Thursday, March 31, 2016

My Elevation Now Includes Google Street View !

Happy to announce another update to My Elevation.  Now with even more power to explore the world by integrating Google Street Panoramas into the application.

When you see this button appear tap it and be transported to street level panorama !

Get it here My Elevation on Google Play


  • Street Level Panoramas - Long press the map on a street. If a Google panorama is available a new blue action button will appear. Tap it to see the panorama.
  • New "Fused" location source type is available. It uses WiFi and phone towers in addition to GPS satellites. So when you are indoors you can still locate.
  • Updated with even more material design elements.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The all new material design themed version of My Elevation is here.

Track, Explore, Learn

More Info Here

Friday, October 17, 2014

Google Taketh Away !!!!

Google has decided to remove the ability for other applications to read and write tracks within their MyTracks application.  Starting with MyTracks version 2.0.8 applications can no longer read or write tracks to MyTracks.  This effectively brings the Altitude Retriever app to an end with respect to MyTracks operation.

What can we do?
  • We can yell at Google.  Probably not going to work.
  • We can continue to use MyTracks 2.0.7.  That's what I'm going to do until I find something else to use personally but it's likely Altitude Retriever won't be in that picture.
  • Maybe export your tracks to GPX and still use Altitude Retriever. 
I'm sure that you can find the APK for MyTracks Version 2.0.7 out there on the web.  If you use something like Titanium Backup you probably already have your own backups.  Please do not ask me for APK files for MyTracks as I cannot provide them...but I'm positive they can be found out there and side loaded onto your device.

I'll be updating Altitude Retriever very soon to detect MyTracks version 2.0.8 and disable the correction features for it.  GPX functions will continue to work.  It's likely that I will remove Altitude Retriever from Google Play at some point however if you have purchased it you should still be able to install it into the future.  I may also make the application free but a free version would include ads.  I guess nothing ever lasts forever.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Elevation

RDH Software is pleased to announce the release of My Elevation.  Find it on the Google Play Apps listing here

My Elevation uses web services to get your precise elevation based on your coordinates. This is far more accurate than the elevation data provided by your device.
  • Follow Me Mode - Follows your current location and updates your elevation in real time.
  • Search Mode - Search for your favorite places.
  • Drop Mode - Long press on the map t drop an elevation marker.
NOTICE: Altitude can only be fetched for land surfaces that lay between 60 degrees north latitude and 54 degrees south latitude. Countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and most of the state of Alaska will not work. Please try the trial version first. Refer to for a coverage image.

Chas' Friendly Bill Splitter

RDH Software is pleased to announce the release of Chas' Friendly Bill Splitter.  Find it on the Google Play Apps listing here

This app can be used to split a restaurant bill among the diners particularly when some are drinking liquor and others aren't. This way you can split the bill equitably.
  • Food will be divided by all the diners.
  • Liquor will be divided out by only the number of drinkers.
  • Tax and any restaurant mandated gratuity will be proportionally split. Drinkers will pay a proportionally higher amount of these charges since they added more to the bill with their liquor charges.
This is not meant to be the end all, be all, of bill splitting apps. It provides a relatively simple way to split a restaurant bill among friends. That's why it's called a "friendly" bill splitter.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Version 1.03 of Altitude Retriever has been released.

What's New:
  • Adds support for MyTracks 2.0 and greater.
  • Revised track list to show track activity type icons when MyTracks 2.0 and greater are installed.
  • Bug Fixes
Available here Google Play Link

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Altitude Retriever is Here

RDH Software is pleased to announce the release of Altitude Retriever.  Find it on the Google Play Apps listing here

Altitude Retriever corrects the altitude in your My Tracks tracks and GPX files.
Bummed out by how far off the GPS altitude is on your device? Let the Altitude Retriever fetch for out.

- Automatically correct and save My Tracks tracks
- Corrected tracks can be uploaded to Google in My Tracks just like any other except the altitude is CORRECT!
- Correct altitude in any GPX file.
- It even adds altitude data to GPX files missing altitude data

Mobile device GPS altitude data is notoriously error prone. This application will use the latitude and longitude values in a My Tracks track, or GPX file, to retrieve more accurate altitude data from the Internet. Note that if any error in your phone's a latitude and longitude will affect corrected altitude data. This will be most noticeable for data related to canyon and mountain side tracks.
NOTE: In order to use this application you must have My Tracks installed and enable sharing in My Tracks.