Road Trip Planner
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Road trip planner and manager.   Commercial ($9.99)
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Road Trip Planner helps you plan your next road trip, or use it to display your past road trips. Drop pins worldwide anywhere on the map by shift-clicking onto the map, or by entering an address (type the address, or obtain it from your Contacts). Once the pin drops onto the map, its address is retrieved. When two or more pins are on the map, routes between the pins can be displayed. The routes can be driving or walking, and they show the distance, travel time, fuel cost if driving, and any advisories. Perfect for anyone planning a road trip, or wants to maintain a record of past road
What's New
Version 1.8: Added ability to
  • Search the Activities.
  • Copy & paste activities from one map pin to another.
  • Easily create a new pin from a Places search.
More Preferences
  • Set what to include in the itinerary.
  • Automatically adjust the arrival date & time.
Also
  • Improvements to the itinerary format.
  • Other bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Version 1.8: Added ability to
  • Search the Activities.
  • Copy & paste activities from one map pin to another.
  • Easily create a new pin from a Places search.
More Preferences
  • Set what to include in the itinerary.
  • Automatically adjust the arrival date & time.
Also
  • Improvements to the itinerary format.
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later



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Road Trip Planner User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote

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Lacwbo commented on 26 Mar 2014
A demo from the MAS would be fine. And 4 map pins would be fine also.
[Version 1.6.1]


burypromote

+43
Lacwbo commented on 30 Jan 2014
No trial period? Forget it!
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

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Iphoneandmacdeveloper replied on 30 Jan 2014
Apple only allows apps that use their maps to be sold thru the app store. That means even if a trial version were made, it wouldn't work. Nothing can be done; those are Apple rules and developers have to live by them.
burypromote

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Jimw replied on 26 Mar 2014
What the developer states above is true. However I have to ask; is anything preventing the developer from posting a demo on his/her website?
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Modesitt Software (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2014
Well, yes. As I said in my first post, if I create a demo and you download it, it will crash. That's because you did not download it from the MAS. Those are Apple's rules. The app only works if it's downloaded from the MAS. If it's downloaded from elsewhere, it will crash. How Apple does that I'm not sure. But I have heard it's to limit access to their servers for the map tiles. I think Apple pays Tom Tom a fee for using their maps, and Apple wants to have total control over how the maps are used. That's all I know and it's all speculation.

On the other hand, I could create a free trial version available from the MAS. The trial version would have a limitation of something like allowing a max of 4 map pins. Apple has strict rules about demo apps, so it could not have a time limit or similar limitations. Would that be of interest?
burypromote

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Jimw replied on 26 Mar 2014
As I am not a professional developer I do not know what is going on 'behind the scenes'. However, based on your email it sound like you are using Apple maps. Perhaps other map providers, such a Google do not impose this limitation. I mainly posed the question out of curiosity. I my case I have a Garmin 3597 GPS, a terrific instrument, that directly interfaces to their mapping software, Basecamp. As such I have little real interest in your product at the current time because the combination of the Garmin tools works quite well for me. As a side comment, unless something has changed I highly recommend portable navigation devices over the ones built into automobiles as you are stuck with the same hardware as long as you own the vehicle and map updates are very expensive (so I hear) and can be somewhat cumbersome to install.
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Modesitt Software (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2014
Yes, Road Trip Planner uses Apple Maps. Google doesn't have an API available for Mac developers. They do for iOS, but not for Mac.
Road Trip Planner can export GPX data for your Garmin device.
Thanks for your interest.
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Downloads:424
Version Downloads:19
Type:Home Personal : Travel
License:Commercial
Date:15 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Road Trip Planner helps you plan your next road trip, or use it to display your past road trips. Drop pins worldwide anywhere on the map by shift-clicking onto the map, or by entering an address (type the address, or obtain it from your Contacts). Once the pin drops onto the map, its address is retrieved. When two or more pins are on the map, routes between the pins can be displayed. The routes can be driving or walking, and they show the distance, travel time, fuel cost if driving, and any advisories. Perfect for anyone planning a road trip, or wants to maintain a record of past road trips.

Features:
  • Add an unlimited number of pins to the map.
  • Save each road trip as a separate document.
  • Add notes (including images), arrival and departure date and time, URLs, and more for each pin.
  • Rearrange the pins so they’re ordered the way you want.
  • View weather and web cams for each pin location.
  • Free iOS app called RTP Viewer allows you view your RTP files on your iOS device.
  • Search for places or amenities (gas, hotels, food) for each pin location.
  • Send a route or the pins to Apple Maps.
  • Export waypoint and route data as GPX data.
  • Routes show fuel costs when driving.
  • Customize routes by dropping more pins.
  • Receive location data from some of our other map related apps (see web site below for specifics).
  • And more!


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