Good Run Guide Mobile Apps
Two Applications for your Mobile Phone
Good Run Guide provides two applications that you can run on your mobile phone to give you access to information and core features from the main Good Run Guide site when away from your computer.
Good Run Guide Mobile is a mobile web app that provides access to information and core features from Good Run Guide on your mobile phone, including your Training Log, races and our complete database of hundreds of quality selected running routes and parks around the UK, along with a GPS assisted Route Viewer.
GPS Stopwatch is a mobile web app by Good Run Guide that can be used with GPS enabled smartphones to time and measure you runs and cycle rides. Recordings can be uploaded directly to your Good Run Guide Training Log. We have a separate website that provides more information about this app at www.gpsstopwatch.com.
Both of these web apps are compatible with a wide range of phones and there is no need to download them from an App Store - just navigate to the following web pages using your phone's browser and add them to your phone's Home Screen. You can then run them in full screen mode as standalone applications.
GRG Mobile - enter the web address "m.goodrunguide.co.uk" in your phone's browser (no www) and add to your Home Screen.
GPS Stopwatch - enter the web address "m.gpsstopwatch.com" in your phone's browser (no www) and add to your Home Screen.
How do I add the web apps to my phone's home screen?
Launch Safari and navigate to web page for the app (shown above). Then bookmark the page onto your home screen by pressing the + symbol at the bottom of the page and selecting Add to Home Screen. The GPS Stopwatch icon should be added to your Home Screen.
Launch your Internet browser and navigate to the web page for the app (shown above). Then bookmark the page. Once added to your bookmarks, press an hold on the bookmark and select Add to Home Screen. The GPS Stopwatch icon should be added to your Home Screen.
I am not a Good Run Guide Member, can I try it out?
You can have a basic look around Good Run Guide Mobile using a special Guest Login but some features such as the Log Book need a Membership account. You can register for free as a Trial Member to try out all the Membership features.
Can I have a look at Good Run Guide Mobile without a phone?
If you don't have a phone to hand, you can explore Good Run Guide Mobile now in the simulator below (best viewed in Firefox, Safari or Chrome).
Which mobile phones are compatible with Good Run Guide Mobile?
Good Run Guide Mobile is designed to be accessible from a wide range of phones. If your phone has a web browser, you should be able to access most features.
To use the location-enabled features you will need a phone browser that supports Web Location Services. All browsers are expected to support this in due course and it is already supported by Safari (iPhone 3.0+), Android Browser (Android 1.5+), BlackBerry Browser (BlackBerry Device Software 4.1+) and Firefox for Mobile (Nokia Maemo 5). To use the GPS Stopwatch your phone will also need to have a GPS capability. If the location features are not working, check that you have Location Services turned on in your phone's Settings.
How do I get a good GPS signal on my phone?
The accuracy of the location signal will depend on the quality of the GPS hardware in your phone and also on GPS signal reception quality where you are. If you can't get an accurate signal, try moving around slightly.
If you are still having problems picking up a GPS signal, have a look at the following tips.
How Do I Follow a New Route using GRG Mobile?
NOTE: It is dangerous to look at your mobile phone while running so please stop if you need to check that you are on the correct route.