Nat Geo loves Findery!
In their words: “Findery has a long list of crowdsourced sightseeing tips in locations ranging from Mexico and Dubai to Nicaragua and New York.”
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There are some places you’ll never forget: Where you graduated. Where you picked up your puppy. Where you got hitched.
With Findery for iOS and Android, all those spots add up to the story of you. This app lets you annotate a map with memories from places you’ve been to, notes about locations you plan to visit, and more.
Findery plots your notes on a map, and all of your maps are displayed on your personal page. It’s up to you whether to keep each note private, share with certain friends, or post publicly.
All of those public notes add up to something special: a whole map of personal stories, tips for travelers, little known factoids, and more. Check out other people’s notes to plan a trip, find cool things to do while on vacation, or just to learn the secret stories of your neighborhood.
Think of it like a treasure map for your life.
Findery, to put it simply, is an app that helps you find what's interesting around you, but not in the traditional way of restaurant recommendations or trendy nightspots. Instead, Findery is about uncovering hidden secrets and local knowledge, all of which is entirely sourced from Findery users themselves. So instead of using the app to locate the nearest sushi spot, you'd use it to find out the meaning behind an unusual statue or the history behind that run-down building down the street from your hotel.
The tips on Findery are the type you'd expect from a real person, rather than a disembodied tour guide. It's much more personal, and therefore a lot more human.
Findery basically began as a blank canvas, and has handed things over to the community to color with content. It’s certainly a well-designed, useful service.
NEW YORK TIMES
Story First, Map Second
Ms. Fake said she hopes that people will flock to it not only to record their memories of places but also to learn new stories about them. It would be a service as much for locals who want to discover their home city as for the travelers tracking their road trip, she said.
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"Worth it? Absolutely. Not only is [Findery] completely addictive, but everyone is or will be talking about it. "
"Findery is a truly customizable experience with several cool use cases. You could log memories from your latest vacation, explore new things to do in your current city, find activity recommendations, and much more: How the app gets used is entirely up to its users. And with a pretty sizable membership at launch, Findery is well on its way to making waves in the social discovery scene."
"It’s a beautiful app that’s already attracted a dedicated, tight-knit community of users. It will be fun to see how Findery grows now that it’s open to the world."