Last Updated on August 31, 2010 by New-Startups Team
Bumped.in is for those that are on the move (airplane, train, bus, car, etc…). As an online community, Bumped.in gives those that are travelling a chance to connect, network and interact with other travelers. We often get in touch with those that add essential elements to whom we are during travels, because of the opportunity to cross paths with a diverse set of individuals. Bumped.in gives you the outlet to never miss that outlet again.
With other travel itinerary planning/sharing websites out there, Bumped.in attempts to follow suit but add that social media aspect to keep users hooked. By connecting frequent commuters with others following the same on the move path, Bumped.in opens the door for serendipitous connections.
Once signed up, you can add one-time-only adventures or everyday commuting paths. With your travel log, you can also add pictures and perform status updates, all of which can be shared publicly or privately with friends. With Facebook integration as well, it becomes easier to also find other Bumped.in users and to publish entries across platforms.
The unexpected feature of Bumped.in is its play on magical connections. With people taking similar routes on everyday commutes or those on the same vacation / adventure travel plans, the platform aims to help introduce you to connections that otherwise would be unmet. The matching engine helps you search for those on the same commute and the provide a mechanism to connect, send messages and maybe even spark a romantic partnership or just a friendly travel companion.
Bumped.in is still in its infancy, but with user growth, it should provide another outlet to share travel experiences with like-minded individuals.
Update: The team at Bumped.in has added some new features to their website, that we were asked to share with you. These features have already been added to the webiste and helps to definitely create stronger social networking tools to the site. The new features are:
Add Missing Routes: Users can no add their missing routes to Bumped.in platform by them-selves. Facebook Sync: You can now sync your Bumped.in profile with Facebook, because of the constant updating people put forth on Facebook, Bumped.in users can connect to it via this platform. And, Travel Feed: This tool lets you subscribe to your friends travel feeds to keep track of their travels.