SYDNEY, Australia — World Nomads.com, a global travel services company, announces a new ingenious iPad app, Ask a Nomad, that accesses a global knowledge network to provide travel answers, inspiration and local assistance from other like-minded travelers around the world.
Powered by the Travel Knowledge Network, a group of travel websites harnessing their online community’s knowledge, the iPad application affords the anytime/anywhere ability to ask and get answers on travel and other destination questions; plus it makes use of geo location to find content nearby. By creating an account, a user can store their questions and answers and access them offline, a necessary requirement for anyone traveling off the grid without internet access.
“The best advice you can get on a destination generally comes from those that either live there, or have extensively traveled through the region,” says Christina Tunnah of WorldNomads.com. “When you pose a query, your question actively gets routed to the travelers in the network most likely able to answer it based on their travel profile and answer history.” See the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Tunnah explains, “Once you download the app, you can browse travel questions and answers from travelers all around the world. A simple sign-up then allows you to ask your own questions and share your answers to support other like-minded travelers.”
According to Frommer’s Unlimited 3rd annual 2011 Travel Content and User Experience Survey released in May 2011, there is a growth in the consumption of travel content from mobile devices including the iPad. The report indicated that 52% of all respondents use their mobile devices to get travel content while they are traveling (72% for 18-34 age bracket) and 38% use their devices for planning (60% of 18-34 year old respondents).
In addition to convenience, answers through this app are up-to-date and often more accurate than guidebooks.
“We have yet to see an app that taps into a global travel network, harnessing the knowledge of travelers across multiple communities. The social connectivity of ‘Ask a Nomad’ coupled with the speed of response makes this truly a valuable travel companion,” says Tunnah.
Interested users may download the app Ask a Nomad (here) or online at: http://itunes.apple.com/au/