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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

NEW - Passport America App for Android (TM) Update - Available Now!

We are happy to announce that the new update for Android(TM) is now available. If you already have our app, just look for it in the My Apps section of the Google Play Store to install the update. If you are not seeing the update, click here to download from Google Play* or click here to download for Amazon Kindle Fire tablet * (added to Amazon 05/13/14) and Fire Phone (added 04/13/2015).
 
We greatly appreciate all your feedback since the last update. You have helped us tremendously and we look forward to adding more features in the very near future. 


Here is a list of new and enhanced features:
  • Location based campground search that allows you to specify the distance radius. 
  • View campgrounds in each state on a map or in a list.
  • New sorting features to make finding a Passport America Participating Campground even easier!
  • Search from anywhere in the app.
  • Campground Photos load faster and are available right on the campground page (no longer have to press a button to view photos).
  • Unlimited favorites! Favorites are now accessible from the side menu.  
  • Add notes to any campground and access them from the side menu.
  • Turn by turn navigation directly to any campground.
Here are some examples to help you to easily start taking advantage of the new features. 









The tablet version will have all the same features as the handset. However, there are some differences:



While you are in the main menu (with handset or tablet), be sure to also check out the "more" section with additional features such as your campground notes, access new Passport America Participating parks, conveniently call Passport America customer support and much more!


Don't have the app? Click here to download it now.  

Please email your suggestions or any issues you experience with the app to: android@passport-america.com. New fixes and features will be added as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

NOTE: App is free, but you must be a Passport America Member to receive discounted rates. If you wish to join - go to our website or call (800) 283-7183 M-F 8AM-6PM CST and Sat 9AM-4PM. We are always very happy to help you! 

Our app will be accessible on most tablets and phones using a minimum OS version of 2.3 (over 97% of the overall Android devices).  Google Play* services & OpenGLes 2.0 must be installed in order to use any of the mapping features.

Internet connection is required to use application. Campground data is updated daily.



March 14, 2014: v2.0.2 Released. 2.3+ Bug fixes
Issues fixed include:
- Some ads overlaying list items
- Crashing issues on mapping area. Changed functionality to require users to click a refresh button to view campgrounds in the visible area.
- Keyboard covering up membership box during registration
- Crashing when canceling request to get user's location

March 18, 2014: v2.0.3 Released. 2.3+ 
Issues fixed include:
 
- Crashing on some tablets with 3.x OS
- Crashing for 2.3.x users when accessing mapping areas. If you are a user with a 2.3.x OS, please verify that you have Google Maps installed to use the mapping areas.
- Phone number list now displays the phone number type
- Users can change the state map they are viewing from the Action Bar
Thank you again for all the great feedback! If you have any issues or questions, please report them to android@passport-america.com

May 13th 2014: 
Passport America App for Kindle Fire* now available!

Free download available now on Amazon.

App is not compatible with Kindle Fire* 1st Gen.

April 13th 2015:
Passport America App for Amazon Fire Phone is now available!
Free download available now on Amazon. 


There are a couple of differences due to the version of Android* used for Kindle:







Turn by Turn Directions – located in the individual campground listing. You can select the option, but it will open Google Maps* in your web browse. Be sure to use “my location” as the starting point and then tap the arrow on the right to get turn by turn directions.  

*Android, Google Play and Google are trademarks of Google Inc.  

Amazon, Kindle, Amazon Fire, Kindle Fire, the Amazon Kindle logo and the Kindle Fire logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
 

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Since 1992, Passport America is the original 50% Discount Camping Club. With our Discount Travel Card, members of our club receive 50% Discounts on nightly camping fees for campsites at over 1,800 participating campgrounds, RV Parks and RV Resorts in the US, Canada, and Mexico! Membership is only $44.00 USD for 1 year and pays for itself with just a few nights stay. Please contact us (800) 283-7183 M-F 8AM-6PM CST SAT 9AM-4PM if you have any questions regarding our services. We are always very happy to help you!