The travel section of the New York Times (24 May 2015) listed three mobile apps for tracking travel and pictures for yourself or to share. I downloaded “LiveTrekker” app and I am very impressed before I even try it. I could see using this app frequently for our local walks in the woods or finding that great little restaurant we enjoyed the last time we were in New York City. A vacation travel log is an obvious opportunity. I also see this as a great tool for teams distributed around the world to share their life experiences with each other.
With plans to go to Iceland and spend half my time devoted to photography, I am particularly excited. I have some great photos from prior trips to Iceland, but my memory and notes are not as helpful as I would like to plan where I want to go this time. I will have better tracking next time.
I plan to use it to mark my key paths for later review. It can be used online or offline; photo and video can be inserted; voice and written notes can be added; and all is logged for later review and editing online.
LiveTrekker can also be used as a live feed to your friends, Facebook, or blog as well. The app is free with full function. If you want to use it for business or promotion, the annual fee is $25 US.
The NYT mentioned similar apps as well. My disclaimer is that I have not compared the other apps nor recommended this one. I am just sharing my intrigue.
Remote Team Communications
One application of this type of tool is linking remote teams. One way of bringing remote teams together is for members of the team to take turns sharing visually what “A day in my life is like …” maybe by capturing pictures along their morning commute, their office setting, where they go to lunch, and perhaps some pictures of their customer locations. Sharing fast-moving videos or inserts in web pages could be easily orchestrated with a tool like this app.
Personal or Business
Being able to track business or personal plans could be very helpful. Finding that restaurant you enjoyed when you return to a city, telling a colleague a recommended place to visit while in a foreign country, are all now easier to do if you use an app like this one. And no … I do not get a commission. 🙂