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11.4. Track Media

You can add photos and tweets made during your track by linking your Flickr and Twitter accounts to ViewRanger.

Adding Track Photos / Tweets

In the app press Profile tab (in green bar), Tracks, tap any track then the Photos tab.  Tap Manage Media Accounts.

Manage Media Accounts

Enter the username of whatever account you want to link.  We'll display public photos and media from those accounts that match the timestamp of your tracks.

Manage Media Accounts

You can remove items by pressing the edit icon.

Troubleshooting

Detailed instructions

Guide on how to setup and use each of the three external web services for track media.

Flickr

Create a flickr account at https://www.flickr.com/
Click the camera icon at the top right and then “settings” > “Emails & Notifications”
Your account email is the one next to “Your contact email” with primary next to it in brackets, for example: bencviewranger@yahoo.co.uk (primary). Remember this email
In the app go to: 3 dots > my account > manage media accounts
Enter the email address from step 3 next to the flickr icon and click “Update all” - the app should tell you if the account doesn't exist
Record a Track and take some photos
Go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/upload and upload your photos.
Note: You can also use the flickr app but doing it this way loses the “time taken” stamp which is important for use with track media so this is not recommended
Make sure the photo is set to public. On Flickr.com go to “You” > “Photostream”. Change the privacy dropdown (next to the date, second from the left) to “Public View” and make sure you can see the photos. If you can’t, change the privacy dropdown to “View All”, find the photo and click on it. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the dropdown labelled “Viewing privacy”, change this to public
Note: privacy settings can also be changed in the account setting and set to a upload as public by default https://www.flickr.com/account/privacy
Find the track in the app, if this is the first time you have viewed the track in the app or on my.viewranger.com then the photos should appear automatically.
If this is not the first time then click “Reset Photos/Tweets” and the photos should appear

Twitter

Create a twitter account at http://www.twitter.com
Find and remember your twitter handle
In the app go to: 3 dots > my account > manage media accounts
Enter your twitter handle from step 2 next to the twitter icon and click “Update all” - the app should tell you if the account doesn't exist
Record a Track, take some photos and while the track is still recording tweet the photo
Find the track in the app, if this is the first time you have viewed the track in the app or on my.viewranger.com then the photos should appear automatically.
If this is not the first time then click “Reset Photos/Tweets” and the photos should appear

Troubleshooting

The photos are matched to a track by calling the flickr/twitter api for the user account entered in the “Manage media accounts” settings. The photos for the users are loaded based on the following rules:
The photo taken time is during the start and end time of the track. With a 30 minute buffer before and after the track times. So if the track is 1pm-3pm the search time is 12:30pm - 3:30pm
If the user has a timezone set for the track then the photo taken search times are offset by the time difference from UTC. So if the user sets the timezone to LA (utc -8) then the search times are 4:30am - 7.30am. This take precedent over account settings...
If the user has a timezone set for their account and no timezone is set for the track then the photo taken search times are offset by the time difference from UTC. So if the user set the timezone to LA (utc -8) then the search times are 4:30am - 7.30am.

Other things to check:

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