Have you ever noticed when you are surfing the web that pages you haveve visited recently or frequently load faster than other pages? What happens is that your browser caches these pages to make them load more quickly. CamelTours does something similar to this, except it explicitly tells the browser which pages it needs to cache (rather than leaving it up to the browser). The result is that it stores the needed pages in a special cache that can be accessed not only quickly but also offline.
Since your browser is doing the storing, you should be able to find it under your browser settings, probably under the name of "Website Data" or "Browsing Data." It may be located under your browsing history, or it may also have its own section. There will likely be other data stored in there from other sires, but the CamelTours data will be in a single chunk from cameltours.org. You ca not browse the data from there, but you can see how much is stored.
Of course! Under your browser settings, there should be an option to clear cookies and/or data. You can select this to clear all data stored offline, or you can go into advanced settings and specifically delete the CamelTours data.
At the site you are visiting, there should be QR codes posted that you can scan to access the content of the tour. In addition, if you go to the map of the tour (there will be a link on the main page of the tour that says "Map"; alternatively, you can click the link that says "Other Stops on this Tour" on the first slide of every node), you will see a list of all the stops on the tour with links to the page of each one.
That entirely depends on the browser you are using! Surprisingly, it is actually quite difficult to find any data about how much content browsers will allow you to cache. Most browsers have a "soft" limit (typically around 25 or 50 megabytes) that they allow before explicitly asking you permission to store more data. (If you receive this prompt, be sure to say "yes"!) Complicating the matter is the fact that tours can be of varying sizes: it entirely depends on the size and the amount of media files the tour creators have added to the tour. To ensure maximum efficiency, limit the amount of tours you cache at any given time to one or two.
All you need is a "smart" device with a connection to the Internet! You will also want to have a QR code scanner on your device, which you can get for free in the application store on your device.
Nope! The purpose of downloading the tours is to prevent excessive data usage or slow load times if you are touring a site without WiFi access. But if you have a large data plan on your smartphone, and the location of the tour is not too remote, then you can probably get away without downloading the tour.
Only you and the CamelTours.org moderator. The moderator will only modify your content if specifically asked by you, the tour creator, or if they feel the tour is harmful.
If the tour made no download progress whatsoever and you never saw a loading bar, then there is a good chance that your browser is blocking offline caching. Typically, this is because you are either in private browsing mode or disallowing cookies. You will have to switch out of private browsing mode (which you should be able to do right from within your browser) and/or allow cookies from sites you visit or third parties (which you should be able to do from your browser settings). Unless you do this, there is no way to download the tour since your browser will block all attempts made by CamelTours.org.
The downloading process may have just been interrupted, in which case you can just refresh the page and it will likely finish downloading. If that does not work, you may have to update your operating system, use a different browser, or download the tour on a faster connection.
Downloading the multimedia content, especially the audio files, can take some time. If it seems extremely slow, however, it is probably the speed of your Internet connection. If possible, try downloading the tour in a location where you have a fast connection, and you should see much better results.
Follow this very easy-to-read tutorial here.
If you don’t want to read your tour, type it up and submit a written text document to this software which will convert the text to a narration to use as the MP3 file for your node. If the program doesn't recognize a word - i.e. invalid (to make it someone who is handicap) you have to type in inva lid (with the space between the "a" and "l"). Also, you need to spell out years. An example would be that “1810” should be written out in your text document “eighteen-ten”.
The Automatic Slide Show feature allows you to synchronize the audio narration and images within any node. It is particularly useful if you want people to see a tour landmark on-screen as they are learning about it. You can determine the times in the audio narration that the images appear on-screen by entering timestamps. Then, the images will automatically appear on-screen at those times in the audio. Also, when the user swipes, it will change the image on-screen to the next one in the sequence and cause the audio file to jump to where it talks about that image.
After you enable the feature, upload your images and audio file in the node, and ensure that your images are in the order that you want them to appear in the tour, then you can click on the "Enable Slide Timestamps" button on the node homepage. This will bring you to a page where you can listen to your audio file and below each image you can type in the time when you want that image to appear. The time should be in minutes and seconds (like how it appears in the audio file controls). For each image, the entry box to the left is where you enter minutes and the entry box to the right is where you enter seconds.