Gogobot Brings Popular Social Travel Service to iPhone with New App

New App Transforming How Travelers Share Experiences And Explore New Places In Real-Time

Oct 18, 2011, 09:30 ET from Gogobot

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogobot, the world's leading social travel site, announced its new Gogobot App for iPhone is now available on the App Store. Gogobot transforms how we explore new places and capture and share our travel experiences by allowing users to harness the power of their social networks to exchange trusted travel advice and share trip plans and rich visual travel memories.

The app extends Gogobot's unique social travel experience to iPhone users, allowing them to create and share real-time digital postcards, find nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions, and access personalized trip plans. 
"Travel is all about discovering new experiences and sharing them with your friends and family," said Travis Katz, Gogobot co-founder and CEO. "With the Gogobot App you can capture, personalize, and instantaneously share your favorite moments with richly-styled digital postcards, as well as explore what's nearby and what your friends have recommended."

Users of the app can select their current location, snap a photo and choose from more than ten different styles and filters to transform their photos (or photos from Gogobot's extensive catalogue) into beautiful, geo-tagged digital postcards. Users can rate the places they have been to on the fly, write reviews and share the postcards immediately with friends via Facebook or Twitter. Each postcard is added automatically to a user's Gogobot Guide on Gogobot.com, creating a lasting, magazine-style spread to help users remember and share all of the places they've visited.

The Gogobot App also allows users to access the trip plans that they've created on their Gogobot.com profiles, including maps, reviews and more. Additionally, the ‘Nearby' function lists the best restaurants, hotels and attractions automatically based on a user's location. Similar to Gogobot.com, the app sorts destinations based on your friends' ratings, providing an efficient and curated tool to help you make the most of your travels. 

The Gogobot App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or at: http://itunes.apple.com/app/gogobot/id459590827

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About Gogobot

Gogobot.com, the largest social travel site, is writing a new chapter in online travel planning where friends, not strangers, are the key to creating extraordinary travel experiences.  Launched in November 2010, Gogobot helps people tap into their personal networks via Facebook and Twitter to easily get and give travel reviews and advice and share all the aspects of their trips through stylized digital scrapbooks and interactive maps.  Partnered with HomeAway, Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak, Priceline, and others, Gogobot enable users to book their vacations directly from the site.  Whether you are looking for Las Vegas hotel reviews, the top things to do in Paris or hotels in Silicon Valley, Gogobot provides personal advice for the traveler.  Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of 2011, Gogobot users have shared more than 2 million places on the site.  Gogobot's mobile app is available for iPhone.   Gogobot is based in Menlo Park, California.



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