NOTE: Before using SWconnect, please read the support FAQ questions: http://rvtechtools.com/support.html#swconnectfaq. If you have any issues, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out usage videos on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7aOP41UX2K1Mx35R_kTLdg
SWconnect allows user to connect and track their travels on the SpotWalla website: https://spotwalla.com. Spotwalla is a secure location manager, which support several different devices for keep track of location during travels. It is routinely used by long distance motorcycle riders, boaters and even RV owners.
SWconnect allow you to connect with your account on Spotwalla, and tracks your progress on a timed basis. IOS users previously were able to use the Latitude app to share their location with SpotWalla, however, that application was removed in August, 2013.
SWconnect is intended to run in the background. General use once logged in, is to simply enable tracking, put the app in the background, put your phone in your pocket and ride. Your points will be stored with the device information on SpotWalla, and you can create custom trips which show your location over a specified time period.
BATTERY USAGE INFO:
SWconnect uses GPS information, and as such battery use will be similar to most navigation type of applications.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
SWconnect now uses a new lower GPS accuracy strategy when the application is running in the background, however it is always suggested to use external power when possible, and to turn off tracking in the app controls during periods when you are not moving.
Version 1.5.11 brings continued efforts to help with battery usage when tracking while not plugged in to power.
SWconnect will now go into a significant change location mode if the app is exiting. This allows the OS to restart the app when there has been significant movement of the device.
As per request from a user, when taking a picture to upload to Spotwalla, the image is now saved in full resolution, rather than the scaled down version.
The photo library can now also be used as a source for a picture to upload to Spotwalla.
Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding app. This lets me track my position during motorcycle or car rides/trips which is viewable on Spotwalla. If I choose to, I can also give the link to friends and family and they can see where I’ve been. It also has other features as well. The developer does a great job of hearing from users and responding to any questions and concerns and has added improvements based on user feedback. This app is definitely a must have for me and I’ve now been using it since it first came out in 2015, I believe.
Great tracking app!
SWConnect is an amazing app for tracking motorcycle rides and having them post on Spotwalla. I’ve enjoyed this app for several years and the few times I have had questions Ray has responded quickly and helpfully. I highly recommend this app for anyone wanting to track their trips and have others track them as well on Spotwalla.
Reliable app, programmer very responsive
The programmer responds to emails and monitors a Spotwalla help forum, and is eager to make the app useful and help debug any problems. Very nice of him, to provide support for a free app!
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- Raymond Davis
- 18.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.