Earlier this week Loic helped me to get an invite for Dopplr, a new webservice for travellers that I had read about on his Twitter. I’m a bit of a traveller myself so I was more than keen to try that one out. Thanks for the invite by the way!
” Dopplr is an online service for frequent travellers. It was created by an international team of world travellers as a tool for our own use. We liked it so much that we decided to open it up to our global friends. If you travel more than five times a year and have friends who do as well, then Dopplr is for you. How does Dopplr work? It lets you share your future travel plans with a group of trusted fellow travelers whom you have chosen. It also reminds you of friends and colleagues who live in the cities you’re planning to visit. You can use the service with your personal computer and mobile phone.”
First of all, reading this, this looks even more like a service that I can use. Traveling more than 5 times a year? D’oh! The interface is very simple and knowing that it started as a tool for own use, that explains a lot. That said, it does what it should do. You enter your hometown to start with and then the cities you’ll be in from when to when, and then you’ll see who of your fellow travellers will be in the same place at the same time. Nothing more, nothing less but indeed useful. If you are on Dopplr already, you can add me using this link: http://www.dopplr.com/traveller/crossthebreeze.
I have 3 invites to share with you if you want. I don’t normally do this, but I’ll make an exception for fellow travellers this time and it gives me a reason to try out this new contact form they’ve built in WordPress.com. So if you want an invite leave me a comment or use the form, but I only give it to frequent travellers so prove me you are.
Update: I didn’t have time to update this earlier, but all invites have long gone by now