MileCharter for Mobile is a pocket version of our popular MileCharter product, that works with routes that start at your location. You can use it to find the fastest routes to the closest locations for customers or deliveries, using current road conditions. Alternatively you can use it as a optimum multi-stop route planner.
MileCharter is typically given a set of potential destinations (e.g. customers) and MileCharter will find the closest to your current GPS location, and calculate the driving distance and estimated travel time using current road conditions. As well as current traffic conditions, there is the option to use pessimistic or optimistic driving conditions.
An alternative use, is to find the best (optimum) route order for the day's destination locations. This is often called the "Traveling Salesman Problem".
Once you have selected the destination with one button press, MileCharter can text or call your contact to let them know you are on the way.
The destination and contacts information can be imported directly from your Android Contacts list, imported from vCard(s), or entered manually. These destinations are then stored in a master list for re-use on other days. This saves a lot of time if you visit the same locations multiple times. Once imported, you can always modify a destination. For example, your contact might change their phone number, or the address might change.
At the beginning of the day, simply select your required destinations from the master list and/or add new destinations. These do not necessarily have to be the day's destinations, but destinations that you might visit if you were nearby. Then tell MileCharter to perform the calculations. You can then decide which destination to drive to. Typically this will be the first (the closest), but it does not have to be. MileCharter gives you the option to send an SMS text or call the destination, to let them know you are on the way. MileCharter also gives you the option of providing GPSv (sat nav) navigation using Google Maps.
After visiting a destination, you can swipe it to remove it from the day's destinations, and then re-calculate the new closest destinations. Of course your start location has changed, but changing traffic conditions can also modify the travel times and hence closest destination.
Locations can be specified using a street address, a longitude-latitude coordinate, or by selecting a point on a map. Distance units can be listed as miles or kilometers.
Possible applications include sales reps who do not work to a fixed schedule, or making cold call visits. It could also be used by engineers evaluating locations. All of the locations have to be visited in a timely manner, but the order does not matter.