|What problem are you solving?||There is currently no way to record your travels with a sufficient level of detail (routes, places and photos) without either compromising battery life or causing your roaming data bill to skyrocket. Travellers’ journeys are rich in context and narrative, but much of this is lost when photos are simply uploaded into a Facebook album. Current solutions to these problems, such as using a combination of social media networks and using GPS tracking devices, require a fair amount of time/effort and are not suited to the general traveller. |
We built Esplorio to solve these problems. Our iOS app provides a simple and automatic way to record and share all aspects of one\’s travels (routes, checkins and photos) and does so without compromising battery life or requiring roaming data (two of the largest concerns travellers have with such apps). The app also removes the need to use multiple social networks/services to record and share a trip, allowing users to focus more on their experiences.
|What is your solution?||Esplorio – The simplest way to record and share your travels. Web and iPhone. Turn on Esplorio and integrate with Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare/Swarm, Instagram, Picasa and TripIt to see a complete travel diary/journal/log of your past and future travels.Key features: |
* Integrates and uses your existing favourite social networks
* iPhone app can not only track the routes of your travels, but automatically check-in and uses 5-10% of your battery life in a day
* Curate and share your trips
* Automatically get achievements and stats as you travel
* Everything is private until you explicitly share
* 5 million unique places visited by our users already across 120 countries.
|How will you make money?||0 (it\’s free)|
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?||Tim Fernando (CEO): Enthusiast traveller lived in the US, Europe and Asia, worked for the University of Oxford, was a technical director for a digital agency, education in Aerospace and Computer Science.Essa Saulat (CMO): Lived in the Europe and Asia, worked for Edge Asia (digital agency), worked on marketing campaigns for HSBC, BMW, Adidas and Red Bull, education in Business, Economics and Management from the University of Nottingham. |
Sean Pham (CTO): Lived in Europe and Asia, worked for Ocado Technology (Supermarket as a Service), education in Computer Science from University of Oxford.
The team is spread out throughout the world with team members living/working out of London, Oxford, Wales, Slovakia and Thailand.
|Founders Names||Tim Fernando|
|What type of funding has the company received?||NA|
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