Last Updated on June 8, 2011 by New-Startups Team
Last Year we shared with you Vacation Relation – a web app for you connect with others traveling in the same vacation location as you. Vacation Relation transforms users virtual conversations – based on shared interests – into real life conversations before their trip. Since then Founder, Peter Sullivan has established a new team and a brand new product – Tripl.com
According to Dave Tish, from Techstars, travel with social media is the next hot trend and Tripl.com is planning on being the best platform for social travel. The new start up plans to launch their new beta within the next few weeks, but has already captured $300k in funding and the team is also launching a Kickstarter multimedia project to capture how technology and the travel industry are merging to create a new social experience.
The Tripl.com team will be sending a Go-Pro 3D camera around the world in 30 days, as part of the Kickstarter project, and will be documenting its journey using interactive elements. Not only are they crowd funding the project but they are also crowd casting it, by utilizing LaunchRock’s API. If you want to be one of the lucky people to star in the video that will inevitably be used on their homepage, you need to help the project go viral by sharing Tripl.com with your friends and family. Visit the interactive HTML5 website for Tripl.com to help and share.
Co-founder Peter Sullivan says, “We have been working on this idea of ‘social and travel’ since 2009 and through iteration and refinement we have realized we’re finally on to something big.” If your about to make travel plans, you need to know about Tripl.com. Below are some screenshots of the Tripl.com Facebook Platform, which gives a glimpse into what UI and friendly UX we can partake in once the product is fully launched.