The transformation has begun!
A few years ago we started a journey to find out what type of app travellers wanted.
We have listened!
We are proud to announce that we are preparing to launch a whole new suite of products called “Trekkit Together”.
Click here to download the Trekkit Together PDF
We will be launching the mobile app for Windows Phone, Apple iPhone and Android the last week of June.
For those with a digital camera, we will be also launching a companion app for tablets.
Oh Yeah! One more thing, Trekkit is moving to Trekkit.com!
For full details checkout “Trekkit Transformation” details
Now that Season One of Trekkit TV is over, we are now in the planning stages for Season Two, and we would like you to be the star!
Do you have an upcoming trip, tour, or interesting destination? If you send us an 8 minute 20 second clip we can use in the show, we will pay you $500. Could be a great summer project for students!
The audience coverage is Atlantic Canada for the local Community One TV station, but will also be posted online for the world to see. If you just want a way to help pay for your trip, or take the opportunity to expose your tours or destinations to Atlantic Canada and the Trekkit audience, this is your chance.
For more information please visit the Film Makers Wanted page.
Also for a recap of Season One please visit http://www.trekkit.com/tv
Save and Happy trekks,
Ryan Groom and the Trekkit Team
Trekkit Journal, the first of the new Trekkit Platform, is now available for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.
Please check out our Windows Phone Store listing.
Here are a few screenshots.
Now off to work on the Windows 8 Store app, then maybe iOS and Android.
Trekkit Journal is for recording your life’s special moments with a smartphone and create a private digital journal, and when you are ready, publish your journal items into a story to be shared.
Thanks for reading, we are just getting started!
I had a fun opportunity to go into a Grade 3 class at Priestman Elementary School and chat about my trek to Scotland and show them the “Family Heritage Trekk to Scotland” episode which aired on Bell Aliant Community One this Fall. Two other classes where invited so in total —- just under 60 students! The kids were fantastic! Very attentive and interactive.
Bribed them with cookies from Scotland (which I got locally but they WERE from Scotland) if they listened, which they did.
The next day to my surprise one of the classes (class 3A) sent home a pile of thank you cards detailing what they had learned. I was touched, really glad they enjoyed it.
The session kicked off a module in their social studies that gets the students to start to explore their heritage, I was glad to be a part of the kick off.
For the Scotland episodes and all the Trekkit TV episodes you can visit Trekkit.TV
Fall of 2012 we secured the Trekkit.com domain, this was very exciting for us. For the next year we will have two sites running.
Trekk.it - Will support the current iOS and Android app. This site will evolve to be a toolkit for tour operators.
Trekkit.com - Will be focused on the new suite of tools for mobile and tablets. We will start with Windows Phone and Windows 8 (early Spring) then releasing iOS and Android (late Spring).
A Different Vision for Social Media Sharing
The focus of the new tools is to let you capture life’s moments, creating a private digital journal. We help you capture them quick and share later so you can enjoy the moment and the people you are with instead of your attention focused on technology. When the time is right you can publish stories made up of entries from your journal. The feature set is designed for travelers and photographers optimized for offline use. We are also working to be a compliment to your digital camera.
We are making tools that don’t just give another way to publish to Facebook and Twitter, but let you capture (location, photo, video, audio) interesting happenings, then when the time is right, tell your story.
Trekkit is excited to have 13 episodes on Bell Aliant Community One for the 2012-2013 season. For those that don’t have Bell Aliant TV FibreOp, you can watch the episodes a few weeks later on Trekkit TV.
Tale of Two Mountains (Oct 8th)
A group of office workers climb Mt Katahdin and Mt Carlton. Guests Dr. Rodney McAffee who gives us guidance on the formation of the mountains, Ian Wilson guides us up and Paul Archer gives us a few survival tips along the way. It’s a light hearted adventure. Watch Now!
Waterfalls of New Brunswick (Oct 22nd)
Trekkit explores 7 New Brunswick waterfalls, some as high as 100 ft. Guests include Dr. McAffee, Nicholas Guitard (author of Waterfalls of New Brunswick) and many others. Watch Now!
Settler’s Path Part I (Nov 5th ) & Part II (Nov 19th)
Trekkit visits Saint Croix Island and gets a lesson in the early settlers then heads off to Port Royal and Fort Anne to follow in the footsteps of Samuel de Champlain. Official Parks Canada participation was in both episodes. Coming Soon
Family Heritage Trekk to Scotland (Dec 3rd)
Starting at the gravesite of their 8 times great grandfather, John Matheson who arrived in Canada in the early 1800’s, two brothers return to Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland to retrace their family roots. Coming Soon
A Run Around the UK ( Dec 17th)
The Trekkit team visits Stonehenge, Edinburgh, Isle of Skye and many fabulous places in the UK. Coming Soon
Come join us on our treks and we hope is inspires you to go on a trek of your own!
Please visit Trekkit TV
The Trekkit Team travelled to Grand Manan to film an episode for Trekkit TV. We set out to watch some whales but the wind was too great for the boat to go out. That did not dampen our adventuring spirit and we enjoyed what the island had to offer. There are great hiking trails, majestic scenery, and marvellous sunsets.
You take the ferry from Black’s Harbour for 1.5 hours, the ride gets you relaxed and ready to enjoy the island.
If you are ever in New Brunswick I highly recommend visiting.
Thanks to all our friends, family and special guests that have helped so far, you all have been fantastic.
Here is a 30 second trailer of the upcoming show. Thanks for watching.
With the ongoing saga to get footage for the Trekkit TV show we headed to Fall Brook Falls, New Brunswick, Canada.
The falls was worth the trek, it was majestic; pictures and videos do not do it justice. If you are in New Brunswick I highly recommend it.
Fall Brook Falls are reputed to be the highest in New Brunswick. With a 30 meter drop at a slope of 90%. To learn more visit New Brunswick Water Falls.
I reaffirmed AGAIN I am not a mountain goat. We climbed from the base of the falls to the top. Steep going up but that was not the drama. Once you reached the top you had to climb down to get to where the water was falling.
I HAD to get video of the water going over the edge. So we climbed, that was a “shaky” ok, climbing back Rodney did some great coaching to say the least.
Someday I will learn I should not try to be a mountain goat, but that might take a few climbs yet. Thanks Rodney.
This has been a long time coming! We decided to change the iOS Trekkit which then delayed getting out the Android edition.
For those travellers that are a bit techno/Android savvy please give our beta a whirl. We will be polishing it over the next few weeks plus updating the UI a bit before release.
Download Trekkit Mobile Android beta here.
Please send any feedback to http://feedback.trekk.it/
Thanks in advance!