Created at Ball State University, The Traveler is a trip journal and digital sketchbook, designed for anyone who travels and wants to capture the experience in one seamless package.
We are excited to announce The Traveler has partnered with GuideAdvisor.com (http://www.guideadvisor.com) to seamlessly connect users with local listed guides based on geocoded locations. Now, there's no easier way for travelers to view tour and trip offerings, check customer reviews and make direct contact with independent guides in the traveler's immediate area, or across the globe.
The Traveler is available for Android phones and tablets running Android 4.0 or above, with additional capabilities included for Samsung Galaxy Note phones and tablets.
The app features the integration of captured photos, short videos, drawn sketches, recorded audio files, quick location markers, and GPS tracking into a package that allows the user to organize information and media in an efficient and travel‐friendly interface. With Google Maps built into the app, users can retrace their steps, noting the locations where photos and other media assets were collected and the path traveled along the way.
For Samsung Galaxy Note devices, Traveler includes support for the S Pen to provide a sketching and drawing canvas for digital sketchbook capabilities.
* Capture photos with audio notes, videos and audio clips on your trip and a marker will be added to the map where they were created;
* Start, pause or stop a new recording, or add a marker from your connected Android Wear device;
* Sync fitness activities as you travel with Google Fit;
* View charts depicting your fitness activities;
* Record your path and view on The Traveler web site;
* Share your entire trip with friends and family using Google Drive sync;
* Share media with friends and family using your favorite social media apps;
* View over 8500 guides in 125 countries and 2300+ destinations around the world, provided by GuideAdvisor.com;
* Add your favorite guides to your trip for easy access as you are traveling;
* Export paths to Google Drive;
* Export paths to a file and import using your favorite map app or software;
* Work offline to record your trips no matter where your travels take you;
* Sketch and draw with a variety of brushes, tools and colors using the S Pen.
Ball State University students, faculty and staff can connect their university account for additional features, including:
* Ability to sync all content (trips, paths and media) to a university-based server for archival and transferring to other devices;
* Invite other classmates and faculty to join a trip;
* Share photos and other media assets between travelers;
* Invite friends and family to view your travels on the The Traveler web site - https://apps.bsu.edu/traveler
Help guides are available online at:
Web site for family and friends to view your travels:
- Bug fixes (camera auto-import, KML path import)
- Minor bug fixes
- Big update!
- We now feature over 8500 tour guides from GuideAdvisor.com - view guides in your area, search by name, location or interest and add to your favorites
- Current and Past trip tabs to better organize your travels
- Eliminated dependency on Google+ profile
- Welcome screens to help guide you through the process of setting up your trips
- Bug fixes - yay!