Help

Settings

The language of application operation

The application uses the same language as the telephone system language. If you want to change the application operation language, you must do so in the settings of the telephone system.

Languages of application content

The guides available and points of interest on the map are displayed in the languages which you prefer. If there is more than one preferred language in a guide or point of interest, the first of these will be displayed.

Settings >> Preferred languages >> Change

When choosing a language, you must hold your finger on the icon on the right of the language and move it to the required position.

Subscription

Annual subscription makes it possible to display all content in the application without an advertising banner, meaning that it is quicker for the map to be read.

Settings >> Subscription

You can see in Settings if you have a paid subscription, and until when this subscription is valid. To buy a subscription, you need to have an account in the Store linked to a credit card. A purchase is made using the “in app purchase” function in Your Store. The application does not have and does not store information about your payment cards.

Downloading products already bought

If you have previously bought a guide in the application, you can also use this guide free-of-charge in the current version of the application. If you have previously bought a map, you receive an annual subscription in this version of the application (see above).

Settings >> Restore Purchases

After clicking on “Restore Purchases”, the application will ask for your account in Your Store, where all your previous purchases are kept on record. After resuming payments, you will find guides that you previously bought in the “My guides” folder.

Using more than one device

Purchased products can be used on more than one device, providing the operating system is the same. To use products on another device free-of-charge, you have to be signed into Store with the same account as for the first device and carry out resumption of payments (see above).

Type of map

You can set it so that a map is displayed with content for hiking or cycling. A hiking map displays marked walking trails, a cycle map marked and unmarked recommended cycling trails and other content relevant to cycling.

Settings >> Type of map

The type of map can be changed at any time (even for previously downloaded maps).

If you set Czech or Slovak language as one of your preferred languages of the application (see above), then you can see and set special map in "Map Type": "Raster map CR, SR - SHOCart". Map contains hiking and cycling content in Czech Republic and Slovakia and it is consistent with SHOCart paper bike maps. You need to download map with this type only after setting this type of map in application settings.

Show map scale

You can display or hide the graphic scale of a map at the bottom of the map.

Settings >> Show scale

Map key

A map key can be displayed to help you understand the markings on the map. The map key is always displayed for the set type of map. If you want to display the map key for another type of map, you must first change the type of map in settings (see above).

Settings >> Map key

Deleting all downloaded maps and guides

You can delete all offline maps and guides in the application.

Settings >> Delete offline maps
Settings >> Delete downloaded guides

The size of all maps (guides) that are downloaded to the telephone and used by the application is shown in brackets. This data is subsequently deleted.

Recommend app

You have the option of sending an SMS or e-mail to your acquaintances and friends containing brief information about the PhoneMaps application and links to the individual Stores from where it can be downloaded.

Settings >> Recommend app PhoneMaps

Rate app

You have the opportunity to write a rating for the application showing a certain number of stars in Your Store. We appreciate your ratings – they help us improve and develop the application and help other users form an opinion of the application.

Settings >> Rate app

Maps

Map content of the application

The application includes detailed, zoom-in maps that can be used online and offline. You can zoom into vector maps to a detailed scale of around 1:5 000, raster maps to a map scale 1:25 000 - 1:15 000. You can change the type of map in Settings, to either a hiking map or a cycling map - hiking maps display marked walking trails, cycle maps marked and unmarked recommended cycling trails and other content relevant to cycling. Hiking and cycling content is not displayed to the same extent in all places within the displayed area. In some areas, content is displayed to the minutest of detail, in other areas only in the scales appropriate for hiking and cycling, and in some areas not at all. Map data is continually updated and made more detailed, while hiking and cycling content is added for other areas and scales made more detailed. If you set Czech or Slovak language as one of your preferred languages of the application (see above), then you can see and set special map in "Map Type": "Raster map CR, SR - SHOCart". Map contains hiking and cycling content in Czech Republic and Slovakia and it is consistent with SHOCart paper bike maps.

Using offline maps

If you don’t want to or are unable to use maps online using an Internet connection, you can download them to your telephone and subsequently use them offline, without the need to connect.

Click on “Maps” in the menu to open the general grid of individual offline maps. Each map contains an arrow (for downloading) and the size of the map. After clicking on the chosen map, the map will begin downloading (the percentage of the map downloaded is displayed). After downloading a map, the square is marked with an icon and described with the word “downloaded”.

Even when you are out of reach of Internet signal, clicking on “Maps” in the menu will display a grid showing the maps that you have downloaded.

You must be connected to the Internet to download maps. A single map is several tens of MB in size and we recommend using faster and stable WiFi connection.

Offline mode

If you have Internet connection as part of your mobile tariff, but don’t want to keep downloading large map grids when browsing map data, switch on “Offline mode” in the main menu. Only the map data stored in your telephone is displayed in offline mode; map data you have not downloaded must be viewed online using the Internet. However, you can still look for locations on a map or plan routes in offline mode.

Functions

Current location

The application makes it possible to display the user’s current location on the map.

Click on the graphic icon at the bottom left of the map to show your current location (displayed using a distinctive dot).

Rotating maps

Maps in the application automatically face north; however, the application also makes it possible to rotate a map to the direction in which the user is looking or moving (towards the top of the screen).

Double-click on the graphic icon at the bottom left of the map to display the compass icon and when you turn the device, the map will also turn, such that the direction the device is facing is always to the top of the map. You can cancel this mode by again clicking on the compass icon. The icon subsequently returns to the current location icon.

Searching for places

Click on “Place search” in the menu to allow you to conduct a fulltext search of your chosen location. When connected to the Internet (online mode switched on or off), the application searches the offline database for names of guides, routes and points of interest in the application and the online database of locations. If the application is not within reach of the Internet (no connection to WiFi or the Internet), it only searches in the offline database.

User’s points of interest

Creating your own POIs

The user may create his/her own points of interest on a map, doing so in several ways:
1. by holding the finger on the relevant location and then clicking on the pop-up window and saving the point;
2. by looking for a location using “Place search" in the menu (see above), clicking on the pop-up window and saving the point;
3. by clicking on the icon, adding a text point or photograph and saving the point whilst you are recording a route.

Editing your own points

All points created by a user can be displayed by clicking on “My POIs” in the menu. If you want to display all points on the map, simply click on the upper toolbar to minimise the table listing of points.

Click on a specific point to display detailed information about it. Here you can edit or delete a point.

My POIs >> Specific selected point >> Edit

You can edit the name and description of the point and can remove or add a photography. Photographs can be taken using the camera in your device, or you can add a photography taken earlier from the gallery in your device. When taking a photography in the application itself, the photography is also stored in the gallery in your device.

Deleting your own points

You can also use the application to delete any point that you previously created of your choice.

My POIs >> Specific selected point >> Delete

User’s routes

Creating routes

You can create routes in several ways:
1. by recording your own route using the “Record route” option in the menu;
2. by importing a route created outside the application in gpx format;
3. by planning and saving routes using the “Route planner” option.

Route recording

You can record your current route by clicking on “Record route” in the menu. Your route is also recorded when you have the screen of your device switched off and continues until you switch off route recording (by clicking on the graphic icon to end recording) and save the route in question.

You can also create your own points of interest while recording a route (see above).

Importing routes

If you wish to import a route that has already been created outside your application, send a gpx file by e-mail to an inbox that you can access in your device (using e-mail client or web inbox). Click on the gpx file to download it to your telephone and then click again on the file and the open icon to provide you with the option of copying the file and opening it in the applications saved to your telephone. Choose the PhoneMaps application and save the route. You can then find the route in the menu by clicking on “My routes”.

Route planning

Clicking on “Route planner” in the menu allows you to plan and then save your route according to the criteria which you define.

In order to correctly choose the most appropriate route, you have to specify the activity for which the route is intended (hiking, cycling, travel by car) and specify the start, the destination and any via points along the route. The start, destination and via points can be chosen from a variety of options: current location, fulltext search of location or selection of a point on the map (by moving the map so that your chosen point is in the middle of the screen, under the cursor, and clicking on the cursor).

After filling in all boxes and clicking on “Search route”, the route which the system recommends will be displayed to you on the map. If you then click on the upper toolbar, you will display more detailed information about the route. There is also the option of saving the proposed route in “My routes” in the application.

The route planning function only works with Internet connection (WiFi or mobile Internet), communication with the server is required and data downloading is minimal.

Exporting routes

You can send all your routes, by e-mail, to acquaintances and friends or export them to another external device.

Click on “My routes” in the menu and choose a specific route. The detail of a specific route allows you to edit, delete or send the route as an attachment to an e-mail in gpx format from your e-mail client in the telephone.

My routes >> Specific chosen route >> Send

Editing routes

All routes created by a user can be displayed by clicking on “My routes” in the menu. If you want to display all routes on the map, simply click on the upper toolbar to minimise the table listing of routes.

Click on a specific route to display detailed information about that route. Here you can send, edit or delete the route.

My routes >> Specific chosen route >> Edit

You can edit the name and description of the route and change the colour of the route.

Deleting routes

You can also delete a route you have imported or created from the application.

My routes >> Specific chosen route >> Delete

Guides

List of all guides

Click on “Guides” in the menu to display a list of all available guides in the chosen languages (see above) over the map. You can change the scale of the map by zooming in. If you click on the upper toolbar, a list of all guides currently displayed over the map will appear in alphabetical order.

Click on a specific guide for more information about that guide and for the option of buying or downloading the guide. To buy a guide, you have to have an account in the Store linked to a credit card. The purchase itself is done using the “in app purchase” function in Your Store. The application cannot use any information about your payment cards.

List of my guides

If you buy a guide once, you can delete it and download it again at any time; you must, however, be logged into the same account in the Store and have resumed payments (see above). All guides that you have previously bought will appear in the “My guides” section.

After clicking on “My guides” in the menu, a list of all guides you have previously bought or downloaded will appear over the map. You can change the scale of the map by zooming in. If you click on the upper toolbar, a list of all guides currently displayed over the map will appear in alphabetical order.

You will see a green graphic icon to the right of the name of the guides that you have already downloaded to your device.

Downloading guides

Click on a specific guide in “Guides” for more information about that guide and for the option of buying or downloading the guide. To buy a guide, you have to have an account in the Store linked to a credit card. The purchase itself is done using the “in app purchase” function in Your Store. The application cannot use any information about your payment cards.

After buying a guide, the guide will begin downloading to your device for later offline use. The progress of downloading is clear from the depiction of a clock under the name of the guide being downloaded. You must be connected to the Internet to download guides. A single guide is several tens to hundreds of MB in size and we recommend using faster and stable WiFi connection.

Technical support

Your application isn’t working?
Can’t find an answer to your question?
Need some advice?
Want to send us your recommendations or comments?

Then contact us!

CUSTOMER SUPPORT
e-mail: phonemaps@phonemaps.eu

Thank you. You are helping us make the application even better.