Posted March 13th, 2013, 11:19 AM
Thanks so much for the feedback..
Great job and there is a lot of great information here all in one place. Just downloaded the app and was busily loading maps of the cities we will visit on our upcoming cruise. Several times, it would indicate that the map had downloaded but had not downloaded all of the data. When I touched on the map, the app would lock up and I could not even delete it. Eventually, I deleted the app, reloaded it and after every map download, I "killed" the app and restarted it and did not have any problem.
Thats fixed in the upcoming version, I just downloaded like 30 maps on an iphone 4s - worked fine.
Congrats, I'm going to give it a try, even though its a while before we cruise! Are you considering an ipad app too? I usually dont' take the iphone 5 to Europe, since I don't have a plan, and I just use the ipad.
well, ipad emulates the iphone, so it should work but does not use the large retina screen.. but no, it is not a genuine ipad version ..
Then: As I am working as a guide for a few years now and consider myself to be a bit of a tech freak - you don't need a data plan. Actually I designed it exactly for the river cruise situation where you have daily wifi available on board
- Maps can be downloaded while still @home_country via 3G (don't recommend, but possible). Once they are on the device they do not generate any traffic at all.
- GPS (coming in the new version) does not need a data plan - thanks to the us army. They built it without a backchannel to the satellite so that no 3rd party could track the position..
- Updating river levels via 3G is disabled by default in order to avoid roaming costs
Btw, new version submitted today, offers GPS position IF you are on the map (like on the ios map app). And a currency calculator is added, every european curreny + AUD, CAD, NZD, USD