Planning a New Route Using Route4Me’s iPhone Route Planner (Specifying Route Optimization Settings and Adding Addresses)

Route4Me’s iPhone Route Planner is designed to make your routing operations and transactions as fast and flexible as possible, allowing you to plan, optimize, and navigate routes of any complexity on the go. Thus, while out in the field, you can effortlessly accommodate the particular needs of your business or unique business model using only your iPhone. Route4Me provides near real-time data synchronization across all associated computer and mobile devices so that all routes that are planned using Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile apps can be automatically synchronized with the Route4Me Web Platform and vice versa.

 

To plan a new route using your Route4Me iPhone app, first, go to “Routes” from the navigation menu, tap on the “Add New Route” button and then select “Set Brand New Route” accordingly. To learn more about planning routes with the same addresses as in the current route, visit this page.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

Next, on the “Route Settings ” screen, first, input the name for the route into the “Route Name” field. To set the start time and date for the route, use the corresponding fields in the “Route Schedule” section.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

In the “Optimization Type” section, you can choose one of the following optimizations:

  • – Roundtrip: The app optimizes the route (sequence of stops) and the route starts and ends at the same stop/address;
  • – Lock Last Destination: The app optimizes the route (sequence of stops) and ends the route at the current last added or uploaded stop;
  • – End Anywhere: The app optimizes the route (sequence of stops) and automatically chooses the most efficient and optimal stop for ending the route;
  • – Disable Optimization – Roundtrip: The app does not optimize the route and ends the route at the same stop where it starts (the first added or uploaded address);
  • Disable Optimization – End Anywhere: The app does not optimize the route and chooses the last added or uploaded address as the end-stop of the route.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

In the “Optimization for” section, you can set up the most efficient optimization for the route in terms of the “Shortest Distance,” “Shortest Time,” or “Shortest Time with Current Traffic.”

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

Depending on the particular needs of your business or unique business model, in the “Travel Mode” section, you can set up the route to be optimized for walking (pedestrian optimization) or for driving (vehicle optimization).

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

To finish adjusting the settings of the route and proceed to add addresses, tap on the “Done” button in the top right corner of the screen. Next, tap on the “Set Your Departure Address” button to add addresses/stops to the route.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

To manually add an address to the route, first, select “Add New” on the “Add Address” screen. Next, input the full or partial address into the “Address” field and then select one of the suggested geocoded and corrected variants accordingly.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

After that, add an alias to the address using the corresponding field (optional), adjust the preferred “Service Time” for the address, and then tap on the “Add” button in the top right corner of the screen to add the address to the route.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

To add an address from the Favorites to the route, first, choose the “Select from Favorites” option on the “Add Address” screen and then select the preferred address from your favorite addresses. To learn more about creating and managing your Favorites addresses, visit this page.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

After that, add an alias to the address using the corresponding field (optional), adjust the preferred “Service Time” for the address, and then tap on the “Add” button in the top right corner of the screen to add the address to the route.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

To add an address from the Recents to the route, first, choose the “Select from Recents” option on the “Add Address” screen and then select the preferred address from the list of the recently used addresses.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

After that, add an alias to the address using the corresponding field (optional), adjust the preferred “Service Time” for the address, and then tap on the “Add” button in the top right corner of the screen to add the address to the route.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

To add an address from the contacts on your iPhone to the route, first, choose the “Select from Contacts” option on the “Add Address” screen and then select the preferred contact accordingly. Next, tap on the available address associated with the selected contact to add it to the route.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

After that, select one of the suggested geocoded and corrected variants accordingly. Next, add an alias to the address using the corresponding field (optional), adjust the preferred “Service Time” for the address, and then tap on the “Add” button in the top right corner of the screen to add the address to the route.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

To add an address or contact from your Route4Me Address Book to the route, first, choose the “Add from Synced Address Book” option on the “Add Address” screen. After that, select one or multiple addresses from your Route4Me Synced Address Book and then tap on the “Done” button to add the selected addresses to the route.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

To use your current location as the start or end stop for the route, select one of the preferred options on the “Add Address” screen accordingly.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

After adding addresses to the route, tap on the “Plan Route” button to optimize the route based on the predefined optimization settings.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

Once the route is optimized, it becomes available in the “Synced” section on the “Routes” screen and can be viewed and navigated accordingly.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

Route4Me provides near real-time data synchronization across all associated computer and mobile devices so that all routes that are planned using Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile apps can be automatically synchronized with the Route4Me Web Platform and vice versa.

Planning a New Route Using the Route4Me iPhone App

 

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