App Review – Wander App

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App Review – Wander App

Today’s App review is Wander App.

This App takes social networking to a whole new level and I love the potential it has. The App pairs you up with someone somewhere in the world and gives you daily tasks to do. Each day you are given a list and you send the person you are paired with pictures. The pictures vary day to day and consist of things like – send a picture of what you can see out your window or send a picture of your pet. Apart from these daily tasks you can communicate with your ‘wanderer’ as much as you like. The maximum amount of time you can have the same wanderer is 7 days if you don’t want to keep them that long you can get a new wanderer every 24 hours.

Like I said above this App has great potential. I tried the App over the space of a couple of weeks. I got an new wanderer everyday just because I wanting to meet new people instead of the same person for 48 hours or 7 days. I got to see some great parts of the world and make contacts. I chose not to let these contacts interact with my real life and didn’t add them to other social media sites or exchange contact details but that is an option if someone wants to.

The big downside to this App is that after a few days I got someone from Seoul in North Korea, after a day I got another person from Seoul, then the next day another and another and . I have no issues with people from Seoul and these were lovely people but I just wanted to get someone from a different part of the world. After 11 consecutive days of being given people from Seoul I removed the App. I know the way things go there are going to be some cases where you get the same country more than once but I just felt like I was stuck with Seoul.

This aside I had some great experiences and was paired with people from France, Japan, UK, New York, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

If your looking for something different I would definitely recommend Wander. It is a great way to make friends in other countries.

The App is free and can be downloaded here.