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RE: Feature suggestion
This is already possible. You can upload a POI collection in OV2, GPX, CSV format through the routelab. As far as I know you can export any route with named waypoints such as "good motorhotel x" "nice rest stop y" as such a format and then re-import it as an POI file.
(SOLVED) Attention: Regarding current TomTom MyDrive issues
Update: The issue has been resolved swiftly through close cooperation between TomTom and our development team. TomTom took immediate action with the provided information and was able to fix the bug.
Your attention please,
TomTom has changed something in their cloud SDK. This has caused problems with saving routes via MyRoute-app on TomTom MyDrive. It is a problem that MyRoute-app cannot resolve at the moment because the cause lies with TomTom. TomTom has been contacted in regards to this issue and it is expected that the problem can be resolved in collaboration with them. If neccecary, MyRoute-app is standing by to help TomTom in this. In the text below we'll explain what exactly the problem entails.
If you export a route to your TomTom via the "Save as> TomTom MyDrive" function, you will still see the route neatly in your TomTom, so that is NOT the problem. But the routes will no longer be visible in TomTom MyDrive. Even more annoying, the routes that you had in MyDrive will suddenly be gone and you will no longer be able to upload routes to MyDrive. The only solution is to create an entirely new MyDrive account.
It is therefore only a problem if you think it is important that your routes remain in TomTom MyDrive. Our advice is therefore NOT to use the "Save as> TomTom MyDrive" function in MyRoute-app until TomTom resolves this issue. If it is absolutely adamant that a route gets uploaded to MyDrive then there is a workaround: you can save a route on your hard drive and upload it to TomTom MyDrive.
If you, like us and many others, do not use MyDrive as a route archive, it is NOT a problem. The "Save as> TomTom MyDrive" function still works correctly if you want to export a route from MyRoute app to your TomTom via the cloud. Your online route archive in MyRoute-app is and will remain intact and you can continue to export your routes via the cloud to your TomTom with a PC, tablet or smartphone.
We will report that as soon as we have a reply from TomTom. If your account has been locked, report this to TomTom so that they can unlock your account.
RE: Feature suggestion
Hi there Davide, if you view your route you can see the total trip duration directly below the search bar.
If you're planning a multiday trip I'd advise just building the route as one route and then using the "split route" option to cut it into different parts.
A great example of amazing multiday trips that you can both use as basis for your own routes can be found at myrouteapp.com/library. These routes already include information, stops and everything you might need.
RE: preventing waypoint changes in error
Hi Eva, Right now, no there isn't.
However, this is a much requested feature that we're looking at. Honestly, from a design perspective we expected that this could never become as annoying as it apparantly is. Keep an eye out for the announcements!
Forum offline and back up
A quick update. As many of you might have noticed today, the forum has been offline due to a problem at NodeBB. Nothing to worry about, as it was simply the web server not starting up after renewing a security certificate.
Why MyRoute-app waits with announcements
The single most requested feature was in fact, not, a height profile. The single most requested feature was a kind of insight into what we’re working on next in general. In the past we’ve worked a lot with newsletter emails and we’ve shifted our communication format a few times around. In general though, MyRoute-app has been hesitant on teasing and announcing features because we don’t want to disappoint.
Programming any kind of software is practically incomparable to other disciplines out there and is in practice hardly predictable in time, budget and knowledge. A chef knows how many ingredients it takes to bake a cake, what appliances he needs to use and how much time it would cost. He could also easily quantify what everything would cost. Ask a programmer to do the same to bake a digital cake and he will laugh and throw sand in your face before running away as fast as possible. Surely, I’m exaggerating here, but the reality with most large-scale IT projects is that they’re hardly digital kitchens where programmers create delicious software by haphazardly writing lines of code in staggered neon-green digits on a black screen.
In our specific case we have to also be very careful with the resources we spend on development. Our development team has nowhere near the capacity that the corporate giants can throw around. At MyRoute-app you won’t find floor upon floor of project teams, managers and other office folk working nine-to-five shifts in a colossal skyscraper. This does have benefits though, but those benefits are the prime reasons why it’s harder for us to communicate announcements. We might change our plans on a dime if a project starts looking grim, while at the corporate giant this thought has to travel up, down and sideways through a multidimensional chain of command. Discussions and meetings will be organized, consultants will be asked to chime in on subjects they have no knowledge of while managers fence with favors and responsibilities for the entertainment of president, board and shareholders.
While this might simultaneously mean that the big boys on the playground are able to create features while more closely adhering to the parable of a digital kitchen, it also means that they lose the flexibility to quickly cancel an order. There’s no providing a quality alternative or making up for it by other means. They’re usually too entrenched for that. To make things worse, if they truly become unable to deliver something high-profile that they’re working on it has the chance to turn into a grand spectacle of drama and tears that might last for weeks or even months. Bonus points if key figures resign. Now of course we also have that risk, but for us that risk is infinitely more manageable because we’re so flexible. On the other hand, MyRoute-app doesn’t have an eighty-headed risk-aversion department.
As we’ll be announcing in this month’s newsletter, we’re now working on a few new features for both BASIC and GOLD users while working on improving the stability on Navigation (most notably the black-screen issue on Android). At the same time we’re working on an entirely new product. Here’s hoping nobody has to resign over any of this.