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Tubewalker: The Tube, on Foot

Android Application: Support

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You might also like to check out this list of Frequently Asked Questions, in case your issue is covered here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Tubewalker application cost?

There are two versions of Tubewalker. The free version covers all of Zone 1 (88 tubewalks), while the full version covers the whole London Underground (a further 230 tubewalks). The full version currently costs £1.79 from Google Play.

How many Tube lines are covered?

The full version of Tubewalker covers the entire London Underground network, from Zone 1 out to Zone 9. The free version covers Zone 1 only, but it is fully functional. Note that the Docklands Light Railway and London Overground aren't part of London Underground, so they aren't included.

Which versions of Android will Tubewalker run on?

Tubewalker has been tested on Android 2.1 (Eclair), 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Does it need an internet connection? And how much data does it download from the Internet?

If you don't have an internet connection, then although the maps will work, the map tiles won't download, so they won't be much use for walking. Also, the photos in the Photos tab are loaded from, so you won't be able to view these. Everything else will work properly without the internet.

Does it need a GPS-enabled device?

No, it doesn't need a GPS-enabled device, though the 'Find nearest tubewalks' feature won't be terribly accurate if you don't have GPS, and your current location shown on the maps may be some way off. Devices without a built-in GPS can often use phone signal triangulation or your wi-fi connection to work out where you are, so these features should still work, they just might not be as good as with a GPS-enabled device.

Can I install Tubewalker on an SD card?

Yes you can, but only on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and later. When you download Tubewalker, your phone will install it into internal memory by default. If you want to move it to your SD card, you can do so via Settings > Applications > Manage applications, where the 'Move to SD card' does exactly what it says.