Planning on Route Planning App Development? 4 Features of inRoute App you Can’t Skip in your Road Trip Planning App.

Do you have an idea for a road trip or route planning app? Read this blog if the answer is yes. We did research on the best route planner app- inRoute, so you get to know which features you must integrate in your app. Herein we have mentioned 4 key features that will help your app make it in the market.

Nowadays, nobody has time to stop and ask for directions.  To be frank, there is no need either. All the roads and routes are actually right there in everyone’s pockets.

Just enter the name of the location, and you will be shown the fastest and shortest possible route to it. This has made it very appetizing for users to use mobile apps instead of relying on unsure directions given by people on the way.

The use of mobile navigation apps has been on a constant increase. In fact, according to Statista, in a 2018 survey, about 54% of respondents aged 18 to 29 years stated they used their cell phone for maps/GPS navigation.

This is proof that it is the ideal time to invest in route planning app development

A lot of great GPS navigation apps like Google Maps, Apple maps, inRoute, Route4me are there in the market. In this blog, we will discuss the features of the inRoute, which is the most popular route planner app, so you can consider while creating your own app.

First, let’s talk a little about the inRoute app.

inRoute – Best Route Planner App For iPhone

  • This app is considered to be the most intelligent route planner and navigator app.
  • It is available only on the Apple App Store with a rating of 4.5 stars.
  • This app is also compared to Google Maps. Though it doesn’t provide traffic updates like Google Maps, it provides information about weather, elevation and other parameters that even Google Maps doesn’t.
  • The most unique feature about this app is that it can store the routes in the device so that the users can access it if they lose internet connection.

Whether you want to make the best route planner app for android or iOS, you must integrate the following 4 features of the inRoute app in your app.

4 Features of inRoute app to integrate to make a successful Route planner app

  1. Optimize route and stops

    When planning on developing a road trip app, you must include this feature in it. Just like inRoute, the user should be able to optimize the waypoint order for the fastest time to reach the spot. They should also have the option to manually reorder, in case, they have a preferred route.

    inRoute app has a feature for the users to create custom routes based on weather, elevation, curviness. In fact, the elevation, curviness, weather- humidity, precipitation, temperature, wind, alerts are also displayed via interactive charts.

    route planning app

    Source: inRoute App

    If your online route planning app also provides all this information albeit in other ways, it will still be helpful to users to plan their route and stoppages.

    The users can also set departure and layover times according to weather forecasts, road conditions and estimated travel times if your routing app is accurate enough.

  2. Voice-guided and hands-free navigation

    It can be very risky if the users have to check their phone every now and then to see if they are on the right route. This can lead to accidents and injuries. 

    This is why, just like the inRoute app, you should also add the feature of voice-guided navigation in your road trip planning app. This feature will help to navigate very safely.

    This way, hands-free navigation can help the driver focus only on the route while listening to the directions. Make sure the app also navigates and gives turn-by-turn directions that check for any weather and accident alerts.

    route planning app

    Source: inRoute App

    The inRoute app is not a free route planner app when it comes to this feature. It requires an in-app purchase of $11.99 dollars. You can decide for your app which features you want to provide for free and which ones to be purchased.

  3. Search routes

    Imagine yourself to be in the place of your app user. You are on a road trip and enjoying. You know the route and everything is on track. Suddenly, you see that you are going to run out of gas. 

    This is a fairly common scenario. This is why your online router finder app must have a feature for searching routes. The users can search for gas stations, hotels, places to eat, bathrooms or any of the utilities nearby.

    This saves a lot of trouble for the users of changing apps to search for such small yet important things. In fact, inRoute also provides a feature to easily add places to the map using a Dropped pin, Search, or Contacts.

    route planning app

    Source: inRoute App

    When you create a route planning app, you must include this feature just like inRoute.

  4. Save, share and import

    These are the unique features that can help your app be among the best delivery route planner apps. Your app must have a feature to save favourite routes and places and share them with friends and family.

    inRoute can also export routes to Apple Maps, Google Maps, Navigon, and Waze. It also lets the users export data to GPS devices and apps compatible with GPX files. 

    Not just export, this app can import from XLSX, GPX and KML files

    route planner app

    Source: inRoute App

    If possible, even you can integrate such unique features in your online route planner app.

Making Way For Your Route Planning App Idea

We agree that the inRoute app has covered a lot of exciting and useful features. There are still some things missing. For instance, the user interface is quite difficult to navigate. There is always room for improvement. 

If you have an idea for a route planning app development, you can cross-verify it with us. We are a leading web, android and iPhone app development company based in Canada. We are known for our performance-driven websites and apps.

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Author Bio
Rakesh Patel
Rakesh Patel
Designation: Co-founder and CEO of Space-O Technologies

Mr. Rakesh Patel is a Founder and CEO of Space-O Canada. He has 28 years of IT experience in business strategies, operations & information technology. He has expertise in various aspects of business like project planning, sales, and marketing, and has successfully defined flawless business models for the clients. A techie by mind and a writer at heart, he has authored two books – Enterprise Mobility: Strategy & Solutions and A Guide To Open311.