has issued a major update to its route-planning software for Mac OS X, TrailRunner. The company notes that TrailRunner 2.0.373 delivers “tons of fixes and improvements,” encouraging users to check out the lengthy changelog. Most notably, TrailRunner 2 adds a route editor based on the openstreetmap track network, a Hiking, Running and Biking filter to the GPSies route import, while the application icon itself has changed.
Leaving the minor bug fixes aside, the release notes
for TrailRunner 2.0.373 reveal that a route editor based on the openstreetmap track network counts itself among the newly implemented additions, along with a re-written route editor based on the local track network. Berbie continues to outline the following major additions to the software:
– Added a new Routes Tool item into the lower left routes bar.
– When you create a route, elevation data is automatically being loaded from the net.
– Added a Hiking, Running and Biking filter to the GPSies route import.
– Packed the route Download and Upload into one left hand pane where you can switch between modes. So, both are now accessible from the routes control bar icon.
– The diary view switch now has written labels on the meaning.
– The diary histogram now shows the selected week in the selection legend.
– Changed Application Icon.
– Added an import file menu item to import any of the supported file types.
– Added a reload background maps context menu command.
– Added a Show Forum link to the help menu to directly display the Trailhead discussion board.
– Added a help topic on supported file formats.
TrailRunner can calculate a route for the desired distance, and export directions onto the users' iPod. This way, they get detailed orientation, while keeping the workout going. In recent releases, the company has introduced the ability to display collected workout data within the program, matching the recordings with routes created by users. TrailRunner integrates with nikeplus.com, the online community for the Nike SportBand, and the Apple Nike+ iPod Sport Kit-running devices.
TrailRunner is still in the pre-release state. All current releases of TrailRunner will run for about three months. Berbie urges users to regularly update to the most current version, as well as review and accept the License Agreement that comes with the application, before using it. TrailRunner versions above 1.6 (including the one available for download today) require Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to run. The only remaining version supported on Tiger is TrailRunner 1.6. Both supported versions are available using the download link below. Download TrailRunner (Free)