Try Airplane mode.
Some phones will allow you to purchase a foreign SIM card and use that to get 3G data service overseas (AT&T iPhones in the US). Some phones simply cannot get 3G service overseas (Verizon and Sprint iPhones cannot get 3G data service in Europe).
Treasure Walks can be used overseas, or in the US, in Airplane Mode. GPS location data will not be as high in quality, but can be boosted by accessing Wi-Fi service.
Steps to use Treasure Walks in Airplane Mode:
When you leave home go to Settings on your iPhone and tap Airplane Mode to turn it on.
When you turn Airplane Mode on, your iPhone will turn Wi-Fi “OFF”. While still in Settings turn Wi-Fi “ON”.
Before starting your Treasure Walk go to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Make sure your iPhone’s Wi-Fi is on and you are connected. Then select the Treasure Walks app, select a route and get ready to start your tour.
When your Treasure Walk is complete you will again need to access Wi-Fi to upload your Treasure Walk score to the Leaderboard and to share your Treasure Walk with your Facebook friends.
Hotels, Starbucks, MacDonalds and many more places offer free wifi access. You can also download a free app such as WiFi Finder to help you locate free Wi-Fi hotspots wherever you are in the world.
Great, you selected your tour route and now you need to find the start point. Follow the directions, the app will track your gps location and prompt you to begin when you arrive at the start location.
Once you begin your tour you will be given your first Scavenger Challenge. You will be given a clue which will ask you to locate a place, an object, a date or some other local information. Follow the route track and you will find the answer.
Challenges can be solved by inputting text, or a number. Challenges can also be solved by finding the mystery object and taking a picture. Look for challenges that ask you to “take a picture”.
When you are in the vacinity of the Challenge answer location the app will allow you to access the answer text box (for text and numerical answers), or the answer camera for Challenges answered with a photo.
When you answer a challenge your position will be geo-tagged by your iPhone. You must answer challenges in the vacinity of the answer location. If you are 200ft away the app will not allow you to answer the question.
When prompted to answer with a picture you can take a picture of anything or anybody. Preferably friends or cool stuff. As long as you are in the right location you will earn the points for the challenge.
The app is constantly tracking your location relative to the Challenge Answer location. If you walk past the answer location region the app will prompt you to go back and look again.
Can’t find the answer?
It happens. Tough clue or even a bad gps day. If you need to move on to the next question tap the “skip” icon on the answer box. You’ll miss out on the points for this challenge, but you’ll keep moveing and move on to the next challenge.
Taking Pictures on the tour
As you follow the Scavenger Tour route you will be asked to answer Challenges with a picture. You can also use the camera in your iPhone to take pictures of friends and favorite places as you follow the tour. These pictures will be geo-tagged and pinned in place on your tour map and you can share the map, route and pictures with your friends on Facebook.
Places of Interest
As you follow the tour we will track your location and let you know when you are close to cool places. Tourist meccas, snapshot hotspots, celebrity hangouts, movie locations and places to get great local food and drinks. These places of interest are marked on the map with an icon, as you get close additional location information will pop open on screen; expand the information box to learn more. Tap on the map to make it go away.
Your Scavenger Tour Map is in “heads up mode” always pointing in the direction of the next Scavenger Clue solution. You can also center, expand or contract the map by sliding your fingers across the iPhone screen.
Tour Complete Screen
You complete the tour, time to share the good news and the good views.
When you finish the tour you will see your points total and your time posted at the top of the screen. Now it’s time to post your score to the Leaderboard (LB). Just tap the icon and your tour data (photos, time, and points) will be recorded at our website www.treasurewalks.com
Now how about sharing the tour with your friends back home. Tap on the Facebook icon (FB) to send a picture of your tour map to FB. We will also send a link to FB which will allow your friends to see your tour photographs pinned to the tour map at the gps location they were taken on the route. Yes, mom can see you standing in Trafalgar Square and she can see where Trafalgar Square is!