Yellowstone GyPSy Driving Tour

Yellowstone GyPSy Driving Tour

By GPS Tour Guide

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2015-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 237.20 MB
  • Developer: GPS Tour Guide
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 5
5
From 178 Ratings

Description

Just Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car™ for Yellowstone National Park. Plays commentary AUTOMATICALLY as you drive and works OFFLINE (no data or cell required. Don't miss out on the best sights during your visit to Yellowstone National Park. * Prepared by Professional Tour Guides * 300+ commentary points * Fraction of cost of bus tours or guide books Turn your iPhone or iPad (WiFi + Cellular models only) into a Tour Guide and take your driving tours and sightseeing to a whole new level with the GyPSy Guide – GPS Tour of Yellowstone National Park. Commentary plays AUTOMATICALLY as you drive so you don't miss any of the best sights and stories along the way. This tour includes the most popular sightseeing areas: 1) Old Faithful and the incredible Geyser Basin Areas 2) The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Area 3) Mammoth Hot Springs 4) West Thumb and the Lake area 5) Tower Fall and Roosevelt area 6) Many wildlife spotting opportunities Let GyPSy be your guide everywhere around the Grand Loop Drive of Yellowstone National Park. GyPSy will help you work out the best places for you to visit by giving you helpful information so you can make good decisions and make the most of the time you have available. Join the tour anywhere along the Grand Loop and commentary will play automatically so you won't miss a thing as you explore all around Yellowstone. You can drive in either direction - its your choice. ** This app works OFF-LINE while you are touring. There is no need to have a network or wireless connection. Once downloaded, this tour REQUIRES NO DATA to operate and activate, so you won’t incur roaming or data charges. YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A CELLULAR NETWORK CONNECTION TO TOUR!! You will not incur any data roaming charges to use this tour, even if you are from outside the USA. Works Off-line and with Data Roaming turned off. Professional tour guides have filled the guide with interesting and entertaining stories, loads of tips and advice on what to do and will point out places of interest as you approach them. There are 302 commentary points throughout Yellowstone. It’s just like driving around with a local expert. Just download the app on Wi-Fi from your network at home or use any free Wi-Fi network. Because the app is filled with audio commentary and maps, its larger than "normal" apps. Many phone/data networks will block the download because of size - so its important to download over a Wi-Fi network. This tour is not just a directory but a designed tour to follow, just like how a tour guide would take you. It’s simple and entertaining; just let GyPSy provide commentary automatically as you travel. ** iPad users - please note that WiFi-only iPads will not activate the commentary automatically. Any iPhone or network-capable iPad (WiFi + Cellular - whether you have a network connection or not) will work just fine. ++ Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Reviews

  • You need this app!

    5
    By dsimoMN
    Great app! We got so much more out on f this app than the pile of literature we had picked up. It's like a tour guide in your car! A must have for Yellowstone.
  • Appalled there are suggestions to enter closed areas

    2
    By D0bby
    I am a frequent visitor to Yellowstone. I downloaded this app to see if I wanted to recommend it to others. The answer is a resounding NO. I was appalled there were 2 recommendations to go in to areas that the Park Service has marked as closed. The first is the suggestion to *scramble* up the hillside along the Fairy Falls trail to view Grand Prismatic Spring. This area has been off limits for years and has had closed signs up for at least 2 years. It is a moot point now as last summer and so far this summer the area is completely closed while they build a safe viewing point. The second suggestion was to enter the Potts thermal area north of West Thumb Geyser Basin. I stopped there the other day to make sure the signage had not changed and no, it is still marked Closed to foot travel. This is a dangerous area with potentially thin crusts over unstable ground. There were also other things that were pretty surprising. Why project a political point of view on hot button issues instead of educating on say, wolf pack/social structures/ denning/pack hunting etc. there were tons of things you could have better used your time on. I also had difficulty charging my iPhone while using this app. Had to back out of the app, power off the phone, power back on, plug in the charger, start the app again. The app also had some continuity issues on the road between West Thumb and Old Faithful. It started talking about thermal areas, jumped to Continental Divide, jumped to earthquakes and back to thermal areas. This was basically mid-sentence so continuity was off.
  • Outstanding

    5
    By A ej
    We just returned from a trip to Yellowstone National Park (June 14-19). This was absolutely a top notch guide throughout our time in the park. The information was outstanding and never failed us. Everyone in our 4 families in our 12 passenger van loved it!
  • Great App

    5
    By Carolla5501
    This made our trip to Yellowstone so much better! The narration is informative and allowed us to make the decisions on where to stop. No regrets about buying this one
  • Great app, added a lot of interesting and helpful information

    5
    By beziemer33
    The app itself worked great and we found the tour information to be great as well. There was useful info about most stopping points along the way as well as some of the geo science behind each. The $5 is money well spent if you are visiting Yellowstone and driving your self. Only suggestion I have for the developer is maybe have an option that if you drove through the point already to not repeat it. We backtracked a few times and got the same info, really it is a minor issue though and the app is great.
  • Spot on!

    5
    By Sagagne77
    We totally enjoyed these apps, got one for Grand Teton, Arches, Canyonlands and Yellowstone. Excellent commentary an history. Very accurate with telling us highlights and place to stop. So much better than the park maps. Just downloaded and started the tour. Thank you for a great experience.
  • MUST-HAVE App with minor kinks…..

    4
    By Rosa Cattle Breeding
    My family and I just got back from Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP's yesterday. I have been to both national parks about 5 or 6 times. This app guided us and explained in detail several neat features of the park that I have not known about before. The previous times I have driven through Yellowstone, I didn’t know I was driving past some interesting sights, till this app. I will honestly say, this is a great/must have app. It is worth the $5. It was like having our very own tour guide in the vehicle with us. We nicknamed him Ranger Rick for obvious reasons. =-) My 2 complaints were: First - While using the app on our iPhones, it kept wanting to play my music playlist even if the music app was not launched (like when you plug your iPhone into the car’s USB and it automatically starts playing your music). So, we reluctantly let it play the music. Then, the tour guide would come on but his voice was low. So, we would turn the volume up to hear him. Then he would stop talking and it would revert back to BLARING music from the playlist. Then, my wife and I would both dive to the volume control to turn it down. This would happen EVERY TIME the tour guide would come on and go off. I finally started playing soft music from the music app which, would make it bare-able. I recommend having a dedicated playlist of soft music, soft classical, etc.. just for this reason. It was VERY annoying. My family following behind us in a separate car experienced the same issue, they could not play it through their car speakers for the same reasons above. They opted to use the iPhone speaker without the phone being plugged into the cars USB. Instead, they plugged directly into the 12volt socket and it seemed to work fine without trying to launch music. However, they said it sounded soooo much better coming out of the car speakers. Second - I agree with a previous reviewer that it would be nice to have an option to have the map “Track-Up” orientation instead of being stuck in "North-Up" orientation. We kept rotating the phone so the map arrows would point in the direction of our travel. I only gave it 4 stars for the reasons stated above. Overall….this is a great app! My family and myself still enjoyed the app and we were thankful for it. I would buy it again and I plan on buying the Canadian Banff NP guided tour for my upcoming trip in a couple months.
  • Even my wife loved this app!

    5
    By jkemple
    This app is fantastic! We just finished our four day trip through Yellowstone and this app served us well. It pointed out all the must sees and many less traveled side roads. We never opened the guide book we purchased. It also included a lot of interesting history and some basic geology education. You won't be disappointed with this app. Heck, even my wife couldn't say enough good things about it!
  • Very Impressed

    5
    By Mmhikl
    I downloaded 3 apps for our trip and Gypsy was the only one that had full functionality. Whole family enjoyed commentary, I enjoyed having gypsy navigating us. Several small stops we would have missed otherwise. I used Chimani app to choose hiking spots and Gypsy helped get us there.
  • Awesome App!

    5
    By Jlpckd95
    Totally recommend it! We had two vehicles following each other at Yellowstone and the app in each one and was nice to know when sites were coming up to stop at. The information was great like having a tour guide in the car with you.

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