Android Stops Bundling – Open Stops Groups Using Route4Me’s Android Route Planner
Route4Me’s Stops Bundling feature allows you to automatically combine all the route destinations that are approximately in the same geographic region, into a single location that makes the most sense in your route.
The Stops Bundling feature can be enabled only for Route4Me’s Web Subscriptions. To use the Stops Bundling feature on your Route4Me iOS or Android mobile app, make sure that Route4Me’s Stops Bundling Add-On is enabled for your Route4Me Web Account.
- Learn more about how to use the Stops Bundling feature and optimize routes with bundled destinations using the Route4Me Web Platform.
- Learn more about how to open and manage bundled addresses and locations using Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner App.
To optimize route(s) with Address or Location Bundling that can be opened using Route4Me’s Android mobile app, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu. Next, select one of the preferred route data import methods: Interactive Map Editor, Copy-and-Paste, Upload a File, or Import Data.
Route4Me’s Destinations Bundling feature allows you to bundle route stops with the same address or the same latitude and longitude coordinates. When formatting your bundling spreadsheet, for multiple route destinations to be bundled into a single merged or separate bundle, they must have the same address (see the example below) or the same latitude and longitude coordinates. You can learn more about how to format spreadsheets for Address Bundling and Coordinates Bundling on this page.
After importing your bundling spreadsheet, proceed to set up the preferred Stops Bundling parameters. To do so, click on the “Bundling” gear icon in the top left corner of the “Verify Addresses on Map” window. After that, use the “Group Locations into Bundles” window to set up the preferred bundling settings.
After specifying the preferred Bundling rules, make sure that you have applied them to the imported addresses by switching on the Bundling button.
To open a planned route that has bundled addresses using your Route4Me Android Route Planner, go to My Routes from the navigation menu and then open the preferred route from your Routes List.
When you use the “Keep as Separate Destinations” bundling rule, Route4Me creates one or multiple Stops Groups with the destinations that have the same address or latitude and longitude coordinates.
On your Route4Me Android app, each Stops Group (bundle) is displayed as a set of route stops. The header of each Stops Group indicates how many stops with the same address or coordinates are included into the given Stops Group.
Each destination in every Stops Group is displayed as a separate entity (destination) that has its separate stop manifest, ETAs, order details, service time, and other details. To open the details of a particular separate destination in a specific Stops Group (bundle), tap on the given destination and then select “Stop Info” from the menu.
When using the “Merge into a Single Destination” bundling rule, Route4Me merges all destinations that have the same address or coordinates into a single destination on the given route.
On your Route4Me Android Route Planner app, each bundle with merged destinations is displayed as a header with the number of merged destinations over the first included destination.
To view the details of a particular bundle with merged destinations, tap on the preferred bundle, and then select “Stop Info” from the menu. On the “Stop Info” screen of the opened bundle, you can check the aggregated details (i.e., order details, service times, etc.) of all addresses and locations merged within the given bundle.