Monday July 15, 2019

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Startup Tripl Puts Social Into Travel Planning

Tripl, the New York start-up which is part of the latest DreamIt Ventures’ accelerator class has built a personalized filtering service that integrates friends’ Facebook and Foursquare feeds and organizes their travel data into stories on a timeline. With its new refocused social effort, their website, and soon iPad app, aggregates pictures, comments, and check-ins into a discrete story, complete with Wikipedia information, stock photos and pricing data on flights. The service will add Instagram any day now and is looking at Twitter integration as well.

According to GigaOm, Tripl hopes to avoid the problems faced by other travel planning competitors by not requiring friends to sign up in order for users to view their travel data. Also, the social aspect makes the site more likely to see daily use even when the user is not planning an immediate trip.