Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Welcome to the Camino Pilgrim App!

Welcome, Camino Pilgrim!!!

The Camino Pilgrim app is an app to help you as you plan your pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago, particularly on the Camino Frances and the Camino Finisterre.

A list of possible itineraries is provided from which you can create your own schedule, by clicking on the Generate Itinerary/Schedule icon.  Once your schedule is generated, you may make changes to your daily stages by long-clicking on the stagelist items.

Each itinerary lists daily stages of your Camino, localities, and lodgings or albergues.  Note that only pilgrim albergues are listed, and to sleep in most of these places, a pilgrim passport is required.  Distances specified are approximate, so please do not depend entirely on these values when making your plan.

Clicking on the Map icon shows locations of localities or lodgings on a map.  This will need an internet connection.  If you do not wish to use this online feature, make sure to turn off mobile data on your phone, as it may use up your bandwidth.  If your gps is enabled, clicking the Show my Location icon will display where you are.

Clicking on the Overlay Camino Trail icon will show a simplified version of the Camino Frances Trail on the map.  This is provided as a general guide but is not very exact.  When in doubt on the Way, just pay attention and follow the yellow arrows.

I developed this app after my own trip on the Camino de Santiago in 2013, and is based on information I gathered during the trip, and from different sources as of January 2014.  This information may not always be up-to-date or correct so please just use this as a guide and double-check on directions and other information such as lodging listings.

I hope that this app helps you on your pilgrimage so that you may focus on your journey and reap the spiritual rewards.  Remember to Open your heart wider.
I would be very happy to hear from you.  Any feedback and comments on how to improve this app are welcome and would be most helpful.

This blog will contain more detailed information on the usage of this app.
Additional information is available on my other blog, available at Pinay Pilgrim Blog.

Thank you and Buen Camino!

- Pinay Pilgrim, 2014