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The Perfect Social Media Apps for Travel & Travelers

Published on 04 May 17

Technology has brought the world into our palms and everything imaginable is at easy access to us with just a couple of taps.A five-inch screen is our foray into the whole world and there’s nothing that is too complicated or far-fetched for this little device. Be it connecting to your next door neighbor or a person half way across the world, there’s very little your phone cannot do. While the wonders of travel are best explored without guidance, it's always a good idea to keep the proper tools at hand so as to not run into any troubles. Check out some of the best social media apps for your next travel plan and make your journey more memorable, inspiring and affordable.

1. Photosynth

Available on the iOS app store, Photosynth is a photo app that adjoins your panoramic pictures and allows you to share them on various social mediums such as Facebook, Windows Live and Bing Maps. This app is the perfect solution to taking those breathtaking photos without having to compromise on the area of your shot. Now you can share and save the full view of the scenic beauty for you to enjoy even after you’ve left. The application is available for free on the app store.

1. Gowalla

Similar to the application called Foursquare, the Gowalla app allows you to browse through all the popular tourist locations that your friends have been to, the recommendations of the locals as well as expert advice. Gowalla fetches and integrates data from various sources such as National Geographic as well as other famous travel adventure companies. The Gowalla app is available on the iOS app store and the Google Play store for free.

2. EveryTrail

This one is especially for the trekkers. EveryTrail allows you to track your own trek and helps connect you to other hikers on the network by allowing you to share audio, video as well as your map. Users can also share their vitals with other users such as speed, elevation and thedistance for each trail. The application is available for free on the Google Playstore and the iOS app store.

3. 1,000 Places To See Before You Die

The app is pretty self-explanatory and is exclusively available on the iPad. The app features description and images of the places that one must visit. From various destinations around the world such as Morocco to Martha’s Vineyard, the app also has an inbuilt interactive map to allow users to share their experiences of the places they’ve visited and mark the ones they plan on visiting.

4. AllSnow

Calling out to all snowboarders and skiers, the AllSnow app allows you to check the conditions of a trail, the status of the open lifts and runs and allows you to download offline maps. Users can also leave their reviews and share the info of their run on the app as well. The application is available for free on the iOS app store.

5. HipGeo

Document every step of your journey with the HipGeo app and watch the application create your personal blog out of it. Upload your adventures on the app or comment on travels of others and learn about the places you plan on visiting. The application is available on the iOS app store and is free of cost.

6. Strava

Developed by an independent app development firm, Strava is the perfect app for cyclists and runners. It allows you to keep track of and visualize your run. Compare your stats with your fellow riders or racers and get into that competitive spirit while knowing the exact details of each of your runs. This app is perfect for those at home or on a trip around the world and are looking to keep in shape. Available on Garmin, android, and iOS for free.

Traveling is an experience that one wishes to live and relive again until the time they can go on a trip one more time. These apps, although might seem insignificant, but can help bail you out in an unknown land and also allow you to expand your horizon and allow you to explore the destination of your choice much more deeply. Be it keeping your social circle aware of your movement, checking out the best trails in town, finding out places to visit, creating a personal blog or keeping track of your runs, these apps are just the thing you need to make your tour all the more worthwhile, memorable and convenient.
This blog is listed under Development & Implementations , Digital Media & Games and Mobility Community

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