Another honor has come our way! Just Ahead has been voted one of the top five new travel apps for 2015 in a USA Today Readers’ Choice poll. Just Ahead was selected as one of 20 nominees for the honor by a panel of experts that included editors from USA Today, expert contributors to the newspaper, and sources from other Gannett media outlets. (Gannett owns USA Today as well as 81 local newspapers and 43 television stations). After the nominees were announced, readers had four weeks during which to vote. When the results were announced on December 11, Just Ahead was among the top five winners.
The expert nominating panel cited Just Ahead’s ability to “transform phones into a GPS tour guide. Using GPS, the app narrates notable scenery along the way and shares info as travelers drive through certain parts of the country. They can hear stories, tips, and facts about the sights they drive past.”
The honor rounded out a year during which Just Ahead was also named Best Travel App by the North American Travel Journalists Association, and Best App in Sunset magazine’s Best of the West special section in the June issue of that magazine.
For us here at Just Ahead, the results show once again that what we’re delivering resonates with travelers. By offering audio tours of national parks and scenic highways via smartphone, we bring great destinations to life. We inform, entertain, and guide readers to rich experiences of inspiring places.
We’re proud and humbled that our product has been so warmly received!