Gogobot is a travel management service which allows its users to share their travelling experiences with fellow users through photo postcards. This kind of service is tailor-made for an iOS app, and that’s exactly what it has released just recently. Now you can manage your travelling plans and send picture-perfect memories of your trips to your network on the go. Gogobot brings a really humane aspect to travelling, and the app does not give the impression of a robot just saving all your boarding passes and reservation details, this app will make sure that you would not need any other app if you are going on a vacation. As a photo editor, there are some really cool effects and filters on offer in the app, and you can get some useful user-generated tips about the places you are planning to visit.
To use the app, you need a Gogobot account, for which you can sign up from within the app. But even without an account, you can browse through the breathtaking collection of postcards uploaded by other users from a vast variety of places all around the world. The app itself may be new but Gogobot isn’t. It has already got quite a few users on the web and thus a decent collection of postcards.
You can like and comment on postcards from within the app. In the Nearby tab, you get four sub-menus where you can find out all about the places located near you. In addition to the usual hotels and restaurants, there is a Things to Do section which gives you brief introductions to tourist destinations near your current location. Trip Management is a feature which pulls your past trip info from the Gogobot website and helps you plan future trips based on that information.
Creating a postcard, which is the primary objective of the app, is an easy task. Enter the Create menu, snap a photo and choose from a bunch of cool photo effects to apply to your postcards. The app also adds the name of the location you are currently in and leaves the photo looking like a real card. Once you have snapped a photo, you have the option to make your postcard public or share it with just your own network of friends.
Gogobot is a free app and the photo effects feature, along with its vast collection of cards, makes it a pretty decent download.
Update: Gogobot is now available for Android, too. You can download it from the Play Store via the link provided below.