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Wise Pilgrim: How do I get the app?

Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
#1
Hi, Wise Pilgrim. Since you are a member on this forum, I have a question: I have bought your CF guide from @ivar , and I find it very, very good. Thank you. But: Do I need to buy extra for getting the app/having it on my iPhone? I am comfortable with reading it in the afternoon over a glass or 3 of beer, but it could be handy to have it on my phone too. I hope for a rapid answer, since I am leaving on Monday morning. Hope for help.
 

KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#2
Hi, Wise Pilgrim. Since you are a member on this forum, I have a question: I have bought your CF guide from @ivar , and I find it very, very good. Thank you. But: Do I need to buy extra for getting the app/having it on my iPhone? I hope for a rapid answer, since I am leaving on Monday morning. Hope for help.
Alex, send him a PM at @wisepilgrim
 

Iriebabel

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
? route TBD for April (2019)
#3
I am not the wise pilgrim but I can tell you that I bought the guide from Ivar then downloaded the app and the off line map use for my iPhone from the App Store . It was very useful for me, used every evening to map the next day and used the offline maps. Worth the cost in my opinion
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
#4
I am not the wise pilgrim but I can tell you that I bought the guide from Ivar then downloaded the app and the off line map use for my iPhone from the App Store . It was very useful for me, used every evening to map the next day and used the offline maps. Worth the cost in my opinion
So you had to pay for the app, even if you had bought the guide? BTW: Thank you for your response.
 

Iriebabel

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
? route TBD for April (2019)
#5
So you had to pay for the app, even if you had bought the guide? BTW: Thank you for your response.
:). Anytime.
Yes, I guess honestly I just did not think about it. Not sure if there was a code or something to get the app for free. It was $4.99 in the apple App Store and I like that I got the off line maps too. I used a iTunes gift card some one gave me for christmas lol and still had some credit left over to down load some new songs ...it was worth the $
 

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Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
#6
So I'll stick to the printed version? Too bad: I would have liked to have it on my iPhone, since I have paid for it,,,
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#7
:). Anytime.
Yes, I guess honestly I just did not think about it. Not sure if there was a code or something to get the app for free. It was $4.99 in the apple App Store and I like that I got the off line maps too. I used a iTunes gift card some one gave me for christmas lol and still had some credit left over to down load some new songs ...it was worth the $
The book and the app are completely separate.
 

Iriebabel

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
? route TBD for April (2019)
#9
But you didn't. You bought the book. The app is different. It gives you more functionality than the book alone.
I agree. I read the book at home using it to prepare but I left it at home using only the app while on the camino. Easier and less weight. FYI there is also a electronic version of the book
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
#10
I am so oldschool that I'll even bring with me a Bible to collect stamps in. I do not care too much about weight, since it is low anyway :)
 

Iriebabel

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
? route TBD for April (2019)
#11
I am so oldschool that I'll even bring with me a Bible to collect stamps in. I do not care too much about weight, since it is low anyway :)
And makes for good reading/reflecting before falling asleep :) I am old school also but my knees are from the ancient school apparently they don’t like additional weight because I was already carrying medical equipment. I was happy using the app especially the off line maps. I say do what makes you happy wishing you a nice camino and I'm soooo jealous because I have to wait until next year .
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Via de La Plata (spring, 2019)
#12
The big value of the app over the book is that you can see your progress, live, on the Camino. Especially in cities, when I tended to lose the yellow arrows, it was very helpful to see myself (in the form of a dog) walking on a map with the Camino path superimposed on it. You can't get lost.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
#14
OK.. I like books.
 
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
#17
Alex: The Wise Pilgrim Apps are VERY cheap, like USD 1.99 each. Plus, there is a bundle of the most popular apps / routes that is even cheaper, on average. As Caminio apps and hard copy guides go, the Wise Pilgrim Guides and the really cool Wisely Guides are among the least expensive. In 2017, I even persuaded Michael to size the guidebooks to fit cargo pockets on pants.

Yes, I know the text is small. Many folks complained about that. As a true pilgrim and businessman, Michael heard. As a result, the newer revisions and newer guides all have a revised typeface that is easier to read.

The Wisely Guides completely revised the mapping scheme of the original apps, in favor of a downloaded (one time) topographical map using the GPRS capability to locate your phone on the downloaded map. This replaces the previous real-time Google Satellite view map. The previous method consumed a lot of data and battery life.

The Wise Pilgrim Guides were VERY GOOD before. Now, with the addition of the Wisely Guides, they are amazing. You can combine the guide information and a GPS app in one.

Michael charges a small amount for his guides because this is how he makes his living. He could charge more, but he wants more pilgrims to use his products.

This IS his full-time job. He lives in Santiago and supports a family. So, when you invest in the Wise / Wisely Guides, you are helping a brother pilgrim AND getting perhaps the best guides and location mapping available.

BTW, Michael obtained a new 'recycled' hybrid bicycle last summer. He mounts GPS tracking sensors to the bike and uses it to confirm or reconfirm all his distances. Whenever I am in Santiago, it is difficult to nail him down for a social visit, as he is always off on one Camino route or another developing new or revised Camino Guides.

Lastly, these guides are available at the iTunes App Store and on the Android Store. Also, Michael's website:
www.wisepilgrim.com has links to each store....(I think)

Hope this helps.
 
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tpmchugh

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Camino Frances (2015)
#18
Hi, Wise Pilgrim. Since you are a member on this forum, I have a question: I have bought your CF guide from @ivar , and I find it very, very good. Thank you. But: Do I need to buy extra for getting the app/having it on my iPhone? I am comfortable with reading it in the afternoon over a glass or 3 of beer, but it could be handy to have it on my phone too. I hope for a rapid answer, since I am leaving on Monday morning. Hope for help.
Maybe it was a special offer at the time, maybe not. I got the app free when I bought the guide from Ivar
 

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