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4.5. TripStories

When you record a track, in the ViewRanger App, of your walk, cycle, ride or whatever outdoor activity it might be. Then synchronize the track with our community web site My.ViewRanger.com. The website will automatically bring all your social media from Twitter, Picasa, or Flickr created during the time, together on the map, at the location created. This compiles a Trip Journal, or what we like to call TripStory.

Here is an example of a compiled TripStory viewed via our website My.Viewranger.com.

Elements that make up a TripStory

Click on one of the Picasa Picasa ico.png icons
you see the photo loaded from
the Picasa website.
Click on one of the Tweet Tweet ico.png icons
you see the tweet loaded from
the Twitter website.

Share your TripStories

Copy the code

We provide tools to let you show off your track. These are located to the left of the map.
Copy the widget code into your own HTML web and it will appear like this within your separate site.

Setup

In order for your social content to come together on your TripStory there is a certain amount of setup to complete;

Tweet ico.png  Twitter setup

STEP 1: Add your Twitter account to your My.ViewRanger.com account.

twitter plugin

You only have to do this once.

STEP 2: Check settings on your Twitter account

You only have to do this once.

STEP 3: When tweeting during your track

Please note: We support the following services through Twitter

Photo sharing: Twitpic.com, Yfrog.com, Twitgoo.com, Instagram, Flickr.com

Video sharing: Yfrog.com and Twitvid.com

Picasa ico.png  Picasa setup

We are using a service from Picasa to find your photos and display them with your tracks on your track page.

It works by looking for photos within the time of your track and then showing them according to their location. If we can't find any photos within the time of your track, we'll look for photos for that whole day.

Below we've included a set of instructions to help get you started.

STEP 1: Add your Picasa account to your my.viewranger account

picasa plugin

You only need to do this once.

STEP 2: If you're taking photos on your phone.....

STEP 3: Uploading photos into Picasa and settings

For each individual photo you need to ensure the following is set/exists

For the album that the photo sits in, check the settings below

Flickr ico.png  Flickr setup

We are using a service from Flickr to find your photos and display them with your tracks on your track page. It works by looking for photos within the time of your track and then showing them according to their location. If we can't find any photos within the time of your track, we'll look for photos for that whole day.

Below we've included a set of instructions to help get you started.

STEP 1: Add your Flickr account to your my.viewranger.

flickr plugin

You only need to do this once.

STEP 2: Setting on your phone

STEP 3: Uploading photos into Flickr and settings

You can either take photos in the Flickr app and upload upload the photos into Flickr as you go, or upload later via the Flickr website.

For each individual photo you need to ensure that the following is set/exists

You'll also need to check your account settings too, which you'll only need to do once.

Hover over the 'Your buddy icon', top right of the Flickr website > Settings > Your account > Personal Information.

Under Privacy and Permissions tab

Global settings

Defaults for new uploads

During uploading of photos via the Flickr app ensure it is marked as public and Location Privacy is set to Anyone under Advanced.

Problems using any of the picture services: Can't see your photos?

We've tested through a variety of mobile devices and there are inconsistencies with the information that is stored automatically with each photo (these are beyond our control). For example, sometimes there will be no location information or the service uses the upload time rather than the created date. Either of these mean that we might not be able to find the photo to go with your track. If you're experiencing difficulties, it's worth double check the following:

 

 

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