February 15, 2016 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Coolum Beach, Australia - For many families watching their Grey Nomad parents drive off with their caravan hitched behind for an extended trip around Australia can create anxiety. The 2015 Caravan and Campervan data report released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia in December 2015 shows that caravans and campervans continue to be the fastest growing vehicle type in Australia for the sixth consecutive year.
The new iPad App from Outback Touring Pty Ltd reduces this anxiety by providing an automated tool for friends and family of travellers to monitor their progress and keep updated of their current location. The Caravan Australia iPad App enables travellers to draw their route by dropping location pins with dates on a detailed map of Australia and then automatically share this, together with a daily journal, photos and their current location with family or friends. The app offer other useful features and information to keep travellers safe and informed on the road, even when out of mobile phone coverage.
Users of the App choose who they share their journeys with. The chosen friends and family can then view the routes, journals and current locations of selected 'friends' on their own App. Dave says "I found the offline mode that the Apps switch to when out of range of mobile phone networks really useful to navigate to remote campsites."
One user commented that "these Apps are a great way for the friends that I made on my trip to stay in touch with me while travelling."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 7.1 or later
* 138 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Caravan Australia 1.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. The Caravan Australia app targets couples and families respectively.
Based in Queensland, Australia, Outback Touring Pty Ltd brings together a team of thinkers and designers. Their goal is to create quality Navigation and Touring apps for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that engage users. Copyright (C) 2016 Outback Touring Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.