Campercontact Question

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  1. John Laidler

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    I have download the Android app for Campercontact, which I heard about from @ScotJimland.

    I have the paid for version and have downloaded a few of the maps, hoping I could use it offline. Unfortunately, it will only work for me when connected to the Internet. If I click on the map button it just tells me it won't work as it has no connection.

    I wonder if I need to download all the maps or perhaps this is a bug.

    Can anyone get theirs working and can view the maps offline?
     
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    Did you press the i button and then click on offline maps? It worked for me although it doesn't hold them offline forever and I would sometimes go to use the map offline only to discover it needed downloading again which is annoying if you don't have wifi.
     
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  3. Madwife

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    You can look at the
    Maps that you have downloaded when you are off line. We have used it on the iPhone's when travelling along with data roaming off (no connection to Internet ). It picks up where you are from the mobile signal and gives you parkings near to where you are. If you just see a list you should see the option 'map' in the top right hand corner. I did find that it could be a bit temperamental and didn't always work.

    Hope this is of some help.
    Kath
     
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  4. SMB

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    I have it on my Samsung tablet, it works without wifi but you need to activate the gps/location setting on your phone then choose which country map you want on the app. you can then filter by distance/price etc (y)

    ps I'm glad you mentioned it because I have hardly used it but I'm experimenting with it now on Sardinia (never been) and it's brought up loads of places. Cheers! :)
     
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  5. funflair

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    I use it and also have TomTom on the same device so just click route when I find a site and it puts the co-ordinates straight into TomTom to navigate there.
     
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    We paid for the app , before xmas ready to use when we are away , it would not download properly and still hasnt ,
    i have given up on it ...

    use MAPS.ME it is far better and IT WORKS !
     
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  7. scotjimland

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    don't understand why you can't download successfully.. maybe a bug on your phone.. have you tried recently.. ?
    I have it on both phone and tablet..

    nor understand why maps.me is better .. it's not a camper stop app is it ?

    to answer the OP.. yes,
    works fine off line
     
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  8. ivorantony

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    I have it on two iPads and it works fine without wifi it's a good app imo
     
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    When you download the different countries and regions for camping and parking places that is different to the MAP button that is in the top right of the app, if you want to show the camping/parking place on their map you have to either be online or enable "use data" OR you have to download the maps separately in the settings tab of the app.

    As I said previously if you have other offline mapping on the same device if you click route it should put the co-ordinates straight in, it's does for me with TomTom anyway.
     
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  10. SUGGY

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    Tried it on the samsung tablet , downloads so far then stops , thought it was internet fault at home so went to a mates with super fast broadband still the same , we removed the app and tried again still no good , tried on the phone still the same , i keep getting the front page of campercontact coming up on my tablet saying do i want to down load 111000 pictures of campsites , ?,
    given up trying .....
    others have reported same fault on their website ,
     
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  11. John Laidler

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    Many thanks for all your replies. I now seem to have got it working but I'm not sure how!
    Pressing the info button brings up a menu, one of which is offline maps. Clicking this gave me the message I needed to be connected to the internet. Which seems a bit perverse but I fired up the WiFi and tried again. Now it showed the list of maps to download including the ones I had already downloaded, which have a cross next to them.
    I turned off the WiFi and tried again. Now when I click the map button it gave me the option to select a downloaded map. It wasn't doing this yesterday!
    Oh well, now seems fine and I also discovered where it shows coords - in the contact section.

    I am using the app to plan our next trip. There is the most amazing parking place at Fisterre on the western tip of Galicia. Perched above a cliff, no facilities but we must stop there for a night! Excellent app - now I'm getting the hang of it.
     
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  12. hilldweller

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    I bought it last night, workes a treat, downloaded Germany and Italy, turned off WiFi and it does what it says on the tin. Very useful and cheap, thanks.
     
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    Using it for real this week for the first time. Seems to work well on the iPad.
    The only annoying "feature" I have found so far is that you can't cut and paste the reviews eg into Google translate.
    I'm using Wordlens on my iPhone to read and translate the reviews on the iPad. Not ideal but it sort of works.
     
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  14. Welsh girl

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    I'd love to read the reviews as well. I can read Dutch, pity there's not a way we can do it with an android tablet.
     
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    Nice bit of lateral thinking Holmes.
     
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    So if you are having trouble with the English pop them on here.
     
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    I meant I can't read Dutch. Predicted text got me again.
     
  18. jenny and mitch

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    As Funfair said, put TomTom on the same device and then you just find the place you want with Campercontact and press "Route" and bingo, it will take you there with TomTom..
    A great combination that has served us well in many countries !!
    Mitch..
     
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    If it's any help.. the new Camperstop web site now has the reviews machine translated..
     
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    I know that, this is FUN after all.
     
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