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- “Thank goodness it came free with a Trail Magazine subscription”
It' terribly clunky (on an Android phone, anyway). The App frequently crashes - it's NOT intutive when it comes to downloading maps (which you will need to do if you want to use them offline - and, let's face it, many hikes are not in mobile phone coverage), and as for downloading routes, oh boy! I show routes on the App which I simply cannot see if I look on the web site. It gets so frustrating, I just kep returning to Viewranger. Sadly, for that, I have to pay for mapping, but at least it's stable and far less frustrating.
Good start, OS, but this needs a LOT of work if it's to be more than just a neat toy to messa round with on a computer.
- “Great in principle, shoddy implementation”
This should be a great web app, unfortunately it is extremely unreliable. The phone app (Android) will often refuse to display maps, even ones downloaded to the phone, and there is a persistent problem with the location icon not displaying on the map, making it useless for navigation. The web app is unreliable too. For the past couple of weeks I have been unable to look at the routes I've created, I just get an error message "unfortunately we cannot load your routes at this time" - there is no indication why this happens or when the routes will be available. My advice would be: don't pay for the premium access, it sounds very reasonably priced, but the reliability issues mean you'll have to buy paper maps and use those to plan anyway,
- “Using your own reference names....”
Having asked OS about being able to add a note to my purchased maps customer service did come back to me and offer me a free upgrade from mapfinder which I currently have installed on my phone and would also add my purchased maps - which is great - but my current issue is in all of my purchased maps there is only the map reference to identify them - consequently I literally have to open each one to find the one Im looking for....
I would love to be able to add a name such as "Buttermere" or "Stour Valley" so I can easily look at my saved and purchased maps - it seems to be such a simple thing that maybe should have been looked at in the planning stage of building this app.....
I look at my(long!) list and SM 94 literally means nothing to me.... !