Welcome to the TAHUNA Application’s documentation.
For information regarding the download and installation of the TAHUNA App, please click the link below.
Download and installation
Download and installation:
To download the App, click one of the links below (it requires Android 4.4 or newer, or iOS 9.3 or newer).
Upon first start, before you could access the main menu, you will be taken to the registration screen. If you are not connected to the internet, you might face a screen that warns you about the lack of connection. You will need access to the internet so the application can download base maps and you can log in/create a new account.
If you have a memory card in your phone, the app will prompt you asking whether you would like to save the application data on the internal storage or the memory card. Tap the preferred option followed by the ‘OK‘ button.
Registration is advisable in order to get access to the free offline maps later on, however, the application can also be used without an account. The free, unregistered version of the app offers 1 offline map, has a navigation limit of 5 kilometers and excludes the ‘Draw’ function. However, after the first few trial navigations, the function is limited.
You can unlock the ‘Basic package‘ by creating a free account later or you can purchase it if you don’t feel like doing so. This lets you share your trips over social media and import GPX files with the TAHUNA Tool desktop application (only when unlocked by registration, as you need a TAHUNA Account to share your tours).
If you don’t wish to register, tap the ‘Skip’ button to get to the main menu. To set up an account, tap the ‘Register’ button.
To create an account, you will have to enter the following information:
- – your email address and password,
- – your nickname.
If you wish to receive news and updates from us, you can check the box at the bottom of the screen.
To enter further information about yourself, tap the ‘Additional details’ button. You can set details like:
– your date of birth,
– your gender,
– your preferred unit of measurement (Metric or Imperial),
– your body height and weight,
– your heart rate,
– postal code,
– profile picture.
Most of this information is used by the ‘Fitness’ functionality of the application to give an estimate of the calories burned during a trip/workout or store statistics for further reference.
Other registration methods:
There are several other possibilities to create or merge an account from social media sites with the application.
The ‘email’ button only allows you to log in with an already registered (via the ‘Register’ button) Tahuna account (see left and center picture).
You can also register using the data from one of your existing social media accounts:
Tap the Facebook or the the Google+ logo to create a new Tahuna account with the authentication details of your Facebook/Google profile.
For later sessions (if you have logged out), you will have to use the same social media button to log in (despite the creation of a new Tahuna account with your social media credentials, you won’t be able to tap the ’email’ button and enter the email & password of your Facebook/Google+ profile).
A dialogue box will pop up offering you to merge your local data to your cloud account (see right picture). This can be used to upload your local data to your account in the cloud. Please note that it is not necessary to do so.
The next page shows you the End-User License Agreement.
Please read it through carefully and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.
Before agreeing to the EULA, you will see three checkboxes: please tick the first one if you would like to get newsletters from us, the second one if you would like to share diagnostic information in order to help improve the product and the third one if you would like to share your personal data for even better development.
You can view the EULA any time by tapping the Paragraph button at the top right of the screen within Settings/Info.
Tap ‘Agree’ to continue.
At this point the application will need to download the base maps. You will need an active internet connection to do so. Please make sure you are connected to a wi-fi network as the base maps are fairly large. If you are using mobile data, you will have to confirm the download. This can later be modified within ‘Settings’.
If you did not do so during the registration process, you can personalize your profile by entering some information on the following pages. You can skip these steps and fill in your details later within Main menu/Accounts.
8/16 – Choose the measurement unit to be displayed (Metric or Imperial).
9/16 – Choose your gender (Male or Female).
10/16 – Set your birth date.
11/16 – Set your height.
12/16 – Set your weight.
13/16 – Set your Heart Rate (both resting and maximum).
14/16 – Set your bike type (if applicable):
– Touring bike
– Mountain bike
– Race bike
15/16 – Set your route preferences.
You can use the sliders to weigh your preferred route type.
The application will use this information for calculating new routes.
Map and voice guidance download
16/16 – When you are finished with the initial setup, the application will offer you to download offline maps. It will automatically detect your location and will prompt to download the map of your country. If you have set up an account, you can download further maps to your device.
After downloading the desired country maps, you will be offered to download the voice navigation files. These are available in various languages. Similarly to the map download, you will be prompted whether you would like to download the files for your language (if available). The default language files are embedded in the application and cannot be deleted. The default setting can either be English or German (depending on your OS settings).
You can come back to these screens later by selecting Settings in the Main menu.
Whichever registration method you choose, you will be taken to the Map screen of the application. To access the Main menu tap the Menu button at the top left of the screen. You can access all options/features from this screen.
To access the Profiles screen, tap the above button. Please note, that the icon displayed will show the selected profile (you have set your preference upon registration) or the default option (Touring bike).
On the Profiles screen, you can set the profile you would like to use and edit it (along with the others). To set a profile, simply tap on it. The default options are:
- – Touring bike
- – MTB
- – Race bike
- – Pedestrian/Hiker
You can add further types if you have multiple bikes of the same kind.
To edit or delete a profile, tap on the Further options button on the right side of each one (see left picture).
On the top right of the screen you will find the Personal settings button. This option enables you to to adjust your personal details (see center picture), such as:
- – Date of birth
- – Gender
- – Height
- – Weight
- – Maximum Heart Rate
- – Resting Heart Rate
To edit them, tap the desired field and enter the adequate value in the dialogue box (see right picture) or the drop-down menu (for gender only – see center picture).
Tap ‘SET’ to save changes and select ‘CANCEL’ to get back to the previous screen and discard modifications.
On the Profile settings screen (see the picture above) you can modify the settings of the selected profile. You can change the name, the type and you can also enter your bicycle’s weight.
Furthermore, you can use the sliders to weigh the road types to be used during planning. To give an example, this can be useful if you don’t want to use gravel roads on your road bike but have no problem doing so while riding your MTB.
In the ‘Advanced Route’ section you can set the navigation type to either ‘Turn by turn’ or ‘Beeline’. Cyclists can also take advantage of one-way streets if local laws allow it.