All of us who perform outdoor activities have, at some point, seen ourselves indecisive or with a lack of ideas for our next trip. Some of the factors that influence our choice are the weather forecast, the distance to travel or the type of activity to perform. Sometimes we need to explore to find new challenges. Sometimes is very tedious to check all those reviews we collect through different means looking for the perfect adventure. Once we determine the activity, we need to plan it. And once done, we need to document it.
With Adventoorer you can keep track of all your activities, mark points of interest on a map or create targets lists. And, of course, you can explore other user's activities and share your owns.
Pins, Lists and Activities
The three fundamental pillars of Adventoorer are pins, lists and activities.
- Pins are points on the map that can indicate a target (summit, beginning of a ridge, climbing route, etc.) or a generic point like a settlement or mountain shelter.
- Lists are groups of pins with some kind of relationship, for example, all Four-Thousanders in the Alps. These lists can be marked as targets lists and the system will automatically calculate the percentage completed and the remaining targets.
- Activities are also groups of pins (milestones) and represent a completed itinerary. In their most basic form they are only made up of a completed target, but usually also include the date of completion and the starting and end points of the activity, as well as a GPS track, a review and an image gallery. When you create an activity, the system automatically marks pending targets as completed.
Adventoorer works collaboratively in the sense that both pins and lists can be created and edited by any user. If a user wants to describe a point on the map which has already been created before, it is not necessary to create it again. The same applies to lists. If a list is already created and a user wants to complete it, she can simply add it to her lists and the system will take care of everything else.
Therefore, each user creates their activities with pins and lists that can create or make hers if they already exist, also being able to edit existing lists or pins if she thinks any data is wrong or incomplete. To keep track of all these collaborative edits, the system maintains a history of changes and uses a notifications model.