July 13, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Cambridge, United Kingdom - My Vacation allows travellers to plan their trip in advance, capture experiences as they are happening and create instant photo or video albums that can be shared with family and friends. My Vacation has been downloaded more than 150,000 times since it first appeared in the App Store in March 2010. It has been featured a number of times on the App Store referral sites and was voted "Best App for Sharing Adventures" in O'Reilly's Best iPhone apps book.
My Vacation has been so well received by users world-wide, it has been translated into French, German and Japanese ready for this year's holiday period, and there are plans to translate it into Spanish and Italian in the not too distant future.
"Just Brilliant!" Commented one user - "I've just returned from a 2 week holiday, using this for the first time. It's incredibly user-friendly and impressive to look through once you have entered all the data. So much more fun than bringing home plain pics!"
"Near perfect travel journal!" Commented another user. "This app does a great job of capturing travel details. I needed an app that can export and this one does a great job! I'm just getting started using the app but so far am very pleased - the price is a great bargain for the functionality included"
Once My Vacation has been downloaded, it is really easy to use, is not dependent on being connected to the Internet and includes a number of useful features that result in an enjoyable trip. Its comprehensive list-building and note-taking capabilities, for example, are perfect for forward planning and for storing important information such as flight and accommodation details.
Other features include the facilities to link photos or videos to a location and attach audio commentary or written notes, direct links to useful websites relevant to the location (local weather forecasts or tourist information, for example), and the ability to create virtual postcards which, along with journals and photos, can be uploaded onto various social networks.
In order to make My Vacation more intuitive and give users an even better experience, a number of enhancements have been made to the original app. These include the ability to import or export trips via a desktop, facilities to upload to Dropbox, Facebook, and improved slideshow displays.
The new iPad HD version includes background music for playback screens and improved editing features.
Says Tony Short, developer of My Vacation and founder of Jasper Apps. "I'm delighted that My Vacation has been so well received globally and I'd like to personally thank everyone who has taken the time to share their feedback with us. My Vacation is a fun way to capture memories of a great trip and indeed could be used for business trips and documenting other events or projects."
My Vacation and My Vacation HD are available on the App Store in the Travel category at a price of $3/$5 or equivalent.
Jasper Apps Ltd was formed in September 2009 by Tony Short. Drawing on 10 years experience in software development and project management, Jasper Apps is a new venture dedicated to developing innovative and beneficial iPhone applications. The company is based in Cambridge, UK. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Jasper Apps Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.