Whether you’re visiting your local city or a paradise halfway across the world, this app should be a wonderful companion for you.
Concept and Functionality:
VadoVia is a crowd-sourced travel app, which means the information contained within it will continue to grow as more people use it around the world.
This also means that the capabilities of VadoVia are seemingly endless, which is always a pleasure when it comes to an app.
VadoVia offers a handy intro screen that tells new users all about the app. You’ll need to create an account with the service in order to really utilize the app’s features. Once everything is set up, you can take a tour around VadoVia and see what it does.
Personally I love the fact that it feels old and vintage-y and reminiscent of postcards and travel journals. VadoVia allows you to create your own tours, view tours created by others around the world, and even leave reviews on tours you’ve completed.
Perhaps the only downfall about VadoVia is the fact that it’s currently only for iPad. Personally I don’t see any perks to having to walk around a strange city with a big and expensive device out in the open for all to see.
It seems that unless you have an iPad with a data plan, you won’t be able to use VadoVia out an about because it requires an internet connection.
VadoVia comes with a wide variety of features that should appeal to casual and serious travelers alike. My personal favorite is the fact that the app allows you to set your preferred method of travel, allowing you to switch between walking, biking, or driving.
This is a fantastic feature for the “do it all” type of traveler. Whether you’re the type who wants to stick to a hard-and-fast itinerary or go off-road for a bit of adventure, there’s likely something in VadoVia for you.
While VadoVia’s primary function is to serve as a crowd-sourced database of travel tours, the app can function just fine as a travel journal thanks to the ability to take photos, mark your location, and enter notes.
Plus, the overall look and feel of the app makes you want to travel the world. You can even send digital postcards to friends and family within the app.
VadoVia is available to download from the App Store for $5.99 and is compatible with iPad.
Unfortunately there are a few drawbacks (such as the requirement for an iPad with an internet connection) that keep me from wholeheartedly recommending VadoVia as your go-to travel companion.
If offline functionality could be enabled by allowing users to download tours ahead of time, I could easily see VadoVia becoming a top travel app.
VadoVia requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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