MapMyTrip by TripScout

A simple way to share your travel recommendations

MapMyTrip is a simple way of sharing travel recommendations with friends. Our goal is to get rid of the long and inefficient messages being sent whenever people ask “WHAT SHOULD I DO IN ICELAND? NEED RECS!”

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Reviews

  • Monty MunfordFounder, Mob76
    Pros: 

    Quality, excellence and for REAL curious travellers

    Cons: 

    Not sure there are any

    This is a place for travellers, not tourists, for exploranauts, not lazy internet astronauts. This is where the world becomes real, not where a search engine or a travel agent limits you

    Monty Munford has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Great content, simple to use, beautiful interface.

    Cons: 

    None that I've found.

    The TripScout folks are on to something. The app has totally changed the way I plan my travel, and this new MapMyTrip feature looks like the exact upgrade that I've been waiting for.

    Stephanie Lynn has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Gillian MorrisHiring@gillianim · CEO, Hitlist
I've been using Tripscout for a few years now as my guidebook replacement. I like that there's more curation than your standard Tripadvisor reviews, and the audio guide is great to listen to in the weeks leading up to a trip. Being able to curate the guide yourself is great and I wish I'd had this to share tips for all the people who always ask me for Istanbul recommendations! Overall it's really smooth and intuitive, but some random feedback: * the picture thumbnails on the map don't show enough to be useful information and they clog up the map a bit. Maybe could replace with icons for what kind of attraction it is? * I could see influencers using this as a way to share their knowledge - could there be a tupperware model here where they get a rev split for selling the guide to their followers? Or even - you get my recs for free, then there's an upsell to get the rest of the content? * I'd love an easier way to do social discovery (which other friends are using the app and where they've been).
Konrad WaliszewskiMaker@gokonrad · CEO, TripScout
@gillianim thanks for the kind words Gillian and great feedback. #1 and #3 are definitely things we were planning on doing once we got feedback from users... and #2 is very interesting, I could absolutely see that being valuable to both influencers and travelers that follow them.
Konrad WaliszewskiMaker@gokonrad · CEO, TripScout
Hi PH community! CEO/founder of TripScout here. TripScout curates the best recommendations from local experts in 100+ cities and provides trip-planning tools to personalize your experience. We just launched MapMyTrip because of how many times we saw our friends (and us) asking people "Hey, what do you recommend I do in [city]?" Instead of typing up a long email or Facebook Message, you can simply share your trip with them (or to all your social followers) through MapMyTrip. Just use the TripScout app (iPhone or Android) to plan your trip and explore in-destination. We will then email you a link to your map (as soon as you redeem the PH2 promo mentioned above) with every place you marked “Visited” in the app. NOTE: You must be a logged in user to receive this email, so please make sure to sign up! FEEDBACK REQUESTED: We’re still in the early phases of this Beta product and would love your feedback on how to make this a great experience for our fellow travelers. What else would you like to share or do with this product do?
Hung Quoc Luu@hung_quoc_luu
@gokonrad this is very great idea , i often ask my friend like this before i go on a trip :)
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Go team! Thrilled to have this in the village portfolio. Can you share more about the vision for the future, especially the Spotify analogy? :-)
Andy AcsMaker@andy_acs · Co-Founder @ TripScout
@eriktorenberg sure! The vision for TripScout is giving everyone their own personal, local travel expert. When Spotify launched, they gave users a massive library of music, a playlist builder, and enabled them to curate the worlds music and share their playlists with friends. As user generated curation scaled, it enabled features such as Radio and Discover Weekly, which bring users the perfect playlist for their tastes automagically. MapMyTrip kicks off a series of new features for TripScout enabling travel planners to curate their perfect trip and share their recommendations with friends. Soon we’ll be adding the ability to make your own custom itineraries that help you keep track of all of your plans in a simple, beautiful interface. Good bye clunky spreadsheet. Our goal is to learn from users itineraries and generate custom itineraries on-demand, personalized to the individual traveler. Just like Spotify Radio knows exactly what song to play next, we’ll be able to respond to weather, local events, or your own mood to make sure your trip never misses a beat. Thanks for joining us on the journey!
Stephen Levin@smlevin11 · Founder, Think Analytically
TripScout rocks! Andy and konrad are always happy to go the extra mile and answer qs for fellow travelers. Awesome team.
Ben Casnocha@bencasnocha
This is key but somewhat buried: “Just use the TripScout app (iPhone or Android) to plan your trip and explore in-destination. We will then email you a link to your map (as soon as you redeem the PH2 promo mentioned above) with every place you marked “Visited” in the app.” My flow after reading the post was: 1) Searched app store for MapMyTrip and nothing came up, 2) search app store TripScout and downloaded, 3) Wasn’t sure how to find the “MapMyTrip” feature. Had to re-read the sentence pasted above to understand what the promo was… May be worth clarifying the instructions on how to use the new feature here. :)
Konrad WaliszewskiMaker@gokonrad · CEO, TripScout
@bencasnocha Hey Ben, absolutely... we know this isn't the ideal flow, but we wanted to get feedback from the product hunt and tripscout community on the beta before we fully integrate it in-app. sorry if the instructions were a little confusing. the product description limited our characters, but we'll try to make it more clear!