Start your engines, getting started with Road Warrior is easy! Below are the first few steps to get you going on your route.
When you first open your RoadWarrior App, you will be greeted with our Get Started Page. Tap the Route Red "Get Started" bar.
You will then be prompted to type in your email/username. If you are a new member, your email will do (we'll help you get your account setup on the following page).
If you are a returning basic or Pro member, type in your email; if you are a returning Team Driver, type in your username (name@domain).
Tap "Let's Go." If you are a new member, here is where you will create a password. Enter a password and tap "Register." You will be prompted to confirm your email, and you'll be logged in.
If you are a returning member, just type in your password and you'll be good to go! (If you forgot your password, you can reset it here).
You're ready to go! Keep reading to learn how to Crush Your Route.
Step One: Add Stops
Enter an Address
Make sure your map is centered on the area where your stops are located. Click on the search button and begin to type an address.
Warrior Tip: the search button is the Route Red circle located in the bottom right corner of your screen.
Once you type in at least 6 characters, results will display. Select the address by clicking on it. A box will pop up to let you visually confirm the address. Select Add Stop once you confirm you have the correct address.
Repeat this process for each of the Stops on your route.
Warrior Tip: if you don't know the address, just press and hold on the Map where you want your pin to be placed and select Add Stop. A Route Red pin displays on the map to mark the Stop.
After all of your stops are added: If your start address is different from your current location, select the Green Flag on your map or list, then Update Start to change your starting location.
Step Two: Optimize
Once you've added all of your Stops, it's time to create the most efficient route.
Select Get Route at the bottom of the screen to put the finishing touches on your route.
The Get Route screen lets you adjust your route settings before you optimize, including departure time and location, optimization mode, or even your mode of transportation.
Select the Route Red Optimize bar at the bottom of the screen, and Road Warrior's advanced algorithm will create the optimal route between the stops you've added. Our algorithm takes many different into consideration, including traffic conditions, road speed, and distance.
When your route is ready, your Route Summary will briefly display on the screen, indicating:
- Travel Time (your driving time)
- Total Time (driving time + service time at each stop)
- Travel Dist (distance you will travel)
Warrior Tip: You can also find this information by selecting the Route Info button in the lower right corner of the screen.
Warrior Tip: The route path is designed to provide a high level overview, but will not display turn-by-turn directions. Continue to Step Three for instructions on using the Navigate feature to get exact directions between stops.
STEP THREE: Navigate
Now that your route is calculated and displayed, it's time to drive to your first Stop!
Select the first Stop on your route and select Navigate.
Your mapping app of choice will launch with the address pre-loaded for navigation. The default is Apple Maps and can be changed under Settings.
When you are ready to drive to the next Stop, switch out of your map application and open Road Warrior to repeat the process.
Warrior Tip: The fastest way to move from your mapping app back to Road Warrior is to press the "Back to Road Warrior" arrow in the upper left hand corner of your screen.
Check In at a Stop:
When you arrive at a stop, you can check in to the Stop to confirm that it is complete, and help keep track of your progress on the map.
To Check In a Stop, select the Stop and then Check In.
The Stop pin on the map now displays a check mark, and a record of your Check In is stored under History.
If the route is optimized again, any stop with a check mark will no longer be included in the route.
Warrior Tip: You can remove a Check In by selecting on the Stop, then selecting Restore.
Reminder: Your Check Ins are saved under History in the left hand side bar to allow you to keep track of your visits.
Have a great Route! If you want to learn more about Road Warrior's features, check out our other guides, accessible from the Main Menu.