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BackPackTrack for Android

WordPress plugin and open source Android application to track and display your journeys

Using the WordPress dashboard

  1. Login to your weblog
  2. Go to Plugins
  3. Select Add New
  4. Search for BackPackTrack for Android
  5. Select Install
  6. Select Install Now
  7. Select Activate Plugin


  1. Download and unzip the plugin
  2. Upload the entire backpacktrack-for-android/ directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

Next steps

  1. Enable XML-RPC (WordPress menu > Settings > Writing > Remote Publishing > XML-RPC > Check and Save Changes)
  2. Install and setup the Android application
  3. Install and setup the XML Google Maps plugin

To setup the Android application you should fill in your weblog address (URL) with trailing slash and your user name and password using the options of the application.

Other application options:

  • Tracking interval: the time between acquiring positions (default every 30 minutes)
  • Fix timeout: the maximum time to wait for a GPS fix (default 300 seconds)
  • Max. wait: the time to wait for an accurate position (default 60 seconds)
  • Min. accuracy: tracking will stop after this accuracy has been reached (default 20 meters)
  • Geocode count: the number of addresses to show when reverse geocoding (default 5 addresses)

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-3-9
Active Installs: 80+


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