The iFootpath collection of digital walking guides is constantly growing. With more than a thousand guides, we know lots of our customers have followed many of our walks, mounting to the handful, tens or even hundreds. People often have a wishlist of walks they want to try for the first time or a list of trusted walks they want to repeat and share with friends. So how can you keep a record of which walks you have already completed and which walks you love? Help is at hand with the ‘My Completed Walks’ and ‘My Favourite Walks’ feature on the iFootpath App and website.
To follow an iFootpath walk using the App, you download each walk from the universal ‘Store’ into your own personal ‘Library’. The walks in your Library are a local copy of the walking guide, stored on your own device to ensure that you don’t need an internet connection or phone signal when you are out walking in the wilds. Of course, all the photos, text and mapping contained within each guide do take up a bit of storage space, so keeping the guides permanently in your Library will eventually begin to fill up your phone’s memory. The Library on your phone is only a local memory feature, so should your phone have a software glitch, there is no central record of which walks you have stored in your Library and these can be lost. You may also want to find the walk on more than one device, for example searching for walks on a tablet and then downloading the walk onto a phone.
Help is at hand. Instead of only using the Library to store the walks you have completed, love or intend to walk, we suggest you tag them as Favourite Walks or Completed Walks. Go to the walk overview page within the App, scroll to the bottom of this page and you will see a number of buttons waiting to be tapped. Tap ‘Mark Completed’ and/or ‘Add to Favourites’ to add these walks to your own personal lists. If you want to change your mind, just tap the same button again (now brightly coloured and called ‘Favourite’ or ‘Completed’) to remove this tag.
These tags will be added into your personal account against your unique username, held centrally within our server systems, meaning you can view the list of your favourite and completed walks on both the App and the website. Simply use the main menu on the App to access your two lists – ‘My Favourites’ and ‘My Completed Walks’. They are also highlighted within your Library by the coloured heart (for favourite walks) and the coloured tick (for completed walks).
This is also a handy tool for finding walks on the website that you might want to follow later via the App. We know that many people prefer to browse the many walking guides on the iFootpath website (where you might be using a larger screen and there are extra filters and search options). If you are logged in to the website, you can mark the walk as a ‘favourite’ by clicking the ‘heart’ icon and ‘completed’ by clicking the 'tick' icon. The tagged walks will then appear on your App and website under ‘My Favourites’ and/or ‘My Completed Walks’ ready for you to download into your Library from where you can follow them.
If you visit My Completed Walks on the website you will also be able to see the total length of your tagged completed walks.
Now the only difficulty is deciding on your favourites…choices, choices…