Struggling to find hosts data I am currently cycling through the Americas. I save hosts as favourites then when I access offline it can take up to 2-3 minutes to find the information that it should have saved previously. Online, it frequently tells me there is no Internet access despite being in a strong location. Very slow and frustrating to use what could potentially be a very good app.
The app needs a fast connection. When I am under 20 KB/s, the app fails to load the map. Even when it succeeds, it wrongly says there are no hosts around. This app generally uses a lot of data when available. As an other option, loading the website in a mobile browser make my data usage skyrocket as well. This is very inconvenient, because this should be useful especially when travelling abroad.
Since the majority of activity that someone participating on Warmshowers does is reading and responding to messages, its a huge gap to not be able to read things directly the app. Makes its usefulness extremely limited in my opinion. On top of that, for my phone there is currently a bug that freezes the app when checking for messages.
Love WS but the app doesn't work I'm travelling across California right now and I usually can't load the map and even when I do load the map I can't load the host's. I have a samsung j1. I realize that you are volunteers and I appreciate all of your work all the same. We have had many wonderful stays through WS.
Great idea Problems with the notice of the message arrives. constantly checking the site,and pray to God that the request was read. missing wifi free call.
The Warm Showers community single handedly made my first bike touring trip spectacular. I did 2 weeks from Madison, WI to Boston, MA and stayed with 9 different Warm Showers hosts. Each one was incredible in their own way, from bachelor's to families to retirees. I believe the community is entirely volunteer run, and so the app is good enough to connect you to guests and hosts. I can't wait to host some cyclists of my own and for my next bike trip!
* Complete visual redesign for Material Design. We hope you like it!
* Member profile pictures
* Direct feedback creation
* Directions to host via Google maps
* Better behavior when no network and other bugfixes
* German, French, Spanish supported