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GPS mileage tracking through the mobile app is on hold

Conor Pendergrast
Conor Pendergrast Expensify Success Coach - Admin, Expensify Team, Expensify Student Ambassador Posts: 175 Expensify Team

Expensify has offered the ability to record GPS mileage tracking in the Expensify Android and iOS apps since 2012. In that time, we’ve made improvements, including recent major investments that entirely overhauled our GPS tracking.

However, we’ve learned that most customers prefer to track their mileage after their trips (thus not needing to hit that start button!). In addition, there are unavoidable technical limitations to GPS tracking and to our integration with Google Maps, which means that the longest trips will be the least accurate.

As a result, we’re putting development of GPS mileage tracking through Expensify’s mobile apps on hold. That means that we’re not likely to improve or fix issues with that method of mileage tracking in the near future.

If you rely on mileage tracking for longer distances, we recommend you create your mileage expenses via the Google Maps integration in the web app (Expenses > New Expense > Create from Map), and for customers based in the UK to use our partner Tripcatcher.

If we’re able to find options that make GPS tracking through our mobile app more reliable, we’ll update this post.