London, United Kingdom – Independent developer, Peter de Vries today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of A Travel Companion 1.2, an update to the popular travel app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. A Travel Companion matches travellers with similar destination plans and preferences, before the journey starts and at the destination itself. Holidaymakers who want to meet up with a like-minded traveller to go for a drink, enjoy a meal and visit a local attraction or to share the next part of the journey, can use the updated app to make new friends, share costs and travel more.
A Travel Companion is easy and intuitive to use; you set your travel date and destination and answer a few questions about what you like. Then just check the profile of other travellers, chat, follow, meet up and go. Users log in with their email, Facebook or can use the anonymous mode and can contribute to the news feed with the latest travel news.
“While travelling myself, there were certain journeys I did not feel comfortable doing on my own,” explained Peter de Vries, founder and CEO. “Sometimes I met people to travel with, other times I didn’t and had to skip parts of the trip. Six years ago I was in Venezuela, wanted to hike the Roraima (‘lost world’), but didn’t find anyone to share the trip and cost of a guide. This experience is behind the idea to develop A Travel Companion with integrated chat capabilities.”
There are plans for A Travel Companion on Android and a browser version. Version 1.2 offers many performance improvements, minor bug fixes and has an anonymous login mode. The app is even more focussed on the destination, so you can check in and see who is around you. There are more profile options (backpacker, digital nomad, business traveller), further activity preferences and a ‘quick update’ 3 hour activity (diner, beer, beach, hiking, working, …)
A Travel Companion is localized in Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch and Chinese languages.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 46.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
A Travel Companion 1.2 is available free of charge worldwide through the App Store in the travel category. More information and media about the product and company could be found on A Travel Companion’s official web site and our Facebook and twitter pages.
A Travel Companion was incorporated February 23, 2016 in London UK. Peter de Vries, founder and CEO, started coding two years ago and launched version 1.0 of the app in June 2016. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 Peter de Vries, A Travel Companion. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.