App for That: How to log your mileage and routes

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, @davidkeppler asks:

I need an app that knows I have connected to my car kit and records mileage and route then logs it as google route.

To see what we found for David, follow along after the break!

iNomad [$6.99 - iTunes link] is a navigation app for the traveler. With it, you can track everything about your voyage including distance traveled, average and max speeds, and duration. It includes an altimeter, digital speedometer, compass (magnetic, true or GPS), distance to target, scale ruler, and much more.

After you've completed your trip, you can export your route in KML (and GPX) via email or iTunes Share to store to Google. If you already have routes saved, you can import the KML files into iNomad. Creating a new route is as simple as tracing your finger on the map to later follow during your travels. You can even create key points on your route.

iNomad is loaded with features including the ability to download maps for offline viewing. However, it does not seem that iNomad will be able to know when David connects his iPhone to his car kit, but all he needs to do is remember to launch the app before he begins his trip. Once the tracking begins, it will continue in the background.

Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for David? Let him -- and all of us -- know in the comments.

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Leanna Lofte

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App for That: How to log your mileage and routes


Do you really think Google or Apple really care where you are going everyday? I dont get all the fuss over the location stuff. I really dont think these huge companies care about where each and every user is at all times. Sounds like they use the data they receive from the location tracking to make our lives easier.

I live in a rural area and have to drive through a couple of dead spots on my way to anywhere. will this app work in spite of that? the mileage logging apps I've tried so far didn't work. Thanks!

I didn't work for me too. Forget GPS tracking in a parking garage where you usually start or end up. Then there are some Apps that require you to start and stop tracking which you tend to forget. And there's almost no way that the tracked mileage is the same as your mileage counter of your car shows. So at the end of the day you are still busy correcting data and editing whom you were visiting which you would have to enter anyway.

I was looking for a non-GPS-based mileage log and I found it with Miles. Check it out: