Inspiring Travel with Findery

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For the past couple of months I have played around with a new app called Findery. I was approached to test it out, play with it, use it, and share what I thought. In the age of Instagram, Pinterest, and Foursquare (now Swarm), it’s difficult to imagine what another location based social media with visual capabilities could offer. With Findery you have these things, but a bit more enhanced for a better audience experience.

Location/mapping: Where most location-based apps are able to give readers an address, and even who in your community has been there and left a comment, Findery takes this feature a bit further.

By displaying a full map of the area (which you can expand or narrow), as well as show you all the other stories shared by other Findery users, you can add to what Findery calls Notemaps.

Notemaps are a collection of stories, reviews, images, and comments that can turn a simple visit to one location into a full-on destination experience, or take an activity that you enjoy and turn it into a bucket list of destinations where you can enjoy that one activity in different areas around the world.

I started by sharing a note about a sunrise experience over Lake Montauk

but through the Notemaps feature, I was able to create a map that share other people’s sunrise experiences and inspired me (and hopefully others) to seek them out too.

Social media: I can add my favorite notes to Notemaps, share them via social media, embed them (as I have here), and follow them to stay informed.

Visual share/photography: As a photographer and photography lover, I have to say that as great as all the features are, this is one of my favorite. The images are large and really helps to showcase the visual beauty of the story being shared in each note.

The notes (individual entries by users) are like short blog posts (if you want them to be) and the app allows you to add an image to complement that. I love it. Some of my favorites so far have been collected in my travel photography Notemap “Photos that take me there“:

I’m having fun using this new app but most importantly, I enjoy connecting with fellow Findery users. I like testing apps to see the level of community interaction and I do this by sharing and connecting only with the realms of the app itself before reaching out to my already built audience throughout social media.

I have to say, I am really impressed with how nicely everyone connects and shares, not only your content but their own. Findery is available on iPhone and it is set to launch for Android users later in September 2014.

I will continue to use the app and share more of my experiences later this month. In the meantime, I invite you to check it out for yourself and follow me at https://findery.com/GirlGoneTravel.

I look forward to connecting with you and seeing where your notes take me!

 

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Findery for the purpose of this review and the sharing of my experiences. All opinions are my own.

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Carol Cain

Carol is her happiest when on an adventure, either close to home or farther away. She's the mom to three fun boys and wife to a handsome Irish/Scot. She lives in New Jersey with her happy crew, but will always be a girl from Brooklyn. You can read her full profile here.

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  1. Looks cool. I’ll have to check it out!

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