What is Wanderast?
Wanderast is a blogging platform for travelers by giving you the best narration tools to organize your captured moments, customize the presentation, and help you write about your travel experience.
Who maintains Wanderast?
Kenneth Bastian is the founder and maintainer of Wanderast.
Wanderast is based in Caloocan City, Philippines. If you have any questions, send him a message on Twitter.
Does Wanderast have an app?
Yes, we do have an Android app that is now available in the Play Store.
However for iOS, we have not yet started our development for the app.
How can Wanderast help me build my travel profile?
Wanderast has its own set of narration tools that helps you create your own travel profile from scratch.
There are two way to post your travel stories: the web's editor for the serious bloggers and the app's storyboard for the casual users.
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, we have alpha-version feature for the app's storyboard.
What is the app's storyboard?
For mobile 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?
Wanderast lacks manpower to work on our long list of backlog. So if you think that the feature is what you are looking forward, then please send a DM to Kenneth Bastian for prioritization and suggestions to improve.
We are still building new features around places and maps so you create a list of places you have been and in your bucketlist. So stay tuned for updates.
What makes Wanderast different?
We categorize Wanderast as a travel blogging platform but centered around the users and places.
Here is our 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.
What is the origin of the name WANDERAST?
We conceived the name before and after our pivot meeting. Each one of the team member present in 2016 must contribute a name related to travel and story. One of the criterias is that the name must be available for the .com domain. However most of the names they provided were taken and thus the winner of the name competition is Wanderast.
However, in our opinion, it is not a boring name and most of the time it is mispronounced to wanderlust or wander-ass and it is kind of frustrating. But as founders of the company, it could mean "Wander, Read, Adventure and Stories". And to be honest, the abbreviation is just an afterthought.
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. Thus we are not 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?
We are not yet making money as of the moment. So everything is free. For now.
We are planning to put up small ad banners to get some revenue on visitors.
We might as well a launch the subscriptions feature that could offer advance features for you. so if you are interested on it, sign up and stay tuned for the news.
Is Wanderast open for collaboration?
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. However, we are not supporting any advertisement or travel events within stories.
If you want to add more places, it is not allowed for now since we are moderating how many places are in the database. So if you do not see the places you are tagging with, send us a DM through Twitter.
If you want partnership, send a DM to Kenneth Bastian on Twitter.