Welcome to Wisely!
Built from the same up to date database as the other Wise Pilgrim Apps and Guidebooks, 'Wisely' was designed to fill the two most requested needs for pilgrims:
Offline Mapping: Download the maps to your phone while you have an internet connection, and enjoy them while you are on the trail. The offline maps are designed for the outdoors and are rendered to show the elevation changes along the route. Map markers include all cities, accommodation options, notable landmarks along the way, and notices about deviations and alternative routes along the way. A click on the pin brings up a description of the route, distances, services available in any given place and accommodation details.
Online Booking: Making reservations for the night is now much easier. Every city that has a bookable place to sleep includes a direct link on booking.com. Likewise, every accommodation option that is bookable online includes one as well. Finding a place to sleep, and finding it on the map, just got a whole lot easier.
Please note that this app requires the additional download of the maps, which are about 200mb in size. There is no way around this, an offline map is an offline map.
Also, note that this app is in rapid development. This means that updates to it will be frequent over the next 6-12 months as minor bugs are squashed and features are added. These updates will NOT require you to re-download the maps. They will deliver additional content and features.
Please remember that this is version 1 of the 'Wisely' series of Mapping and Booking apps. Go gentle on the reviews and please please please send me bug reports so that the app can be made better. You're the best!
No In-App Purchase. No signup. Just goodness.
More information, updated layout, and a few language fixes:
Some new albergues have been added, and a few recently closed ones have been removed.
Additional information about the albergues, such as websites and Facebook pages have been added.
The layout has been revised to allow for quickly calling an Albergue, or sending them an email. The map markers have also been improved (an ongoing process) and now show albergue and bar information at a glance, as well as the distance to Santiago. The markers also vanish at the widest zoom level to allow for a better overview of the route.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
This is a good start for a map app. Right now it’s missing information on several Casa rurales and pensiones. For example, in As Medulas it does show Casa Socorro. There just seems to be some missing accommodations. No explanation as to what the red dotted line means. Obviously an alternative route, but no info given. A lot of missing information. Not really useful at this point.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.