We rent office space from the Galon family and are located right next to Galon Insurance at 1420 Broad street. So when the Galon brothers came in and shared their vision for a travel app that would help Canadian travelers to the US with tracking various aspects of their travel as well as help with US- Candian dollar conversions, tracking purchases ( including pictures of the receipts) etc we knew that this would be an incredibly helpful app not just ofr frequent travelers to the US but especially for Snowbirds – seniors who spend large segments of time within the United States.
Snowbirds who travel to the US when Canada gets colder typically have a number of concerns to look after before and while traveling.
Some of the things they need to pay attention to are:
- Travel and health insurance during their travel
- Having important contact information with them at all times
- Being able to track as well as convert ( based on constantly fluctuating exchange rates) and easily prove the value of their purchases made while in the US
- Be able to calculate and prove how many days they were in the US (not just in the current year but to satisfy the IRS’ rules regarding substantial presence or closer connection)
We built a very nice little app called SnoBird that helps snowbirds track information with respect to these and other concerns. We developed it from scratch, including all the graphics, logo and functionality. We then built a simple, responsive WordPress website to help market it.
The result, is an inexpensive app for users to download – that can save you hundreds or even thousands if you frequently travel out of the country.