EasyRoute 3 — Follow Your Route

At long last, EasyRoute 3 is here! Available for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

The big new feature is route guidance. You can now follow your route with EasyRoute and it’ll let you know when you need to take action to stay on course.

I’ve actually been working on this, on and off, for close to three years. I’d spend a little time on it, put it aside for various reasons, and eventually come back to it. Finally, after this past summer’s releases settled down, I decided to make an effort to push it over the line. After logging many miles with it guiding me through various neighborhoods and a pretty long beta period, I think it’s ready.

I also considered letting it record the trip as a workout too, but, for now at least, it’s just there for guidance. Turning EasyRoute into a full-blown workout app would be a big project so I thought it would be best to leave that to the many apps that already do this very well and have EasyRoute provide guidance alongside them. So, you can continue using your favorite workout app and have EasyRoute in the background notifying you when it’s time to take action. Alternatively, you can keep EasyRoute in the foreground too if you want to keep an eye on the upcoming turn.

I also felt it was important to provide some ways to review and customize the route so you can ensure it’s providing clear enough guidance. I added a directions-editing mode that allows this as well as a preview you can look at before starting the route. Even if you use EasyRoute to make routes for your bike computer, these can help you review the route before exporting it.

If you go off course, EasyRoute will let you know and provide some basic instructions to get you back on route, but if you get too far, it’s not going re-compute the route. This is coming in a future release.

As always, the best way to report bugs or give any kind of feedback is my contact form.

I hope you have as much fun using it as I did making it and, as always, be safe!

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