Backpack Chat

See where your friends are traveling

Backpack Chat puts your friends and their travel plans on a map so you don't miss each other when you have similar travel plans. 🌏

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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    I was looking for an app like this. I'm glad they don't track your precise location unlike others do and only update it once a day.

    Cons: 

    I would like to see more of my friends on the app you need to work on getting it out to more users

    The last time I was in NYC I didn't know that my friends were there as well, I even passed the building where one of them worked and I had no clue he was there.....

    Kristjan Erik Liive has used this product for one month.
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    Tarek GhobarStartup Manager
    Pros: 

    Easy to use and helpful app to meet friends you cross paths with

    Cons: 

    Expand on the features making it appeal not only to backpackers but also their friends who want to be part of the journey at least virtually

    After downloading the app and inking my travel plans, I then connected it to my friends who I know are travelling.

    Tarek Ghobar has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Martin JeretMaker@martin_jeret · CEO @ Backpack Chat
Hi Everyone, Please trash the app. Martin here, founder of Backpack Chat. Backpack Chat puts your friends and their travel plans on a map so you don't miss each other when you have similar travel plans. I made the app because I kept getting messages below my travel photos saying "You're in Thailand??!! Let's meet up" and I had to reply with "Ah man, I'm leaving today, sorry". It's an awesome feeling when you meet your friends in a different country, but it's so tricky to keep up with everyone's plans. This is the pain point backpack chat addresses. We focus on privacy and data protection. We never show your exact location, only the city you're in and never use your data for e-commerce. I want to build something useful for travellers that they can trust (read use without getting bombarded with ads). Happy to answer any questions you may have about the product and future of Backpack Chat. Check us out for free on iPhone and Android also follow us on FB, Instagram to stay up to date with the latest banter.
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Christof Neuman@christofneuman · "build it, and they will come", Syke!
Awesome app! So many times I've been traveling and seeing comments from long lost friends that I'm in a country/city without anyone knowing. This app is a great idea to stay connected or get connected with other travelers!
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Martin JeretMaker@martin_jeret · CEO @ Backpack Chat
@christofneuman It's always encouraging to hear that the problem exists and we are working on making the app better every day Thanks for the support!
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Marko Russiver@markorussiver · Founder & CEO @ Guaana
Good job guys! Interested to see how it grows over time
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Martin JeretMaker@martin_jeret · CEO @ Backpack Chat
@markorussiver Thanks Marko! We post regular updates on our social media channels. You can find us on FB and Instagram to stay in the loop :)
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Ottomar Tamm@ottomar_tamm
Keen to give it a go. Wonder how it is going to take off
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Martin JeretMaker@martin_jeret · CEO @ Backpack Chat
@ottomar_tamm Cheers man! Follow us on social media and check out the website backpackch.at to stay in the loop!