The Trek Planner provides you with travel directions via public transit. Just specify the start and end points and a departure or arrival time. You can save frequently used queries for quick access (like going from your current location to your home address) and save generated directions for reviewing off-line.
Denotes the starting point. Pushing this button will set Input A (2) to "My Location", indicating you want to do a trip from your current location.
Value used as the starting address. This ideally should be a complete address, but can be an intersection, point of interest, landmark, or search term. The more information you can provide (city, state, zip code, neighborhood, etc) the faster and more accurate the results will be.
Hit this when you've entered values in Input A (2) and Input B (5) to get directions. If valid directions are found, you are taken to the Trek Planner Results screen. If getting directions failed for any reason, a popup message is shown elaborating on the problem.
Denotes the destination point. Pushing this button will set Input B (5) to "My Location", indicating you want to do a trip to your current location.
Value used as the ending address. This ideally should be a complete address, but can be an intersection, point of interest, landmark, or search term. The more information you can provide (city, state, zip code, neighborhood, etc) the faster and more accurate the results will be.
Indicates whether the current query (values of Input A (2) and Input B (5)) is currently saved. If it is, this is set as a filled-in star. When pressed in this state, the current query is removed form the list of Saved Queries (10). If the current query is not currently saved, this is set as an empty star. When pressed in this state, it allows you to name and save the current query for quick access later.
Select this to choose whether you want to depart or arrive at the specified Date (8) and Time (9).
Select this to set the date on which the trip is to take place.
Select this to set the time at which you want to take or end the trip, depending on the selection for Departure / Arrival (7).
Allows you toggle between your list of Saved Queries (set of points for which you do a trip search) and Saved Directions (previously generated directions you can view off line).
One entry in the Saved Queries list, which shows the user-given name and the starting and ending points for the query. Clicking on a query will populate Input A (2) and Input B (5) with the respective values and start a search for directions.
Press the Options Menu to show the help option, which opens this help page.
If you plan to use the same query multiple times (like going from "My Location" to your home address) you can save the query for later.
Just click the star button to be prompted to save a name for the query (like "To Home"). Click OK and the query is saved in the list.
Tip: Wait until after you've received a valid set of results and confirmed the updated addresses before saving a query. This will ensure the you get the fastest results next time around.
Now, anytime you need those same directions, just click the entry in the saved queries list - it will automatically fill the text boxes with the "A" and "B" values and start the search for directions.
If you click the star icon while it's gold (which indicates that it matches a saved query), the matching query will be automatically deleted from the saved list.
Press and hold on any of your saved queries to bring up the following options:
Allows you to change the name for the selected query.
Moves the selected query one slot up in the list.
Moves the selected query one slot down in the list.
Deletes the selected query from the saved queries list.
If you have previously saved a set of directions, they will appear in the Saved Directions List. This is useful for reviewing a set of instructions later when you may not have network and data connectivity.
Select an item in the list to review the full step-by-step instructions for those directions.
Press and hold on any one of your saved directions to bring up the following options:
Allows you to change the name for the selected directions.
Moves the selected directions one slot up in the list.
Moves the selected directions one slot down in the list.
Deletes the selected directions from the saved directions list.
Press the Menu key on your device to open the options menu with the following options:
Opens this help page.