MapSwim is tracking app for friends and family of swimmers taking part in the annual 20km Rottnest Channel Swim between the Pylon at Cottesloe and the Pub on Rottnest island, so that they can track the progress of their swimmers.
The app can be used by the crew on a swimmer's support boat to track their current location and distance from the start and finish.
MapSwim makes use your device's GPS in foreground and background in order to track your location.
You can disable the apps use of the GPS by changing the Location Services setting to "Never" via Settings -> MapSwim -> Location.
Please Note: "Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life."
The location captured by MapSwim can be shared with other users of the app, and with viewers of the mapswim.com web page, via switching on sharing.
The location of other swimmers can be viewed on a map which shows the current position of other swimmers, color coded by their team category.
This version of MapImagery includes additional buoy markers marking out the swim coarse and holding area. There are also various bug fixes and improvements to stability.
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic for keeping tabs on a rotto swimmer! Would recommend anyone swimming this year to make sure they download it.
Great work on getting this out there Andrew! What a difference this will make on 23rd February!
Showing my location, and other people not swimming's location. Wish I could see the swimmer I am supporting
- MapImagery Pty Ltd
- 54.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2012-2018 MapImagery Pty Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.