Have a question about VegasMate? A problem? We're here to help and if your answer isn't here, contact us for more info.
How do I get VegasMate?
VegasMate is available through the iTunes App Store. The app is free to download and you can choose to optionally contribute to development via a donation. VegasMate requires iOS 9 or later.
How often is the content updated?
We're constantly updating content based on news reports and press releases. We also are on a rolling schedule checking what's going on so we're updating content literally every week. Those donations really help us allocate the time required ot make this work.
What about the iPad?
VegasMate is a Universal app, with the full feature set to both the iPad and iPhone.
Where does your content come from?
The content in VegasMate comes from several sources including the hotel operators, the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority's quarterly publications for the travel industry, hotel Web sites and the growing community of other Las Vegas related Web sites. Beyond that, we hire freelancers to write new content, exclusively for VegasMate.
Does VegasMate work without a Wi-Fi or cell connection? Can I use it on an airplane to plan my trip?
Most of the features in VegasMate work just fine with out any connection to the Internet. The exceptions are access to the maps, photos, news, restaurant menus and restaurant menu item search. All of the other content is stored on the device and can be used in 'Airplane Mode' or other situations when you have no coverage. We want you to have a great offline experience.
Does VegasMate use Location Services? Will this kill my battery? What do you do with this information?
Yes, VegasMate uses location services for a variety of features, if you as the user give us permission. We use GPS and other location technology while you are running the app to determine how far away you are from hotels, restaurants and other attractions. This is signified by the solid indicator in the device status bar. The GPS-based location services can use a lot of power so we are very careful to shut them down after we get the information that we need.
VegasMate NEVER sends your location information back to us or anyone else.
What about VegasMate for my Droid or other Android device?
VegasMate is an iOS application - it is not available for Android at this time. I make apps for the platforms I use and right now that means iOS.
VegasMate crashed on me or crashes when I start it. How do I fix that?!?
We spend a lot of time on testing and debugging but maybe we missed something. There is built-in crash reporting in the app - the next time you launch, it will submit that to us. You can also contact us via email.
Some info in your database is just plain wrong. Fix it!
We are constantly reviewing the information included in the application. Perhaps something slipped through. If you find something you think is an error, please email us.
What do the dollar rankings mean?
VegasMate has a price ranking scale from '$' to '$$$$$'. Typically, this breaks down as follows. Prices are for an average meal and do not include alcohol.
- '$' - up to $10 per person (inexpensive)
- '$$' - up to $20 per person (average)
- '$$$' - up to $30 per person (moderate)
- '$$$$' - up to $40 per person (pricey)
- '$$$$$' - $50 or more per person (very expensive)