Don't know where you're going but want to know where you've been?
Map My Drive is a simple, easy to use GPS tracking application that will plot where you drive on a map. Since all the data is stored on your device and is not sent across the internet, you can be sure that it is safe and secure. It is primarily designed to be used for tracking where a car drives, but could be used for other purposes as well such as biking or hiking.
Map your drive. Share your drive.
You can create multiple Drives and have complete control over when you want to start and stop tracking for each Drive. Also for each Drive, you can see how far you traveled, how long it took you, see where you stopped and for how long, see what the weather was like along your Drive, and add custom pins to the map that can include images. In addition, Map My Drive can continually track your location (with your consent, of course) in the background freeing you up to use your phone for other purposes.
While tracking your location, you can quickly and easily share where you currently are with any of your friends.
Using the export options, you can export your Drive to a KML, GPX, or JSON file which can then be shared through email, Google Drive, or any supported installed app. In addition, you can also share a link to your Drive. Every time you share a link to your map, your Drive is exported to your Google Drive account and made available for public viewing to anyone with a link. A special link is then generated which will display your Drive in any web browser making it a perfect way to share your Drive with your friends and family.
Remember, since the files are stored in your Google Drive, you have complete control over them. You can delete them or update the permissions on the files at any time. Please keep in mind that when sharing a link, the file needs to have public viewing permissions otherwise users may not be able to see your Drive with the link you shared.
Since continued use of any GPS service running in the background can significantly decrease battery life, there is a setting that you can change within the app to help fit your needs and reduce battery usage.
Ratings and Reviews
Love this app/ needs a side view though
I downloaded this app because I was taking a crazy road trip with my friends and i wanted to keep a record of everywhere we went. It was awesome because it tracked every single thing that I did and every place that we stopped at. I even closed out of the app sometimes by an accident and it still continue to track our drive. The only reason I gave this a four-star was because the only thing that needs to be updated with this app is we need to be able to have a Sideview. I would really like to be able to hold my phone sideways and have the map turn sideways so I can get a longer view of where we have been going. I’m taking a cross-country road trip in the next few months and I would love for it to be updated by then!
Overall good experience
I downloaded several route tracking apps before hitting my road trips. This app turned out to be the best. The route recording function was mostly stable so the routes it recorded were the most complete. It did keep recording in the background. There were only a few rare instances where it stopped working.
While I'm mostly satisfied with the recordings. The app itself does need some more work, however. The map often showed that it was loading (the circling in the middle of the screen) when I was driving. It was still tracking in the background but you could not tell if it was indeed working since the map kept loading like forever. Not sure if it had anything to do with weak cellular/data signal.
On a side note, I also tried using this app while I was on a long haul flight. Unfortunately, for some reason, the recording did not work as well as it did while on land. The flight route it recorded broke up badly. Only about 30% of the entire route was recorded.
Overall this is still a mostly reliable app. I'm writing this review for Jeff and I hope he can keep improving on the stability and reliability. Thanks!
Stable, Reliable, Needs a little more work
The application works in the background, so you can record your driving session while using some navigation app on the foreground. Bright red coloring on a soft colored map is the best way to create a contrast for your trip. You can drop pins on points of interest and you can use different colors for them. It even without any troubles in battery saving mode. Don't hesitate to use the mode if necessary.
Overall, there aren't many settings to personalize the experience. And I wasn't able to find a way to rename my recorded session.
I can't say sharing options are good but they are not necessary for me anyway.
One thing I'd like to have is that the option to pay to remove the ad banner. I REALLY hate advertisements. Paying a dollar or two to remove it would be nice.
The UI can also be better. But I don't have any complaints other then the visuals about it.
- Jeff Ring
- 11.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 Jeff Ring
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.