Visited: Travel Tracker, Map Maker, Where Ive Been - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes, Brian Kayfitz (www.briankayfitz.com) the main developer on the project had 2+ years of experience in developing apps and even longer on developing games.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

Memory management and the Android version required a custom map view written in OpenGL.

Brian Kayfitz is a mobile app developer behind the app, Visited. Originally specializing in native iOS development but recently switched to cross-platform language, Flutter. He has over 10 years of development experience building apps in financial, gaming, healthcare, and food service industries. He has recently launched his own freelancing mobile agency: www.briankayfitz.com

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

We just launched UnDebt, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/undebt-payoff-off-your-debt/id1512498841?ls=1 it’s a simple app to see if you can get rid of your debt faster by optimizing for interest savings or duration. Other apps we love are: XE Exchange – love the graphics and how easy it is to see the difference in currency super helpful for travellers. Spotify for music is fantastic especially their ability to find similar songs and expand your range. And Ray Wenderlich which is a fantastic resource for learning mobile development.

How long have you been working on this app?

It launched back in 2014 but having only one developer working on his off days, makes it a very slow process. With key features such as “experiences” by country or selecting different regions did not get added until 2018/2019.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

The app idea came from a personal need to keep track of all countries visited and all the places still on my personal list to visit. While using pen and paper, I wanted to find something digital to keep track of my travels but when I could not find anything I liked, I decided to create the app.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

Visited is different from other apps as it allows for cool stats such as the top 10 countries most visited from your location. It also allows you to rank against other world travelers. We built it with simplicity in mind, while over time we did listen to our users and added more details regarding regions and things like countries where a user had a specific experience such as golf, snorkeling, etc.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

The next version of the app will include more regions and have an itinerary component where users can add dates and write personal notes on hotels to stay in (or stayed in previously), cities visited, etc.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Sharing the app is always great, comparing your travel map to your friends is a fantastic way to get inspired about future travels and share fun memories.

Visited: Travel Tracker, Map Maker, Where Ive Been

About App:

"🗺️ Visited is a travel tracker app that is a great solution for travelers and world nomads to mark places they`ve been on the world map. Want to visit a city or country where you`ve never been? You can check if and when you visited a city in any place around the world, and check all the countries visited! Track your travel goal and explore the world!

Where have I been? See all the places you’ve been to with our free countries visited map maker. It is the ultimate digital version of a travel scratch map. Visited also comes with personalized travel stats, so you can get inspired to travel and explore the world. It is the perfect app to keep track of your journey and travel bucket list. Create your trip log!

⏩Here’s the rundown of all the things Visited will let you do as you mark up your travel map:⏪
✔️ Easily select from the list of countries or directly from the world map to populate your own customized travel map.
✔️ Fully customizable map with customized colors. The app displays the full map of the world, colored by where you live, been and want to visit in the future.
✔️ Mark all the countries you wish to visit for your own personalized travel goal. Keep track of where the travel bug takes you.
✔️ Improve your knowledge of geography by using the interactive map to see the whole world with country flags and learn about interesting statistics for each country.
✔️ Rank yourself against other travelers with your own personalized map.
✔️ Travel journal - For each country that you want to visit or have been in the past, you can maintain your own unique travel journal by inputting your own personalized travel notes.
✔️ See the top 10 countries that travelers from your country have traveled to. With a quick visualization of countries that you have yet to visit, it is the ultimate travel inspiration tool.
✔️ Share your customized map, rank and travel infographic via Twitter, Facebook, SMS, Email or print it and display ""Where I've Been"" proudly.
✔️ Select regions for 20+ countries, including: Brazil, China, India, Russia, UK and more. ✔️ Track your experiences including golfing, snorkeling/diving, skiing, wine tours and other.

You can see all your visited countries in one visualized map. The perfect app for those with wanderlust and the travel bug. Check off every country you want to visit on your travel bucket list - Explore the world! Once you have your list, you can get your very own personalized travel infographics.

⏩This travel map maker will show your personalized travel stats including:⏪
✅ Percentage of the world seen
✅ Number of countries been to
✅ How far you have traveled based on your own travel goal
✅ What percentage of U.S.'s states you have visited
✅ How you rank among global travelers
✅ See how you rank among people in your country for top 10 countries visited
✅ See what percentage of each continent you have been to

⏩Visited is the ultimate travel tracker & map of the world, with the following key map features:⏪
🗺️ Full World Map View
🗺️ United States visited map (We have in-depth states I’ve been to map view)
🗺️ Canada visited map (Full map of Canada with all provinces)
🗺️ United Kingdom visited map (Full map of the UK with countries)
🗺️ Australia visited map (Full map of Australia with states)

Install Visited today and start tracking all the places you’ve been to!

Categories: Travel & Local

Date: May 23, 2020

Developer: Brian Kayfitz

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