MétrUp MétrUp
Always have the latest update for your Métro Métro program & city files.

What is it?

MétrUp  (the name stands for "Metro Updater") is a tool that connects to our free update service and downloads the latest versions of your Métro  program & city files. You select which cities you want to update (select only one if your connection to the internet is slow) and the programs check if a new version is available. When it finds one, it downloads the file to your device and automatically update the city. If you already have the latest release, no transfer occurs.

Note: the program is updated only if it is in main memory, the city files are updated in main memory or on an external card.

MétrUp  is available only for the PalmOS devices (from Palm, Handera, Sony, ...). Its features are included in the PocketPC version of Métro . It's entirely free to download and to use.

What is required?

To use MétrUp , you need the following components on your device:

  • PalmOS version 3.0 or above.
  • An internet connection ON YOUR DEVICE (through a cell phone or a modem). In some cases (NOT with all devices) it is possible to use your desktop computer connection, but I can't help for the required settings.
  • Métro  installed with at least one of its city databases
How to install?
  • Download the MétrUp  package (click on the link to download)
  • Unzip the package with your favourite dezipper
  • Install the file "metrup.prc" on your device (with the Palm installer or whatever)
How to use?

Since a picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words:

When you launch the update (with the button in the lower left corner), your device tries to establish a connection to the server through the internet.

For those who pay their internet connection by the traffic, you should be aware that for each city requested, MétrUp  sends about 400 bytes and receives about 600 bytes, plus the size of the file if it's actually updated, over the net.


Version 1.4.6 (October 17th, 2009): Polish data files support.

Version 1.4.5 (June 27th, 2009): Romanian data files support.

Version 1.4.4 (December 14th, 2008): Serbian data files support.

Version 1.4.3 (August 14th, 2007): Magyar / Hungarian data files support.

Version 1.4.2 (February 17th, 2007): fixed crash on Tungsten T5 & TX.

Version 1.4.1 (December 16th, 2006):

  • New menu with network options
  • Option for connecting through a proxy
  • Option to cancel an update session
  • Better handling of severe network errors
  • Support for slovak databases

Version 1.3.3 (July 18th, 2006): Fixed a connection problem with some mobile operator gateways.

Version 1.3.2 (July 9th, 2006):

  • Major bug fix (if you used version 1.3.1, you'd better check the MetrO files on your memory card and rename all .old files to .pdb)
  • Preparation for future MetrO features...

Version 1.3.1 (May 20th, 2006):

  • Safer update (if any error occurs during the update process, the old file is restored)
  • Access to the web service on our new server
  • Minor bug fix

Version 1.2.1 (September 21st, 2005): support for 320x480 screen and "true" progress bar during download.

Version 1.2.0 (August 8th, 2005): Estonian & Georgian support, compatibility with LifeDrive. Additionnally there is only one file to install now.

Version 1.1.7 (May 2nd, 2005): the program now uses the exact last update time of the existing files to decide whether an update is required.

Version 1.1.6 (October 5th, 2004): high resolution support (for PalmOS 5 only).

Version 1.1.5 (July 2nd, 2004): bug fix and czech data files support.

Version 1.1.4 (May 8th, 2004): a few improvements and new (hopefully better) server.

Version 1.1.3 (March 29th, 2003): updated for the new languages available in Métro , improved language names localization.

Version 1.1.0 now downloads the Métro  program itself if a new release is available.


MétrUp  comes with absolutely no warranty of any kind: it may crash your device or delete data (although I hope it won't). By using it you aknowledge you have read this and agreed to take your own risk. The author cannot be held responsible in any way for any damage that can derive from its use.