Monday, September 5, 2016

What happens if there is no EveryTrail integration:

  Simply put, you only lose the convenience to search and download Everytrail trips directly from the application. The rest 95% functionalities of GPS Hiker work well without impact.

  When GPS Hiker was created a few years ago, is the best free platform to provide trips created by others and  provided the integration to 3rd party apps (like GPS Hiker) to allow users to search, download trips from the site and upload trips to the site, directly from the app. To do so, you need EveryTrail account. Unfortunately, is acquired by on 8/2/2106 and the free integration is no longer valid as requires paid annual fee and provides no integration for 3rd party apps. . If you have uploaded trips to EveryTrail before, you can go to the url below to download them and send them to GPS Hiker if necessary (please download trips asap as I am not sure when it will expire):
  However, EveryTrail account is not required to use GPS Hiker and nor is EveryTrail the only source of free trips available on the internet. Alternatively, you can search and download trips from the web (for example, which also has vast amount of trips and free registration), send the gpx file (trip) to your mail, and use GPS Hiker to open the mail attachment on the phone to save trip into the app. After the gpx file (trip) is saved into GPS Hiker, the rest functionalities (recording trips, import trip, offline maps, trip analysis, elevation graph, follow trip, ....) are the same as before. Once you recorded the trip, you can upload the gpx file to any web site (for example, which provides the service at your choice.

Below are examples I will show you how to do search trip and send it to GPS Hiker:

1.  Get a free registration at and go to the url below:

2. Enter your destination at the box for "Starting Near" and search.

3. Click on the trip at your choice. Dog Lake is our example.

4. Click at the setting button on the top right corner and select "Export to GPX".

5. Once the file is exported at  your own naming. Send the file as attachment to your own mail. From you iPhone, open the mail attachment via GPS Hiker and the file will be saved under Saved Trips. Import the trip as reference trip during the trip which allows you to follow the trip and know how long and far you still need to go for the trip.

Below are screenshots of some functionalities provided by GPS Hiker not related to EveryTrail integration. GPS Hiker is a free application and not intended to make profile. This is my feedback to the hiking community as an avid hiker. Rest assured, I will keep improving the application for better functionalities. Your feedback is important to it. Thanks!

1. Import Trip

2. Record and follow trip

3. Track information

3. Add Mark

4. Current Trip Information

5. Reference Trip Information

6. Photo Information

7. Trip Analysis

8. Altitude Profile

9. Save Trip

10. Saved Trip

Sunday, March 27, 2016

無法登入, 查詢, 下載或上傳行程

登山客中查詢,下載或上傳行程都是利用everytrail.com的免費平台, 如果everytrail.com斷線就會產生無法登入, 查詢, 下載或上傳行程的問題. 因為everytrail.com多年前已被trip advisor收購, 所以目前並沒有投入太多資源維護此平台, 因而常有斷線情況發生, 斷線發生後通常一週內就會修護. 由於登山客與everytrail.com並沒有付費關係, 只是單純的提供功能連結, 所以無法修護其網站斷線情況, 或更改帳號資訊. 若有網站斷線, 只能等它自己復線.

如果在登山客中遇到無法登入或無法查詢, 下載或上傳行程的問題, 可以先確認自身網路是否有問題, 再進入everytrail.com網站看看網站是否有問題. 如果是everytrail.com網站問題, 請耐心稍候幾天再試試.

既然everytrail.com系統如此不穩定, 登山客為何還繼續用它? 就免費平台而言, everytrail.com仍是資料最豐富, 提供功能最強的網站, 而且目前也還沒找到適合的替換方案, 歡迎大家提供替換方案的意見. 謝謝!