Managing Stops on Your Routes Using an Android Device
The main 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. Being able to easily manage any stop on any route at any time enables you to modify routes in real time and make 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.
On the “Stops” screen of the opened route, tap on any stop to open its options menu.
Viewing a Stop on the Map
To view a particular stop on the map, select “Show on Map” from the stop’s menu.
Once the stop is displayed on the map, you can mark it as “Visited” and “Departed” as well as view its information. To learn more about viewing and managing stops on the map, please visit this page.
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.
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.
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.
Next, select “Make Origin” from the stop’s menu.
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.
Adding Notes to a Stop
To add a note to a stop, select “Add Note” from the stop’s meu.
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.
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.
To learn more about adding notes to your stops, please visit this page.
To learn how to customize your notes, please visit this page.
Viewing All Notes Attached to a Stop
To view all notes attached to a particular stop, select “Show Notes” from the stop’s menu.
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.
Navigating to a Stop
To use navigation for reaching a particular stop on the route, tap on the steering wheel icon next to the corresponding stop.
Alternatively, select “Send to Navigation App” from the stop’s menu.
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.
Viewing Stop’s Information
To view all available information about a particular stop, select “Stop Info” from the stop’s menu.
The “Stop Info” screen displays all available information about the corresponding stop. To learn more about what type of information can be displayed on the “Stop Info” screen, please visit this page.
Scanning a Barcode
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.
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. To learn more about using the barcode scanner on your Android device, please visit this page.
Generating Orders from Stops
Route4Me Android 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.
Next, schedule the order for the preferred date and tap “OK” to save it.
Once the order is successfully generated, the corresponding notification will indicate so at the bottom of the screen. To learn more about generating and managing orders on your Android device, please visit this page.
Deleting a Stop
To remove a stop from a route, first, tap on the stop that you want to delete to open its menu.
Next, select “Delete” from the stop’s menu.
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).
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