Camino Companion is a detailed, map-based smartphone guide for your pilgrimage on the Camino Frances route of the Camino de Santiago (aka Way of St. James).
The free demo covers the 42-mile (68-km) segment from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Pamplona. In-app purchases include (1) the 557-mile/896-km Camino Frances from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Muxia (via Santiago de Compostela) more than 130 miles/210 kilometers of alternate and side-routes, and (2) an abbreviated 71-mile/114-km Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.
The Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in-app purchase maps and lists more than 1,300 important waypoints (with 1,360 photographs) from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Muxia such as accommodation, junctions, road crossings, churches, towns, and many others. Each waypoint has a detail page, providing further information.
NO PHONE OR INTERNET SERVICE IS REQUIRED to use Camino Companion after the initial setup. Camino Companion uses a combination of your smartphone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Google Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the Camino. Your device's GPS pinpoints your location on the downloaded topo maps.
An elevation profile shows path distance vs elevation and plots your current location. Each waypoint is plotted on the profile. Each waypoints is clickable, opening to the waypoint's detail page.
A guidebook lists every waypoint in order by distance along the trail and displays your current distance from each waypoint.
Send your current location to friends and family via text message, e-mail, facebook or twitter.
The types of waypoints include:
-->Accommodation (albergues, hostels, hotels), including kitchen, laundry, internet and meal information
-->Water taps and fountains
-->Churches, cathedrals, chapels
-->River and stream crossings
-->Other points of interest (sculptures, historic waypoints, etc.)
This app is a collaboration between long-distance hiker Keith Foskett and the creators of the popular Guthook's Guides series of long distance hiking apps.