Screen

  • Menu Button - If tapped it slides out the left side drawer containing the menu (See menu).
  • Compass - The Google Maps compass.  The red arrow points North.  NOTE:  This is NOT shown if the map is pointed North.
  • Total Distance/Location Button - Shows the total distance travelled.  If tapped it slides out the right side drawer containing the location detail.  (See location).
  • Location Markers - Location markers are green for the start marker, yellow for each location update and red for the current location.  You will only see the yellow and red location markers if you start moving.  If you tap on a location marker an info window will popup with the distance from the start marker.
  • Flag Markers - Flag markers are created by a long press somewhere on the map.  When you tap on them an info window will popup with the location title or address and the distance from the current location.  As you move, the distance will change.  If you tap on the info window another window pops up allowing you to remove the flag marker or to change it's title (See the "Lighthouse Cafe" info window attached to the cyan colored small flag icon in the image above)  The color will change to a different color for each flag marker you create (up to 10 different colors).
  • Route Markers - To create route markers you must first choose the "Edit Route" menu option (see menu).  Now when you long press on the map instead of creating a flag marker you will create a blue route marker.  Keep doing long presses on the map along your route for all waypoints (places where you intend to stop).  After you create your last route waypoint marker, choose the "Recalculate Route" menu option, select "Drive", "Bike" or "Walk", and GoogleMaps will create the best route between your waypoints.  If you tap a route marker an info window will popup with the address and the distance from the start of the route.  If you tap on the info window another window will popup allowing you to remove the waypoint.
  • Zoom Mode Button - This button will toggle the zoom mode between 3 modes:
    1. Zoom To Current Location - Position the current location marker in the center of the screen (the default).
    2. Zoom To Fit - Zoom out until all markers (Location, Flag and Route) are visible.
    3. Auto Zoom Off - Zoom and position are controlled completely by the user.
  • Google Map Buttons - Besides the compass at the top, there are 4 GoogleMaps API provided buttons:
    1. Open Google Maps App Directions to Current Marker (Location, Flag, or Route Marker)
    2. Open Google Maps App to the Current Location
    3. Zoom In (Minus sign)
    4. Zoom Out (Plus sign)