Many of you know of my ongoing dilemmas when it comes to monetizing this blog without selling my soul to the sponsored-post devil. Probably fewer of you know that I once made an Amsterdam gastronomic walking tour app with the help of GPSmyCity. In recent years, I’ve taken my foodie travel articles one step further by creating a travel guide app series that users of GPSmyCity can download for free and then upgrade to use offline with GPS navigation for a small fee. And yup, a few of those cents go into my pocket to help pay for the upkeep of this restaurant and travel blog. Seems to me like a win-win.
What are the benefits of a travel guide app?
You probably read travel articles online all the time. But if you want to use that information when you get to your destination, you need to a) get online abroad (=expensive), and b) look up all of the suggested restaurants/bars/sights on a map to find them. With a travel guide app, all of that content is available offline, and GPS coordinates embedded in the app will guide you to the different places the author (in this case: me!) recommends.
How does a travel guide app work?
GPSmyCity offers thousands of travel article apps in over 1,000 cities, and I’ve so far created 37 of them – several covering Amsterdam, but others covering my foodie travels across Europe and the US – all the way to Dubai and South Africa. Each article is a separate app that you can download for free so you can access it offline. For a GPS-guided map showing all the restaurants, bars and other points of interest, you can simply upgrade for $1.99.
There are two ways to access travel guide apps on your IOS or Android device:
- Click on the link at the end of a blog post that has been turned into an app – if you haven’t already downloaded the free GPSmyCity app you will be prompted to do so via the iTunes or Google Play stores.
- Once you have the GPSmyCity app, browse by city to see which articles are available.
What’s this giveaway all about?
This week, from 17-23 June 2019, GPSmyCity will be giving away the Valencia travel guide app on the iTunes store, which means you’ll be able to upgrade for FREE!
A Foodie’s Guide to Valencia Restaurants (Spain) – upgrade for FREE!
Simply click on the foodie guide above and follow the instructions to download the GPSmyCity app. You will then be taken to the page for the article app – click on “Upgrade” and the app will be automatically linked to an offline map and the GPS navigator.
Which other travel articles are available as GPS-guided apps?
In addition to Valencia guide, the following foodie travel guides and articles are also available to download as apps from GPSmyCity: