Apple’s iOS devices have significantly changed the way we travel, providing immediate access to useful information and allowing us to capture more of our experiences on the road. The GPS capabilities mean that we never get lost (unless we choose to deliberately) and the high quality cameras mean that a unique moment is never missed.
The more we travel, the more we’ve found that the best stuff in the world comes from individuals or companies who have dedicated themselves to producing the greatest work possible or providing the best service they can. Much of our Slow Travel Manifesto is based on this tradition of craftsmanship—from artisanal Tuscan cheese producers to Japanese chefs—and we love finding people who are passionate about the process of creation. We want to continue that tradition in our own, small and uniquely digital way.
The last PC I bought before I went Mac was a self-built powerhouse with an emphasis on graphical performance so that I could play all of the latest games (which, at the time, included Grand Theft Auto IV, Portal and Team Fortress 2) so it’s mind-blowing to me that I am now able to play all of those games (not to mention more recent ones like Portal 2 and Borderlands 2) on something that comfortably fits in my carry on.
Last week, five months after launching our travel budget app Trail Wallet, it flew up the charts in the US App Store and hit the top 20 in the Travel category. It peaked at number 14 giving us our biggest day yet, beating even our launch day.