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    Wild Camping APP (version 2)



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    Welcome to the new Wild Camping app!

    Download the iOS version from the iTunes store by clicking the link:

    Wild Camping POI on the App Store

    Download the ANDROID version from the Play store by clicking the link:

    Wild Camping POI on the Play Store



    Version 2.0
    WHAT`S NEW!

    New categories

    Great Britain, France, Toilets & Custom *

    Choose POI Set

    Shows number of POIs displayed for each POI set
    POI Info menu

    Tap ? to show POI info in a larger font for easier reading
    Extra POI Info

    Now you can share extra info with Wild Camping members
    POI marker icon

    Each POI icon indicates the type of POI e.g. CU, LR, AF etc

    * integrates with www.WildCamping.co.uk - a temporary custom POI set is available until this feature is fully implemented





    Map markers show the type of POI


    CR Car park Rural



    CU Car park Urban



    LR Layby Rural



    LU Layby Urban



    OR Other Rural location



    OU Other Urban location



    PH Public House stopover



    WC Water Closet (public toilets)



    WS Water Standpipe (this may be outside or inside a building)



    WT Water Toilet (water available from a basin tap, for example)



    AC Aire Chargeable (France)



    AF Aire Free (France)


    Map markers for the Custom POI
    AG Auto Gas



    iOS: After installing and upon first running the app, you will need to allow your location to be accessed.

    Android: The app will rotate and lock to whichever orientation the device is held.



    Once open, you will be presented with a screen similar to above (without the menu)

    At the right of the screen you will see the "locate me" button and, if you have Google Maps app installed, the Streetview Pegman.
    Holding Pegman will open a Streetview of the map centre. Note that if Google has no data for that location, you will get a message asking you to cancel.

    Tap the "locate me" button to centre the map on your current location.

    Menus are displayed by tapping the icon in the menu bar, you can hide them by tapping another icon or anywhere on the map.





    Let`s go through the different icons at the top of the screen.

    From left to right they are: W, Choose POIs, Choose map, Navigation, Share location and POI Info.

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    W - for getting your activation code, activating/deactivating your device and checking for/downloading POIs.

    Make sure you are logged in to
    www.WildCamping.co.uk
    by typing in your username and password
    before you proceed with activation


    This is the first button you should tap when starting from fresh. You`ll get this menu:

    Tap "Get activation code" and your browser will open at the POI downloads page as shown below.
    You will have to log in with your username and password just as normal if you haven`t already done so.


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    Once logged in you will see a 4 digit activation code like this:

    Remember this code, we`ll need it shortly.

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    Go back to the app and tap "Activate this device".

    You`ll be prompted for your username, which must be entered exactly as it is on the forum.

    Next, enter the activation code. Finally, tap "Ok".

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    If everything was entered correctly, you will see this message but instead of my details, it will have yours.

    Tap "Ok" to move on.

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    The app will check for new POIs since this is a fresh activation and a message will pop up saying the POI files are ready.

    If not, there may be a message inviting you to try again.

    The warning message is only precautionary. It means the file may have become corrupted during download.
    You can either try again or continue anyway, the app will handle a broken POI file by reading up to that point.

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    The POIs are now ready to use so tap the second icon along i.e. "Choose a POI set..." and we get this menu:

    Here we can choose which of the POI sets we`d like to view. You can tap any combination followed by "Ok".

    The slider will allow you to choose an area from 50 to 300 square miles of the current map centre.

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    The selected POIs will appear on the map where they can be tapped to show their name and details.

    Each POI displays an icon to indicate what type it is,
    e.g. CR (car park rural), CU (car park urban), WT (water tap), AF (aire free) etc.

    The menu will also display how many of each POI set are being displayed.

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    The next icon "Choose a map..." will show a menu like this when tapped:

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    There are four map styles available, Normal, Satellite, Terrain and Hybrid and also Traffic display.

    Your selection will appear instantly.

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    Next along is "Navigation"

    Tapping this will open the navigation app to give directions from your current location to the centre of the map.

    If you have Google Maps installed, that will be used instead of the standard app (e.g. Apple Maps on iOS).








    "Share location" is next and this is used for submitting your location to the POI database.

    A requester will appear asking if you wish to share your current location.
    Only use this if you wish to share your current location (i.e. where you are at the moment you tap the button).


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    Reply "Yes" and a fresh email will be opened. You just have to enter a Name and Details then tap "Send" - as easy as that!

    If your device is connected to the internet, the email will be sent immediately.
    If not, the email will stay in your your "Outgoing" folder and will automatically be sent when you have internet.
    This process is automatic, you may store multiple locations in your "Outgoing" email folder.







    Finally, the "?" button opens the "POI Info" menu where the POI details will be shown in a larger font for easier reading.

    Below the details it says: "Tap here for more info". This will take you to the POI Extra Info section of WildCamping.co.uk.

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    The best way to learn is to dive in and try things. So go ahead and give it a whirl. Its brand new and as such not extensively tested so you may find little things that need fixing.
    If you find any, let me know and I`ll add it to my "to-do" list for the next update.

    This is only a brief introduction - I`m happy to answer your questions so don`t be shy




    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS






    I typed in my details to activate but I get an error message

    Make sure you type in your forum user name (not your email address) and the activation code from the POI download page.





    I don`t see the Streetview Pegman

    Install the Google Maps app and re-open this app

    Here`s the Google Maps app link: Google Maps - Real-time navigation, traffic, public transport and nearby places on the App Store





    I get a message from Google Maps saying "Cannot reach server"

    This means Google has no Streetview data for the location you selected.





    Can I save maps for offline use?

    Yes, see here: Download and use offline areas - Maps for mobile Help





    Do I need to update the app when new POIs are ready?

    No, just click the menu that says 'Check for POI updates'.





    I've upgraded to full membership but I'm still getting only the free samples

    It may take a little time for the system to acknowledge you as a full member.
    Just keep trying by clicking 'Check for POI updates'.





    When the app starts, it thinks I'm somewhere off the coast of west Africa.

    This is actually Latitude 0, Longitude 0. You can tap the "locate me" button and the next time you run the app, it should remember where you are.





    Could you add ....... feature? This would be a fantastic app with that!

    Possibly, but let`s get this much working first




    I went back to the old Android app and now the POIs don`t work
    The old POI file was overwritten with the new, more compact POI set.

    Tap "W" then "Check for POI updates" and answer "Yes" to download the POIs again.





    I think I found a bug!

    It happens If something isn't working right, please let me know.
    You can either leave a message here or drop me a private message if you want to talk more technical.

    Please read through this thread and make sure it hasn't already been discussed though.




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    Spinning sceen

    Hi could you help me as to stop spinning sceen.i have a galaxy tab 4 . Thanks cliff latham

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffi View Post
    Hi could you help me as to stop spinning sceen.i have a galaxy tab 4 . Thanks cliff latham
    Hello

    Please have a look at this thread: Screen orientation - Android device.

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    Remember - POI additions and updates can be sent by email to POI@wildcamping.co.uk

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    Constantly having to log in

    I have the app installed on my iPhone which works good. But, whenever I click on the ? For more info it takes me to website but ask to log in. I log in and it just directs me to the home page. I have problem of having to constantly log in even after I've ticked remember me for the Wildcamp website. Any tips please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kajay View Post
    I have the app installed on my iPhone which works good. But, whenever I click on the ? For more info it takes me to website but ask to log in. I log in and it just directs me to the home page. I have problem of having to constantly log in even after I've ticked remember me for the Wildcamp website. Any tips please?
    We recently upgraded the backend of the site and you need to clear your cookies. One the device, login then log back out again using the logout button.

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    Maximum users

    My app keeps saying the maximum amount of devices are being used, but I've only used it on an old phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gini Hay View Post
    My app keeps saying the maximum amount of devices are being used, but I've only used it on an old phone
    You currently have two Android devices and two Apple devices registered. You can manage your devices from the POI downloads page: https://www.wildcamping.co.uk/forums/POI-DOWNLOAD.php
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    I've downloaded and followed the above steps and can see a few WC icons but only 2 in the south, surely there are more than these WC spots there?
    What else do I have to do to make make more appear?

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