Trail Tracker v4.0 is here; it's been a while. Sometimes life just gets in the way. But here we are. I hope you're excited for a new version of Trail Tracker. I know I am. For support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
One modernization made in v4.0 was the conversion to NSData's new out-of-the-box base64 encoding and decoding capabilities. Trail Tracker uses base64 to store and export waypoint images. Trail Tracker had previously used Matt Gallagher's NSData base64 category for base64 encoding and decoding. Satisfying as it was to get rid of now-obsolete 3rd-party code, I faced an annoying surprise … Continue reading An Experience with NSData, base64, and 3rd-Party Code
A helpful new feature in v4.0 is the addition of live (and after-action) pace data from a trail. After using the app extensively myself for running, I realized that seeing my current mile or kilometer pace is at least as useful as (if not more useful than) my speed. The Problem The speed values that come … Continue reading “Current Sustained Speed” (Part I)