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Old 07-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
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campwhere is a good app for finding campsites.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:35 AM   #17
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google voice is good too, lets you make calls via wifi. You need to setup a google account and get a number, which is all free.

sometimes you may find yourself out of cell range but with wifi.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:21 AM   #18
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You should take a REAL camera for your epic ride.
Oh and you won't be able to upload those camera pics until you get to a laptop/desktop. If you know a way around this, let me know!
You won't have reception 100% of the time (and while in Canada unless you pay out the @55), so get something like Navigon. With Navigon, you get a gps that stores the maps locally.
Switch on airplane mode in Canada so you don't get those famous $10,000 roaming charges.
Save your service manual pdfs on your phone as well as any other useful docs.
I use an otterbox defender. Tough case!
I use etymotic earbuds to zone out to my music while at campsites.
If you go to a campsite or hotel with wifi, many times their router is crap, so you'll rely on your 3g connection. Do people still use 3g? I do with AT&T...
Maybe sew some conductive thread in your gloves so you can use your phone with your motorcycle gloves.
Take some board game apps on your phone to pass the time at campsites. This is nice when people next door start talking to you. They may even let you have some of their beer.
Have a groovy time!
I have a flickr app that I use to upload directly from the iphone to flickr. It works fine.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #19
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I have a flickr app that I use to upload directly from the iphone to flickr. It works fine.
Nice.
What I meant was that I'd like to get photos from my canon camera off the camera and online. You can do this with a laptop, but not with an iphone as far as I know.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:12 AM   #20
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They make and iPhone SD Card adapter. I've seen ones that plug into the phone and others set up like a dock.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:00 PM   #21
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Keep in mind that an iPhone is good for snapshots, but sucks at "real" photography. If you just want some mementos of your trip, it'll be fine.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #22
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Ive been using a fairly successful setup recently you may consider. For power, the touratech cockpit dash piece that provides dual outlet (traditional and BMW/powerlet) that is fused to the battery direct to avoid issues with canbus. I chose the multipod from Wunderlisch and combined it with a RAM adjustable phone holder and mounted it on the right handlebar. From Powerlet, a custom length (19") powerlet to apple cable. Just enough length to steer lock to lock but not have slop when neutral. I too use the lifeproof case and can charge constantly while riding and using Bluetooth and other apps. As you know the lifeproof case requires a slimmer power adapter to fit some charging cables due to the narrow port. Overall this is fairly streamlined and easy to remove the phone on dismount.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:04 AM   #23
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I have a flickr app that I use to upload directly from the iphone to flickr. It works fine.
Also Photobucket has an app to upload from an iphone to your photobucket account. I guess this is very similar or the same as the flickr upload app.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:24 AM   #24
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i have been on the same road as you for awhile now using just the iPhone for a whole load of things including photography and i have to say it is more than able. i do not really miss my dslr very much...except for times when i want to take pictures in darker conditions or when i need a more reliable shutter trigger. i find the iPhone takes really nice pictures with the right app as the native camera app just does not cut it.

i personally use the 645 Pro app. i leave it on high quality JPG mode and it makes some really nice and large JPG files that i can edit with either Snapseed or Filterstorm, upload to my Smugmug account or share on any of the usual platforms. image quality is much better than expected because the app does very little, if any, compression if that is what you desire.

the only thing that bothers me is that i have to remove my gloves to use that touch screen. other than that, i find it to be an extremely good tool that just works.

i have some shots in my blog that were taken with the iPhone 4S. i find the quality to be very good. if this doesn't work for you, then consider something else...but it works for me 90% of the time

enjoy!
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:48 AM   #25
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the only thing that bothers me is that i have to remove my gloves to use that touch screen.
Just stitch in some conductive thread.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:47 AM   #26
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That would ruin the waterproof lining though ;-) But it would work in dryer climates for sure!
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:00 AM   #27
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12v socket for charging and download motion x and download all the map sections you are traveling on otherwise when out of cell range it will be useless.

Also have Priceline, weather.com, waze, kayak, urban spoon apps can't hurt also

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Old 07-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #28
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They make and iPhone SD Card adapter. I've seen ones that plug into the phone and others set up like a dock.
thx! i will look into it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #29
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thx! i will look into it.
Me too! But so far I've been unable to find these adapters. I've seen ones for Ipad that let you transfer into the Ipad but it doesn't say they transfer out. Any one have first hand experience with these?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #30
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Camera Awesome by SmugMug (Owner of ADV Rider's photo website) is fantastic. You can also upload it straight to SmugMug and post here on Adventure Rider.

Tapatalk is a great forum app that'll let you keep in touch with ADV Rider and you can post everything that way too.

WeatherTAP Zoom is a weather app that shows you exactly where any rain/thunderstorms/tornados/floods are and you can zoom in right on top of your location.
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