Saturday 15 November 2014

Speedy Route new features survey results

We now have the results from our 'new features' survey mentioned in our previous blog post:

Survey Results

The ability to manually drag and drop locations after a route has been initially calculated and slightly tweak the route is popular (30%), and we will be adding this feature to Speedy Route soon.

Another popular request (23%) is to prioritise some locations that must be delivered within specific time-slots (time boxing). This feature is almost ready for release and we will make another announcement on the blog when this goes live.

The third most popular request (20%) is for an iPhone/iPad iOS version of the Speedy Route app, and this is also currently under development, and should be released early next year.

Many thanks to all who took part in the survey, and if you have any more suggestions please email us directly or send us a tweet!

Friday 7 November 2014

Help choose the next feature for Speedy Route!

We're always looking for ways to make Speedy Route even more useful to our customers. There are a number of different new features that are currently under development, but which one would be the most useful to you?

Let us know by filling in our 1 question online survey!

Wednesday 15 October 2014

10% Discount on new Speedy Route subscriptions!

For a limited time, we are offering a 10% discount on new Speedy Route subscriptions!

Use the discount code blog10a by following the link and you will automatically receive a 10% discount on all new Speedy Route subscriptions, until the end of next week (Friday 24th October).

Grab yourself a bargain!

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Speedy Route API access for System Integrators

The power and simplicity of Speedy Route is now available via a REST style API (Application Programming Interface), for use by third-party system integrators who need to include the features provided by Speedy Route in their own products and services:

  • A lightning-quick Travelling Salesman Problem delivery route optimiser.
  • Multi-vehicle and looped/non-looped route support.
  • Location time-boxing constraints can also be specified via the API.

Use of the Speedy Route API is subject to contract approval and is charged on a per-calculation basis.

Please contact us directly for pricing, and for technical and licensing details.

Monday 15 September 2014

Speedy Route Tips and Tricks

Have you taken a look at our growing library of 'Tips and Tricks' articles, all about how to get the best out of Speedy Route? They cover many of our customer's most common questions and problems, including:
  1. Bulk Add Multiple Locations
  2. Export Calculated Routes to Excel
  3. Multiple Delivery Vehicles and Loops
  4. Printing Calculated Routes
  5. Applying Optimal Routes to Spreadsheets
Lookout for more useful articles, coming soon!

Monday 8 September 2014

Free route calculations now funded by advertising

You may have noticed adverts that have appeared on the Speedy Route website in the last few days. Speedy Route is committed to offering a free route calculation service to customers for routes containing 8 or fewer locations, and we have placed ads on the site to help maintain the provision of these free services.

A valid (purchased) subscription is still required to calculate routes containing more than 8 locations, or to perform more than 5 calculations within a rolling 24 hour period. Our subscription packages are great value at £2.35 / €3.00 / $4.00 for 24 hours of access, £8.25 / €10.50 / $14.00 for one week, and £29.00 / €36.50 / $49.25 for one month.

As you would expect, logged-in users with a current (non-expired) subscription don't see any adverts as they are a paying Speedy Route customer. So now there's yet another reason to purchase a subscription to the lightning-quick optimal route planner that is Speedy Route!

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Multiple vehicles distances and durations

Recently a Speedy Route customer contacted us and asked if the Total Distance and Total Duration results could be split out per individual vehicle for multiple-vehicle delivery routes.

We thought this was a great suggestion! So we have now updated the Speedy Route results panel to include the Distance and Duration of each vehicle for routes with multiple vehicles:

Multiple-vehicle individual distances and durations

Please keep sending in your suggestions and feature requests for Speedy Route!

Friday 25 July 2014

Upcoming new features and platforms in development

We're continually working on new features and increasing platform support to make Speedy Route even better and easier to use. Here's a sneak peek at what's in the pipeline and currently under development:

  • Being able to set the finish location of the route that is different from the start location
  • Sharing the results of a calculated route with others by an email or website link
  • Associating custom fields / user data with each address row for import / export
  • Time-boxing / prioritising locations that must be visited at a certain time on the route
  • Extra multi-vehicle calculation options such as maximum locations per vehicle
  • Individual start locations for multi-vehicle calculations instead of one start location 
  • Quickly reversing the direction of a calculated loop and updating the directions
  • Reporting the time and distance savings made after calculating an optimal route
  • Manually re-ordering locations after a route calculation and recalculating the directions
  • An iOS (iPhone/iPad) version of Speedy Route to complement our current Android App
  • Integration of the Android and iOS app versions with the website for Bulk Add locations

Do you have any suggestions or requests for features in Speedy Route? If so, please get in touch and let us know! There are lots of ways to contact us, you can either:

Leave comments here in the Speedy Route blog, or:
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Tuesday 15 July 2014

Speedy Route now supports multiple vehicles

You may have noticed an extra drop down list that has appeared on the Speedy Route website in the last few days, with the title 'Maximum Number of Vehicles'.

You can now instruct Speedy Route that it may use more than one vehicle when calculating the optimal route from your depot to your customer's locations if appropriate. The different vehicle route locations are shown on the map in different colours so they really stand out.

Try it out either with 'Return to Start Location' checked or unchecked. If 'Return to Start Location' is left unchecked, the routes often resemble a 'star' pattern radiating from your depot, while 'Return to Start Location' checked produces different loop routes for your different vehicles.

Give it a try!

Welcome to the Speedy Route blog!

Welcome to our new Speedy Route blog!

We'll be posting here regularly to you let you know about product updates and upcoming new features, so check back here from time to time to find out the latest about Speedy Route.