I used this app to plan trips to Germany and Japan, using both physical Lonely Planet guidebooks that I purchased, as well as the scanned copies in the app. I found it to be extremely helpful in navigating and planning my trips. I was excited to use it again for an upcoming trip, only to discover that I’m expected to pay once more for the privilege of temporarily viewing the books I’ve already bought and scanned. I understand fully that these books and guides are labor intensive and expensive to produce. But if you’re expecting me to pay AGAIN for guides I’ve already purchased then I’m sorry but don’t expect me to keep using them Why even have the ability to scan in the guidebooks if you’re going to make me pay to view the digital version? It’s certainly not a helpful enough feature to warrant another $40 a year. And, frankly, this makes me wary of even dealing with Lonely Planet anymore if the focus is now on squeezing money out of customers instead of creating quality guides
This app was great when it was free, but not only does the app cost money, but it charges you *monthly* rather than a one-time purchase. Gross.
To clarify, I purchased a printed guide and scanned in the barcode to get what I thought would be free, limited versions of the content on the app. I put in my time planning out my trip and putting in my preferences. Now it doesn’t work at all. Most obnoxiously, lonely planet is replaying their long endless ad for an upgrade subscription. I’m not talking about not getting the upgrade content. I know I have no contact at all, even of the printed guide that I have purchased. This app was not billed as a free limited time preview. I was not told that that the content will be turned off at any point. I also join the others regarding the ridiculousness of forcing us to upgrade to all 8000 guides. I don’t care how hard-working their researchers are. If they’re researching for a city I don’t care about, I don’t want to pay for it. They can stop their research,For all I care. :) And if the upgraded version is as annoying and rapacious as the free version, then I have no interest. What a lovely, innovative way to lose and alienate longtime customers and fans.
Was expecting this to be like the books. Was expecting places like the Grand canyon to be on there.... Useless app when it's only cities that don't help
Guys, what am I missing here. I’ve signed up for two different subscriptions and can’t get either to work. This has to be made to be easier. All I want to do is watch globe trekker on my tv via iPhone Apple TV or whatever.
I have been following the Budget Minded Traveler. They requested this app and already, looking through all he destinations I am planning for, I cannot wait to start up again. Thanks, Lonely Planet.
I’ve had this app for a long time, to only now discover a pay wall. It made sense to purchase the extra services but not to simple browse. No one is traveling right now during the global pandemic guess they have to make money someone. Ridiculous.
I subscribed today for one year. Then installed your app on my iPad to discover it is the iPhone one. So small resolution and even making it bigger looks so horrible. C’mon Lonely Planet! Adapting your app for the iPad should be a pretty straightforward move. How can you sell a multimedia experience based only on a phone screen? Five stars will follow when ai will se the iPad version.
Should be Sold piece meal. The subscription is laughable. I went to check a place out to have it tell me I’m gonna get a mighty discount! Gee thanks. Will use another app, thanks.