Move recorded tracks from one device to another

In case you want to move data e.g. from old phone to the new one follow these steps. On the old phone start MyCarTracks app and go to Menu / Settings / Backup/Restore. Here tap Backup all data and wait until it’s saved. Then start any file browser on your phone and go […]

Google Maps integration

MyCarTracks with Business plan offers the ability to turn on Google Maps and services that Google Maps offers (geolocation, routing, …). To be able to use Google Maps you need to enable Google Maps Platform on your own Google account and then use your API Key to activate it in MyCarTracks. […]

Why second API Key is needed and how to obtain it?

When you select some options like geolocation you will end up in asking for second API Key. It is because the main API Key you created has HTTP Referrer restrictions, but some calls are made by our servers without HTTP Referrer. Because of that we cannot do these calls with […]

How to create Google Maps Platform account and enable Google Maps

Visit https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/ If you’re not logged in your Google account click on SIGN IN on the top right and log in, please. After you’re logged in click GET STARTED button. It will ask you to select services that you want to use: . Please select Maps. Routes and Places are optional […]

Hiding notification icon

Back in the days MyCarTracks app didn’t show any notification in your notification bar and was silently recording all your drives. This was great as it didn’t bloat your notification bar with another icon, but, we had to change that. If you want to know why read below. There is still […]

What is Account ID and what Google account?

Google account email is either a Gmail or Google Apps for Work (google apps) email. That means if your company uses own domain with google (google apps) and all your drivers have their own google apps email set on their Android phones you can use the option to create a fleet with […]

Become a Beta tester

Before we put our latest features or bug fixes to all Android users there are several stages just to make sure that the app is stable and doesn’t make more harm than good. The first stage is internal testing, the second is Beta and then there is stagged and full […]

Odometer

Odometer status correction Sometimes it happens that you forget to record a track, or how the time goes the real odometer state differs from the recorded state. To correct that you need to update the odometer state after a certain track (it can be also the latest one). To do that log […]

How To Disable Doze On Android Marshmallow

Doze is a new feature in Android 6.0 which allows your device to take a little nap and not use so much processing or battery power. It does this by shutting down apps until it notices your device is in use again. This won’t affect the main apps like phone […]

Prevent from battery savers

To work properly MyCarTracks runs in the background. Many latest devices come with their own battery saving features which are good for your battery life, but what they actually do is they block apps running in the background. This causes that MyCarTrack is also blocked which leads to not recording all […]