Learn about one of the most famous Victorian cemeteries in the world and its inhabitants. Each stop has photos and a narration by a local Savannah resident. Your fee goes directly to support the preservation efforts of this treasure by the Bonaventure Historical Society. Audio Instructions: If your phone is set to vibrate you will not be able to hear the audio. Put the ringer ON on your phone so that you can hear the audio. Please note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
I learned a lot from this, well worth $5. It added a lot of informational knowledge to my visit of the cemetery, I’m glad I downloaded it. I wish the map had a GPS mode, but also just a normal view of the map and the different plots as GPS data wasn’t perfect, but it was still super useful. The audio gives you directions to other nearby historical graves so that’s cool.
This app is great, the gps functionality is no good but if you listen and follow the directions, it is pretty great.
Too bad I can’t rate ZERO stars! The audio portions were informative. Without the map or gps working properly, the audio isn’t very helpful. I won’t get into details, but the app made my experience at Bonaventure worse. If I would’ve walked w/o the app I would’ve enjoyed the experience better!!!! I’m at least satisfied that my money went to a good cause.
Definitely follow the audio instructions. The information was good. The map option was horrible. But we were able to navigate the cemetery in about an hour. Well worth the $5.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!