How to find the fastest route

Platform
This tutorial is for Android .

Droppath can help you find the fastest route between all the stops in your route. In this tutorial, we are going to cover the basic use case for the app: add destinations, optimize the route, get directions and start driving!

  1. Create a new route

    First, you need to create a new route. Go to the Hamburger menu at the top left of the screen and tap on the My Routes section in the sidebar menu. Then tap on the big + button at the bottom right of the screen.

    The app will switch to the Destinations tab of a new route. The list will be empty to start with.

  2. Add your destinations

    Now, you are ready to add your stops to your route. This is done from the Add Destination screen. It can be accessed by tapping on the + button at the bottom right of the screen.

    From this screen, you can select from a list of multiple methods. The simplest is to start typing in the Search address or places field at the top of the screen.

    A unique number (in this route) will be assigned to each destination in the order they are added.

    Repeat this step for each destination you need to add.

  3. Calculate the optimal route

    To find the optimal way to visit each destinations, you have to calculate the optimal route. This is done from the List tab by tapping on the thunder button at the bottom right of the screen.

    The Optimize screen will open. From there, you can set the parameters for the optimization:

    • Vehicle Type
    • Avoid Tolls

    In addition, there are 3 actions that this screen can perform:

    • Optimize Destination Order: reorders the destinations for the shortest route that visits them all
    • Fetch Directions: if you want to get driving directions in the Directions tab, you must turn this on.
    • Reset Destination Numbers: if you prefer the destination numbers to be in sequential order, turn this on and a new number will be assigned to destinations after the optimization.

  4. Start driving!

    You are now ready to drive! If you fetched directions in the previous step, you can find them in the Directions tab.

    At any time, you can launch another app to get directions. In the Maps tab, first select a marker and tap on the Navigate menu item at the bottom of the screen. In the List tab, first tap on a row to open the detail screen and tap on the Navigate button. In the Directions tab, tap on the Navigate button in the header rows. You can launch one of these third-party apps to get step-by-step directions:

    • Google Maps
    • Waze

Ready to get started? Download the app on your phone or tablet.