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Dec 1, 2018

Play Store and App Store User Registration

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Edited: Jan 31

When users select "show password" on the registration page, it hides the "confirm password field". When users click on "Register" they receive a message that "Confirm Password Field" cannot be a zero length string! This is because the "Confirm Password Field" is required for registration. In the next build add a control to remind users that they must also fill in the "Confirm Password Field".

Jan 18Edited: Jan 31

I have already added this to the apps on Google Play and when they are added to the Apple App Store these controls will be included. Currently Users who purchased from the website are not required to register.

New Posts
  • In the app, we have a place to put how many miles per hour we want the app to calculate its info on. That's great, if you put in an accurate number. When I first started, I was figuring everything at 60 mph. I figure, truck is governed at 65, so 60 should be a good number to work with. It wasn't until about week 3, that I started to take a hard look at why I seemed to always be running behind. The first thing i did, was to sit down and calculate how many miles per driving hour i was actually doing. As it turned out, over the previous 8 days, my avg was 53.2 miles per hour, and the previous 3 days, it was 54.6 mph. Then it dawned on me, that we don't always drive under perfect conditions. That weather, traffic, the weight of the load, and the route your given all work against you. Since that day, the first thing I do, is find my avg mph from the last 8 days, and the last 3 days, and use the lower number in the app. As a consequence of doing this, I haven't been late to any more appointments, and I feel more comfortable telling my dm what I can realistically do with any given load, because using that average, helps to take into account things like weather and traffic. As a side benefit, it also gives me a goal to improve upon. Bringing that avg up, and forces me to pay even stricter attention to my clock, and driving habits, because it shows me if I am driving not just safely, but also profitably. And that has had a huge impact on my checks, and my stress level. It would be nice if the app had a place to track those two figures for people like me, so we can be more accurate with our times, instead of just guessing. Not to mention that the formula I can up with is a lot to type into a calculator, and I am not that good at setting up spreadsheets to make on of my own to do the calculations for me. Maybe it could be added to the same page as the hos recaps, or a page on it's own. I have looked for an app that will do this for me, but I haven't found any, anywhere. So in the meantime, its pen, paper, and a calculator for me. I will gladly share the formula I use with anyone who wants it.
  • When I am driving, I am running routing side of this app on my tablet, to help me along the way. I like that on the main route screen it shows what the current weather radar is showing, but in navigation mode, it doesn't. Currently, I am also running the "my radar app" on my phone, also while driving, because it shows me, what the weather looks like ahead of me, and also the wind speed and direction where I am at, so I can make the decision if it is safe to keep driving or if I need to shut down till the storm passes. But unfortunately, my phone will only keep the screen on for ten minutes, and I lose it if some one calls me, both of which require me to take my attention the road, to restart that app on my phone, or proceed with out it. To me, as a very new driver, driving in the northern U.S., in winter, having that information is the most important piece. I have already ran into a situation where I should have shut down for the night, and didnt, because I didn't know that the weather in western Montana was worse in front of me. Thankfully I was able to get to the next rest stop safely. It would be nice, and a lot easier for me, if I got all of that information one one screen.
  • I didn't see anyone else making comments or suggestions about this but if I'm wrong please link my comments to that post. I've been getting quite a few load assignments with multiple stops but if I want to add more than two drops, I can only add appointment time and date for the shipper and arrival time and date for the consignee, and no appointment times for any additional stops between. I think this would be a nice new feature to have with the app. Being able to see the time and dates for all stops would make it easier to keep those commitments when I can just look and see that friendly reminder on the application. Would this be feasible, please let me know in the comment section below.


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