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The waiting is over ... the Android App is here

We're excited to announce that the iFootpath Android App is now available on Google Play.

Many of you have been asking, for more than a year, for us to create an Android version of the App and we've always been keen but needed to take some time to save up the funds needed to invest. We've now made that investment and we hope that this will mean many more people will be able to join the iFootpath community. We can't wait to welcome all the Android customers to our world.

At just 69p the App is the same price as the iTunes version, and gives you full access to more than 400 free walking guides available to download to the palm of your hand. Each guide includes full turn-by-turn directions, a live map, photographs, historical notes and more. There's also a GPS tracker that you can use to create your own walking guides or track your own walking progress.

Many thanks to those kind volunteers who have helped us to test the beta versions during the development, we're really grateful for all your help and couldn't have done it without you. With the feedback from these volunteers we hope that the Android App will work robustly on the vast array of Android devices. If you do come across any glitches with your device please do let us know as we want to fix any bugs that appear as quickly as possible.

Join us on our adventure.


  Android app on Google Play

Up, down and all around
Four walks around the Slindon Estate, West Sussex


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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult the terrain is that you will encounter along the way. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. It takes into account things like hills, path surfaces and obstacles (like stiles, gates, steps and rock scrambles). An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 Boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 Boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles that require scrambling with your hands. Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.

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