Manage Stops on Routes – Android Route Planner

 

The main goal of Route4Me Android Route Planner is to make your route planning operations more flexible and enable you to plan, optimize and effortlessly manage your routes on the go. Route4Me Android Route Planning app provides you with all the necessary tools for gaining full control over your routes as well as the routes of your team members. Route4Me’s dynamic routing capabilities enable you to easily manage any stop on any route at any time and modify routes in real-time while making sure that you and your team are always up-to-date. All updates and last-minute changes are instantly synchronized and become available across all associated devices.

 

To manage stops on a particular route, first, go to My Routes from the navigation menu. Next, tap on the route that contains the stops you want to manage and then open the corresponding route respectively.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

On the Stops screen of the opened route, tap on any stop to open its options menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Viewing a Stop on the Map

To view a particular stop on the map, select Show on Map from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Once the stop is displayed on the map, you can mark it as Visited and Departed as well as view its information.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Editing Stop’s Address, Alias and Phone Number

To edit the address, alias or phone number of a stop, select Edit from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Then, you can update or change the stop’s address, alias, and phone number respectively. The phone number can also be added from the address book app on your device. Tap on the Edit Address button to apply the changes.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Making a Stop Origin

To make a particular stop the first one on the route (departure stop), first, tap on it to open its menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Next, select Make Origin from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Once the stop is Made Origin, it becomes the first/departure stop on the route. If the route is optimized as Round Trip, then the first stop on the route also becomes the last stop on the corresponding route.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Adding Notes to a Stop on the Route4Me Android Route Planning App

To add a note to a stop, select Add Note from the stop’s meu. Notes can serve as electronic proof of delivery (POD), helping your drivers collect delivery confirmation documents in multiple formats, such as customer signatures (Sign on Glass), images, text, etc.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Next, fill out the note and tap on the checkmark icon in the top right corner of the screen to save and attach the note to the stop.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Once the note is attached to the stop, the corresponding notification pops up at the bottom of the screen as well as a note icon next to the stop’s address indicates so on the Stops screen.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

 

Viewing All Notes Attached to a Stop on the Android Route Planner App

To view all notes attached to a particular stop, select Show Notes from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

The Notes screen displays all notes attached to the corresponding stop. To add a new note to the stop, tap on the plus icon in the top right corner of the screen.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

To use navigation for reaching a particular stop on the route, tap on the steering wheel icon next to the corresponding stop.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Alternatively, select Send to Navigation App from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Then, you can choose between Route4Me In-App Navigation or one of the third-party navigation apps installed on your Android device. Once you select the preferred method of navigation, follow further instructions respectively.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Viewing Stop’s Information on the Route4Me Android Route Planner App

To view all available information about a particular stop, select Stop Info from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

The Stop Info screen displays all available information about the corresponding stop.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Scanning a Barcode on the Route4Me Android Route Planning App

Route4Me’s Barcode Scanner allows you to attach the information captured from a barcode to a stop. Using the barcode scanner helps to reduce the time of data input, eliminate the chance of human error and ensure that the captured information is securely saved. To capture information from a barcode and attach it to a particular stop, select Scan Barcode from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Then, scan the barcode using the camera app on your device. Once the barcode is scanned, its information is added to the stop as one or multiple Custom Data fields.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Generating Orders from Stops on the Route4Me Android Route Planning App

Route4Me Android Route Planning app allows you to generate orders from stops and use them as one time transactions or visits as well as re-use them multiple times. To generate an order from a particular stop, select Generate Order from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Next, schedule the order for the preferred date and tap OK to save it.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Once the order is successfully generated, the corresponding notification will indicate so at the bottom of the screen.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Deleting a Stop on the Route4Me Android Route Planning App

To remove a stop from a route on the Route4Me Android Route Planning app, first, tap on the stop that you want to delete to open its menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Next, select Delete from the stop’s menu.

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

Then, the stop is removed from the route respectively. Please NOTE that when you remove the stop that was inserted or added to the route as an order or a contact from your Address Book, you remove the stop from the corresponding route only (the stop – contact or address – is not deleted from any other interface).

Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device

 

 

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