Journey Driven tracker and journal for solo female travellers
By Erica Angel
Two years ago, shortly after my 21st birthday, I took a leap into something I would consider the single most frightening, exciting, liberating decision of my life so far, as I embarked on my first solo adventure to South East Asia.
Although my parents were initially shocked by the decision, they seemed genuinely excited and were overwhelmingly supportive throughout the entire process. Only thing was, I felt guilty from start to finish about the amount of anxiety I brought into their lives. They had no idea what S/E Asia was all about and could barely picture it being anything other than a war-torn place.
But as my start date approached and my trip officially began, I found my ways to keep them updated with photos and descriptions whenever I could. I found this process to be distractingly cumbersome.
Then I met someone with a bright idea, who completely understood the experience I was having. He was building and testing a travel app that ended up having a huge impact on my life. It helped us keep in touch after parting ways and eventually helped lead to us dating. Now we work on building the dream together, and are both very excited to be releasing it into the wild next month!
We are currently accepting users for free early access.
So, what exactly am I talking about?
Journey Driven is a mobile app inspired by a 16-month backpacking adventure around the world through 26 countries. The idea, dreamt up while driving a motorbike through Vietnam for 5 weeks, uses the untapped potential of your common cell phone in ways never done before.
The offline travel tracker leverages untapped location technology to produce a seamless digital blog along the way. The main feature being the ability to automatically log travels via a mobile device, even without needing a data plan, SIM card, or cell coverage.
Journey driven uses this innovative solution to privately keep your loved ones updated as you travel, complete with your travelled path, current location, mapped photos, pinned narratives, and tracked travel stats.
The concept is to make documenting and sharing your travels automatic and effortless, so you can disconnect from your phone and reconnect with what’s around you.
- Automatically track your travelled path
- Privately update family and friends along the way.
- Effortlessly document travel stats and details
- Geo-pin your photos to a map
- Works offline: No data, internet, or cell service needed
- Social Map: Keep track of travel buddies and see where your paths cross
For the reported 200+ million young travellers passionate about road tripping, backpacking, and any kind of international adventure travelling, a lot of the experience happens offline, in most cases without cell service or international data plans, resulting in poor route documentation.
Why It’s Unique
Journey Driven sets itself apart from other travel apps by leveraging the ability to work offline without using any data, thanks to its proprietary algorithm that patches together location data in ways never done before.
The inclusive social map feature is also unique, allowing travel buddies to keep tabs on each other once they part ways, and literally see where their paths cross as their adventures continue.
Check out the recent promo video below:
The goal of the app is to help fuel a connection to the people and places you discover; to create a deeper understanding of the world we live in and inspire others with your story, Journey Driven is inspired by the unknown and the power of a curious and open mind.
Journey Driven will be launching next month. If you’re interested in using this app, be sure to sign up for free early access and early adopter benefits while you can at www.journey-driven.com.
About Journey Driven
Journey Driven was founded by Steven Fortunato after a 16-month backpacking adventure around the world and was later joined by Erika Angel after meeting in a Vietnamese hostel. Together the duo has explored over 30 different countries and counting.
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