How to Use Shaka Guide on an iPad
Are you planning on using your iPad mini, iPad air or iPad pro to take the tours? Wondering if Shaka Guide's GPS tours will work on your device? Read this article to find out.
Published on September 7, 2018
The quick way to determine whether or not GPS audio tours can work on your iPad is to find out if it's a WiFi-only iPad or WiFi-Cellular iPad.
WiFi-only iPad does not come with built-in GPS chip. What this means is that once you leave internet connection area, your iPad will not be able locate you on the map.
You might be wondering why your iPad can locate you on Google Maps and other apps that use your location. It does so through pinning your WiFi location. As soon as you leave network connection area (WiFi or Cellular), which happens quite often as you travel and sightsee, your WiFi-only iPad will not be able to locate you on the map anymore.
WiFi-Cellular iPad comes with a built-in GPS chip. So even when you leave internet connection area, your iPad will still be able to locate you on the map.
Don't Shaka Guide's Tours Work Offline?
Yes, Shaka Guide's GPS tours and map both work offline without network connection. But it still needs to be able to locate you on the map through the device's built-in GPS capability. Without the built-in GPS, it won't be able to do so.