FAQ – Frequently asked questions

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On this page you will find the answers to some of questions that we usually get in our support mail.

  1. Can I use the app if I am not connected to the internet?
    Yes, you can use your app without any internet connection at all.
  2. Can I use the app without using GPS tracking?
    Yes, you can use the app without GPS tracking. But if you choose to do so, the app will not be able to show your position on the maps.
  3. Do you use in app purchases?
    No, we do not use any “in app purchases”. Once you have bought the app you will have full access to all information and all features in that specific app.
  4. Do you show adds in your apps?
    No, we do not show any adds in our apps.
  5. Why is the audio voice so mechanic?
    We use the standard TTS (Text To Speech) voice that comes with your phone. This means that it is a robot which is reading the texts to you. We have chosen to do this in order to keep the size of the app low. If we where to put in human recordings of the text, then the size of the apps would to large (we are talking hundreds of megabytes).
  6. Why don’t you use Google Maps?
    If we are to user Google Maps in our apps, then the user will need to be on-line all the time in order for the maps to work. We have chosen an off line solution instead, mainly due to roaming prices being as high as they are when you are abroad.
  7. Can I have the apps translated?
    We have been looking into on automatic online translation of the texts in the apps. However, if we are to use this, then the app will not be able to run offline, and therefor we have decided not to use this, since roaming prices are so expensive. We are however user freelance translators to translate the apps into different languages, but unfortunately we cannot cover them all by using the freelancer apporach.

If you have any other questions please write us at info@excavationguides.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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