New feature: downloadable snapshot
New feature alert! A couple of alert users pointed out that the print page had stopped working. While doing research to fix that, I discovered that the new mapping system (mapboxgl) supports grabbing the whole map as an image! I may have gone down the rabbit hole playing with it a bit, and voila, I have a new feature to announce!
A few things to note about the download feature:
- It’s a pretty big image, and takes about 5 seconds to generate
- It will automatically be zoomed out to encompass the whole route (if the map is showing a route)
- Mileage and (if any) name of the route will be embedded on the route, along with the URL
I confess that this distracted me from fixing the print page, but I’ll be working on that next. Let me know what you think!Read more
Sort and filter of bookmaked routes
For everyone who uses our bookmarked routes feature, there’s some good news! We’ve recently released changes that will allow you to sort or filter the list of routes you’ve saved through gmap-pedometer.com. And we made things better for mobile use too.
You can now sort the list of bookmarks by any field (distance, name, description, date, even the elevation fields.) It works a little differently on desktop than it does on mobile: for desktop users click the column heading, for mobile tap the name of the field the data is currently sorted by. Watch the videos below to see it in action.
We’ve also added the ability to filter on any field. If you want to see all your five-mile routes, just start typing “5.” and all fields that don’t match that will disappear. It works across all fields at once, so you can filter on name just as easily as date or distance. It’s also shown in the videos.
And we build an entire separate UI for mobile users for the bookmark list. We hope you agree it’ll make the list much easier to read on a tiny screen.
These features are available for any user who creates an account and uses the bookmarked route feature. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? It’s free and you get a nifty workout logger too! Enjoy, and let us know what you think!