Dopplr is an online tool for frequent travelers. The idea is simple. You enter your travel details, city, dates, description and you can share that data with your fellow travelers and friends. I am a big fan. Even though not a big traveller, keeping track of my friends’ trips in my iCal has become an indispensable tool.
Today, Dopplr is also available for iPhone and iPod Touch. If you are not sure what Dopplr is, check out our review back in October last year.
iPhone app brings all the tools we are so used to on the website. Your friends are listed, their current location, their planned trips and in the recent months Dopplr has grown to become a great resource for finding locations in cities you visit. This forms quite a big part of the iPhone app. Using location services on the iPhone, Dopplr can show you nearest hotels, restaurants, places to see and more. Maps are included and all the places of interest are mapped based on your location. In addition, you send send messages to your fellow travelers and call/sms them using their contact details listed. Too many features to list.
The team has done a wonderful job. App is clean, easy to navigate and includes all the features you would want. If you never used dopplr before, I highly recommend it. With the iPhone app now available, even more reason to start sharing your trips. Of course, as with any other “social network” it all comes down to how many of your friends use it. Considering doppls includes great integration with Twitter, Facebook, Friend Feed, Flickr and other social networks this task may not be so hard after all.
Recently Dopplr has also started publishing your travel reports. They are a wonderful record of places you visit, people you meet. I’ve attached here Alex‘s which is way more interesting than mine.
Dopplr is fun, social and free (as is the iPhone app), sign up and start sharing your trips today!
Developer: Dopplr Ltd
Posted on: 16/07/2009
Posted in: iPhone