Developer: Kamino Labs
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.7.3
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Discovering new places to walk around and explore, even in one’s local area, isn’t always as easy as it could be. Sure, one could just walk aimlessly but it’s nice to have some kind of focus. Kamino is an app with that purpose in mind, allowing people to share great places and paths to explore at any time.

The app works on a playlist basis, with users following specific routes designed by another person. Comprising of a number of stops, users can first read about each stop and learn roughly how long it’ll take as well as the distance covered. They can then look at photos of what to expect, as well as track the route beforehand. It’s clearly laid out too, so it’s easy to see what to expect, with each stop depicting an image for the place as well as a brief description of why it makes a good stop. There are also a series of icons that highlight whether things are child or dog friendly, as well as whether to expect the walk to be quite vigorous or more relaxing.

kamino6kamino4In each case, it’s possible to like each hike for future reference, as well as learn more about the person who created it by looking at their profile. While some users might have only created one hike, some are quite prolific and great to follow to discover more interesting places to wander.

What’s perhaps Kamino‘s greatest strength is that it works for both rural and urban locations. It’s just as simple to find somewhere interesting to explore within a city as it is further afield.

Creating one’s own hike is simply done too, ensuring that the Kamino community should steadily grow over time. Already covering plenty of different areas around the world, it’s certainly a handy tool to use, regardless of where one might presently be located.


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