UK Ghost Excursions Map

DrPaulLee

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I'm like to announce my first Android App, a mapping programme that acts a guide to many of the thousands of haunted locations in the UK.

My goal was for it to not only act as a gazetteer but also as a guide as you visit explore the UK, to tell you if any spectres are at hand.

You can query locations and the map will pan there (it uses a third party database based in America, so if you type in a name in the search box, you might need to put "UK" at the end).

If you choose to have your current location made available to the app and you are in the UK, it will show you how close you are to a haunted location
(note that the app does not keep a record of your location or past history and nothing is transmitted to Google, myself or anyone else). There is also a help page if you press the "i" button on the top left hand side, and it includes my contact information if you notice any bugs, problems with locations or suggestions. I don't bite!

I hope you like it. I aim to add new locations every month or two, schedules permitting!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paullee.ghostexcursions
 

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I've been adding new locations to this for months and I've also been consolidating what I already have. I've checked 90% of the locations as some places had closed down, been renamed, or changed "type" (eg a bank is now a church!). Two venues are completely gone - demolished!
I thought I'd mention this update as the code has just had a major revamp and upgrade, and there is now a button to show lists of anniversary ghosts. So, now you know where to go for Halloween - even though there are many more for dates over the Christmas period :)
 

taras

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Well worth 69p! Seems pretty comprehensive and accurate for my local area. The 'Anniversary Ghosts' function is very useful too!

It would be nice if you could add a button to make it jump to your current location, once it knows (it didn't do this on my phone - Galaxy S7)

Also maybe a little left and right margin on the text window might make it a bit more readable.

But otherwise I like this a lot!!
 

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Thanks for your kind words! Don't forget to leave a review!

As for enhancements..
I've put left/right margins in, ready for the next release which will be *soon*
If you've allowed location permissions, the map should scroll to your current location if you press the circle "button" to the top right of the map. This works on my phone (HTC Desire) but I am always wary that some phone manufacturers might cripple features for security and privacy reasons. To give an example: I'm working on my next app which uses your phone's camera capabilities. To do this, it needs to be able to write image files to your phone's internal storage - and some makes of Sony phones don't allow this.
Anyhow, that's by the by. I am delighted that you like the app! Any changes I do will automatically roll out to you :)
 

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Ah, thanks! The 'centre' button doesn't appear on first run (since the app has to ask for permission), it's there now.
 
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