Tracks is an iPhone application intended for recreational hikers, bikers, runners, joggers or anyone who simply wants to know where they’ve been. You can record your outdoor activity and view your path and statistics in real time. When you’re done with your hike, bike run, walk etc, you can see where you’ve been and upload your activity details and photos to Google’s Fusion Tables and Picassa, or export to GPX for geotagging photos or import into desktop activity tracking tools like Ascent, Rubitrack or Training Peaks WKO+.
After a bit of a break, Tracks development is back in full swing again. Here’s some of the new features you can look forward to seeing in the next couple of updates.
- Autosave. Incrementally save track data while recording. Not only does autosave minimize potential for data loss should something unexpected happen to the application or device, but it sets the foundation for the next feature.
- Live Track Sharing. One of our users requested this feature and we think its a great idea. Look for it soon. One of the things that should differentiate Tracks is we will not require you to sign up, create any special account or otherwise submit any personally identifiable information (the sole exception may be linking your friends and sessions across multiple devices, where we may need an email address)
- Pause recording. Allow recording multiple segments in a single session. So you can stop for lunch and pause tracks to save your battery. Then finish recording the afternoon leg of a trip in the same session.
- Waypoints and Tagging. Let users tag images and routes with keywords and/or comments(preferably by voice).
Here’s a few screen grabs of what Tracks looks like today: