Managing Your Routes on an Android Device
The primary goal of Route4Me Android Route Planner is to make your routing operations more flexible and enable you to plan, optimize and effortlessly manage your routes on the go. Route4Me Android app provides you with all necessary tools for gaining full control over your routes as well as the routes of your team members. Any updates or last-minute changes are instantly synchronized and become available across all associated devices.
All routes on your Route4Me account can be managed from any mobile or computer device that has the corresponding permission and access. To open the list of all routes on your Route4Me account from your Android device, go to “My Routes” from the navigation menu.
On the “My Routes” screen, you can view and manage your routes respectively. To learn more about using the Routes List on your Android device, please visit this page. To manage a particular route, tap on it and then select one of the preferred options from the route’s menu.
Changing the Route’s Start Time and Date
To update the start time and date of the route, select the corresponding option from the route’s menu.
Next, select the new start date for the route in the “Set Date” tab.
After that, select the start time for the route in the “Set Time” tab and tap “OK” to apply the changes. Tap “Reset” to set the current date as the route’s start.
Once the start time and date of the route are updated, you can check it under the route’s name on the “My Routes” screen.
Duplicating a Route
Duplicating routes allows you to plan master routes and re-use their duplicates with additional modifications. Thus, if you plan a complex route with multiple constraints and you want to keep it as a template for creating more similar routes but with particular alterations, you can duplicate it and modify the duplicates accordingly. To duplicate a route, select the corresponding option from the route’s menu.
Once the route is duplicated, the corresponding notification pops up at the bottom of the screen, and the duplicate is displayed on the “My Routes” screen respectively. The duplicate is a precise copy of the route from which it was duplicated. The only exceptions are that the duplicate does not have the same assigned user and does not contain notes and note attachments.
Adding a Route to Your Calendar
With Route4Me Android app, you can add your routes to third-party calendars to make sure that you are always up-to-date and on schedule. Then, you can easily share your scheduled events with your co-workers using any preferred third-party calendar app. To add a route to a calendar app, select the corresponding option from the route’s menu.
By default, Route4Me app opens Google Calendar, provided that it is the only calendar application installed on your Android device. Then, follow further instructions of the calendar app respectively. To learn more about adding routes to the third-party calendar apps, please visit this page.
Once the route is added to the calendar app, when you open the route’s menu, you can select the corresponding option to edit the calendar even.
Exporting Route Data
With Route4Me Android app, you can export optimized routes and use them for sharing with your team members, making reports, conducting the analysis of your routing operations and many other activities that can help you in making your business more efficient. Exported routes can also be used for navigation on specialized GPS devices. To export the route data, select the corresponding option from the route’s menu.
Then, choose in what file format you want to export the route. To learn more about the available export file formats, please visit this page.
Assigning a New User to a Route
Route4Me Android app enables you to easily assign and re-assign a new user to any route. To assign a user to a route, select the corresponding option from the route’s menu.
Next, select the user that you want to assign to the route from the list. Use the search bar at the top of the screen to navigate through the users list.
Once the selected user is assigned to the route, the corresponding notification pops up at the bottom of the screen. The assignee receives a notification on their email address and mobile device as well as the corresponding access to the route.
Deleting a Route
To delete a route from your Routes List, first, locate the route on the “My Routes” screen and then tap on it to open its menu.
Next, select “Delete” from the route’s menu respectively.
Please note that when you delete a route, it is permanently removed from your Route4Me account and becomes unavailable on all associated devices.
Adjusting the Route’s Settings
To adjust the route’s settings (change optimization settings and more), first, open the corresponding route from the “My Routes” screen.
Next, on the “Stops” screen, tap on the three dots menu icon in the top right corner of the screen and select “Route Settings” from the list.
Then, select “Current Route Settings” respectively.
After that, in the “Current Route Settings” tab, adjust the route’s settings to your preference. To learn more about the available optimization types, please visit this page.
To learn about adding stops to your routes and optimizing them, please visit this page.
Sharing a Route via Email Address
You can easily share your routes with your co-workers and colleagues. To do so, on the “Stops” screen of the opened route, tap on the three dots menu icon in the top right corner of the screen and select “Share Route” from the list.
Next, input the email address of the person with whom you want to share the route and tap “Send” to finish. When you share a route, the receiver gets a brief overview of the route’s metrics, a high-resolution map with the overlay of the route, and the list of all stops included in the corresponding route. Please note that assigning a route to a user is different from sharing it as the latter only sends an email with route’s data but does not grant access to the route.
Renaming a Route
To change the route’s name, on the “Stops” screen, tap on the name of the opened route.
Then, edit the route’s name in the corresponding field and tap “Confirm” to apply the changes.