As I don't know how to create podcasts yet here is a basic guide on how to use and enjoy Traveler's Quest.
First it may be a good idea to contact the developer of this app thanking them for such an accessible app so hopefully it stays that way.
Once you have downloaded and opened the app and followed all the intro messages it is probably a good idea to find settings on the main app screen and flick right on that screen untill you find the map settings. I turned 3d map off and selected the standard map option. This helps you get a better idea of where the treasure is in relationship to where you are. While on the map screen your location is in the center of the screen. If you drag your finger over the map screen the buried treasures will say something like dig treasure. Double tapping on that will bring up some more info on that treasure which includes how far in miles the treasure is from you.
On the main screens you have five tabs on the bottom of the screen. They are as follows
This is where you get some tips and an overall view of how much gold and doubloons and treasure you have. There is an unlabeled button on the top center of the screen that will bring up similar info if double tapped plus a button to create a ship.
The tab to the right of home is the maps tab. This is where you find the maps you have either from detecting treasures or buying maps from the store. This screen can be a bit confusing at first but basicly depending on what upgrades you purchased it will say detect or road trip and then maps. The first detects any new maps and the second takes you to a screen with multiple options plus a list of maps you currently have. When you double tap on a map it will bring up some more info on the said map. If someone has found that treasure it will tell you and remove that map.
The third tab on the screen is the store tab where you can buy/sell treasures, buy maps, and buy upgrades. To navigate the upgrades swipe right or left with three fingers and it will take you to each upgrade screen. This is of course in the upgrades part of the store.
Yes some of these cost real cash but its worth it to me. Once you buy cash upgrades they go to the end of your list and don't get in the way.
The fourth tab is your treasure info page tab. It lists all your treasure and info associated with it. To navigate this screen simply flick three fingers right or left to see a new treasure.
The final tab is scores. This gives you info on how your doing.
How to make gold. Not sure yet totally. But I think from what I have read and experienced you get gold by burying treasure and hope no one digs it up for a while. Doubloons I know you buy them from the store with real cash. But I think you get them in game too.
Mainly the concept of this game is you literally go treasure hunting and hide treasure. The closer you are to a treasure the more reward you get for it when you dig it up.
If you get stuck flicking or touching the screen will help you get out of the stuck spot. So far I have not gotten stuck where I have had to close the app and reopened it. You simply need to keep yourself relaxed and see what is on the screen. Most of the time there is a back button on the screen your currently on. If its a dialog then simply double on ok once you find it and your fine.
One thing I have found is that if you leave one tab and visit another and come back to the previous tab you will be where you left off on that tab. Double tapping the specified tab won't clear that screen. But as I said the top left of the screen has a way to get back which is pretty standard.
I hope this guide helped to explain the app better and helps anyone to get started.