iPhone safe zone fixes.
Can now open map on site details page.
Trip planner starts at progress bar.
Trip planner notes can have no header.
Photo Thumbnails now fit 2 per line.
Map pin clusters are semi-transparent.
Satellite icon steady.
Map pins a little smaller.
More small fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Useful but needs some work
I used this app on a round Australia trip in 2018, and it was very helpful in finding good camp sites, but, some of the operations are pretty ordinary. Some of my complaints:
1. Trip planner is virtually unusable, the only way to plan a trip is to use route planner and jump between the two apps.
2. Distances appear to be “as the crow flys”, if you are silly enough to try and use the planner, the distance are way out.
3. When you find a site, and you zoom in to have a close up look at the map, you lose town names and other relevant details
4. Some of the details of camps are pretty inaccurate, particularly site marked as 4WD only, maybe this is for people with no knowledge of travelling outside of the big cities.
I have more, but will continue to use the app and post as I find more issues.
In summary, it’s a good app, but is not really user friendly particularly for some of the nomads out there who are not really computer literate
My favourite app
Without any doubt this is my favourite app, and with the new updated version it’s even easier and faster to use.
We have been traveling full time with our caravan throughout Australia for the past four years and during that time WikiCamps has saved us thousands of dollars in accomodation fees by the ability to check out the cost as well as the desirability of all of the caravan and camping sites in a specific area quickly and easily.
Not only do the customer review section provide a good range of opinions, but the photo section also provides a great insight as to what an area has available and the site details provides all of the essential information you need to make bookings.
But what makes this app so really invaluable to me is the ability to click on the directions link for a specific location and switch straight to Google maps for turn by turn GPS guidance.
My “go to” app for trip planning
We travelled over from WA to Queensland last August via the top. Whilst here between visiting family and housesitting we have done a number of trips - one to the goldfields, one to Cape Tribulation, to the Gemfields via Bowen, and back to Brisbane -over 4,000 kms. WikiCamps made it so easy to plan these trips. I found breaking them down into stages made it more manageable. The information available on location, site details, photos, users comments (very helpful), what’s around made it so much easier to do and you can edit it as much as you like to plan your trip. The make public feature is great too as I can share my trip with my family overseas, and now I’ve found out how to print my trips I can keep a hard copy together with photos. A very useful app, highly recommended. Well done everyone.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.