Offline Mode – Android Route Planner App
Route4Me’s Android Route Planner app provides seamless continuity throughout the entire multi-stop route planning, optimization, navigation, and completion process. For your convenience and efficiency, you can seamlessly continue using your Route4Me Android Route Optimization App when you have a bad internet connection or even no internet connection at all.
For example, as a delivery driver, field service technician, or field sales rep, you may go out of the city, into underground facilities, long tunnels, and other places with poor or no internet connection. Route4Me’s Offline Mode enables you to seamlessly continue navigating and completing your routes with no internet connection at all. In this guide, you can learn how to use the Offline Mode, what features are supported offline, how to manually sync the route data collected offline, and more.
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Using Offline Mode on Route4Me’s Android Route Planner App
To seamlessly continue navigating and completing a route with an unstable or no internet connection, load the preferred route on your device. To load a route, make sure that you are connected to the internet. Next, go to “Routes” in the app’s main menu and then open the preferred route. Accordingly, the app will automatically load the opened route.
After loading the route, you can start and navigate the route as usual. When the app detects that you have an unstable or no internet connection, it will show a red warning sign in the top left corner of the screen. Accordingly, when you lose the internet connection, you can seamlessly continue navigating and completing your route.
As you continue navigating your route offline, you can set stop statuses, collect proof of delivery and service, and perform other activities to complete the route. When your internet connection is restored, the app will automatically synchronize all route data and activities completed offline with the servers.
Supported Offline Features on Android Route Planner App
Route4Me’s Android Route Planning app enables you to use most of its features in the Offline Mode. Below, you can find the list of the features you can continue using when your Android device has an unstable or no internet connection.
|Routes||Open the loaded route and check its start time, stops, route metrics (i.e., distance, number of stops, etc.), and route map.|
|Navigation||Navigate the loaded route using Route4Me’s In-App Voice-Guided Navigation. Additionally, you can navigate Route4Me-optimized routes using other supported third-party navigation apps that work without the internet.|
|Stop Statuses||Set statuses to stops on the loaded route. Additionally, learn more about Stop Statuses on Route4Me’s Android Route Optimization App.|
|Proof of Visit||Attach text notes, images, electronic signatures, and other types of proof of visit to stops on the loaded route. Additionally, learn more about Collecting and Attaching Proof of Visit, Delivery, or Service on Route4Me’s Android Route Planning app.|
|Barcode Scanner||Use Route4Me’s Android Route Planner’s integrated barcode scanner. In detail, attach barcode data to route stops as Custom Data. Additionally, learn more about using Route4Me’s Android Route Planning App-Integrated Barcode Scanner.|
Synchronize Pending Offline Data on Android Route Planner App
Additionally, you can check what route activities have been completed when your device is still offline. To do so, tap the red warning sign in the top left corner of the opened route’s screen. Accordingly, the “Pending Data” screen shows all unsynchronized events and activities completed offline, which are locally stored on your device.
Once your device has a stable internet connection, the app automatically synchronizes the Pending Data with the servers. Additionally, you can manually push data synchronization by tapping the “Synchronize All” button when your device is online.
Mobile to Web Offline Mode Pending Data Synchronization
Furthermore, Route4Me’s Marketplace Subscriptions support real-time route data synchronization between the Android Route Planner app and Route4Me’s Web Platform. In detail, once your internet connection is restored, all route data and activities completed offline can be instantly synchronized across all connected accounts and devices. Accordingly, stop statuses, collected signatures and photos, and other data will automatically become available on Route4Me’s Web Platform in real-time.