Very happy we opted for this option
After looking at the times and cost of the guided tour, we opted for the app. So glad we did. We followed the directions for optimizing the audio and it worked perfectly. Based on other reviews we also picked up a map from the historical society but only needed it to get started. The directions were very clear in the app. We got to do the tour when it was convenient for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Waste of $$$
Audio is poor and didn’t work the majority of the time. Map is tiny and does not stay current with your location. It doesn’t guide you through the cemetery but rather tell you about some main gravestones when you look them up on the app. This time I should have listened to the reviews. Pay to take a live cemetery tour. We kept passing one and the tour guide was SO knowledgeable about everything!
Needs an interactive map
I can read instructions, so I got the audio to work no problem. But I was really counting on a functional map — at minimum, one of high enough resolution to read, but ideally one that is interactive. Unfortunate. I ended up purchasing a hard copy of the $8 map and doing my own research online to find the graves I wanted to see — many of which were not included in the app. I consider this a $5 donation to the cemetery, because that’s all I got out of my purchase.
Nice audio tour, difficult mapping
The audio quality and narration were lovely, and I learned a lot. However the map had awful resolution, and it was very difficult to figure out where I was. Even when I did get my bearings, the instructions to get to the next place tended to be challenging to follow, and with inconsistently-available plot markers in the cemetery, finding my way was a trick. I would recommend the creators walk along with a newcomer who is trying to follow the directions and see which directions confuse the visitor so that they can figure out how to fix things. An excellent map would also be very important. The in-app GPS did not work for my iPhone 7, so I could not use that to navigate. Bottom line: Don’t try this app unless you’re feeling patient and cheerful, but if you’re willing to sail through challenges with good humor, the narration is lovely.
The GPS in the app does not work. The map is too pixelated to see/use. The history is only in audio; transcripts are not availabe. The only way to use this app is to read the walking instructions and listen to the narration. If you want to create your own experience using the map as a guide & GPS to know where you are, you can not.
Worth the money
I really appreciated this app and all the information provided about the people buried here. The app was easy to use. This review would have been 5 stars if the map would have been better quality. It was a little hard to find some of the markers, but overall I was satisfied with this purchase! Thank you!
Well worth $5.00
This app worked great for my wife and I. The map is not very clear and should be updated for better resolution other than that no issues at all. The walking directions were clear to understand making historically important graves easy to find. Listening to the narration enhanced our visit, bringing the residents of Bonaventure back to life in a manner that gives one the desire to learn more about them. Do not hesitate to purchase this app. Higher quality map will increase rating to 5 stars.
Confused and frustrated
The features didn’t seem to work for us. The GPS was blank, and the map was blurry. The audio didn’t play in order, and we had a miserable time finding the sites it was talking about. Wish we’d have bought a map and then just read stuff online about the sites. I wouldn’t suggest this and wish I’d have read the reviews. We did have audio but never found a single site to match the audio.
How to get my money back??? Sound does not work.
This App could be so much better
Let me start off by saying that the audio problems listed in other reviews are more than likely caused the the user not reading the “how to use” portion of the app. I would recommend reading that and setting up your phone as stated, i too had audio issues until i read the instructions . With that being said here is my opinion of the app.
The audio portions of the app are excellent, well read and very informative so i give that high marks.
The bad- the gps marks only appear to work Gaston Tomb and the Seiler Lot, they give you distance away from them, however none of the rest of the sites work or have gps markings so unless you know were your going it makes it difficult at best, for a “paid” app i would expect better. Now there is a built in Map which leads me to “the worst” part about this app.
The Worst- downright the worst thing about this app this the low quality, very low resolution map, it is literally unreadable and makes navigating the cemetery virtually impossible, once again if this app was “free” i would expect nothing less but this is a paid $4.99 app, a higher resolution map is a must.
Although this is a app that could be great and very beneficial to the Bonaventure Cemetery Historical Society, until they fix the gps and certainly update the quality of the map it will never be worth the $4.99 spent, in fact i will probably request a refund from Apple