I use the Roadtrippers app and desktop sites all the time - on actual roadtrips, for organizing non-roadtrip vacations, bookmarking places seen in travel magazines for future trips, for daydreaming about places I would rather be when trapped in interminably long work meetings. It’s just fantastic.
I can not justify $30 a year for something I can do on TripAdvisor or any other navigation app for free. A couple bucks for an initial download yes but not an annual subscription. I’m afraid you’re going to lose out on a lot of subscribers. And you lose 2 waypoints right off the top in your free version with start and end points counted in the 7 free. I want to use this for big trips, even small trips will need more stops. So much potential here, especially with the thousands of people spouting app names in travel FB groups... I’d shout from the rooftops but not at $30 annually, sorry.
Easy, User friendly
I added five sites easily on the app, optimistic that this app would make my trip easier, I forked over cash for the upgrade. It didn’t make the trip much easier. I still had to rely heavily on sites like google and trip advisor to plan my route due to glaring issues with the app. The database that Roadtrippers uses it incomplete, incorrect, and it’s algorithms are nonsensical in many ways. These are the ways the app need to be improved before anyone should pay for it. 1. The coordinates used need to be updated. When you select a city it doesn’t take you yo the epicenter, it can take you off of the city as much as 20 miles for me. I had New Orleans as one of my sites and it took me 17 miles north of it. 2. The database needs to be updated. Many of the sites are incomplete without images and descriptions. Leading you to go to Google to see what the place looks like and investigate it. If Roadtrippers were smart, they’d make it a business directory to entice businesses to add their establishments for a minor fee and make the app free. Then use aggregated data and ratings to list hot spots. They’d get all the info they want. 3. When you add new sites it doesn’t put them in a sensible spot. It adds it to a random spot forcing you to re-sort it. If I have a list of 20 destinations, and I’ve visited half, it will add my new destination out of order from an ideal route. 4. For some reason it includes cemeteries as place to visits and clutters the route making it harder to find actual sites worth visiting. 5. I tried to leave feedback on the app but the form doesn’t work. So I went here. I feel like I really wasted my money. Don’t waste yours.
Let your imagination run free. Trip planning is fun and easy with Roadtrippers. They have thought of everything to make travel planning creative, informative, and adjustable. Roadtrippers is a joy to use and share with friends.
The whole point of these apps are to plan out an interesting route that’s not the fastest boring highway drive. There is no option in app to change this. Useless. Update: the option to avoid highways is copy/pasted from google maps and does not help me choose the route I actually want.
First, the bad: I lost internet connection while using and was suddenly unable to access my maps, nor only making the app useless, but leaving me stranded in the middle of nowhere! One of the items on my list also was on a blocked road, so I spent 2 miles hiking back to my car. Not useful. But! Where this app does well is it’s curated content and thoughtful reviews. It connected me to my favorite hiking yet in Ohio, so big win. Hopefully the next update will allow better updates map data, including offline maps. If I see this, I’d be interested in a paid version for sure.
Downloaded to play with. I travel a lot and need a planner. This does not allow a choice between toll, not toll and such. Not helpful for road warriors.