Social travel site Gogobot has come up with a new way to let users experience travel and discover new places on their iPad. The company has tied up with Palo Alto, California-based Flipboard to provide real-time stream of travel photos.
According to Gogobot, this integration takes a real-time stream of stylised travel photos and experiences from across the globe, generated using the Gogobot mobile app, and transforms them into a travel magazine for the digital age.
Users can find Gogobot in the “Travel” section of Flipboard. Founded by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former senior iPhone engineer at Apple, Flipboard’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view and share content across their social networks. Designed from the ground up for iPad, Flipboard creates a magazine out of a user’s social content. The company raised $10.5 million in a Series A venture capital round last year.
Users can create postcards with the newly launched Gogobot app by snapping a photo and choosing from more than 10 different styles and filters to transform their photos into geo-tagged digital postcards. The app also allows users to rate and review the places they have been to on the fly and then share the postcards immediately with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and now, Flipboard.
Each postcard is added automatically to a user’s Gogobot Guide on Gogobot.com, creating a magazine-style spread to help users remember and share all of the places they’ve visited.
In July this year, Gogobot launched Travel Collections, an offering that allows its users to create digital scrapbooks to capture and share all aspects of their travels with friends and family. The new Collections layout also allows users to seamlessly integrate their activities from other social media sites and professional photos from Gogobot.
March 2012, San Francisco, USA