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SahyadriTreks - Tracking Journeys

SahyadriTreks is a mobile app for Trek Enthusiasts. It help trekkers to track their treks and maintain trek diary.

Overview

AppRely has developed SahyadriTreks app (www.sahyadritreks.com) for Trekking enthusiast, history lovers, wanderers. It has crossed 9000 users on playstore and more than 2000 active users. It consists of more than 100 treks information in Sahyadri (western ghats). Information about lots of forts in Sahyadri Mountain range in and around Maharashtra state.

It also helps users to search / find treks, complete it and maintain their diary.

Challenge

GPS Tracking is one of the main challenges while developing this android app. Currently Android is the dominant mobile platform with around 88 percent share of the worldwide mobile operating systems market. The open ideals that it was founded upon led to unprecedented diversity and a huge smartphone revolution but they also sparked Fragmentation. Android ecosystem consists of thousands of devices with varied size and resolutions.
Lots of android devices have low memory and also has poor network connection. Custom ROMs created by manufactures further complicate development efforts.
Considering all these factors, tracking users with GPS is very challenging task.

Solution

AppRely handled fragmentation issues with extra emphasis on testing on low end devices. Specially tracking and map support has been tested on different devices to avoid any issues from client.

  • All trek related information and pictures of more than 100 forts. We have also provided offline support.

  • Users can track their (GPS) trail and share the details with their friends on Facebook.

  • Trek locations on the map.

  • Users can create an account and maintain their own diary.

  • User profiles.

  • Available in English / Marathi language.

  • Social platform / community for trekkers.

  • Check trending trails fellow trekkers.

  • Upload and share pictures with friends.

Results

SahyadriTreks app crossed 9K downloads with more than 5000 treks added by users. The tracking feature is now used by most of trekkers to track their routes. They are very happy with performance of the app. It has also helped to build community of trekkers in SahyaDriTreks app.