“My Tracks” is an Android application that doesn’t tend to get a lot of press. The initial version is more than three years old, and there are a bunch of other apps that do roughly the same thing. Now Google has released My Tracks 2.0, and it comes with a bunch of nice upgrades.
The list of improvements includes:
• The ability to play back your tour directly on Google Earth for Android
• Aggregation of statistics over time to show trends in your performance
• Simpler, faster user interface
• Improved charts and stats tables that are easier to read
For now, the app remains available only on Android. We’re not sure if this is a limitation on iOS, a strategic move, or simply a lack of manpower to build the application for other operating systems. In any case, it’s a great Android app and a nice one to keep around.
There are a lot of fun uses of it. For example, here is a track I did a few years ago when we went on a trolley tour of Savannah, GA:
You can download it for free on Google Play.