This post was originally published on Aug 13, 2018 and updated on Aug 05, 2019.

As travellers, we love to exchange stories about our adventures on the road. Our blog is an open diary and a platform to write about our travel experiences. And we would love to connect with anyone (across multiple platforms) who wants to explore new places. That’s why GPSmyCity appealed to us and we’re happy to be their affiliate partner for 3 years. 

GPSmyCity is designed for people who love to explore cities on foot.”

The Blog2App platform is catching up in the world of travel. How does it work? Thankfully, without the internet. If you’ve been reading our posts and wanted to try following a similar trail or finding an isolated location or maybe a museum or restaurant that we’ve listed; all you’d have to do is download the post that’s converted into an article app. Once you download our article app, on your iOS/Android device, you wouldn’t need the internet to follow the route we’ve traced. And if you do miss a step, the app will use the GPS tracker on your phone to ensure you get back to the main path.
GPSmyCity partners with bloggers across multiple platforms. So, you’d have access to a rich bank of travel articles (over 1000 cities) and city walks. Each article is converted into a downloadable app. You can download the app whenever you have access to the internet and view it, in real time, on a trip or in a hotel room, or whilst walking on an isolated road — in the middle of nowhere. There is no cost for the download. If you opt for an upgrade, there will be a nominal fee, a portion of which will go to the contributing author.
Here’s how you can access article apps on your iOS/Android device:
1. Click on the link at the end of a blog post that has been converted into an app. If you haven’t downloaded the free GPSmyCity app (iOS or Android), you will receive a prompt to do so.
2. Or, if you already downloaded the GPSmyCity app, search for your favourite city and download the articles available for FREE. You can opt for an upgrade for offline use and GPS tracking.

To get a feel for this app, try it out!

We’re happy to offer a free upgrade on the article below. This offer is available from Monday, August 5 to Sunday, August 12.

Have a look at our new articles that are now available on GPSmyCity

24 Hours in Jakarta

Best of Seoul’s Parks and Gardens in Autumn

Finding Peace in Taipei’s Temples

Best Spots for Cherry Blossom Views in Jeju

Or, if you’ve missed our earlier articles, take a look at the links below. Click the link to download an article and you’re good to go!

12 Hours in Tokyo 

Posted by:twobrownfeet

Writer-Photographer Duo. Now in Seoul.

9 replies on “App Giveaway on GPSmyCity

  1. Cheryl, I partnered with GPSmyCity but I’m not submitting any more articles. It is a trap for bloggers. The app started with pay per use model for bloggers and then changed it to subscription-based for users. In a way, we don’t earn anything, now. I found that it didn’t even result in large page views or exposure. It might be different in your case. This is a reason why I discontinued submitting articles to the app. Have you benefitted monetarily or traffic wise?

    1. Sorry it didn’t work out for you, Arvind. 😦 I believe: you had already mentioned this two years ago on an earlier post. Personally, I try not to get swayed by comments, likes, page views, or followers. I realised it’s bad for my mental health and directly affects my writing. Judging by my average stats, you’d have already guessed that. 🙂
      The subscription package works for travellers and I’ve seen a change in the download pattern (per season and time of year). I don’t use this as a model for earning revenue (although, integrity and internet laws make it mandatory for me to disclose that I do make a modicum amount on upgrades). Our blog is for travellers who want to explore the world on their feet (brown or not). This app is a direct fit for them (as well our theme) and also shows me which articles are more helpful for travellers. This app is meant for travellers and that’s the reason it works for us. I started blogging to journal our trips and also help other travellers along the way. I hope that clarified any doubts or concerns. Appreciate your comment.

      1. Cheryl. I agree we are not here to get bothered with stats, likes or comments. We blog because we like it. At the same time, the love and conversations by way of likes, shares, and comments make the journey beautiful. The reason we write about all these places is to reach out to travelers who will benefit from reading. In a way, we would want it to reach to as many travelers as possible. Anyways, the reason for getting away from this app is more in terms of principles. I know for sure I will never make enough money to even transfer the same to the bank! Well. I’m happy you are enjoying this journey, Cherly! 🙂

  2. I wonder where do you walk for more than 1K in Jakarta 🙂 I will check it out in the app for sure. It sounds a handy one for traveler who loves to walk around the city.

    1. 1 K? Do you mean 1 km? 🙂 Walking in Jakarta isn’t easy. We spent most of our day in the old city and I wish we had visited it when it was cooler. Doubled it by exploring the other touristy sights by night. Yep, the app is for people who love to walk and explore trails on their own. Thanks for stopping by, Indah. It’s been a while since we connected. Trust you’ve been well. 🙂

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