Jason Morris has developed several applications for travellers and today we speak to him about Playtripper, Sherpa and Hostel Hero. These three applications help us to research and to use our tech as we travel.
Playtripper is a specialist travel podcast directory. It allows you to search for destinations and find a wide variety of podcast episodes. Unlike iTunes, it will find episodes across multiple shows, rather than just searching the podcast’s title or description.
Podcasting is great but, without a laptop, it’s really hard to keep up to date as you travel. What if there was an easy way to update your podcast subscriptions in an internet cafe? Sherpa is a small programme that runs on your iPod and allows you to keep a list of podcasts which it checks. You can then download them and copy them to your iPod. If you haven’t already, add the Indie Travel Podcast to your iTunes or other podcatcher…like Sherpa.
Hostel Hero is an iPhone/iPod touch app that helps you research hostels using Hostelworld’s database. You can choose locations and those hostels will be pulled over to your device, allowing you to read them offline — like on your plane or at the beach.
If you’re an iPhone/iPod touch user, see our five travel apps for the iPhone.This episode of the Indie Travel Podcast is sponsored by WorldNomads.com.
WorldNomads.com provides great value global travel insurance. You can buy, extend and claim online, even if already travelling. All World Nomads get free travel blogs, safety advice and language guides for your iPod. You can also support a Footprints community development project when you purchase online. WorldNomads.com – keep travelling safely.