In order to be able to make an entry on a summit, at an alpine cabin or at another destination, our app must of course first be installed.
SummitLynx can be downloaded free of charge for Android smartphones from the Play Store and for iPhones from the App Store. Just follow the buttons at the bottom of the page or search for “SummitLynx” in the respective store and install it.
When you start the app, you immediately get to the registration window. You can choose between authentication with Facebook or entry of your e-mail-address and a password.
Registration via Facebook has the advantage that you don’t need to remember another password and entries can be shared via Facebook without having to log in again. Your name and profile picture will also automatically be taken from Facebook.
E-mail and password
A user with a name, an e-mail address and a password is created. Each time you log in, you have to enter your e-mail address and password. Name and profile picture also have to be entered by yourself. Of course, a link to Facebook can still be made in the settings later on.
After installation and registration you first get to the overview of the entries in your tourbook. Of course, for a new user this overview is still empty, so we made some exemplary entries for you, which should help you to get started. To use the core function of the app you have to be located directly at a point of interest.
Given that SummitLynx is a summit book app, the entries should be made on a summit, at an alpine cabin or the lake. You recognize that you are at a point of interest as soon as you see the yellow pin icon at the bottom of the start page with the name of the destination. When you click on that button, an input field for your entry opens.
Picture, text and Facebook
You have the possibility to either take a picture or choose an already existing photo from your smartphone; furthermore, you can add a text and you can decide, whether your entry should be shared on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Too far away?
If you are more than 300 metres away from your chosen destination, an entry is not possible. Otherwise it would be much too easy to collect the points!
Former entries can be added subsequently at all times in order to complete your tour book. Of course, no points for the hiking badges will be credited for these entries. Here, you’ll find the instructions.
Sharing summit successes is much more fun than celebrating them alone! Therefore, you have the possibility to find friends in the app.
On an Android smartphone, please go to “Friends” in the menu (accessible via the symbol with the three horizontal lines at the top left). On an iPhone you have to go to the menu item “Profile” and with the button at the top left you get to the friends function. The first time you go there, an (empty) friends list appears. Clicking onto the yellow "+" or "add" button takes you to a search field. There you can enter the respective name. Of course, your friend must also have the app installed so that you can add him or her. If the name appears in the results underneath, just click onto the plus sign “+” next to the name. Then, this person will receive a friend request.
As soon as he or she has confirmed the request, your friend's entries are visible under the general tour book on the start page of the app.
Destinations and tours can be added to the favourites list so that they can still be found later. To do this, just click onto the star at the top right next to the respective destination or tour. The chosen destination or tour is saved in the favourites list as soon as the star icon is completely black.
How can I find my saved favourites?
In the Android version you can find your saved entries in the menu item “Favourites” and in the iOS version you can find them underneath your profile picture.