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Old 09-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #76
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Yes, when the Fantasy is docked you should be able to connect to the Guest WiFi (DCL-Guest) and the Navigator for the entire itinerary should be available to you while you are in the terminal. DIScover
Can confirm. We sailed the 14th app was ready to use as soon as we boarded and were heading up to Cabanas for lunch.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:53 PM   #77
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Update: app to go live next weekend for Fantasy, with the Dream following soon after, then Magic and Wonder (she needs some wifi work first).

Also, most of the suggestions are on the boards for future revisions, including a tablet optimized version.

These are all rumors, BTW.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #78
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So now more folks to bump into, with their heads down, focused on their little screens. Just like on the road.

No but seriously, sounds like a wonderful addition if it functions well.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:33 AM   #79
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The android version was just updated.

• KIDS’ MENUS – Check what’s on the kids’ menu before you dine. You’ll know what’s planned for big and little alike!
• VACATION COUNTDOWN CLOCK – Set the clock and get your luggage ready—you’re going on a cruise!
• PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS – Experience your Disney cruise with an even faster, more full-featured on board app!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sept_goo&hl=en
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #80
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I have not searched the App Store yet, but should I assume I would have to change to the US version of the store from the Canadian?
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:07 PM   #81
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Thanks for the information. I've downloaded it for my Christmas cruise.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #82
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I don't know about the iOS version, but my android phone just got an update, and the app now has a countdown timer.

Cool!
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:28 PM   #83
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I don't know about the iOS version, but my android phone just got an update, and the app now has a countdown timer.

Cool!
An update for the iOS version has not yet hit the Apple app store.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #84
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I don't know about the iOS version, but my android phone just got an update, and the app now has a countdown timer.

Cool!
I love it!
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:05 PM   #85
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Downloaded mine! Can't wait to use it. Showed it to DH and he said "its about time" but he wants it to work now so he can see what is happening on the fantasy today!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:38 PM   #86
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I'm afraid my phone plan's roaming will automatically kick in if I turn my phone on. How could you use this app without having that happen???
Turn the phone to airplane mode before you leave, shut it off and back on to see if airplane mode stays on. Then when you are at port switch it to airplane mode before you board or before you leave dock.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:42 PM   #87
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Wow, this is really neat, thanks for posting!
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Downloaded mine! Can't wait to use it. Showed it to DH and he said "its about time" but he wants it to work now so he can see what is happening on the fantasy today!
Yeah, that would be nice to have access in real-time the ship's activities; but sadly, the app is an empty shell until you are able to have access to the DCL-GUEST Wi-Fi network which accessible only at the cruise terminal in P.C. and on the ship. Only then will it populate the navigator information.

I have no idea why the information is not made available to the public; especially since all the information is digital now. This is not unlike the WDW Mobile App, while it provides some functionality. However, some of the detail is only accessible once you are in close proximity to one of the WDW Parks or Resorts.

If I were to guess, (and I think I am a pretty good guesser) I would wager that the main reasons for limiting access to the rest of the "wish we were on a Disney Cruise right now population" is due to network and system performance; coupled with a touch of privacy, security and compliance.

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Yeah, that would be nice to have access in real-time the ship's activities; but sadly, the app is an empty shell until you are able to have access to the DCL-GUEST Wi-Fi network which accessible only at the cruise terminal in P.C. and on the ship. Only then will it populate the navigator information.

I have no idea why the information is not made available to the public; especially since all the information is digital now. This is not unlike the WDW Mobile App, while it provides some functionality. However, some of the detail is only accessible once you are in close proximity to one of the WDW Parks or Resorts.

If I were to guess, (and I think I am a pretty good guesser) I would wager that the main reasons for limiting access to the rest of the "wish we were on a Disney Cruise right now population" is due to network and system performance; coupled with a touch of privacy, security and compliance.

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I suspect the answer is much simpler than that. The app is designed to show the activities for a single ship/navigator at a time, which is info typically only available on the ship (at sea) when the navigators are published by the crew on the ship.

Now, could they re-work the app to push the navigators back to shore, and let us land-lubbers pick and choose which one we want to drool over? Yes, they surely could. But that's not the purpose of the app. The purpose is (1) make it easier for the guests on the ship, and (2) to save printing costs on the ship.

I would love to see DCL release PDFs of the Navigators for all the ships/cruises.
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