Mapillary for Android lets you capture, upload and explore images with your mobile phone, and get an overview of your profile and Mapillary activities. We're working to make the app work well on as many devices as possible but if you're looking for suggestions, here are the options that we've tested most extensively and should provide the best possible experience:
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Huawei P10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017 version)
If you use memory cards, we suggest Class 10 (or better) memory cards from well-known manufacturers (like Samsung, Crucial, Kingston, etc.).
When you first open the app, you are required to sign into your Mapillary account. You will need an internet connection for that.
If you don't have a Mapillary account, please create one. You can use your existing Facebook, Google, or OpenStreetMap (OSM) account to create an account on Mapillary, or sign up with email. Regardless of method, you need to choose a username for Mapillary and provide an email address to be used for communications (this email will not be visible to anyone publicly).
The signup flow (with email)
To sign in via any of the available methods, you have to first sign up for a Mapillary account using that method, or enable it in your profile settings on the web. That is, you need a Mapillary account for using Mapillary, and you can use Google, OpenStreetMap or Facebook for signing into that account later if you have connected it.
For example, before you can use your OSM account to sign in, you need to sign up on Mapillary via OSM or connect OSM in your profile settings. After that, you will be able to use your OSM account to sign into your Mapillary account.
The login flow (via email)
A tour of the app
When you’re signed in, you can access a number of screens. The Home screen will display a feed of your Mapillary activities. The Explore screen lets you search for places and explore the images that people have contributed to Mapillary. The Capture screen lets you capture your own images, which you can then review and upload in the Upload screen. The Profile screen will display your Mapillary profile together with everything you have uploaded.
The Home, Explore, and Profile screens
There is also a hamburger menu (swipe from the left) where you can access a number of app settings, log out, join the beta tester group for the app and send us debugging logs if necessary.