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NOTICE July, 2014: The latest version of Android has hidden the menu button on some devices. We'll have an update soon, but for now, it's there, just hidden, i.e.: Samsung S5: You'll want to be pressing the multitasking button. Press and hold it in until the menu pops up.

NOTICE Mar 30, 2014: The latest version released has caused issues on some devices until the device is restarted. If you're having difficulty, please restart your device. If that doesn't work you may need to uninstall, restart, then re-install the app. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Using Motorola Droid? please read

VeginOut Guide - Android Application v.34 (50)

Healthy Dining Guide - G1 App

 

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"This amazing app is a vegetarian's dream for finding vegetarian restaurants in more than 150 countries or at your current location.
You can save your compendium of your favorites and share with your friends (Score: 84/100)."
- Star-Telegram: Top apps


Are you on your android device now? - Visit Google Play

Or Visit the Google Play page in your browser

Also available through:

Get the HappyCow VeginOut Guide Android app from SlideME.


or buy through Amazon.com

Below are 2 more ways to download the HappyCow VeginOut Guide App:

(Note: Not all applications are available to all phones and depends on factors like your Android OS version, your screen resolution or the country from which you are accessing the Android Market.)

Manually install from the Google Play Market

1. Go to 'Google Play' on your Android-powered device.

2. Select 'Search'.

3. Enter 'HappyCow' into the search field.

4. Once you've found the 'HappyCow VeginOut Guide' app, touch to install.

5. Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with the installation.

Use a QR code scanner

1. Open your preferred QR code scanner (learn more about this).

2. Point your phone camera at the QR code below and scan it.

Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with the installation.

Scan this to find in Market

General Information:

HappyCow's VeginOut Dining Guide is an application made for mobile devices that run the Android system. So far this has only been personally tested on the T-mobile G1 phone. However, it should run fine (let us know) on all Android devices: G1, myTouch 3G, Droid Eris, HTC Hero, Cliq, Samsung Moment, Nexis One, and more. Droid & Nexus One PLEASE READ.

We have created this app to make accessing the restaurant guide easier while traveling and on-the-go.

This app has the option of using your current location, via GPS or Network, OR allows user to enter an address and a radius to search within.
Soon functionality will include ability to login, write reviews, upload photos, and save listings.
Look for this in the Google Play "Travel" section under paid apps. Also a Free version out Oct 2010 (search: "happycow").

Currently, maps/search the following areas are supported:
USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, Japan (Tokyo), some of Malaysia, and Singapore.


New Updates are Coming Soon, including:

- Improved functionality and performance
- Check-ins


Current Version: v. 34 (50) (Mar 31, 2014)
Improvements & fixes:
- can move the app to SD card
- map has a button to scroll to current device location
- map will automatically update the device location marker
- when pressing map or directions, you can choose what app you'd like to use to load the map
- width fix for close button on photo browse dialog
- updated veg-type buttons
- display various veg-types on stores & more
- properly handle photo rotation

v. 32 (46) (Nov 19, 2013)
Improvements:
- Another fix for set Location search using Google geocoding.

v. 31 (Oct 23, 2013)
Improvements:
- Fix for set Location search using Google geocoding.

v. 30 (July 25, 2013)
Improvements:
- Bug Fixes

v. 29 (Jun 19, 2013)
Improvements:
- Location source issues resolved
- Enlarged photo display
- Bug Fixes
- Button placements for ease of use

v. 28 (Mar 29, 2013)
New Features:
- Save favorites on device for offline use

Improvements:
- better device location pinpointing
- increased stability on newer devices

v. 26 (Jan 10, 2013)
* Code re-vamp
* Login to your HappyCow member account
* Submit reviews of your favorite veg restaurants and stores
* Upload photos of delicious entrees, yummy desserts, and beautiful decor
- better device location pinpointing
- optimized search time for quicker results on the go
- increased stability on older devices

v. 23 (Aug 18, 2012)
* Code re-vamp
* More stable
* Social Sharing: facebook, twitter, SMS, Email
* Small changes to interface

v. 20 (Feb 23, 2011)
* New venue map
* Map enhancements
* Fixed orientation load issue
* Improved error messaging
* Small changes to interface

v. 19.8 (Feb 1, 2011)
* Fixed link to Google Map/Directions
* Hopefully resolved bad location issue for Motorola devices.
* Modified error message to be more clear.

v. 18.9 (Oct 30, 2010)
* Small fix to handle issue when last location had no results.

v. 18.1 (Oct 20, 2010)
* New service for finding location from manual search.
* Added link to mobile version add your review form.

v. 17.1 (Aug 31, 2010)
* Added support for small screen devices (Note: still some issues remaining to be fixed soon)
* Fixed issue with photo browsing.

v. 16.2 (June 24, 2010)
* Added Stores & More to the results so there are now many more results!

v. 15.3 (June 10, 2010)
* Resolved error for misspelled/mi-worded manual locations, changed so that app doesn't close and search settings are opened.

v. 14.4 (May 30, 2010)
* Droid and Nexus One Fix (hopefully handled by this update, although some Droid users may still have issues)
- Small change to logo.

v. 13.5 (Apr. 30, 2010)
* Improved functionality to maps:
- Added center marker on set location searches
- Added "My Location" marker (green dot) which follows user when location source is used.
* Added slight text changes

v. 12.6 (Feb. 24, 2010)
* Resolved issue for stars rating image which was being cut off on some devices.
* Resolved review window pop-up so that layout spans full window.
* Resolved Moto Droid location issue for 2.01 users. Android 2.1 may still have issues. If you are a Droid user experiencing problems, please try restarting your device and if that doesn't work, please contact us with details- thanks.
* Added slight layout change to venue details

v. 11.7 (Feb. 24, 2010)
* Display multiple photos for listings with more than one picture. To view images, if they exist, view the review page for the listing. Click on the image displayed and a window with next/previous image will display. An additional gallery will be added soon.

v. 10.8 (Feb. 3, 2010)
* Default sort order on 1st load corrected
* Image alignment
* Fixed Venue Photo loading for all images.
* Small text changes

v. 9.9 (Dec. 22, 2009)
* Improved performance by replacing error images with text
* Android 2.0 ready
* Small text changes

v. 9.0 (Dec. 5, 2009)
* Updated the maps to use better markers and now also color coded by veg status
* Small text changes

v. 8.1 (Nov. 24, 2009)
* Added "Sort" functionality (under search menu). Sort by distance, rating, alphabetically, or price range.
* Removed title bar.
* Small text changes

v. 7.2 (Oct. 21, 2009)
* Changed from Full-Screen to now displaying the status bar on user recommendation.

v. 6.3 (Oct. 14, 2009)
* Improved Photo (enlarge) for listings that have photos

v. 5.4 (Oct. 13, 2009)
* Add reviews for listings that have reviews
* Added Photo (enlarge) for listings that have photos
* Updated the venue Update form to be better viewable in G1
* Changed the name of the app, again.
* Changed some messages and text

v. 4.5 (Sept. 14, 2009)
* Fixed issue with the display of foreign characters (other than English).
* Changed some messages and text

v. 3.6 (Sept. 1, 2009)
* Added option to display results in KM (in addition to miles).
* Changed some messages and text

v. 2.7 (Aug 21, 2009)
* Added additional info to display page so the browser is not required to view.

v. 1.8
* Fixed issue with "map/directions" link on International listings
* renamed app from "Healthy Dining" to "Vegetarian Dining Guide" (more re-branding to come soon)
* Updated code for new Android v1.5 requirements

v. 1.1.7
* Changed HappyCow logo to new colors
* Adjusted link text
* no major changes

v 1.0.8
* Original release




Offered on the Google Market place for $1.89 (81 + 108), which goes towards our costs for creating the app. Future updates and added features will come, please be patient. If you would like to contribute towards paying for more features, please click here.

If you find this app useful, please remember to return to Market to rate & review it. Your positive feedback is much appreciated! If you have any complaint, please email us what you'd like to see improved.



Functionality and Instructions:

* When you open the App, by default it starts with a radius search and will look for your location. If successful, it will list places nearby you, ordered by listings closest to you.
* Restaurant ratings are currently only determined by logged in users. This may be added to G1 in future versions.
* Touch any of the places listed to view the detail page for that venue.
* From listing page, touch the phone number to dial location
* From listing page, click on 'map' (listed after the address) for a map of location only and driving directions.
* From listing page, if reviews exist, a button to view them will show at the bottom.
* When viewing reviews, click on individual reviews to view full text.
* When viewing reviews, if a photo exists, you can click it to view larger.
* Press on the menu button for search options or to see the map.
* Press "menu" button, and then 'Map' to show all listings on a map, then by touching any of the restaurant names it brings you to the detail page for that venue.
* Use back to return to previous screen
* Press "menu" button and select "Search" to change search settings.
* Choose "Set Location" and type in an address if you would like to use a different location or you're unable to geo-locate.
* Set the distance from center of location from the drop down menu
* Filter results by selecting how veg you want them to be.



Screen Shots:

Search criteria Set Location Settings Search results
     
Listing View Reviews Pic Example
     
  Map View  


Questions & Answers:

1) When I start the app it says, "Sorry, unable to determine location..," - why?
Your phone's GPS and/or Network might be disabled, or maybe you are in a location that does not receive a signal. To turn on Location Services:
a) Go to the phone's main screen
b) Click menu
c) Click "Settings"
d) Click "Security & location"
e) Check one or both boxes: "Use wireless networks" and "Enable GPS satellites", then try again. The "Use wireless networks" will work indoors, while for GPS you will likely need to be outside, under open sky as your phone needs to pick up the satellites (or radio tower) to determine your position.
* To confirm if your location system is working, try opening your G1's Google Maps app and see if "My Location" works (under menu).

2) It frequently states location cannot be determined, despite my Location Services being on...
As mentioned, location is not determined by this app - it's found using one of these two services included by your phone. If you find that your Google Maps "My Location" is working the app is not, from the same location, please let us know. Most likely you are in an area that doesn't get great reception. Try moving outdoors.

3) Why is the location shown not exactly where I am located?
Depending on which location service is used, "wireless networks," or "GPS satellites," your location is determined differently. GPS satellites are usually the most precise, though the wireless network is sometimes quite accurate. Your location is not determined by the Healthy Dining App - it's found using one of these two services included by your phone.

4) I'm getting a message "Service is not responding. Please check your Internet connection..." or "Service don't respond" and the app closes, what's going on?
There are 2 causes of this message, (1) You are not connected to the Internet, (2) you are using an old version of the app which is no longer supported. Solution: Make sure you are receiving an Internet connection (required for the app to work), and update to latest version if you haven't already.
Also, once you are sure Internet is working, try hitting menu and "Search" as soon as you open the app. Then choose, "Set Location" and enter your location- this resets the device regarding connections.

5) App keeps crashing whenever I go to look at a specific restaurant
Try uninstalling the app, restarting your device, then re-install. If that doesn't work let us know.

6) Paid apps are not yet available in my country, how can I get the app?
You may also download the HappyCow VeginOut App thru Amazon.com and SlideME.

Do you have a question that was not answered here? Or is there a feature you'd like to see added? - email us

How can I install applications using those strange squares?

  1. Those squares contains information included in them.
  2. You can use your phone's camera to read that information.
  3. In order to read that information, you need a special program installed on your phone.
  4. We recommend the use of a program called 'Barcode Scanner'.
  5. With it you will be able to read those squares and easily install your desired programs
  6. To install the scanner:
    a) Go to 'Market' on your Android-powered device.
    b) Select 'Search'.
    c) Enter 'Barcode Scanner' into the search field.
    d) Once you've found the 'Barcode Scanner' app, touch to install.
    e) Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with the installation.


Droid Users:
Motorola Droid users might have an issue with the GPS location source.
Solutions:
1. Try restarting your device, or
2. Switch to use 'set location,' do a search, then try GPS again, or
3. Use "Wireless Networks" or GPS only, but not both. We're working on a fix and should have it resolved soon.
4. Uninstall, restart your device, then re-install.

* If you'd like to help us test beta versions - email us




Support This Project:

Please support this Healthy Dining App. Any amount of money you contribute will go directly toward making this app better! Use the PayPal button below, or email us for our mailing address. Much thanks!

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Report technical difficulties - here

If you have any complaint, please email us what you'd like to see improved.

If you find this App useful, please remember to return to Market to rate & review it. We appreciate your positive feedback.