ResQwalk by Best Friends Animal Society
You can help raise awareness and support for animal welfare organizations and deserving pets looking for their forever homes, simply by walking with this free mobile app.
Simply pick your favorite animal welfare partner from the list, start the app, and go for a walk, run or participate in any other outdoor activity that can be measured by GPS and involves a speed of less than 14 mph. At the end of every activity, share about your adventure and pet to help inspire more to adopt and save them all.
Some months, corporate sponsors may provide a pool of cash and product contributions you can help secure for your selected group or you can participate in the monthly walking goal or challenge.
Please note: continued use of GPS running in the background may significantly decrease battery life.
* Minor usability updates
Ratings and Reviews
Lots of issues now!
Same thing happened to me getting logged out! Now I somehow have three accounts and it zapped my chosen rescue as well. I lost all my past pics and can’t get back into my account. I sent an email to Best Friends and they responded back with desire to help. Hopefully soon it will all be resolved.
Also, I’ve noticed over time that the distance calculator is approximately .25 or so shorter than it should be. Not sure why this is but I run this app along with another and also on a known mile track and it’s always off. Frustrating!
Otherwise I usually love this app! Love being able to donate to rescue of my choice! Love being able to share pics with my walk and look at other’s pics as well. That makes it fun! Just wish it was in better working order.
Not accurate total mileage for rescues
I really love the concept of this app and the fact that it gives back and encourages both walking and rescuing but I don’t think the total calculations for each rescue are accurate. I’ve been using it for a couple months now and primarily log all my walks with one rescue but their totals per month and per year have not changed since I started. For instance, adding the activities from the activity log for January for Players for Pits I got 141 miles but last month totals listed is 103 miles and has been 103 miles since I started. So it doesn’t seem to be giving credit to the rescue for actual miles logged. A difference of pennies really but I likely won’t keep using it because of that. Disappointed.
I gave it three stars due to the concept. I get to raise money while walking. However, I have to start and stop the recording of my walk several times before it will recognize that I’m walking. I missed logging a 2 mile walk one day because I didn’t realize it wasn’t recognizing that I was moving.
Also, when it does actually record my walk, it consistently shorts me on mileage.
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- 64.2 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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