2013 has been a great year for Voyage Travel Apps. We’ve become more sure of who we are and our values as a small independent shop and our technical and design skills have, I think we can all agree, vastly improved. This has allowed us to take our flagship app Trail Wallet in a new direction that people seem to appreciate.

Developers often compare buying an app to buying a cup of coffee, complaining that people are willing to drop $5 on a coffee but yet are hesitant to drop the same amount on an app.

The problem is that, even if the $5 cup of coffee is nothing more than a shot of bad espresso buried under a lake of sugary milk, you still have a beverage for your trouble at the end of it.

At the very least, you’ll get a caffeine hit.

Hotel Checklist was our first campaign into the worldwide battlefield of the App Store. It was an experiment, a skirmish to see whether or not making apps was something we wanted to engage in full time.

Trail Walleteer of the Month is our new regular series where we talk to Trail Wallet users and discuss all things travel budget related. This month’s Trail Walleteer is Zab Scoon from Indefinite Adventure.

Originally a corporate accountant, he then co-ran his family jewellery business for several years before selling it all to travel and has been in South America with his partner Sam for the last 10 months.

Trail Wallet 2.0 introduced trips to make your budgeting burden a breeze. We have tried to make this nifty new feature as simple as possible but in case you haven’t found all that it can do we’ve produced this short guide to help you get the most from it.

We are genuinely super excited to announce the launch of Trail Wallet 2.0! Available now in the App Store (it’s a free upgrade to existing Trail Wallet users), which represents over 350 hours of work and is the most solid, reliable and feature-packed version yet.

On the 30th September, Trail Wallet 2.0 will be released1.

This is our biggest update yet, featuring a brand new, iOS 7 ready design full of colour and new buttons and things.