We all love to travel, move across Europe, spend weekends in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London or weeks in the United States, Australia, South America, Thailand ...
And most of the times, the highlights of these trips are exchanges with locals, unexpected meetings, improvised tours, tips given by Lars to discover a new underground bar in Berlin, a photo exhibition in Manchester heard from Wendy, a hidden restaurant in Lisboa where we tasted the best fish ever with Raquel, the best surf spot of Mexico explored with Carlos, or affordable design shop in Melbourne where Lisa brought us.
This is the main reason why we travel: thinking outside the box, throw away the classic guide book and trust the people you meet. Forget your old paper guides. You can now meet people around you when you’re travelling, see if they’re more into culture, going out, shopping, sports, or food. Ask them for what’s going on in the city you’re visiting and discover the best places, with feedbacks directly from locals.
But it is not always easy to meet these local people that will help you discover the city the way they live in it. Then we had this idea to create an application to connect people who travel like us with local who would like to show their city around and share their tips.
The idea is simple: look for users around you or in the city of your choice, discover their interests, the ones you have in common and chat directly in the application. Plan a meeting or not. Ask your questions or give advices. Any traveler can become a "Wherever guide" in his own city. Indeed, when you travel, you get in touch with locals, but when you come back home, the roles are exchanged and you become the one who'll show the city to foreigners.
Simple, fun and effective:
1 - Search Page: I look for users in a town or around me
2 - Search Results: I can pick anyone among available locals or travelers
3 - User profile: I go to the profile, and I add the person as a friend
4 - Chat: I discuss, exchange tips, we are given appointment ...
Our application will be available in English and French.
Preview release : 1st March 2015 (on iPhone).
Wherever is the best application for a new way of traveling !