To enter capturing mode, tap Capture at the bottom of the app screen. Hold the phone horizontally—Mapillary uses landscape format. The bar in the middle of the screen will help you keep the phone level with the horizon. Tap the Start button and start moving. PS! Hold the phone steady in front of you. It’s you that is supposed to move, not the phone.
You can see information about your phone’s GPS fix and the capturing mode on the screen. When you feel like you’ve captured enough images, tap the Stop button. These images you gathered now will form one sequence. You can take as many sequences as you like without exiting the camera screen.
The default capturing mode is distance-based automatic mode, which means that the app will take images for you automatically after you’ve moved a certain distance (based on your phone’s GPS) or rotated yourself a to a certain degree (based on your phone’s compass). You can alternatively set the automatic mode to be based on time instead (in the settings), which will take images after constant time intervals. You can also choose the manual mode, where you have to tap the button for every image you take. In that mode, there is an extra button that you can use to mark the beginning of a new sequence.
When you feel like you’re done with capturing, tap the exit button. You will automatically be taken to the Upload screen which you will use to review and upload your sequences.
Note that you cannot run the camera in the background for privacy reasons. So if you want to use e.g. a navigation app simultaneously with Mapillary, you can start the navigation app first and then start Mapillary. You will get notifications and audio from the navigation app while capturing.