What is Wanderast?
Wanderast is a travel platform focusing on travel stories and preparing travelers on their next travel adventure.
Wanderast is primarily a blogging platform that provides easy to use and simple blogging tools to write your travel stories both on the website and the Android app.
As of the moment, I am working on the data about the places in the Philippines.
Who maintains Wanderast?
My name is Kenneth Bastian, the founder and maintainer of Wanderast.
Wanderast is under Potatocodes Inc. and it is based in Metro Manila, Philippines. If you have any questions, send him a message on Twitter.
Does Wanderast have an app?
Yes, you can download our Android app in the Play Store.
However for iOS, I have not yet started our development. I do not have the luxury of a team as of right now.
Why is the iOS app not available?
We do not have enough resources and time to develop an iOS app for Wanderast and as the lone maintainer, I have no capability to build one.
What is the difference between the app and web?
Wanderast app is a convenient way to help you build your story as you travel, through images and some text. Think of it as a story-building app for capturing moments on the go. You can have up to 12 moments per story and easily manage how it’s going to appear through the in-app features.
The website wanderast.com on the other hand, is a much more flexible tool for managing your stories’ content by giving you a set of editing tools such as photos you can drag-and-drop onto your post, embedding support for links and other media, header options, bold text, italics, hyperlinks, ordered lists, unordered lists, blockquotes, and more. This is for those who want to get into writing or blogging but feel intimidated by the complexity of other online writing platforms.
App for on-the-go storytelling, Web App for long storytelling.
Try our Android app from the Google Play Store.
What is the web's editor?
For desktop users, use our powerful and minimalistic Story Editor where you can upload photos then drag and drop them anywhere in your story, add a caption, embed links and Youtube videos.
If you are reading this and have an account already, you might as well try it.
Now if you are accessing using our mobile phone, I developed an alpha-version for the app's storyboard in the web.
What is the app's storyboard?
For Android users, use our simple Storyboard where you can add up to 12 moments each with their caption so you can form a story.
You can also try to organize your stories into collections, upload travel photos follow other travelers and contribute to places.
Wanderast lacks features for places, why is that?
Fortcode Inc., the company that owns Wanderast has been closed. All rights has been transferred to me to continue this work. You can DM me on Twitter (Kenneth Bastian) if you have suggestions and wanted to see something on Wanderast.
I am still building new features around places and maps so you create a list of places you want to visit and have been visited in your bucketlist. Relax for now and stay tuned for updates.
What makes Wanderast different?
I categorize Wanderast as a travel blogging platform but centered around the users and places.
Here is the Wanderast manifesto:
- Travel stories over travel reviews.
- Stories standing the test of time over trending daily viral posts.
- Inspire and inform responsibly over hype and social virality.
- Sustainability over short-term popularity.
What is the origin of the name WANDERAST?
It means "Wander, Read, Adventure and Stories". Although, this abbreviation is just an afterthought after choosing a random word for the domain.
What can Wanderast NOT do?
People are confused on what Wanderast is all about. As a response, Wanderast is focused on providing you the best tools to curate your travel stories, itinerary and your profile.
Wanderast is not of the following apps:
- Booking site or app
- Tourist review site
- E-commerce website
- Travel agent or tour organizer
- Events finder
How does Wanderast make money?
I am not making tons of money because of Wanderast.
The only thing I have placed in Wanderast is the non-intrusive ads on your browser notification that you can block initially when Wanderast is open. Every cents I get will go to the hosting costs.
I am open for donations for Wanderast even if it is a coffee or any amount you want to give.
Is Wanderast open for partnership?
It depends on what you really need.
If you want to share the itineraries of your travel events, feel free to share and you are allowed to do so for free.
If you want to add more places, we can discuss it on our Discord channel because it is only for editors. If you do not see the location of your story, send me a DM through Twitter or send me a chat message on Discord.