Gelpme is a free iOS app, that allows travelers to share intimate, personal impressions of places they visit. Designed as a crowdsourced travel service, the app allows users to share experiences, track posts on specific destinations, make comments, browse postings of other travelers, and find new amazing places to visit. Gelpme is about creating a new kind of world map - a map full of emotions and inspiring moments. It is a place to share and discover memorable experiences that go far beyond the standard tourist programs and tour guide reviews.
At launch in portrait orientation, Gelpme displays five buttons in its bottom tab bar. Highlighted Share button allows the user to share any outstanding travel experience, add some photos and then publish (Facebook repost is possible). If Internet connection is not available, shared experience will be saved and uploaded later.
Explore button opens a map of the user's current location, with a cyan pushpin marking the spot. Violet pushpins indicate shared experiences (Gelp spots) nearby. The map can be set to display either all Gelp spots or only those that are shared by user's Facebook friends. Touching any violet pin brings up a translucent overlay at the bottom of the map showing the photo, name, and first 2 lines of the description. Touching the right-facing arrow opens full description with photos of the place and list of comments.
Follow button allows users to choose any locations worldwide and get updates for new shared experiences. Comments is the fourth button, where users will find comments about any of their Gelp spots made by others and commented spots by himself. And fifth is the Profile button, where members can see a profile of themselves with a description, photo and list of shared Gelp spots.
- Share peak travel experiences with friends and other Gelpers while traveling
- Explore the map to find exciting spots nearby
- Follow and explore any locations for new experiences while planning a trip or on the go
- Find out where your Facebook friends have been and ask them to share their most exciting experience
- Save your experiences offline - upload and share them later
"Gelpme is all about traveling and the most valuable things for a traveler - it's about emotions, impressions, and inspiring experiences," stated Vladimir Filipyev, CEO of Gelpme Ltd. "It's about that feeling that you get when you go bungee jumping over a mountain river; it's about the smell of fresh bread baked on a mountain peak at sunrise; it's about the cosmic energy you feel in a holy place. Gelpme is about sharing the wonder of travel."
Gelpme app is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.