Travel App Review: Trover

Why do we need another travel app?

As a travel blogger, storytelling is an essential part of my life. But how much ever stimulating my story might be, it’ll fail to create an impact if I am not telling it to the right audience. Apps like Instagram and Pinterest, serve to a larger variety of interests; ranging from food and drinks to fashion and modeling to travel and photography. There’s a high chance that our travel stories may not be relevant to everyone hooked on Instagram or Pinterest.

Where do I find the right audience? 

As a Travel Blogger, I am trying to build a niche in travel blogging and photography. The problem with Instagram is the excessive abuse of hashtags such as #travel and #nature, that are often bombarded with ridiculously grotesque selfies and utterly disgusting nude pictures. On Pinterest, I hate it when my travel boards receive repins from fake accounts, hired pinners or automated robots. I’m not using these platforms for blindly boosting my reach, it’s more about making meaningful connections and engaging my audiences with quality content

So what do we travelers need?

What if I tell you that there is an app that is making a fair attempt at bringing together the best of Instagram and Pinterest, but, is exclusively made for travelers? On top of that, it supports its own set of unique features that help us in making travel plans and sharing our travel stories with the right audience. Did I tell you that it’s all for free?

That’s Trover for you!

How did I find Trover?

Literally, just went on google and typed, “The Best App For Travelers.” Links to various articles popped up to the first page (you must be thinking that’s usually how google works, right?) and I opened some of them on a new tab (unnecessary details ?). I browsed through the articles and looked for the unfamiliar names. Trover caught my attention and I thought to myself, “50,000 travelers can’t be foolish!” So I downloaded the app. I have been using it for almost 3 weeks now!

What Is Trover?

I am using the description of trover, as posted on their official website, and I am adding my understand of it in parenthesis in orange.

Trover is the photo app (insired by instagram/pinterest) for travelers (i.e. a focused audience)Trover is powered by a joyful community of wanderers and photographers who seek share-worthy things (no place for random pictures or spams) to see and do all over the  world( i.e. make travel plans and share stories). Trover contains hundreds of thousands of beautiful, geo-tagged photos (integrated with google maps) that represent experiences as varied as ziplines in Singapore, markets in Madrid, and cocktails in Kyrgyzstan.

 

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You Can Thank Other Travelers

There is a unique method for travelers to like each others’ posts on Trover. They express their gratitude towards the fellow travelers for their discoveries, by saying a Thank You!

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You Can Share Your Discoveries

You can simply add the photographs from your desktop or upload them from your instagram feed or facebook albums. Remember, only original content is posted here!

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You Can Create Story Boards

Here’s a sneak peak of some of my story boards, including a list of places I want to visit on my upcoming Trip to China and Mexico and a list of Places I’ve Been To so far!

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Any Limitations?

Less Number of Users: With around 50,000 downloads on google play, the users on Trover are not of the scale of Instagram and Pinterest. Though, they are more focused on travel planning and photography.

No Tagging: So far I haven’t been able to figure out if Trover allows us the option fo tagging other users. Also, I am not sure if there is a way to use hashtags in Trover. Though I think that this limitation is actually a blessing in disguise – less spamming!

Distorted Image: I have experienced on a few occasions that the resolution of the images, uploaded on trover from the instagram feed, gets distorted in the process. I’m not sure about the perfect image specifications yet. Still figuring it out!

What Is Your Next Step?

So what are you waiting for?

Start sharing your travel discoveries!

Sign up at Trover.com and download the app on Android or iPhone.

You Can Follow us on Trover at Hyper Gypsy!

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27 thoughts on “Travel App Review: Trover

  • February 11, 2016 at 9:06 pm
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    This is interesting. I’m gonna check it out. You should also check out Stappz. That’s in similar lines as well.

  • February 11, 2016 at 10:46 pm
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    Thanks for the suggestio Bhushavali, I will totally check it out 🙂

  • February 11, 2016 at 11:41 pm
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    I don’t have travel apps in my phone, well, I haven’t traveled in a long time. I can imagine how useful they are though, especially if you’re in a country where language can be an issue.

  • February 12, 2016 at 4:03 am
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    We have to get you traveling soon 🙂 Visit ur more often Elizabeth!!

  • February 12, 2016 at 6:02 am
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    Travel app can really save you a lot of time. You get also more insight about the place.

  • February 12, 2016 at 8:04 am
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    So many apps for everything now-a-days. Will check out this one. Looks interesting!

  • February 12, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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    Wow thanks for the sharing. Its my first time get to know about this travel app. Will check it out.

  • February 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm
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    Sure do follow HyperGypsy if you are on Trover!

  • February 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm
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    Very interesting, and looks like it could be quite useful!

  • February 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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    This app looks really cool! I really need to clear my phone’s photos to try this!

  • February 12, 2016 at 5:54 pm
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    I tried Trover for about a month, I’ll give it another look. 🙂

  • February 12, 2016 at 6:06 pm
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    OH yea! please do that and if you life, follow us at Hyper Gypsy!

  • February 12, 2016 at 10:50 pm
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    I absolutely love Trover!! It’s such a cool app that really can give you the inside scoop of a place. I must admit i havent used it in a few months but this reminded me I need to start again! Just found you and followed! 🙂

  • February 13, 2016 at 3:43 am
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    Looks like a must app to have when traveling. I will check this out later. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • February 13, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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    I’ve never heard of Trover before. I’m not a fan of Instagram or Pinterest but would love to check this out. I just started posting about our travels and this would be great!

  • February 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm
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    Another travel app with a potential, should try it out during my next trip and spam it with awesome travelling photos!

  • February 16, 2016 at 1:12 am
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    The perfect app for travelers! I wish my family and I traveled often. This would be a perfect tool!

  • February 16, 2016 at 3:51 am
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    I’m pretty sure I had this app downloaded but deleted it before. I need to play around with it to get the hang of it so maybe I’ll check it out again.

  • February 19, 2016 at 10:15 am
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    This looks like an interesting app. Since I am a travel blogger myself, I’ll look it up. Does it drive traffic to your website as well?

  • February 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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    Thanks for sharing this post! I’ve heard of Trover here and there but haven’t really checked it out yet. It’s true when they say there are soo many different social media platform out there. I do like that Trover is catered more towards travellers/photographers though!

  • March 4, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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    But how much ever stimulating my story might be, it’ll fail to create an impact if I am not telling it to the right audience. Where is this information?

  • March 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    so, I have been using it and so far I love it. I even found a photo with a poem that I shared on my website. Really cool app!

  • March 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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    Oh my word! Could u pls edit my name to Travelog with Jem and delete this comment? I’m using my tablet and the Menu keeps popping up covering the comment field. Maybe this is something you need to address. Thanking you in advance.

  • March 10, 2016 at 4:37 am
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    I’m sorry about that, I’ll try to fix it!

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