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posted by cw on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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ViewRanger Android Beta 2.2.0

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Monday, August 15, 2011

We have released a new beta release for Android, version 2.2.0. The main changes are:

- Support for in-app purchase of maps and credit.

- Pinch and stretch zoom, on phones that support it.

- Import of .LOC files.

- ETA and ETE in trip view now display correctly.

- A range of bug fixes and small improvements.

The beta is available from​a. To install go to this page using the web browser on your phone; tap the Android logo to download; tap the downloaded file to install. If you use an Android Market version of ViewRanger, please wait for the release as we can't publish betas on the Market.

Release notes are in the wiki.

If you have any problems or feedback please email

New ViewRanger BuddyBeacon location sharing web pages

posted by cw on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

We've released an update to the ViewRanger BuddyBeacon webpage that enhances the permissive tracking of friends and family on the web.

ViewRanger BuddyBeacon is a great way to share your outdoor adventures; charity events; or just to stay in touch when you are out in the field. (Don't forget you can also track friend's BuddyBeacons directly within the ViewRanger app).

Find out more about how to set up BuddyBeacon within the ViewRanger app here:

The update includes:

You can add and follow more than one BuddyBeacon at the same time; making it simple to track groups.

The webpage's URL can be copied to share links to BuddyBeacon pages - ideal for setting up a page for an event or activity. You can also share links to your BuddyBeacon pages via Facebook and Twitter.

You can see altitude and speed graphs. The graph shown in the image below shows an ascent/descent of Snowdon as part of our participation in the Snowdon100 event earlier this year.

We've made some changes to the icons and page layout.

The profile image from your account will be used as your BuddyBeacon image.

You can set the time window over which you want to view a recorded track, and customize the local viewing timezone.

The ViewRanger BuddyBeacon homepage shows the (anonymous) latest locations of a selection of BuddyBeacon users around the world.

Try it for yourself at:

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ViewRanger at Geocaching's MegaWales

posted by cw on Friday, July 29, 2011

This weekend a small group from ViewRanger is off to participate at MegaWales 2011. MegaWales is the UK's fourth geocaching Mega-Event and will be held in Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on Sunday 31st July 2011.

A Mega-Event cache is similar to an Event Cache but it is much larger. More than six hundred avid geocachers are already signed up to attend. If you haven't registered yet, then simply turn up on the day.

You can find out more on the MegaWales website, including the program of talks here:

ViewRanger and Geocaching

ViewRanger can be an excellent app with which to explore geocaching as it combines the ability to display the geocache information from the pocket queries, downloaded as GPX files from or with OS maps. Plus, ViewRanger's navigation capabilities can be used to help guide you towards the cache.

So, if you are attending MegaWales this weekend, seek out Eric and Mel from ViewRanger. Who knows, you may even be able to grab yourself a highly desirable ViewRanger T-Shirt ;-)

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Update for Online Community and Trip Planning Website

posted by cw on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We have released an update for the online community and trip planning website.

My.viewranger is our web based customer zone designed to work alongside our mobile app, to allow you to use the convenience of your computer to:

* Plan your next adventure: search for routes, create your own
* Get organised: Synchronise your routes with your phones
* Invite others to participate: share your route
* Record your trips: Wirelessly upload your gps tracks from your phone
* Share your experiences: rate and comment on routes you have done
* Share your trips: share your tracks to Twitter, Facebook, and via email
* Keep a record of your trips: add notes & photos

New Updates at

GPS Tracks
• Now includes a track map page that shows the track, elevation profile and key stats (average speed, distance and time).
• You can share your track pages via facebook, twitter and email

Record the GPS track of your trip with the ViewRanger app and then Synch or Upload it wirelessly, from your phone or tablet, to your community account. You'll have a map page that you can share with friends, family, and your Twitter and Facebook followers.

User’s Profile Page
• You can now share profile pages with facebook, twitter and email. Share links to your own page, or share links to your favourite brands and publishers.
• In the Recently shared section, all routes are now included and pagination is available. Before it only showed the most recent 20. This allows users to see all of the content of a user/brand

Share your profile page by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter, or email share links under the profile image.

Activity on my routes
• On your homepage, an Activity Feed is now included so you can see who has favourite you and when someone comments on your routes.

View balance
• On the view credit balance page, the 3 types of credit are shown – general, Norway and the deprecated UK credit (some long-time users of ViewRanger may still have UK-specific map credits), rather than just general and Norway.

Android beta 2.1.3

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Monday, June 20, 2011

A new beta release of ViewRanger for Android is available, version 2.1.3. This contains a number of fixes and small improvements, particularly to track recording and syncing.

The release is available from - visit that page using the web browser on your phone, tap on the Android logo to download, then tap on the downloaded file to install. Sorry, the beta is not available if you use a version of ViewRanger downloaded from the Market.

Details of changes are in the wiki.

Android beta news

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A new beta release of ViewRanger for Android is available. It is version 2.1.0.

The ViewRanger Store section has been completely re-designed. It includes pictures and descriptions of the maps, and includes more route search options.

To install the beta use your phone's web browser to visit Tap on the Android logo to download, then tap on the downloaded file to install. If you use the Market version of ViewRanger, you need to wait for the release version.

All feedback welcome, to

Release news

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We have published updates for all versions of ViewRanger this week.

These updates add support for synchronizing routes and tracks with our new My.ViewRanger site, and with other devices. They also add improved account settings, and device management.

Android - version 2.0 is available from or the Android Market. As well as syncing it adds the new Trip view. Details here.

iPhone - version 2.0 is available from the App Store. As well as syncing it adds place name and route search, and commands like route from track. Details here.

Symbian - version 2.9.2 is available from If you get your software from an app store like Ovi, you need to wait for your app store to publish the update. As well as the syncing and account management, it improves internet access point handling. Details here.