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Camino Francés - A Wise Pilgrim Guide

Camino Francés - A Wise Pilgrim Guide 2014-01-22

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Smart guides for smart phones for wise pilgrims!

At long last the piles of journals that built wisepilgrim.com have been returned to their original handheld form.

Designed, written, and developed with pilgrims in mind (and by a pilgrim himself), the smart guides published by Wise Pilgrim are the most up to date guide available. It receives updates regularly (from within the app) and pilgrims can contribute their own observations of unexpected changes along the way.

There are 6 guides in the series, and this one covers the Camino Francés from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela.

Note: The data in the guide works offline, but things like mapping and comments (and for the moment photos), only work with a data connection. Photo bundles are coming soon so that you can get all of the data in one download and save the roaming charges.

Albergue Directory. A full directory of Albergues, and notes on which towns have alternative accommodation like camping, hotels, pensions, and casas rurales.

Stage Guide. Full directory of villages along the way, in the order in which you pass them, with accurate listings of what services are available.

Location Aware. Every location is geo-located. Devices with GPS enabled will display actual distance from every point (albergue, church, city, etc.) within the app. Devices without GPS will instead show measured distances between points.

Photos. Photos of albergues, monuments and other points of interest along the way are currently viewable while online from within the app.

Maps. If you have a data connection, or are connected to wifi, you can view the locations of every point on a map. Unfortunately, this feature is unavailable without a connection.

Scrollable Elevation Map. This one is hard to show with just a screenshot, but the elevation that appears at the top of every city page scrolls South to North. One complete elevation, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago, uninterrupted by page folds.

Comments. Albergue closed early for the season? Have a restaurant that you want to share, or perhaps one to warn others about? Every location in the app gives you the opportunity to leave a comment and to read the comments left by others. No registration necessary.

This is the only guide that is always up to date. Whether you plan to walk next week, or next year, up to date information can be re-downloaded and stored from within the app. This applies for the photos as well, most of which will be added this summer.

Future updates are already being developed. Better data synchronization and bundled downloads are in the works. Please contact me if you have any questions. Be sure to check out the other Wise Pilgrim guides for alternatives on where to begin the Camino Frances (perhaps the Aragonés) and how to end it (might I recommend the Invierno).
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