HipGEO

Using smart phones HipGeo users record their day, then share it with friends and family through current social networks, and in the process receive valuable suggestions and alerts. HipGeo Cloud Services record user travels. A proprietary suggestion engine analyzes geo locations, routes, journal entries and patterns matching them to appropriate feeds of offers and information, like Mint for Geolocation. Merchants and Advertisers have a highly effective means of delivering relevant offers within the context of the user's day, based on both the user's current location and historical patterns.



about the company

Founders

Rich is the token non-coder who approached Scott and Jeff with the idea of building a Mint.com for geolocation (that's HipGeo). The three founders originally met some 15 years ago when Rich acquired Futuretouch for GeoCities as VP General Manager, and the three of them moved to northern California to work for Yahoo! He launched Yahoo! Websites and Yahoo! Domains, took some time off to ski and climb mountains, and most recently founded iChange.com. Rich was an internet guy before there was an internet, getting his start at Compuserve and AOL. He’s passionate about English Premiere League Football, online social dynamics, geocoded anything, and admits to playing Call of Duty with his teenage sons.

Jeff is a software architect, engineer and serial entrepreneur who’s been stuck working with Scott for 25 years through many startups (Futuretouch, LittleYell, Toolcritic, HipGeo) and couple of big companies (Phoenix and Yahoo). He was a senior software architect and manager at Quadtel and Phoenix. At Yahoo! he was a Senior Director leading the PageBuilder and then the Media engineering teams. He's a mountain biker and a home theater nut and audiofile. Lately, he's become an iPhone programming adept. In recent polling, he was voted "nicest founder" by a significant margin.

HipGEO in the press

Nov. 20, 2012

Top travel apps for iOS

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Aug. 31, 2012

The New Essential Apps August 2012

We've updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. But that image can be recovered with the simple, but powerful editing tools that this app gives you, right on your device. You can track them with this app, which lets you switch back and forth between apps, while still clocking your activities down to the millisecond. If you want to jump to see the best apps in a specific platform, click here:iPhone | Android | iPadAdvertisementThe end of the month is here, and that means it's time to do a little housekeeping on our list of the absolute best iPhone apps. $0.99Here are the iPad apps you should download to play on your new iPad.

Aug. 7, 2012

HipGeo makes documenting your travels easy on iOS

When you're finished you can send your image out to Twitter, Facebook, or via e-mail, along with your blog post. Once signed up you'll have your own personal blog on HipGeo where all your posts will live. If you're about to go somewhere and want a neat history of your travels, you should check out this app. HipGeo is free at the App Store and looks like a great way to document a trip. You start by signing up through Facebook or Twitter, then you can choose people to share your travels with.

April 26, 2012

With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Location-Based Stories

Gopogo users create “Strings,” what the team describes as sharable social objects that consist of any group of places that have relevance and context for the user. The first stop for Gopogo is Foursquare integration, using their API to allow users to check-in to Foursquare from Gopogo. A New York-based startup called Gopogo is launching in beta today to address this problem, with a geo-location platform for recording, sharing and discovering connected experiences. With the rise of social networks, people are now sharing more information about themselves online than ever before. It still has a ways to go, but there are plenty of opportunities to monetize if Gopogo can get to that critical mass of users.

Jan. 22, 2012

HipGeo weaves travel pics, maps into collage

The free iPhone and iPad app from Los Angeles-based HipGeo passively records your location as you travel. It can then mash your pics and comments into an animated map and travel diary for sharing. The fine print, however, does warn that tracking GPS in the background "can dramatically decrease battery life. HipGeoIf you love sharing your travel stories and photos, road-tripping app HipGeo recently got a redesign that lets users document and share their experiences with remarkable ease. "HipGeo is attractive in that it seamlessly combines tools that are already popular on other platforms and redefines the social aspect of travel.

Jan. 10, 2012

Social Travel In Realtime: HipGeo Offers A Glimpse Into The Future Of Location-Aware Apps

You may not have heard of HipGeo, but if you’re a traveler, this is something that will likely pique your curiosity. HipGeo then builds a timeline around photos and location, dropping them as points on a map. HipGeo has developed a location-aware platform that records and displays the places users go and how they get there, and today they’ve released a new app that is essentially a travel diary for the modern Web. But for the user, all he or she has to do is travel and record those experiences on their phones. HipGeo was founded by GeoCities alumni, who are well-familiar with location and content sharing, and they’ve built a platform that is centered around delivering location and travel information.

Nov. 17, 2011

Gigaom HipGeo wants to add location tracking everywhere

The HipGeo API should let photo sites, for example, add location automatically to user photos based on the image’s timestamp, allowing pictures to be displayed on a map, like in HipGeo’s own application. The API lets developers easily add this ability to their site without having to build any of that functionality themselves. Last month I reviewed HipGeo, an iPhone (s aapl) app that passively tracks your location and can easily turn your trips into travel diaries. On Thursday, the company plans to release its first public API and location widgets so that any application or website can mimic some of HipGeo’s geo-location features. AdvertisementWhat HipGeo does really well is link all of your activities together: where you where, when you were there, and what photos you took.

Oct. 20, 2011

Gigaom HipGeo wants to be your mobile digital travel diary

But I chose to use the most power-intensive mode, “places and routes,” which keeps my device’s GPS cranking away all the time. My overall impression is that HipGeo works well for keeping detailed records of a trip, dotted with comments and photos. AdvertisementOnce that’s set up, most of the work of recording a travel diary is being done for you. I had a lot of fun creating my animated travel diary after the fact too — I’ll get to how easy it is in a bit. HipGeo founder and head of product Rich Rygg says your activity within the app is, by default, shared with friends only.

Feb. 15, 2011