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Sponsored App Review: TravelerComm

September 24, 2012 - Written By Tom Dawson

These days it’s easier to travel all over the world than it ever has been – with international flights becoming cheaper and Airlines offering more destinations than before. If you’re the type of person who loves to travel this past decade must have been a wonderful time – being able to see the world has never been easier. Smartphones in the last decade have become invaluable and have become a near vital tool for travelers. With Google Maps bringing an offline feature taking your smartphone abroad has always been more feasible. Sharing these moments has become easier however, there’s a great myriad of services and there’s a good chance that your friends and family aren’t using the same services and so making sure everybody gets a hold of your updates from a whole world away can be tricky. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could share photos, notes and letters from anywhere in the world using your Android phone to anybody else regardless of what operating system they’re using? Enter TravelerComm.

Description: TravelerComm acts as a travel companion that allows you to get in contact with anybody else back home – or anywhere they have access to the net – with just their e-mail address. This might seem a little old-fashioned nowadays, not everyone uses their e-mail address like they once used to. However, e-mail is still king – it certainly is for me – and everybody has to have an e-mail address. The app, of course, supports sharing with other methods such as Facebook and Twitter but the main feature here is that you’ll be able to share whatever with whoever. No matter what. That’s something valuable to travelers the world over. 

How It Works: It’s easy to get going with TravelerComm – all you have to do is grab it from the Play Store. You’re presented with a list of your notes which will be blank for now. All you have to do is to start inputting info on what you want you to share on the note. You can change the title, note, whatever you want, along with a photo as well. There’s geotagging available here as well – perfect if you come from a family handy with maps.


You can input as much text as you like to go with your photo which is really handy if you don’t want to spend ages on an e-mail you can just send a note alongside a photo, the perfect digital postcard, don’t you think? The first time you create a note you’ll be asked to either login or to start a new account. If I’m honest, this is one of the fastest account creations I have ever done which should come in handy when you’re abroad. Once you’ve created your note, you can choose to share the note by hitting the familiar share button. There’s a great many ways in which you can share but obviously the best way is through e-mail, that way you’re pretty much guaranteed anyone can see it and you can e-mail to numerous people no matter what. If you need help creating a note then TravelerComm can help you with this.

Once you’re done sharing, the person – or people – with the link will see something like this:

Opinion:
I can understand why there’s a need for this sort of thing and it really is one of the best sharing solutions when you’re on holiday, a business trip or visiting relatives. Whatever it might be you can rest assured that you can share it because everyone has an e-mail address. For instance, those travelling for a year out of college will be more likely to share through Facebook or Twitter but Mom and Dad will still use e-mail. There’s always a way to share and that’s what makes TravelerComm great. It helps as well that the photo – or photos – on the other side are presently nicely on the website.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Easy to set-up, easy to share and speedy, too. The only thing that will slow you down is your connection.
  • Features (5/5) – You could say there’s not a lot to TravelerComm but, that’s the point – it does what it does brilliantly and it serves a very real purpose.
  • Theme (4/5) – With a good-looking app and a well-presented website, this ticks all the boxes.
  • Overall (4/5) – I’m extremely impressed with TravelerComm and I can’t wait to see what they have in store later on.

Pros

  • Setting up an online account is done through the app – it’s quick and super easy.
  • Photos can be added from wherever you like, no matter which Gallery app you use.
  • Geotagging makes it easy to show people a world away exactly where you are.
  • Absolutely perfect for young people across the globe to keep in touch with the family back home.

Cons

  • Extra options for notes would be nice but, the team is sure to be working on this.
  • Tutorial option when starting app could be valuable for some.


Conclusion:
I’ll be keeping TravelerComm on my phone for the next time I go on holiday. Smartphone imaging has come on massively in the last two years and it’s easier than ever to rely on a phone for quick snaps with good results. Sure, you’ll not be relying on your phone for everything but with TravelerComm sharing the things that amaze you with the folks back home has never been easier. There a lot of travel diaries out there but I don’t think you’ll find one as simple as this, sharing with everyone is something that a lot of us try to do but with this you get very close. Everyone has e-mail and finally, an app has come along to take advantage of that. It’s an excellent app and if you haven’t done so already – buy the app now! or try the free version.