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New My Tracks Patch

After my last My Tracks patch had to be pulled (to be honest it did break sharing routes by anything other than Tracks2Miles) a new (safe) patch was accepted a few days ago.

This patch passes just the My Tracks track id along with the URL for the exported file in the SHARE intent. The key for the extra reuses the same key that is used by the My Tracks library when sending Broadcasts on starting and stopping recording a new track. The track id can be recovered from the intent with the following code:

long track_id = 
    intent.getLongExtra(getString(R.string.track_id_broadcast_extra), -1);

Once you have the track id then looking up all the details of that track using the My Tracks Library project is trivial (Once you got the user to allow 3rd party apps access).

MyTracksProviderUtils utils = 
    new MyTracksProviderUtilsImpl(this.getContentResolver());
Track track = utils.getTrack(track_id);
TripStatistics stats = track.getStatistics();
double totalDistance = stats.getTotalDistance();
long movingTime = stats.getMovingTime();
String cat = track.getCategory();
String desc = track.getDescription();
long lastLocId = utils.getLastLocationId(track_id);
Location loc = utils.getLocation(lastLocId);

The latest version of Tracks2TitanXT has already been updated to use this method and Tracks2Miles will get an update for this as well as some better tablet support before the next version of My Tracks ships.

Tracks2TitanXT

About a month ago I was approached by Erik Morse from TitanXT to ask if I would be prepared to do something similar to Tracks2Miles for his site. At the time he did not have an API available, I said if he could run some thing up I would be prepared to have a look. Last week he sent me the details so I spent some of the long weekend running up a first pass of an app.

So Tracks2Miles now has a sister app supporting the TitanXT site called Tracks2TitanXT.

It works in much the same way as Tracks2Miles in that it hooks into My Tracks through the “Share with Friends…” option, except as well as supporting GPX files TitanXT supports the uploading of TCX files which also contain heart rate information if you are using one of the Bluetooth heart rate monitors that My Tracks supports.

The first pass is in the Android Market, it needs a few more bits of error handling and some cosmetic changes but I thought I’d let those that want to have play.

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https://market.android.com/details?id=uk.me.hardill.titanxt