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Camino Chat app (WhatsApp/Messenger for the forum)

2020 Camino Guides

ivar

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Staff member
Hola all,

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I have been working (with a developer) on this app for a while, and now it is out. Optional to use, of course, but it is free with no ads and it is there for those who are interested.

The app is very simple, it is a copy of WhatsApp/Messenger but only for the forum. You log in with your forum username and password and it is another way for you to keep connected with forum members.

It is iOS only for now (I ran out of donation money) but if I see that it is being used, I will make another version for Android once the cash situation gets better.

So if you have an iPad or iPhone, try it out here:



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Camino Chat


With this app you can:
  • Send messages
  • Share your location
  • See if there are other forum members close to your location.
  • Create group message conversations
  • Create public chats room (visible to all users of this app)
You log in with your Camino Forum username and password (your avatar on the forum will be used in the app).


The 5 sections of this app

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Contacts – This is a list of your contacts. To be able to interact with a contact you need to add them here first (tap the "+"). Search for them by their forum username. They will only show up if they have logged into the app.


Conversations – Send Private messages to your friends. It is also possible to add more than one user to a conversation making it a group conversation.

You can share:
  • Text
  • You location
  • A photo (taking a photo or select one from your album)

Chat Room – Create public chat rooms where all users of the app can see and participate.

Nearby Contacts – See a list of your contacts and how far away from you they are. (Less than 2km, between 2km and 5 km, ..) You only see the ones you have added in the “Contacts” section and they need to be “online” (have the app open at that moment) to show up.

Profile – Your avatar and username is the same as you use on the Camino Forum. You can set your status here.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
It is iOS only for now (I ran out of donation money) but if I see that it is being used, I will make another version for Android once the cash situation gets better.
Booooooo hooooooooooo.
So how much do you need, Ivar?
I'm sure I'm not the only Android user out here...
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
Booooooo hooooooooooo.
So how much do you need, Ivar?
I'm sure I'm not the only Android user out here...
It is about €3000,- for Android... but I need to also know that this will be used... I think it could be a great addition to the forum, but in the end it is you the user who decide. It is not for all, I know.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
It is about €3000,- for Android... but I need to also know that this will be used
Once all the Apple users have used it, and you know it's worth the expense, please let us know. No doubt some of us would be happy to contribute.
 
Camino(s) past & future
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Hi Ivar, a question from an IT dummy...
So if you also develop an Android version will the Android people be able to see/connect with the Apple ones, or will they remain segregated and only able to communicate with those on the same platform?
thanks, tom
 

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