User Guide

User Guide

MountaiNow - Safer Together

MountaiNow - User Manual

User Manual - Mobile Application (see also Quick-Start)

  1. Download the App from Apple Store or Google Play Store
  2. Sign-up filling in the short form - Name, Email, Experience level
  3. Start exploring the App functions

SHARE KEY OBSERVATION (also available off-line)

You 're in the field and want to share a key observation/hazard quickly

Pick an icon + Take a photo (optional) + Make a short comment (optional) + Check the "Danger" box (optional) + Check the "Long-term" box (optional) + Check GPS accuracy (should be green, not red) + Send

Your observation will be instantaneously posted on the main map, or as soon as network is found

GPS-TRACK (also available off-line)

You're in the field and want to record your GPS track (and possibly observations along the way)

i) Tap on "Start" to start tracking at the beginning of your outing
ii) To record one or more observations along the way, tap on "+ Observations", and: Pick an icon + Take a photo (optional) + Make a short comment (optional) + Check GPS accuracy (indicator should be green, not red) + Save

You may view your current observations anytime by tapping on the "Observations" tab

iii) Tap on "Stop" to stop tracking at the end of your outing

Your GPS Track (and observations if any) will be saved automatically by the system for you to use under "Share Later" (this to effectively share the Track on the map; at this point, the track is only saved)

SHARE TRACK (+ OBSERVATIONS)   (online only)

You're not in the field anymore and want to share the observations made during the outing

Choose one of three ways to identify your track:

A) Tap on "Use my GPS-track" to import your track together with observations already made (if any)

  • Give a name to your track following the pattern "Destination_Route" (e.g. Weissmies_Normal)
  • Tap on "+ observation" for adding a new observation (optional): Pick an icon + Select an existing photo (optional) + Make a short comment (optional) + Locate your observation by touching the map + Save
  • Pick a colour to describe "Global Conditions" putting the whole day into perspective (Good: Green; Average: Orange; Bad: Red; Very Bad: Purple; see Colour Key)
  • Your survey is sent automatically

B) Tap on "Use Existing Track" and select the track best corresponding to your track

  • Check on the map that the selected track matches your itinerary. If so, tap on "+ Observation" to add an observation, then Pick an icon + Select an existing photo (optional) + Make a short comment (optional) + Locate your observation by touching the map + Save
  • Tap on "+ Observation" for adding a new observation (following the above cycle) or "Next" to continue
  • Pick a colour to describe "Global Conditions" putting the whole day into perspective (Good: Green; Average: Orange; Bad: Red; Very Bad: Purple; see Colour Key)
  • Your survey is sent automatically

C) Tap on "Draw Track" to draw your track by putting a few points of reference on the map

  • Put the marker down on the map where the track starts, directly with your finger. Save this point. Move the marker to the next point and save this point. Continue until the end of the track. Finally record the track.
  • Give a name to the track following the pattern "Destination_Route" (e.g. Weissmies_Normal)
  • Pick a colour to describe "Global Conditions" putting the whole day into perspective (Good: Green; Average: Orange; Bad: Red; Very Bad: Purple; see Colour Key)
  • Your survey is sent automatically
CONDITIONS MAP (online only)

You want to check the latest conditions

"Nearby" shows you the latest posts/observations in a radius of 30 km (provided your GPS is active)

"Search" enables to search the map for a point of interest and to visualize the latest posts and observations in that neighborhood. Typically, track-names are shown together with condition-levels (green, orange, red, or dark red) and the number of contributions associated with each of them (circled number)

Select a track of interest to view corresponding observations on the map, and then

Tap on the "Observations" tab to view details, then swipe left and right to change screens.

You will find:

i) Statistics (n/m): "n" different people observed the hazard corresponding to the icon shown - out of "m" who filled a survey about this track; 

ii) Photos and Comments: you may tap to enlarge, see contributor's experience, and check the exact location on the map.