Start, Navigate and Complete Routes – Android Route Planner App
Route4Me’s Android Route Planner app provides seamless continuity throughout the entire multi-stop route planning, optimization, navigation, and visitation process. In this guide, you can learn how to start, navigate, and complete routes. Specifically, how to start scheduled routes, share route ETAs, use Route4Me’s in-app voice-guided navigation, set stop statuses, collect proof of delivery (POD), visit and service, complete routes, and more.
Additionally, learn how to start, navigate, and complete routes using Route4Me’s iPhone iOS Route Planner app.
NOTE: Depending on your account settings, you can have a different set of features available on your Route4Me Android Route Planner app. To enable specific features for your account, please contact the Route4Me Support Team. Additionally, you can learn more about the difference between Route4Me’s Mobile and Marketplace subscriptions and the features they support.
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Start, Navigate and Complete Multi-Stop Routes – Flow Overview
Navigating and completing multi-stop routes with Route4Me’s Android Route Planner is fast and simple. Follow these quick steps to open, start, navigate, and complete your Route4Me-optimized last-mile routes. Additionally, learn more about planning new routes using Route4Me’s Android Route Planner app.
First, go to “Routes” in the app’s navigation menu, open the preferred route, and tap the “Start Route” button to start your route.
Next, tap on the “Navigate” button next to the stop that you want to visit from your current location. After that, select “Route4Me In-App Navigation” to use Route4Me’s Integrated Voice-Guided Navigation and proceed to navigate the route. Alternatively, you can use Google Maps, Waze, HERE WeGo, CoPilot, Uber, and other GPS navigation apps.
When you arrive at a route stop, you can set a specific status to the stop and attach various types of proof of visit, delivery, or service. First, tap on the “Arrived” button and then the “Set Status” button. Next, select the preferred stop status. After that, you can attach an e-signature, image, text note, and other types of proof of delivery or service to the stop. Accordingly, after visiting all route stops, you can complete and end the route.
Routes List Visibility – All Routes, My Routes, Draft Routes
To open your Route4Me Routes List, go to “Routes” in the app’s navigation menu. In your Routes List, you can access the following route types: My Routes, All Routes, and Drafts. Depending on your subscription and user type, you may have access to single or multiple route types. Additionally, learn more about Route4Me’s user types and Marketplace vs Mobile subscriptions.
|My Routes||All routes that are assigned to you. Specifically, when you assign a route to another user, this user can have a specific level of access to the given route. Additionally, learn more about Route4Me’s User Types and Account-Level Permissions.|
|All Routes||All routes that are assigned to you and your sub-users. Additionally, learn more about Route4Me’s User Types and Account-Level Permissions.|
|Drafts||Your Draft routes. When you start planning a route, add addresses, adjust settings, etc., and don’t finish optimizing the route, the app automatically saves this route as a Draft.|
Start Routes on Route4Me’s Muti-Stop Route Planner App
First, go to “Routes” in the app’s navigation menu and then open the preferred route. At the top of the opened route, you can check such route details as route start time, distance, number of stops, predicted route duration, and more.
Next, tap the “Start Route” button to start your route. After that, you can navigate to route stops and complete the route. Equally important, when you start a scheduled route, the app automatically updates its start time to the current time.
Share ETA – Send SMS with Estimated Time of Arrival
For more convenience, you can share your estimated arrival time with customers before you start navigating to their location. To do so, tap on the preferred route stop and then select “Share Progress (ETA)” from the menu. Next, the app will automatically prepopulate a text message with a link to Route4Me’s Order Tracking Portal and the respective order tracking number. Accordingly, the recipient can then open their order details and check your estimated arrival time.
In-App Voice-Guided GPS Navigation on Route Planner App
To navigate to a specific route stop, tap the “Navigate” button next to that stop. Next, select the “Route4Me In-App Navigation” option to use Route4Me’s Integrated Voice-Guided Navigation. After that, your Route4Me Android Route Planner app will use the in-app navigation by default. Accordingly, you can change this in the settings.
At the top of the navigation map, you can see the turn directions for the next maneuver. At the bottom of the GPS navigation map, you can see the estimated time of arrival at the next or last route stop and the estimated remaining navigation distance. Further, you can learn how to enable Single Stop Navigation and Continuous Route Navigation.
Navigation Settings on Route4Me’s Android Route Planner App
To change your navigation settings, go to “Settings” in the app’s main menu and then adjust the following settings:
|Distance Units||Select the preferred distance units: miles or kilometers. Accordingly, the selected distance units will be used in the in-app navigation and all other app interfaces.|
|Default Navigation App||When you start navigation, the respective route stop will be automatically sent to the selected Default Navigation App: Route4Me’s In-App Navigation, Google Maps, HERE WeGo, CoPilot GPS, Waze, Uber, etc. For the most optimal and accurate navigation directions and experience, we recommend using Route4Me’s In-App Navigation.|
|In-App Navigation Mode||Single Stop Navigation allows you to navigate to one stop at a time. Continuous Route Navigation allows you to navigate the entire multi-stop route without closing the navigation. Equally important, the In-App Navigation Moden applies to Route4Me’s integrated navigation only. All third-party GPS navigation apps support single-stop navigation only.|
GPS Navigation Apps – Google Maps Route Planner, Waze, Etc.
In addition to Route4Me’s In-App Voice-Guided Navigation, you can use other GPS navigation apps. Specifically, you can navigate Route4Me-optimized routes using Google Maps route planner, HERE WeGo, Waze, CoPilot GPS, Uber, and other GPS navigation and ridesharing apps. To do so, make sure your preferred navigation app is selected as the default navigation app in your app’s settings. Next, simply tap on the “Navigate” button next to the preferred stop, and Route4Me will automatically send the respective address to your navigation app.
Stop Statuses – Set Route Stop Statuses on Route Planner App
As you navigate through the route and arrive at route stops, you can set various progress statuses to your stops. For your convenience, you can interpret the app’s generic statuses as you see fit for your specific routing and business needs. To set status to a stop, tap on the “Arrived” and then “Set Status” button next to the stop. Next, select the preferred stop status and tap on the respective “Mark As” button to save the status.
Additionally, you can set statuses to route stops from the route map. First, tap on the map icon to open the route on the map. Next, tap on the preferred stop on the map and then on the “Arrived” and then “Set Status” buttons. After that, select the preferred stop status and tap on the respective “Mark As” button to save the status.
Proof of Visit, Delivery, Service – E-Signatures, Images, Notes
After selecting the preferred stop status, you can attach various types of proof of visit, delivery, or service to the stop. For example, to attach a text note to the stop, tap on the plus icon next to the “Notes” field. To attach an electronic signature to the route stop, tap the plus icon next to the “Signature” field and then sign on the device’s screen. Similarly, to attach an image or a photo to the route stop, tap on the plus icon next to the “Photo” button.
Barcode Scanner – Attach Barcode Data to Route Stops
Furthermore, you can scan barcodes and attach barcode data to route stops as custom data. To do so, tap on the preferred route stop and then select “Scan Barcode” from the menu. Next, use Route4Me’s Barcode Scanner to scan the barcode. After that, the app will automatically attach the scanned barcode data to the route stop as Custom Data. To check the attached barcode data, tap on the stop, select “Stop Info” from the menu, and then check the “Custom Data” section.
End Route – Complete Multi-Address Route on Route Planner App
When you visit the last stop on the route, Route4Me automatically prompts you to end the route. Additionally, you can complete the route manually by tapping the “End Route” button at the bottom of the route’s stops list. After ending the route, editing the route and its stops is automatically disabled. If you want to edit the route after ending it, tap on the “Resume Route” button at the bottom of the stops list.
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