In the spring of 2013, I went to Italy for two weeks with an honors colloquium. We specifically went to Rome and Florence. We were given the opportunity to carry tablets with us that had The Traveler App on them. I used the app mostly to record my path as I traveled throughout the two cities. In the morning when we set out, I would turn the app gps recorder on, and then I would turn it off when I got back to the hotel. Along the way I used the tablet to take pictures of the places we visited such as museums and churches; these pictures were then saved in the app and associated with the specific location at which I took them. I would also use the pin markers and notes features in a similar way to mark a place I wanted to go back to or remember specific features of a place I had visited.
At the end of the day, our class had to keep journal entries about the places we had seen. This app was extremely helpful to have while I was writing these journals because I was able to remember very clearly aspects of these places. The GPS on the app had difficulty while in buildings, so some recordings would show some crazy readings. For the most part, though, the GPS stayed within the region we were in, and it even allowed us to keep track of just how far we had traveled that day since it logged our miles. The app also served as a nice memory keeper since I can just log back into my account now and still see the paths that I took on different days of that specific trip to Italy.
Natasha R. - Italy - Spring 2013
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