IMPORTANT UPDATE: IF YOU HAVE iOS7, PLEASE GO TO YOUR PHONE’S SETTINGS > GENERAL > BACKGROUND APP REFRESH AND MAKE SURE IT IS ENABLED FOR CHARITY MILES. THANK YOU!
What is Charity Miles?
Charity Miles is a free iPhone and Android app that enables people to earn corporate sponsorships for charity while walking, running or biking.
How does it work?
Just launch the app, choose a charity and either walk, run or bike. The selected charity then earns money for every mile covered. Walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile; bikers earn 10¢ per mile.
Can I do anything other than walk, run or bike?
Absolutely! Skipping, skating, hoping, rolling and all other human-propelled activities are perfectly acceptable. The app does not feature a setting for every activity. You should just choose whatever setting (Walk, Run or Bike) that is most applicable to what you are doing.
What about driving?
No. Driving does not count. Nor do trains, airplanes or any other type of motorized vehicle.
How does the app know how far I’ve gone?
Charity Miles uses your phone’s GPS to measure your distance. So, please make sure to allow the app to use your phone’s geolocation services. The app will ask for that permission when you first login. If you do not grant the permission, then the app will not work for you. If you initially declined this permission but now want to enable your geolocation services for the app, you can do so by opening your phone’s settings and then clicking the “Location Services” tab.
Will the app work indoors?
Not yet, but we are developing features that will allow the app to work indoors. Stay tuned.
What types of mobile phones is Charity Miles available on?
Charity Miles is available on iPhone and Android devices. It works on all of the most popular Android devices. However, performance may vary for some Android devices, depending on the device’s specifications.
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Where can I learn more about Charity Miles?
More information and explanatory videos are available on our website and blog. You can also “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Where can I download Charity Miles?
Charity Miles is available to download for free in the iPhone and Android app stores.