Posts tagged ‘Travel’

OodyMate Empowers People to Eat Like a Local

CrossAxis Inc. announces OodyMate 3.1.1, an update to their social travel app developed for all travelers. This app provides the opportunity to meet other foodies, anywhere in the world. OodyMate is not an itinerary recommendation app, nor is it a dating app. Female solo travelers with safety concerns can request to meet with other women only.



For vegan travelers, there is also the option to connect with other vegans. OodyMate leverages the power of community to help travelers around the world. How do you find a good place to eat without spending hours researching online or ending up at a tourist trap? If you don’t speak the local language, the chances of finding somewhere that provides a truly authentic dining experience are reduced even further.


The app’s innovative matching system allows users to eat like a local. After downloading the app, users can browse through the list of open requests and locals in every city. Posted OodyMeet (open request) will remain on the list for other users to see. Once there is a match, start chatting to get to know each other and coordinate the meeting. Travelers using the app can choose in advance if they want to split the check with a local or pay for their host’s meal in exchange for being introduced to a good dining establishment.


OodyMate 3.1.1 is completely free of charge (free from advertisements) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

myTracks Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Dirk Stichling announces the 10th anniversary of myTracks, his easy-to-use photo geotagging app for macOS. In celebration of the anniversary, the app is now priced at 50% off for a limited time.



myTracks is the swiss-army knife macOS app for GPS tracks. GPS tracks can be downloaded from various hardware GPS loggers and organize the tracks into a library. The tracks can be displayed on a map, using various map types. myTracks’ geo-tagging feature allows it to write GPS information into photo files (both jpg and raw).


“Ten years ago, I created myTracks to be the do-it-all utility for organizing your GPS tracks. They can be loaded from a broad range of devices, and the app organizes them into an easily accessibly library,” says the developers of the myTracks app, Dirk Stichling. “The app has become extremely popular in the Mac App Store, earning a rating of 4.8 of 5 stars in the German Mac App Store and 4.6 stars in the U.S. Mac App Store.”


myTracks can be used with the macOS “Photos” app, as well as numerous other photo organizing applications, including Adobe Lightroom, GraphicConverter, or even the macOS Finder. myTracks handles the JPEG and RAW photos formats. GPS tracks can be exported in the GPX, KML or KMZ file formats, and can be used with Google Earth.


Features Include:

  • Works great with the macOS “Photos” app
  • Search, bookmark, and organize using the Track Library
  • 1-click, drag-and-drop geotagging of JPEG and RAW photo files
  • Logger Assistant offers more than 50 presets for downloading GPS tracks
  • Import, export, and edit tracks in GPX and KML formats. Export in KMZ formats
  • Ability to display tracks on a variety of maps, both online and offline
  • ¬†iCloud support
  • Free iOS app to track recording and sync with macOS app


“I’m so pleased at how well the app has been accepted by Mac users over the last 10 years, and I’m proud of the rating it has earned in the Mac App Store,” continues Dirk. “I look forward to the next 10 years of development and improvements to the app.”


myTracks 3.4.8 is now $7.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) to celebrate the app’s 10th anniversary (it is usually $17.99 USD), and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Travel category. “myTracks – The GPS-Logger” for iOS is also available for free through the App Store.


Popular Travel App ‘Places Around 6.0’ Lands in the App Store

Neoappz, a mobile application development company, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Places Around 6.0, an important update to their popular travel app for iPhone and iPod touch. Places Around is a user-friendly application which allows anyone to easily find places in their surroundings. It works world wide and provides accurate and concise information. It is useful for travelers as well as for locals who want to discover new places in their neighborhood.

Places Around features a Category Search which provides one tap access to over 40 common categories such as Restaurants, ATMs, Gas Stations, Parking, Shopping Malls etc. The custom search feature allows users to find places by providing a name or a keyword. The App also contains Voice Search, which is a very helpful feature. With Voice Search users can simply say what they need to find without typing or selecting.The Voice Search feature makes it possible to search for anything from Japanese Restaurants to ATMs and Hotels to Pharmacies instantly.Place results are displayed in user-friendly map views and list views. Map views include Standard, Hybrid and Satellite modes. The distance to the places as well as the directions of the places are shown instantly.


Places Around is integrated with a diverse range of services as Yelp, Foursquare, Google, Groupon and to provide comprehensive information. Reviews and Photos from different services are shown in elegant user interfaces. Additional information such as open hours and restaurant menus are provided to help the users. Restaurant Reservations and Hotel Reservations can be made within the app it self. Restaurant Deals in surrounding areas can be viewed and deals can be bought within the app it self. The app also provides Panoramic Views of places. With this feature users can take a virtual tour and see how a place looks like before actually visiting it.


Place details can be easily shared using SMS, Email and Social Media. Places can be saved as favourites for easy access.Places Around is integrated with the Apple Maps App and the Google Maps App to show directions. Places Around also consists of a feature to change the search area to a location of choice. By changing the search area users’ can search for places in a distant location without being there (ex. Search for Restaurants in London from Boston in USA).


Handoff is another feature that is included in the app. Handoff is helpful when making a restaurant / hotel reservation or viewing a website on the iOS App. With Handoff, users can open the browser on their Mac and continue the task on the Mac.


Places Around also comes with a useful Widget, which helps users to discover nearby places without even opening the app. The widget provides real time distance to the places as well as the directions of the places.


The Places Around Watch App allows users to find places and services around them on their wrist. With the Watch App users can simply tap on a pre defined category or speak to the app to find what they need. Places are sorted by the distance and displayed instantly. Information such as open hours, contact details and distance are provided on the watch.The places can also be viewed on a map and the Apple Maps App can be used to find the directions on the watch.


Version 6.0 introduces a user-friendly new design and many improvements.


Places Around 6.0 is a free upgrade for all users of the app. Places Around 6.0 is available for $1.99 in the App Store in the Travel category.

Spotted Places – A More Social and Visual Way to Travel

We all want to have the best travel experiences, but we don’t always have time to do extensive research and so we miss out on incredible opportunities. We get the best recommendations when we ask our friends, but it can be hard to track them down and have them curate a list for us. On the other hand, when we do find great experiences we don’t share many of them with our friends for fear of bombarding their social news feeds or coming across like we’re bragging. Spotted Places solves this problem by making it fun to share your favorite spots and see spots recommended by your network around the world.


Spotted Places allows you to visually explore the world from your phone. By choosing who to follow, you can customize your map and trust the recommendations you receive, resulting in a human and social traveling experience. You can see where your friends have been and stay up to date with their latest adventures, unlocking those hidden gems we’re all looking for. You can leave your mark on the world by sharing spots you love, which creates a list of travel adventures that your followers can see. This makes Spotted Places an amazing travel companion app.


Travel doesn’t have to be once a year; Spotted Places can help you travel locally as well as globally! You can easily discover hidden treasures nearby for your next weekend trip or evening out. By following your friends’ adventures, you can build a list of places to go and things to do. Spotted Places makes the world small, with a swipe of the map you can easily explore the other side of the globe.


Some of Spotted Places highlights include:


* The map hub – The easy to use map lets you visually explore the world and find things to do anywhere, anytime. With its dynamic design, zooming in and out will make the best content appear right at your fingertips.


* Follow people you trust – Following a user features their spots more prominently on the map, allowing you to see the places your network thinks are truly great and gives you a personalized experience. The spots posted by the people you follow also show up on the newsfeed, helping you to stay up to date and discover places as your friends find them.


* Staying Positive – Spotted Places only shows the best experiences recommended by other users. If you don’t like a place, you don’t post it. This cuts down on unnecessary data and results in a map filled with only places worth exploring.


* Amazing content – Spotted Places has been partnering with hundreds of travel bloggers, foodies, and local experts to provide amazing places for you to discover. Don’t forget to add your own, too!


* Hoot a spot – If you think a spot is a “hoot” you can save it for later. This could either be a new spot you saw on the map, or a place you already love. This then shows up on your “hoots list” which are sorted by your current location, so you always know which spots to check out no matter where you are.


* Take action – Once you find a spot that you want to experience, Spotted Places allows you to call an Uber, get driving directions, or even book a hotel by tapping on an icon. Spend less time planning, and more time enjoying your trip.


Spotted Places 1.0 is Free and available through the App Store in the Travel category.

Chop Commute – See Traffic and Drive Times on Mac Menu Bar

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts – Indie developer, InchWest is proud to release Chop Commute 1.61, a Mac app that takes the guess work out of daily commute by showing real-time traffic and drive times right on the Mac menu bar as a tray icon. Beat the traffic – save time and money by leaving for work or home at the right time.


No need to manually check the traffic on your phone to figure out the best time to get out of work – Chop commute does the work for you and always shows you the best time right on the OS X menu bar. Chop commute is like Google Now for OS X, only better since it is designed specifically to help you get home quicker. Long commutes or heavy traffic can easily be avoided by being strategic about when you leave to or from work.


Key features of Chop Commute include:
* Live traffic information for almost all countries (using traffic data from Google Maps)
* Status icon displaying color coded commute information
* Save time and money by leaving at the right time


The app is useful for daily commuters (whether to work or school), but currently works only on Mac computers (Windows version is in the works).


System Requirements:
* OS X 10.10 (El Capitan) or later
* 64-bit processor
* 2.8 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Chop Commute 1.61 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Travel category. For more information about Chop Commute or InchWest, please contact Praneeth Veerepalli.


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Located in Boston, Massachusetts, InchWest is an indie developer creating beautiful, unique and useful products for iOS, macOS and Windows devices. Their products are built to improve productivity and lifestyle by utilizing cutting edge technology. All Material and Software (C) 2016 InchWest / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

World Uncovered for iOS Gamifies World Travel

Anawiki Games has released World Uncovered for iOS devices, a new app that’s part game, part travel companion.


World Uncovered for iOS Gamifies World Travel

It’s a simple concept with the potential to go far: A “gamified” world map which tracks the user’s travels and rewards them for visiting new places. When the app is first installed, the map is completely covered up. By traveling around – whether on foot or by road, sea or air – the user begins to uncover the map. They score points in the process, which they can add to through various types of achievements, including visiting famous landmarks. Those scores can then be shared through social media and with friends, creating friendly competition to encourage users to switch up their routines and see more of the world.

World Uncovered allows users to display their map in one of four modes. The first and most basic is “Uncovered,” which simply shows the map with visited locations uncovered. The other three employ color-coding to enhance the experience: Height uses a color gradient to display topographical information; Speed mode shows different-colored tracks depending on how fast the user was traveling; and Routes changes the color of paths as the user retraces their steps, providing a map of daily routines and favorite destinations.


World Uncovered knows the locations of over 120 of the world’s greatest landmarks, and keeps your checklist updated automatically whenever users visit one. The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, Big Ben, Machu Picchu, the Golden Gate Bridge, Great Pyramids, Westerplatte, the Burj Khalifa, the Colosseum, Sagrada Familia, Petronas Towers and many more sights await users.


World Uncovered 1.0 is free to download and use for the first 270 miles/500 kilometers of travel, and available through the App Store. Unlimited use is a one-time unlock for $1.99 during the launch promotional period.

Delivit Links Shoppers to World Travelers

Delivit LLC thas released Delivit 1.5, an update to their popular shopping app developed for iOS and Android devices. The app connects shoppers with travelers, who purchase and then deliver foreign goods, allowing the users to take advantage of the duty free allowance permitted by certain airports.



With Delivit, users identify the exciting products they want at deep discounts available in duty-free shops across the globe, and connect with travelers who agree to purchase the items and deliver them to their Delivit customers. Just install the app, complete a request form for a specific item, search the Delivit database for your personal shopper – and agree on a delivery fee when you receive the item.

* Worldwide shopping without the hassles of worldwide shipping
* Eliminates customs duties, within the free limits of the traveler
* Guaranteed reimbursement protects buyers if the deliverer doesn’t show up
* Guaranteed delivery fee, if the buyer fails to honor the agreement
* Currency converting feature for easy transaction


The app is available for free with in-app purchases, and is available at both the iTunes app store and Google Play store.

BagApp Allows Travelers Find the Best Luggage Storage Service

AllSharp Corporation Ltd. has released BagAPP 1.2, an update to their popular travel app for iOS & Android devices. BagAPP is a hands-free service that allows travelers to search, choose and reserve the most convenient luggage storage service right when and where they need it.


BagApp Allows Travelers Find the Best Luggage Storage Service

Easily compare prices, offers and book the deposit in two clicks. Travelers can also save time via a built-in pre-check in feature. The service is now open in Berlin, Prague, Rome and Milan with many more cities to follow.

BagAPP allows users to book whenever, with just one click. No advanced payment is required, and cancellation can be done up to an hour before the date/time it is reserved for.


BagAPP 1.2 is free, and is available through the App Store. The app is also available for Android devices through Google Play.