It is important to log the moments that matter the most to you while traveling, be it good or bad! Reminiscing the good old times or looking back at your milestones provides a sense of fulfillment. A decade ago, people used to jot down their ideas and thoughts in a notebook or diary. Thanks to technology! Chronicling your life is easier than ever.
Polarsteps is the famous Dutch app created by a bunch of enthusiastic adventurers with a passion for travel, design, and tech. The Amsterdam-based startup aims to build the place to go to for travelers that want to plan, track, and remember their trips.
In a unique approach, the travel startup has introduced the most requested feature – video. On top of that, the app also reached 2 million users milestone as well. The latest app update brings their travel stories to life better than ever before. The new feature is free and unlimited. Travelers can add videos from 3 to 60 seconds each. With the built-in video trimmer, users can easily edit their videos in the app.
Polarsteps CEO and co-founder, Koen Droste:
Since we launched Polarsteps four years ago, we’ve seen that telling travel stories calls for a unique approach. A trip is so much more than just travel photos: from tracking your route to your photos and stories to your travel stats – like the number of countries you’ve visited and how warm it was the day you took that hike. It’s amazing that travelers share this desire for travel storytelling, as we can see by the fast growth this year. Over 2 million people worldwide are using our app, and this year alone, over a million trips have already been tracked with Polarsteps.
If you are unaware, Polarsteps automatically tracks your route and places you’ve visited while you are traveling. Just carry your phone in your pocket or bag.
About the new video feature, Droste says,
With video, we provide travelers with a completely new experience. Our expectations are high since this is the most requested feature of the year. We’ve gone the extra mile to share this feature with our travelers before the end of the year and are curious to see what adventures they will share with video. Whether it’s a spectacular bungee jump, a peek in the underwater world, an epic fails on your skis or that first-time grasshopper eating experience.
Once connected to the internet, the app seamlessly plots travel routes, key locations, photos, and videos on a colorful world map that can be shared in real-time with friends and family. When your trip is finished, a beautiful instant photo album can be generated with the push of a button.
In an attempt to reinvent the experience around travel planning in 2020, the company launched the Itinerary Planner. It is a tool that helps travelers plan when and how many days they will visit each destination of their trip.
This is our first step towards our ambition to make travel planning so easy and inspiring, that it’s almost as exciting as the trip itself. Next year, we’ll continue expanding this tool with new features. This is how Polarsteps is becoming the place to be for planning, tracking, and remembering all of your trips.
Main image credits: Polarsteps
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