For Sightings you only need to save the Number but you can also add:
For Haulage you only need Origin but you can also add:
You can view your data in many ways - see below!
This simple starting point lets you jump straight to recording a Sighting or record Haulage.
You can also access a simple list of either.
You can also access all the other main pages via the tab menu at the bottom of the screen.
Having hit "Create a Spot" you will be prompted to enter a train number - the app then checks our database to make sure it is a registered train (if it is not recognised you will be given the option to send us the details).
You can now simply save the number and add any other details later. Or you can click Full Details and go to the details screen....
Here you add optional details
To create a Haulage record you only have to enter an Origin. You can also add:
You can return to this page and edit any details at any time via the View Haulage page - see below.
Here you can choose to search all your sightings on a specific date or at a specific location.
Clicking on a date or location will display a list of all relevant sightings allowing you to select an individual one for review or edit.
Here you can quickly find all your sightings on a specific date.
Clicking on a location will display a list of all relevant sightings allowing you to select an individual one for review or edit.
This screen shows the total numbers of trains by type and the number of sightings. The default view includes all locos, you can optionally choose to hide scrapped numbers.
Clicking on a train type takes you to the Class screen.....
Or you can search our database for a specific train number via the search icon top right
This lists all the classes within that train type along with the total number registered and the total number you have spotted.
Clicking on a Class takes you to the Class Listing screen.....
This screen shows all the individual trains in the selected class and clearly shows which ones you have Spotted or been Hauled by.
Clicking on a specific train takes you to the train listing screen.....
You can also swipe left on a train to quickly add a sighting. Ideal for adding large amounts of historical data.
This screen shows all Sightings & Haulage for this train.
Clicking on an Edit button will take you to the Sighting or Haul page for this train
You can edit your personal default class image on this page.
Click on the top right of the image to see it in full screen
No, this app was indeed inspired by Peter's. I had been searching for some time for a Train Spotters/Rail Enthusiasts app for iPhone without success. All I could find was his for Android. I initially asked Peter if he would help build this one for me but he had too many other commitments. So I decided to build one myself. However, Peter kindly agreed that I could copy his basic design. We now share our database and our intelligence sources! Peter's Web site: http: //trainspotterapp.azurewebsites.net/#
We will send a Notification whenever we add new trains or new default Class images to our database and invite you to sync your app. You can always change your Notifications preferences in your device Settings.
1. If you have iCloud Backup (Settings->iCloud->Backup) selected on it automatically backs up your iOS device information (including all sightings data and photos from TrainSpotting) daily over Wi-Fi when your device is turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. This will allow you to recover your data if you replace your device for any reason. It will not sync your data with any other devices however. Alternatively you can back up to iTunes via a computer but you are responsible for regularly doing this.
2. We also recommend regularly using the Export All function on the Options page to email your data to yourself.
This data is in a simple CSV format. You can simply keep it as a backup or add data in bulk via a text editor or spreadsheet software or load the file into another app but it will not include any photos you have taken from within the app. To do this:
When you have internet connection, Go to Options->Export Spots & Hauls. This should open your email software with an email containing a CSV file. This is your data. Email it to yourself. When you receive the email, click on the CSV attachment and from the share icon (bottom left), click on "Add To iCloud Drive". You can import to a new device Using Import Spots & Hauls but BEWARE - this will overwrite any data already on that device.
If you enter a train number and the app says "Number Not Found" provided you have an email account on your phone, it will invite you to email details of the train to us. Alternatively you can do it via the Contact Page.
A. If you are reasonably comfortable with spreadsheets - yes! You can use the following process:
This warning can also be triggered if the Sync Trains & Class Images is still running. The message will be changed at the next update to:
"We cannot import that file right now. The app may still be syncing our main database or the file you are trying to import may be invalid. Please wait a few minutes and try import Spots & Hauls again. If you still have problems please contact our support team for more information."