Tect O Trak

4.0
230 reviews
1K+
Downloads
Content rating
PEGI 3
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About this app

Permission declaration

Background location data usage and data access

This app (Tect O Trak) is designed to track and record the user's movements within the boundaries of a user-defined search area. The track recording feature will require consent to run location services in the background for long periods. The location data will be used to create breadcrumb type tracks on a map and also for coordinates when recording a find

Tect O Trak also needs consent to access photos, media and files. This is for photograph/image management which is essential for building a photographic journal type database

Tect O Trak does not access, seek to access, or require sensitive user information or any other information.

All data is only stored locally to this device, No data is gathered, monitored, uploaded, collected, shared, or viewable to anyone but the user. All data is strictly private and confidential.

ATTENTION HUAWEI USERS

Huawei smartphones aggressively close apps when you lock the screen.
Please adjust your device settings to allow Tect O Trak to run in the background.

Find out how to do it here:- https://www.digitalcitizen.life/stop-huawei-from-closing-apps-when-you-lock-screen



Tect O Trak is an Android Gps track and finds recording application. Specifically designed for metal detectorists, by a detectorist. This is the app we were all waiting for. I got fed up with waiting, so I had a go at developing it myself! I hope you like it. Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated.

This application allows the user to track and record their movements within a predefined area. Searches can be saved and resumed. Additionally, you can also mark/ revisit find spots, and make detailed photo and text records of your finds. You can also view and interact with your files on Google Earth using the Kml export tool.

For detailed instructions on how to use Tect O Trak, please visit http://historyhunters.co.uk/tectotrak/

You can view a demonstration video showing how to create a new search area and the find recording process here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu2J29R3pg4

If you have the slightest issue, please contact me directly by email.

Tect O Trak has very nearly 5000 users and proven itself over the years and will work perfectly. If it doesn't, please don't hesitate to message me here:-MarkSeeleyUK@gmail.com


Ideally, you should turn on both GPS and Tect O Trak at least five minutes before you actually start detecting/recording. Let it track you moving around for a while. It's important that you are moving. This will give the GPS time to get a good fix on you. You will benefit from a more accurate starting point.


ATTENTION HUAWEI USERS

Huawei smartphones aggressively close apps when you lock the screen.
Please adjust your device settings to allow Tect O Trak to run in the background.

Find out how to do it here:- https://www.digitalcitizen.life/stop-huawei-from-closing-apps-when-you-lock-screen


A personal message from the author.
I am not a professional developer. My interest is purely in metal detecting. Although I am the designer, I have to hire in people to do the actual hard coding. If you like Tect O Trak, please show your support by purchasing the app, also leaving a review in the playstore. This will go some way towards helping me develop the app further. I have lots more innovative ideas to implement, all dedicated to the specialised needs of the detectorist. With a little support from the community, it will be interesting to see how far I can take it!

Be lucky,

Mark.

Privacy Policy available here:- http://historyhunters.co.uk/tectotrak-privacy-policy
Updated on
Dec 9, 2020

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Ratings and reviews

4.0
230 reviews
A Google user
October 10, 2019
Its a great app, I love It. The one thing I would change, or add, Is to be able to tell distances as your outlining your search area. On OnXhunt for example, It shows a map key with distance and when your setting up your perimeter or area, Its really helpful to be able to guage distances. Or else your left with having to manually walk the perimeter of your areas so your search zone is correct or In the correct location.
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Mark Seeley
October 10, 2019
Hi Matt, there are lots of things I could still add to the app and probably will do one day, but with limited resources, I have prioritise. For example, in the next update, you will be able to add or replace find record photos, which is much more useful than measurements and statistics.. I'll do it one day though
Paul blackwood
February 11, 2022
I bought the full version to use with my upgrade from simplex to Equinox. This is a fantastic app for those who like to monitor where they've searched and where they found choice items. 4 stars now and the 5th when you add an exit button and users don't have to force-close. Also the ability to edit field names and artifact descriptions would be welcome. Great app -- I use it each time I go out.
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Mark Seeley
February 26, 2022
Hi Paul. An actual close exit app button is just cosmetic because of the autosave feature. its supposed to make the app more difficult to close accidentally. To edit field names, photos and descriptions 'Long press' the individual saved search area or the record or photo in the finds list. Try also long-pressing the coil in the Tect O Trak logo HH.
Tom Bulgin
January 6, 2022
Great app. GPS sometimes patchy so tracks not always complete but I guess that's something to do with the satellites rather than the app. It would be useful to be able to categorise finds when recording them: coins, artefacts, other. So you could just then view your coin finds for a given area, for example. Are you still updating?
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What's new

This updates Tect O Trak for Android 10 and changes to the 'Run in background' (screen off) permission requirements.

Also, selected coordinate systems will become the default system until changed by the user. HH