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How do you check in and add To-Dos on the app?


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Juno Ogle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 100

There is a "check-ins" on the app menu, but all I see when I click on that is a white window that says "Pin the Map with a Check-In" and "Keep track of where your boots have taken you. Have fun and be safe!" At the bottom are commands to Filter Areas and Edit List, but they are graded out. I cannot find a way to actually check in on the app, and there is no help menu.

It's the same with the To-Dos. There doesn't seem to be a way to add to a list.


Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 6,027

Hey Juno, 

Thanks for reaching out with a great question! You're right about the To-Do and Check-in tabs; you can't add trails to them from those pages. Instead, I would recommend navigating to a particular trail. Once you've navigated to the trail page in the app, you'll notice a series of four "buttons," which include Check In, and Add To-do, Rate it and Share. By using these tools, you should be able to populate both your Check-In list, and your To-do list. Let me know that helps, and we can go from there! 

Best regards, 

Mikhaila 

Brian Stack · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

I had the same question. But, I'm planning a hike on a trail that has not been mapped. I plan to track and upload when I'm done. What I'd like to be able to do is pin my destination so I can keep an eye on my progress as I go. I'd like to recommend making the Check-ins available either on the main map or at least once a route has started tracking. 

Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 6,027

Hey Brian, 

Thanks for reaching out with some great feedback. I think that this scenario is a little tricky, especially since you mention that you're planning on completing a route that we don't have mapped on the site. Our Check-In function creates a record of the places that you've been, but I'm not sure what checking into the main map would look like. Do you mean adding the ability to Check In to a general area instead of the trail that you're tracking? Let me know, and we can go from there! 

Thanks again, 

Mikhaila 

hilda broome · · Akron, OH · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

I'm trying to learn how to use this ap.  I have the trail on my screen but don't have a "check in  button" as mentioned above.  I have a push pin, an elevation graph button, arial view, and that's it.  I'd like to create a to-do list and also keep track of where I've been.  Help!

Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 6,027

Hi Hilda, 

Thank you for reaching out with two great questions! From the information that you were able to give, it sounds like the trail name is displayed on the bottom of your screen. If you put your finger on that trail name, and drag your finger to the top of the screen, more information should become available, including a description, as well as the buttons that were mentioned. It should look something like this: 

From there, you can see the Check In, Add To-Do, Rate it and Share buttons. Let me know if that helps, and we can go from there! 

Mikhaila 


hilda broome · · Akron, OH · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

Thanks that was just what I needed to do

Steve Hao · · Granite bay · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

I have the similar question. I was able to get to the screen you just posted on your last response. When I click on "Check In", I got to the next screen which says "Check In, the next line shows the date, then Miles ... Hour:min" all greyed out. Then, I touched "Save Check In" Nothing happened. There is must be something I am missing. Please advise. Thanks.


Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 6,027

Hey Steve, 

Thanks for reaching out with a great question! Out of curiosity, were you logged in to your Hiking Project account when you tried to check in? I am thinking that Checking In is a feature that requires a log in, as the data is then synced with our website. 

Let me know, and we can continue to troubleshoot from there! 

Mikhaila 

Steve Hao · · Granite bay · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

Hi Mikhaila,

Thanks for your response.  But I was logged in while trying.


Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 6,027

Hey Steve, 

That is certainly troubling! Would you mind sending me an email at mikhaila@adventureprojects.net? I want to ask you more specific questions about your process and your mobile device, and I don't want you to have to give any information publicly. Hopefully from there we can get things figured out! 

Best regards,

Mikhaila 

Paul Ollice · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 0

Perfect download on OptOutside Black Friday. Question can you use “Check In” for personal log or is this public info. I’m OK if it’s public, just wanted to know how this info is used. Also, can you edit later, I didn’t see a way how or do you need to delete and resubmit. 

Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 6,027

Hey Paul, 

When you add trails to your Check In and To Do lists, they'll be visible publicly in your profile. While you can't edit or delete check ins from our website, if you log into our mobile app, you should be able to remove check ins and submit updated ones. 

Let me know if that helps, or if there's anything else I can do. 

Mikhaila 

Mackenzie Enloe · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2018 · Points: 0

When I first open the app, at the button there is a little button that says trail list. I can then look at the trails check in or put them in the to do tab. When I go passed a certain number of miles, that button disappears and I can't list then. When,I look up a certain trail and click on it, it instantly takes me to the map and I cannot mark the trail for to do or check in. How do I figure this out?

Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 6,027

Hey Mackenzie,

Interesting! You've stumped my initial troubleshooting process. Do you think you might be able to explain a little more about what you're experiencing? Do you seem to reach a mileage cap within your lists, or does it have something to do with the mileage of the trail that you're trying to add? Additionally, which button is disappearing, the Trail List button, or the buttons for Check In and To Do? Any additional information that you could provide would be much appreciated!

Best regards,
Mikhaila 

Mackenzie Enloe · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2018 · Points: 0

So this is what it looks like initially when I open it . I can access the trails and check it in and everything just fine.
this is what it looks like after I scroll over about 2 swipes. Its about 40 minutes from my current location. The trail list icon, will not come up. When I look up the trail, it will come up on a list under the search bar, but when I click it, it instantly takes me to the map and down at let me check in or put on the to do list. 
Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 6,027

Hey Mackenzie,

Thank you for letting me know! Based on that second screenshot, I'm wondering if you might be panning the map to a location where we don't have trails listed? The map bound usually limit which trails appear in that "trail list" pull up bar. Based on your screenshot, it doesn't look like there are any trails in the screen, which is likely why the "trail list" bar isn't appearing. Are there trails on our website in and around Maxwell, or is our database missing that information? Let me know!

Best regards,
Mikhaila 

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