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biloute

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Camino(s) past & future
Chemin du Puy & Camino Francés (summer 2014), Chemin du Puy & Camino Francés (possible summer 2019)
#1
Has anyone purchased and used electronic versions of the guide through the app? I think it’s new as of 2018. I’m wondering if it’s worth the price and works how it’s supposed to. I haven’t seen any reviews of it yet on the forums. When I did a search the only thing I found was either about the books or iMiam, which is not the same app.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
#2
Didn't realise there was one. I find MMDD really useful so will get the App.
The only thing I don't like with the hard copy version is the maps. The shading makes them very hard to read (for me at least)
Hopefully the App has better contrast.
Brierley has the best maps in my view.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#3
No, I had no idea it existed either. At the moment, the App. only covers the GR65 and the Voies du Célé et de Rocamadour.
If you like their paper guides, this could be good. Personally, I don’t find their maps very useful but they are the best to tell you where there is a bakery and when it opens :cool:
 

TimH

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances March-April 2016
Le Puy route April-May 2017
Camino Norte to Bilbao June 2017
#4
I downloaded their previous app and found it useless. You can get the Pilgrim Publications guide to the Via Podiensus (GR65) as an ebook. The app I found awesome for route finding in France is iPhiGenie. It has detailed maps of the whole of France plus all of the GR routes. You can see s act,y where you are relative to where you should be! Impossible to get lost and easy to find shortcuts etc. it is not cheap but I would not walk in France without it.
 

biloute

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Chemin du Puy & Camino Francés (summer 2014), Chemin du Puy & Camino Francés (possible summer 2019)
#6
I did go ahead and get one of the guides on the app, from Le Puy to Cahors. It seems to mostly work well, it just doesn’t have websites listed and the pictures don’t show up when you go into a listing. They do show up on the list view, though. And it has all the resources listed, not just those on their website.

I haven’t tried the function to call straight from the app but I did try the email function and it pulled up my email with the place’s address already inserted. You can save locations to your favorites. I also haven’t tried the function that you’re supposed to use while walking that will indicate what is nearby and give you directions, because there’s no point since I’m not there.

So far I think it would be a good alternative to taking the guide in book form. It would certainly save in weight and it would be easy to just pull your phone out of your pocket rather than having to dig through your pack.

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biloute

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Chemin du Puy & Camino Francés (summer 2014), Chemin du Puy & Camino Francés (possible summer 2019)
#7
I just discovered another perk. You can change the language to English in settings and it’ll make the guide completely in English – all the listings, the cultural points of interest and history, etc. So for those who are hesitant about getting MMDD because it’s all in French, you can get it in English (at least electronically).
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#8
Thanks for the feedback .:)
 
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