Gogobot Teams Up with Flipboard to Provide Real-Time Stream of Travel Photos From Around the World

Platforms Unite to Provide Beautiful and Timely Window to the World

Dec 09, 2011, 09:56 ET from Gogobot

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogobot, the world's largest social travel site, announced today an integration with Flipboard, the world's first social magazine.  This marks Gogobot's most recent step in their quest to provide gorgeous and unique ways for users to share and discover new places around the globe.

The integration takes a real-time stream of stylized 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.  With the integration, users can curl up with their iPads and flip through postcards and experience from around the world, discovering new places and getting inspiration for their next trip.  Users can find Gogobot in the "Travel" section of Flipboard.

"Gogobot is all about helping people share and discover new, cool places from around the world and also in your own backyard.  We're excited to be teaming up with Flipboard to continue our mission," said Gogobot CEO Travis Katz. "Gogobot has become the go-to site for travel lovers – where you can get the best recommendations and share beautiful postcards of your own adventures.  With our Flipboard integration now Gogobot offers a stunning new way to experience travel and discover new places on your iPad."

Users can create postcards with the newly launched Gogobot app by snapping a photo and choosing from more than ten different styles and filters to transform their photos into beautiful, 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 lasting, magazine-style spread to help users remember and share all of the places they've visited. 

The Gogobot App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and can be downloaded here.

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 the best hotels in Miami Beach, Gogobot provides personal advice for the traveler.  Gogobot's mobile platform is on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.  Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of 2011, Gogobot users have shared more than 2 million places on the site.   The Gogobot mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Gogobot is based in Silicon Valley, California.

About Flipboard

Flipboard is the world's first social magazine. Inspired by the beauty and ease of print media, Flipboard's mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view and share content across their social networks. Start reading your magazine by downloading Flipboard at flipboard.com. The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures. You can follow us at twitter.com/flipboard.

SOURCE Gogobot