Bundle. But don't worry these programs are FREE.

Direct connects the GPS to Windows 10 and Reverse then makes another Serial port from the Direct connection. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any further support for this tool as we are not the developer of the GPS Complete software.
Licence for App on Multiple Devices
Purchase of the ExplorOz Traveller app is done using your Google, Apple, and Microsoft accounts. A purchase of the app from either of these stores is independent of the other stores, which means cross-platform licencing is not possible. However, each app store supports family sharing and multiple device downloads so you can download to multiple devices supported by the store you purchase from, but a purchase of the app from one store does not permit a free download from the other stores.

NOTE: map licences are different. You will only ever need 1 EOTopo App Version map licence. Use the same ExplorOz login (User Account) when you open the app and you can then install maps on your multiple devices (includes cross-platform). Maps can only be installed via the Data Manager within the app, they do not work if you try to install an SD card from one device to another device.
Licence for EOTopo on Multiple Devices
If you want to download offline maps (EOTopo) to your other devices (eg. phone, tablet, iPad, laptop) then purchase/install the ExplorOz Traveller app to each device and use the same ExplorOz login on these devices. Once logged into the app, the Data Manager will offer download options for the offline EOTopo maps - you only need to purchase the Licence for EOTopo (the offline maps) once per account holder.

Maps can only be installed via the Data Manager within the app, they do not work if you try to install an SD card from one device to another device.

NOTE: The maps can be deleted off your device and downloaded again to suit your needs without needing to reconnect to the app store.
Map Licence Problems
Check your User Account to ensure you have the 2019 licence (green tick). If you have purchased the licence but it is not appearing in the User Account then there has been a purchasing error with your account and the licence has not linked to the User Account you are using within the app. To check this, look at the User ID in your User Account - then log into the ExplorOz website - open the Home Page of the website and under the video promo you will see MY APP CONTROL PANEL - this will verify the licences that linked to the account you are using on the website

If you have a mismatch, please click Account in the top right of the website, and you will see MY ACCOUNT STATS - this shows your User ID.

If you have a mismatch, please send an email to traveller@exploroz.com quoting the two mismatched User IDs and your preferred account. Please do not expect a response after hours or on weekends.
Map Upgrade Process to 2019 Version
The EOTopo 2019 App Version map licence is available to existing "ExplorOz Traveller Premium Offline Maps" owners at the discounted rate of only $25 BUT ONLY if purchased on the ExplorOz website and ONLY if you enter the promo code EOTOPOAPPUPGRADE in the shopping cart and successfully see this discount applied to your order.

The discount IS NOT offered via the app store. The purchase option in the app will not take you to the ExplorOz website but uses your app store account.

After purchase of the EOTopo 2019 map licence you will see a green tick for the 2019 maps licence shown in your User Account. You will still need to install the maps to your device. This is done in the Data Manager however first you will need to delete all the EOTopo offline maps from your device. You can do this individually using the Data Manager, or you can go into Advanced and press Clear DB Maps for a one-button delete. This is recommended if you have all maps installed. After the 2018 maps are deleted the Data Manager will display the download buttons for each of the 2019 map packs.

IMPORTANT: check you have updated to the latest version of ExplorOz Traveller before attempting to install maps as if you have an older version (below V3.7) your device will not be able to access the 2019 map server. In addition, some older Android devices (ie. below Android 5), will not be able to update the ExplorOz Traveller app beyond V3.1), which means you cannot access the 2019 maps until you get a newer device.
Missing Map Data
If you have missing map data when ONLINE this is due to an internet drop out during the download of the map tiles to your screen - simply zoom the map to refresh a new map tile download to fix this.

If you have missing map data when OFFLINE go to the Data Manager and check the tile counts for each map pack are as follows, if not, press the download button again (if available), but if you don't have a download option, you will need to delete your maps first and then download again.

MAP TILE COUNTS - EOTOPO 2019

Base Pack: 5365
577K Pack: 58804
144K East Pack: 279,265
144K Central Pack: 254,047
144K West Pack: 347,448
Offline Zoom Issues
The offline map works a little differently to the online map. When offline, zoom levels 1,3,5,7,9,11 & 13 will display map data at 100% clarity, however the in-between zoom levels 2,4,6,8,10,12 will be overzoom (enlargements) of the previous level and hence will appear a little blurry. When viewing an overzoom level, notice that the zoom level number is highlighted in RED, but on levels showing 100% clarity the zoom level number is white. For optimum viewing of map data, avoid using overzoom.

Please also note, that the 144K map data is shown at Level 13 at 100% clarity. If you zoom into Levels 14, 15 & 16 - these are all overzoom of the Level 13 map data so will appear blurry but do offer an enlargement which can be useful at times.

For optimum use when driving in the outback with the map screen in view, we recommend that Level 11 is best for seeing the path ahead, whilst Level 13 gives maximum zoom for details.

For optimum use when driving in urban/built up areas with the map screen in view, we recommend switching to online maps so that you can access additional detail at the higher zoom levels.
Promo Code Problems
If you have previously purchased EOTopo (either the full Raster licence from any past version 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2018, or the 2018 Premium ExplorOz Traveller Offline Maps) then you are entitled to a discounted purchase of the new updated 2019 maps. This discount is only available via the shop on the ExplorOz website.

If you are having problems with codes not being accepted then please check you are using the right code for the product you are purchasing:

EOTOPOAPPUPGRADE - this is the promo code to use when buying the EOTopo 2019 App Version map licence

EOTOPOUPGRADE - this is the promo code to use when buying the EOTopo 2019 Raster Version map licence

After entering the promo code in the field as prompted in the shopping cart, you should press either Tab or Enter and see the discount applied.

If you don't qualify for the discount, the promo code will be rejected. You must be logged into the shop using the same ExplorOz user account that owns the EOTopo licence. The system automatically checks your past purchases on this account to validate your promo code. If the promo code is rejected you do not have a valid past purchase with the user account you are using.
Purchase Problems
For any issues related to the purchase, download, or install of the app you must refer to your app store directly as we do not receive access to any customer accounts or transactions.

We do not have access to check your store purchase transactions as you will be using your Google account, Apple account, or Microsoft account to make the app purchase.

*NOTE: if you purchase the EOTopo map licence in-app, this transaction is also made with your app store account.

Alternatively, you can purchase the EOTopo map licence directly from us by visiting the ExplorOz website and going to our Shop. The EOTopo 2019 App Version map licence is the same price to you whereever you purchase, however buying direct from us means the app store does not take its cut out first.
Show Current Position when Moving
This is explained in the Help/Instructions Manual in the section on the GPS Lock. On the map screen, in the bottom left, you'll see a circular icon just above the zoom controls. This is the GPS Lock button. To enable the map to lock onto your position, and to keep the GPS tracking your position as you move this button needs to be orange in the centre - that means the GPS lock is on. Be aware that anytime you touch the map the GPS lock is deactivated (this to allow you to pan around the map without it snapping back to your current position) so you need to touch it again it set the lock if you wish to keep your position showing in the centre of the map window as you move.

The button actually has 3 different modes - the third, is an orange arrow. This is the Track Up mode, which changes the orientation of the map window so that your direction of travel will also be shown going up on the map, this means the map will rotate as you change bearing. Map labels do not rotate so this is not always the easiest way to read the map but for some people this is a preferred way to orientate the map when driving.
Snail Trail in Map
Snail Trail is a handy feature to see where you've been, or to assist with backtracking the way you've come. In the map screen overlay panel you will see an option to display a Snail Trail.

When Snail Trail is selected, a route line on the map will show the path you've travelled. This is only visible to you. You can use the Clear Snail Trail option at anytime to clean up (this will not delete the data, you can get it back). After clearing, if you continue to keep Snail Trail selected in the overlay it will begin showing your new movements.

NOTE: the Snail Trail is created using Position Data which the app records & stores automatically. It is highly accurate, recording a new position every 200 metres of travel and connecting these positions together. Position Data will record even if you don't have Snail Trail selected.

If you want to use the Snail Trail data after you've cleared it, simply go to Positions Manager and select a start/end date range and create a Track Log. However, you don't need to clear Snail Trail to be able to create a Track Log.

TIP: If you keep snail trail running but don't periodically clear, you are likely to see some long straight lines - these occur after you've had the app closed and then open it in a new position that is a long way from the last recorded position. Just use the clear option to tidy up the screen.
Sync Private Treks between Devices
If you have the app on two devices and have created a Private Trek on one, and wish to open this Trek on the other device, this is easily done however you need to use the same User Account on both devices.

Firstly, create the Private Trek. Then open the app on the other device, and go into the Data Manager. You will need to be online as the app needs to connect to your account on the server. In the Places & Treks section, press UPDATE. This will install a new copy of the databases onto your device (contains all Public and your Private Places & Treks). This will only take a few minutes.
Track Logging - how others can view
Live/Active Track Logging is an optional service that is only available by Member subscription. This service sends your position data to the EOTrackMe server on the ExplorOz website. This occurs automatically, anytime the app is running and has an internet connection. When you are out of service, the app stores the tracking in "real-time" and then automatically syncs with the tracking server when you next connect to the internet. The app will show you the status of how many positions are stored in the device, and when it last synced. After syncing the positions count will return to zero.

The position data that is synced to the server creates a live Tracking Map that your family/friends can view if you wish for people to follow your journey without any intervention by you.

By default, your Tracking Map will have a privacy lock so that it is not in view on the website and only you will be able to view it. If you wish for people to view your tracking map, you have the following options:

1. Change the security setting to Public, or
2. Give the security key (password) to the people who you allow to view the tracking map.

TIP: all management of your tracking is done via the "My App Control Panel". Go to the ExplorOz website to find this located on the website home page, and also the ExplorOz Traveller webpage). Then, open My Track Logging, then look below the map for My Devices - click this. Each tracking device you have will appear here - select one and you'll see the various device control options. Look for the words "Direct Link" and copy this into an email to send to people you want to track you. You could even share this onto a FB message, or even post it into your Facebook account - they only need one link and it will automatically update as new tracking data syncs from your device to the server.

NOTE: position tracking does not occur until you move outside your Geofence. The Geofence is a privacy zone that the system automatically creates around your home address - as per your account. See "My Geofences" in the "My App Control" panel.
Track Logs & Position Data Recording
The app collects and stores position data every time you use the app. It is highly accurate, recording positions generally every 200 metres movement or 10 degree change in heading, even when offline.

You can use the Positions Manager after a journey to create a Track Log showing a route drawn using all the collected positions. In the Positions Manager you simply select a start and end date and it will auto-build the Track Log.

Track Logs are stored in your ExplorOz user account and can be viewed either in-app or on the ExplorOz website.

As a bonus, if you are a Member (subscription required), you can embed the map image of any Track Log you've created into a Blog (creating and publishing Blogs on the ExplorOz website is a Members-only service).
Turn-by-Turn Directions Calculator
The app requires an internet connection to access the software that does the Turn by Turn calculations. This software is not written by us and it does not have access to the maps that you see in the app.

By default, the app will always use the Driving mode when it attempts to calculate Turn by Turn directions. However, there is Turn by Turn data available for Cycling and Walking modes of travel also.

If a segment between 2 Places in your nav plan does not have Turn by Turn available in the Driving mode, it will only offer Straight. However you may still be able to get turn by turn calculations by using the following approach:-

Look at the map result using Level 16 zoom and see if you can determine at what point the calculator had trouble. The online calculator can only extract driving turn by turn calculations if the segment of road between your 2 Places have a determination as "driveable" roads in the database. In very remote areas where tracks are not gazetted it is likely that the calculator cannot return a turn by turn result in the Driving Mode, however you can work around this by selecting one of the other modes such as Cycling or Walking for any segment.

In very rare cases, the online driving directions calculator may not have any data available for tracks between the 2 Places you have selected in a segment so you will have to accept the straight line calculation. The best way to improve accuracy of straight line calculations is to keep the segments short, which you can do by adding intermediary Places to help "steer" the route.

NOTE: when you save a nav plan all the turn by turn calculations are stored in the Private Trek file that you will make. This allows you to view the route exactly as it was made online even when you are offline.
User Manual
The app includes an on-board Help & Instructions manual, however for your convenience you can also view it online on the website as a pdf document, which will also allow you to print it. See

Live Chat

Live Chat is generally available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.30am - 3.30pm. We are located in Perth, Western Australia, which operates on GMT+8 (WST). If we are busy taking other chats, you will be prompted to leave a message. Please do so and we will get back to you asap. For queries about ExplorOz Traveller, check for an answer on the ExplorOz Traveller webpage first.

Version & Update History

16 October 2019 - V3.9.8

Features Added

  • Tracker - Device Settings & Sharing added to home screen
  • Social Sharing system installed in Places & Treks
  • Public places allow edit of description & highlight to add photo
  • New server login process
  • Refactor Track Logging Start/Stop
  • Deeplink from URLs

Updates Applied

  • Fixed Place & Trek lists text width on small devices
  • Correction to selecting Treks on Map screen which fixes previous performance issues with trek layer enabled
  • Minor update to some icons
  • Increase size of close button on treks and places popup on map screen

Store Status

  • Play Store Available
  • Apple App Store Available
  • Windows Store Available
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
05 October 2019 - V3.9.1 - V3.9.5

Features Added 3.9.1 - 3.9.5

  • Updated Icon and Splash screens
  • Updated GPS Background driver 3.2.3
  • Fixed failed login message
  • Corrected home screen link for login in track logging
  • New server login process
  • Refactor Track Logging Start/Stop
  • Adjusted re-clustering icons < zoom 11 on map screen

Store Status

  • Play Store Available
  • Apple App Store Available
  • Windows Store Available
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
04 September 2019 - V3.8.5 - V3.9.1

Features Added 3.8.5 - 3.9.1

  • Live ETA based on VTC forumla shown in Navigation status line
  • Odometers x3 now available on Map Screen - Enable/disable via settings (default: On)[/LI/

Updates Applied 3.8.5 - 3.9.1

  • Fixed places list in Treks Directions & Things to Do
  • Corrected Turn by Turn close proximity waypoints skipping[/LI/
  • Reset Walking mode polyline decoding precision
  • Fixed store review link
  • Refactored/Improved position recording for odometers & snailtrail

Store Status

  • Play Store available 04 Sept 05:00PM AEST
  • Apple App Store in review
  • Windows Store in Review
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
25 August 2019 - V3.8.4 (3.8.5 - iOS)

Updates Applied

  • Implemented new online/offline detection system
  • Adjusted GPS Timestamp checking function to save positions
  • Adjusted GPS failure/permissions routines
  • Corrected non default position format new place error
  • Corrected new place add duplicating description and poi
  • Fixed Advanced DB clear settings update problem
  • Corrected Base download when no offline license purchased
  • Fixed place not appearing on map after addition (recent bug)

Store Status

  • Play Store available 25 August 02:30AM AEST
  • Apple App Store available 27 August 10:25PM AEST
  • Windows Store available 25 August 05:30AM AEST
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
25 July 2019 - V3.8.2

Updates Applied

  • Adjusted Place cluster sizes on zoom 13 and above
  • Corrected issue with Navigation (voice and step skipping)
  • Additional code refactor in Places services (overlays and photos)

Store Status

  • Play Store available 25 July 02:30PM AEST
  • Apple App Store in review
  • Windows Storein review
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
11 July 2019 - V3.8.1

Updates Applied

  • Update for place add error in 3.8.0
  • Full code best practise refactor to support upgrades
  • Adjustments to Data Manager to help with download issues
  • Corrected Walking mode polyline decoding precision
This is a significant update and incorporates a number of minor updates and fixes identified during best practise code conversion.

Store Status

  • Play Store available 11 July 11:30AM AEST
  • Apple App Store available 12 July 04:19AM AEST
  • Windows Store available 12 July 01:08AM AEST
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
24 June 2019 - V3.7.2

Updates Applied

  • Refactored download processing to use Native Unzip tool (faster and less memory utilisation)
  • Upgraded database library to 0.10.0

Store Status

  • Play Store available 24 June 12:00PM AEST
  • Apple App Store in Review
  • Windows Store Not Required
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
19 June 2019 - V3.7.1

Updates Applied

Store Status

  • Play Store available 19 June 7:00PM AEST
  • Apple App Store available 20 June 7:37AM AEST
  • Windows Store available 20 June 8:00AM AEST
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
18 June 2019 - V3.7.0

Features Added

  • Support for online & offline EOTopo 2019

Updates Applied

  • Adjustments to inapp products to support EOTopo 2019 App Version
  • Refactored Android Advanced Maps DB Clear function
  • Implemented timestamp check for position recording
  • Adjusted mobile service online/offline timing 10/30secs

Store Status

  • Play Store available 18 June 7:00PM AEST
  • Apple App Store available 19 June 7:37AM AEST
  • Windows Store available 19 June 8:00AM AEST
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
08 May 2019 - V3.6.4

Features Added

  • Ability to open Server Tracking view even if Track Logging not running (must be a track logging user)

Updates Applied

  • Corrected issue with offline photo syncing that caused images to not upload
  • Corrected issue that caused private places to disappear from the map when app started in Map view mode
  • Updated SyncAll function to run regardless of app start page
  • Minor update in app store purchase checking process to correct requesting login

Store Status

  • Play Store available 8th May 2019 01:00am AEST
  • Apple App Store available 8th May 03:25am AEST
  • Windows Store available 8th May 07:44pm AEST
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
10 April 2019 - V3.6.3

Features Added

  • Added support for Places Youtube video content

Updates Applied

  • Fixed issue with some Place weblinks not referencing the correct URL

Store Status

  • Play Store available 12th Apr 2019 06:00pm AEST
  • Apple App Store available 12th Apr 2019 04:00am AEST
  • Windows Store available 12th Apr 2019 01:00am AEST
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
21 Mar 2019 - V3.6.2

Updates Applied

  • Bug fix introduced in 3.6.1 where Goto failed on Treks
  • Map Screen: Implemented marker drag as click trigger to help in popup open
  • Map Screen: Added close button in popup

Store Status

  • Play Store available 21th Mar 2019 02:00pm AEST
  • Apple App Store available 22nd Mar 2019 03:00am AEST
  • Windows Store in Review
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
19 Mar 2019 - V3.6.1

Updates Applied

  • IOS - Disabled shake gesture which caused Undo Typing dialog to appear
  • Refactored timing of online/offline events
  • Corrected failed login dialog appearing when marginal service restored
  • Map Screen stopped reload of base map when online/offline occurred if offline map was loaded
  • Map Screen disabled press and hold place creation option

Store Status

  • Play Store available 19th Mar 2019 02:00pm AEST
  • Apple App Store available 20th Mar 2019 05:00am AEST
  • Windows Store see V3.6.2
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
05 Feb 2019 - V3.6.0

Breaking Change

  • Due to Updates on Places and Treks the database MUST be Updated at first boot. A dialog alert has been installed in the app to advise when you first boot after update

Features Added

  • Added support for Private Place Groups including map display filtering, add & edit functions in place edit
  • Visual Prompts added for Navigation Turn by Turn, there is now a visual message put at the top of the screen which displays the turn by turn navigation step. Added new settings for enabled/disabled and display duration (Default Turn By Turn, 10 sec)
  • Added Offline map tiles over zoom to level 16
  • Added Turn by Turn display on the Trek Directions page
  • Added ability to Edit & Delete Places from the Map screen popups, Delete option has double tap confirmation
  • Map Screen, Navigation now has Map Opacity slider to set opacity of background map when in navigation mode
  • New setting Track Up Centre Offset will cause the map to move down when Track Up mode is selected - allows more visible map in the forward direction
  • Map Screen added zoom level to main screen between zoom +- buttons, Number changes to red on over zoom offline tiles

Updates Applied

  • Added support for bi directional Turn By Turn in ExplorOz Treks (currently fully supported on MundAl treks)
  • Modified onscreen messages for Turn by Turn directions calculations
  • Map Screen, Navigation adjusted Delete function to support single delete, with delete mode disabled after each deletion
  • Map Screen, Navigation during turn by turn calculation all other map displays hide to show full route
  • Map Screen, Navigation route line background colour adjust to make it more visible
  • Increased width of content panels in some screens
  • Adjusted the Turn by Turn proximity formula to announce/display prompts earlier at higher speed
  • Adjustment to the Altitude corrections system to only apply corrections when in data service
  • Fixed error on Windows Platform which made settings - colour selections difficult
  • Updated icons on Home, Settings tabs, Places and Treks
  • Rewrite of Map markers system to reduce complexity and improve performance
  • Place delete now checks if Place is used in a Trek and prohibits delete

Store Status

  • Play Store available 5th Feb 2019 06:00pm AEST
  • Apple App Store available 6th Feb 2019 06:00pm AEST
  • Windows Store available 6th Feb 2019 06:00pm AEST
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
21 Sept 2018 - V3.5.3 iOS

Updated Applied iOS Only

  • Updated permission for Camera and Photo Library usage
  • Adjusted scroll elasticity

Store Status

  • Apple App Store available

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
06 Sep 2018 - V3.5.2

Features Added

  • New Setting for Map Screen -Crosshairs - supports None, Symbol (previous default), Line and Line Always (Default: line) shown in centre of map screen
  • New Navigation Screen Setting - Voice Prompt Speed - allows adjustment of voice speed used in Basic & Turn by Turn guidance (Default 4)

Updates Applied

  • Intermittent issue of multiple markers shown on map after adding a new place
  • Added additional POI (Place) Types and symbols

Store Status

  • Play Store available 9:00PM AEST 6 Sept 2018
  • Apple App Store available 9:00AM AEST 7 Sept 2018
  • Windows Store available

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
31 July 2018 - V3.5.0

Features Added

  • Positions Manager: New system to allow extraction of all positional data to create user treks based on date ranges, In-App access to all saved User Treks with support export to GPX and other formats.
  • Direct link to Server based Track Logging on Home page with SAVE/CLEAR controls in-app. New settings to control auto refresh rate (default 5 mins), Base map type (eotopo, streets & paths or satellite) and visibility of the server map
  • Added Track Logging Geofence display to Map Screen and Server Track Logging Map
  • Map screen Speed/Direction control can be toggled top/bottom, plus initial position setting now in Settings (default bottom)
  • Range Rings now supported on Map screen via settings. Supports 0-5 rings at 250m to 5km between each (default None @ 1km)
  • Map screen now has cross hair in centre when not locked to current position, drop marker button changes to cross hair position when shown or current position when locked
  • All position entry fields now match the setting for position display format (D, DM & DMS)
  • Installed Altitude correction via server call when online updated every 20mins (small green dot will appear on map screen altitude when corrections loaded)

Updates Applied

  • Rebuild of full environment, all core components updated
  • Snail Trail/Locations DB data now added to Track Logging position upload
  • Map screen current position arrow sizeable via settings now supports 5 sizes (None - Huge - default Medium)
  • Added latest POI image sprite (includes dump points)
  • Corrected offline photo viewing problem after offline capture
  • Adjusted login process to ensure login occurs after device goes back online. Adjusted message when a failed auto login occurs if password/email validation fails
  • Fixed issue with Light map controls theme causing some nav control buttons to disappear

Store Status

  • Play Store available 1:00PM AEST 31 July 2018
  • Apple App Store available 4:39AM AEST 1 Aug 2018
  • Windows Store available

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
23 Feb 2018 - V3.1.0

Features Added

  • Added Altitude display on map screen (BETA) - Enable/Disabled in Settings

Updates Applied

  • Refactored the Track Logging Startup (possible timing issues)
  • Implemented correction to eliminate Zero tile download problems

Store Status

Play Store available 5:00PM AEST 22 Feb 2018
Apple App Store in Review
Windows Store in Review
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
08 Feb 2018 - 3.0.0

Features Added

Updates Applied

  • EOTopo 2018 online increased zoom from Level 14 to Level 16 (18K)
  • Premium EOTopo Offline Mapset replaced to new 2018 version (requires download)
  • Offline max zoom at 144K increased from Level 13 to Level 14 (ie. 2x magnification overzoom added)
  • Added support to disable internal GPS features to allow correct operation with External GPS connections (Tested and verified with Bad Elf - IOS)

Store Status

Play Store available 5:00PM AEST 08 Feb 2018
Apple App Store 8:34AM AEST 09 Feb 2018
Windows Store available 11:00AM AEST 10 Feb 2018
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
20 Sep 2017 - 2.1.3 Android
There was a final bug in the 2.1.2 code that stopped the maps working on the External Storage. This would be evident if you click on the Map button and it appears to do nothing.

Store Status

Play Store available 03:14PM AEST 20 Sept 2017
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
19 Sep 2017 - 2.1.2

Android

Corrected issue related to Offline Maps packs if you had the maps installed Internally on the Android device. After the upgrade to 2.1.0 or 2.1.1 the offline maps would go blank on the map as the system could not find the map tiles databases.[SH]Windows[/SHFixed the submit Reviews link that was not working.

iOS

Upgraded GPS driver to fix Tracking issue reported in 2.1.0.

Updates Applied

  • Added link to the ExplorOz Store to to purchase the Offline Map Packs while still supporting the App store purchase
  • Changed the title of the Comments database in Data Manager to Comments - Places & Treks to remove confusion

Store Status

Play Store available 11:30AM AEST 19 Sept 2017
Apple App store 09:00AM AEST 20 Sept 2017
Windows Store available 07:00PM AEST 21 Sept 2017
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
17 Sep 2017 - 2.1.1
Release to correct small issue with Reviews data download for IOS and Android clients. Windows 10 is not affected and will remain at 2.1.0.

Store Status

Play Store available 11:00AM AEST 17 Sept 2017
Apple App store available 11:00AM AEST 19 Sept 2017
Windows Store Not required
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
15 Sep 2017 - 2.1.0

Features Added

  • Windows 10 Support and availability from the Windows Store

Updates Applied

  • Updates to the Turn-By-Turn guidance formula to increase distance predication and bring voice prompt earlier at speed
  • Refactor all Active GPS systems (Map display, Navigation mode & Track logging) to ensure app stays active and to foreground services
  • Added TrekID to Description panel in Treks
  • Track Logging position reports sent using updated https mode
  • Private Trek edit/create from Map now prompts for overwrite or new

Issues Fixed

  • Route error when multiple treks are added (using Add)

Store Status

Play Store available 06:00PM AEST 14 Sept 2017
Apple App Store available 09:00AM AEST 16 Sept 2017
Windows Store available 11:00PM AEST 16 Sept 2017
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
07 July 2017 - 2.0.3

Updates applied

  • Fixed offline/online auto map switching problem
  • Adjusted database setup during download

Store Status

Play Store available 06:00PM AEST 07 July 2017
Apple App store In 10:25AM AEST 08 July 2017
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
20 June 2017 - 2.0.2

Updates applied

  • Adjusted text of messages shown during download of maps and data
  • Corrected issue with tile count routine that caused the maps to appear not to be loaded correctly
  • Added back button from Home page to pop up message and allow App close
  • Adjusted Settings - Advanced - DB Clear function to force close the App at completion

Store Status

Play Store available 08:30PM AEST 20 June 2017
Apple App store 09:00AM AEST 21 June 2017
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
16 June 2017 - 2.0.1 Android
The 2.0.0 release has a problem in Android 7 that causes the app to crash on launch. This was caused by a config flag that was installed during the update process. This flag was removed and a new release uploaded to resolve the problem.

Store Status

Google Play Store available 9:30AM AEST 16 June 2017
14 June 2017 - 2.0.0

Major Update

  • Home page update - added settings options and adjust layout for upgraded features
  • Private places now editable within the app
  • Private treks fully sync with online account
  • Private treks now editable within the app
  • Treks driving directions added and used in nav mode routing (driving distance vs straight line)
  • Places and Treks list pages max width set to ensure readability
  • Quick add of new place when adding from Map (no entry required - just click)
  • Voice Guidance - basic announcements and turn by turn (currently in BETA mode) - defaults to Basic
  • Places view enable/disable in the map control/layers panel
  • Treks view enable/disable in the map control/layers panel
  • Current zoom status in the map control/layers panel
  • Attribution on the maps now shows online or offline
  • New setting - Font Size, allows for change to all fonts/buttons used within the app
  • New setting - Status Bar visible, toggles the top line device status bar on/off
  • New setting - Position Display Format with choice of D, DM & DMS this adjusts the shown format on all pages
  • New setting - Show Position in Speed/Heading will turn on a position display in the on map screen Speed and Direction panel
  • New setting - Map colour theme to control buttons and controls colours
  • New setting - Voice Prompts, supports Basic and Turn by Turn (BETA)
  • Help files updated to support new/changed functions and features

Changes Applied

  • Review system updated to use local copy on initial view and update in the background
  • Main settings moved to new settings database to ensure they do not get removed by the OS during update
  • Map remembers last state and returns to previous view on open
  • Distance displays updated to show metres for close items not decimals of kms
  • Fixed keyboard causing fields to disappear in entry screens

Core Updates

Cordova 6.5.0, Geolocation 2.7.2, Purchase 6.1.2, Crosswalk 2.3.0, SQL 0.8.6, TTS 0.2.3

Store Status

Play Store available 9:00PM AEST 14 June 2017
Apple App store available 5:24AM AEST 15 June 2017
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
29 Nov 2016 - 1.11.9
Features Added:
- New setting to turn off the current position arrow - if off you get a dot marker on the map provided you have pulse enabled

Updates Applied:
- Addressed issue with place order in treks goto
- Corrected offline maps database creation routine which caused DB Init errors
- Updated place popup markers to new standard in Nav map
- Adjusted layering order of X button in Driving Directions panel

Play Store available 2:00PM AEST 29 Nov 2016
Apple App Store available 3:00AM AEST 2 Dec 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
01 Nov 2016 - 1.11.3
Updates Applied:
- Speed & Heading on map screens now resizes based on device screen size
- iOS 10 caching update that caused West Map loading issues
- iOS was not updating the Storage Location (Using:) count

Fixes Applied:
- Updates to DB deletion system to support reviews tables and structure changes

Play Store available 3:00PM AEST 1 Nov 2016
Apple App Store available 1:00PM AEST 29 Oct 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
20 Oct 2016 - 1.11.2
Updates Added:
- Added Treks Map to show all treks installed on a selectable map
- Changed map popup style improves performance, information and styling
- Added Speed and Heading display on maps - show/hide via Settings page
- Recalculated snail trail updates to force add position at turns and increase straight line distance (better accuracy)

Fixes Installed:
- Delete private place from the place description page not working
- Fixed issue with current position marker not in correct position on rotated map

Core Updates:
- GPS Driver 2.1.2 - implemented watchPosition in activeWatch method

Play Store available 6:00PM AEST 20 Oct 2016
Apple App Store available 1:00PM AEST 21 Oct 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
19 Sep 2016 - 1.10.2
Updates Applied:
- Add Direction of travel Up in map views via new three state operation of the GPS lock button (no lock, GPS lock, GPS + compass lock)
- Fixed issue with displaying incorrect End Place in treks description page when trek initial direction is reversed
- Installed storage space updates for Android < 5 to find all actual SD devices for install
- Auto close layer menu on snail trail reset
- Added help files for offline Comments system

Code Updates:
- Converted Trek pages to ControllerAs syntax
- Replaced A4Watch with updated Heartbeat change for Android < 5
- GPS Driver 2.0.10

Play Store available 3:00PM AEST 19 Sep 2016
Apple App Store available 1:00PM AEST 20 Sep 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
23 Aug 2016 - V1.10.0 (Android Only)
Features Added:
- Android support for map storage on External SD (reinstall required to change location, due to files structure changes and 4GB limit on SD).

Issues Fixed:
- Problem with GPS driver permissions not registering correctly on some Android versions.
- Removed GPS driver restart logic due to 2.0.7 changes.

Core Updates
GPS Location services updated from 1.7.0 to 2.0.7
SQL Driver services updated to 0.8.1-pre3

Play Store available 1:00PM AEST 23 Aug 2016
Apple App Store - Not Loaded

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
8 Aug 2016 - 1.9.3
Updates Applied:
- Added full offline places & treks comments system including all reply/followups, new data manager item + incremental downloads upon opening comments.
- In-place and in-trek sharing options implemented.
- Improvements in screen refresh and page switching.
- Android: Enabled move to SD for the main app (this does not address the maps storage)

Issues Fixed:
- Trek text search not working.
- Additional rework on in-app purchase system with issues reported on Offline_Map purchase.

Play Store available 6:00PM AEST 8 Aug 2016
Apple App Store available 8:50AM AEST 10 Aug 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
29 July 2016 - 1.9.1
Updates Applied:
- Fixes unable to purchase - compatibility problem for some older iPhones/iPad introduced in 1.9.0

Features Added:
- Added prompt for store rating after 5 opens and optional link to ratings from About page.

Play Store available 12:00PM AEST 29 July 2016
Apple App Store submitted for review

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
26 July 2016 - 1.9.0
Updates Added:
- Rewrite of places and treks list functions to remove dynamic position tracking improves performance significantly

Fixes Applied:
- Issue identified with Track Logging not starting correctly if not using the home screen as start screen
- In-App purchase issue causing some users to not register the in-app purchases correctly - EO server V2 implemented.

Core Updates:
- Implementation of more background analytics processes via Branch.io

Play Store available 4:00PM AEST 26 July 2016
Apple App Store 11:00AM AEST 27 July 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
12 July 2016 - 1.8.15
Features Added:
- Places and Treks list views now support swipe left to enable goto/delete actions
- Treks goto now asks direction of travel allowing planning in any direction
- iPad/iPhone added support for multi screen/multi tasking operation
- Added onHeartbeat 120sec position recording for extended still monitoring in Track Logging

Fixes Installed:
- Corrected snail trail truncation wrong
- Place photo click/touch opens first image
- Update to GPS driver launch sequence to eliminate possible timing clash

Play Store available 5:00PM AEST 12 July 2016
Apple App Store available 11:00AM AEST 13 July 2016.

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
6 July 2016 - 1.8.11
Features Added:
- NearBy places tab added to place page display
- Related treks added to place information page

Updates Applied:
- Issue identified in map pack download where incorrect (out of storage space) message was shown even if pack was installed.
- Place photo view caused crash if photos > 30
- Minor rework of in app purchase to ensure correct multi device usage

Core Updates:
- Upgraded SQL drivers to use sqlite-evcore-extbuild version - Speed and stability improvements

Play Store available 12:00PM AEST 6 July 2016
Apple App Store available 6:00AM AEST 7 July 2016.

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
1 July 2016 - 1.8.8
Updates Applied:
- Issue identified in map pack download where incorrect (out of storage) message was shown even if pack was installed.

Play Store available 4:30PM AEST 1 July 2016
Apple App Store waiting on testing validation on Android version.

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
29 June 2016 - 1.8.7
Features Added:
- persisted last 50km snail trail added + line colour option in settings
- snail trail control added to map layer controls (hide/reset)
- offline sync of Private Places to allow cross device sync and backup

Updates Applied:
- replaced GPS lock and zoom buttons on map pages to stop touch event pass through as reported from some users
- minor updates to map download routines to eliminate possible caching issues

Android 4.X Update:
- due to fault in older Android platforms a work around has been installed to ensure Track Logging movements are recorded and sent to the server. These devices cannot use the intelligent movement GPS system and so a timer has been installed to force these positional updates.

Core Updates:
- updated GPS driver to 1.7.0
- removed Basic Poll system. Now using updated GPS service detection system, this results in a massive battery power saving when not moving.

Play Store available 5:30PM AEST 29 June 2016
Apple App Store available 2:23AM AEST 1 July 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
15 June 2016 - 1.8.0
Treks major update:
- Added private treks via save option in navigation map.
- Adjusted treks list to support tabs with Recent, List & Private views.
Updates applied:
- Added scale bar to map views - located bottom right.
- Added new Settings help screen with full details on GPS Timers.
- Added in page help (? button) links.
- Added Home icon button to page headers for quick return to home page.
- Change minimum length of Place Name field when entering new place to 1 character.
- Heading text and button positions updated on Android.
- Places list button on map view changed destination from recent to public list.
- Minor button style updates.
Play Store available 8PM AEST 15 June 2016
Apple App store approved 1AM AEST 17 June 2016
Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
12 June 2016 - 1.7.3
Fixed following reported issues:

- Issue where centre on map was not correctly setup on initial map/nav map load

Updates applied:

- Added colour selection for Current & Next Navigational lines and icon pulse in settings
- Change heading line 2 colour from light-blue/white (bar-calm) to dark-grey/white (bar-dark)

This update to both platforms will also bring in the 1.7.2 updates to iOS pushed out to Android which includes support for Location Services disabled operation.

Play Store available 4PM AEST 12 June 2016
Apple App store approved 1PM AEST 14 June 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
11 June 2016 - 1.7.2 Android
Fixed following reported issues:

- Android random crashes with OutOfMemory errors.
- Implementation of last know or default location "Alice Springs" if Location Services are disabled.

Updates applied:

- Style adjustments to better support device specific font settings
- Add ability to change latitude & longitude of new places created via touch & hold or Pin in the map view.

This update has been urgently pushed to Android only at this stage to correct crash issues. iPad/iPhone release expected 12 June 2016
10 June 2016 - 1.6.15
Fixed following reported issues:

- Error Code 6 during map downloads caused by database constraint issue only seen on Android 5 systems.
- Bug causing Start Screen - Navigation Map to produce a blank screen.

Updates applied:

- Change email link to direct link to the Feedback and FAQ page on the app About screen.

Play Store available 11PM AEST 09 June 2016
Apple App store approved 8AM AEST 10 June 2016

Access to the updates can take several hours after availability and approval in the stores. Look on the Home screen at the bottom for the version number.
08 June 2016 - 1.6.14 Initial Release
First release version of the app published on App Store and Play Store.

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