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Getting Started

Thanks for choosing the Kurviger App! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Here is a small tutorial to get you started using the Kurviger App. If you got any questions along the way, have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or ask in our forum.

Download

The Kurviger App is available on Google Play. You can either choose the Free or the Pro version. Generally, the Free version will give you the same features as the website, the Pro version will give a lot of extra features, the most important ones are turn-by-turn navigation, offline maps, and loading routes while being offline, for a more detailed overview have a look at this page.

Get the Kurviger Pro app on Google Play
Get the Kurviger Free app on Google Play

First Start

When starting the Kurviger App for the first time, you have to accept the permissions. We require two permissions. We need to be able to access your location to locate you and make it possible to plan routes from your location to your destination. We need to be able to access your file system to import/export routes from and to your device or to read offline-map files. Please read the shown warning about using the Kurviger App and also the Terms of Service of Kurviger very carefully. By using the app, you agree to these terms.

Planning Your First Route

Planning a route is very simple. You can use the search feature (magnifier icon) to find a relevant location, use the location button on the bottom-right to zoom to your location, or simply zoom into the map. Long press the map at your desired location until a menu shows up, select “Set end”, to set this location as destination of your route. If your location was found, the Kurviger App will automatically calculate the route for you, otherwise do the same for your start location. Congratulations, you planned your first route! Note 1: if you struggle with placing the waypoint to exactly one location, have a look here Note 2: you can also plan your route on the website and transfer it to the app

Riding Your First Route

Ok, that's the tedious part, now let's have some fun and enjoy a good ride! Depending on the app you use there are different options for you. If you use the Kurviger Pro app, good for you, you can enjoy turn-by-turn navigation with voice guidance. If you use the Kurviger Free app, don't worry, you're still able to enjoy the route you just planned.

Turn-By-Turn Navigation (Kurviger Pro Only)

There is not much to do. Press the navigate button in the bottom-right corner of the screen and start riding. If you have an audio device you will be able to hear voice route guidance as well.

Before you start riding, we highly recommend to download the relevant offline maps for your region, this is not required but recommended.

Follow Location

Kurviger Pro and Kurviger Free allow you to automatically follow your location and (optionally update the map orientation). You can enable the follow location mode by long pressing on the location button in the bottom-right corner of the screen. You can automatically update the screen orientation by pressing on the compass needle in the top-left corner of the screen and select GPS. I also recommend you to enable the Turn instruction nodes in Settings→Routing.

Export to a Satnav

Similar to the export function of Kurviger.de you can export your route to a navigation app or device of your choice. You can also export the route to a Garmin or TomTom satnav using an USB-OTG adapter. Go to the main menu and select export. Choose between a wide variety of export options that best fits your need (ofttimes using the route with additional waypoints is a good option, but it really depends on your use-case). The default export path is in the Documents folder, for me it's /storage/emulated/0/Documents. You can select a different folder that matches the import folder of your app you want to import to. Note: on newer Android devices it might not possible to save routes to the SD-card.

app/getting_started.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/16 08:51 by admin