fbFund Review: TrailBehind

-TrailBehind Logo-I’m not much of a hiker, but if I ever had the guts to walk on a trail, I might check out an app like TrailBehind first. It’s a crowd-sourced application on Facebook, aggregating the trails that others have already mapped and experienced. A fbFund competitor, TrailBehind lets you learn from the hiking of others.

This application also features wiki-like map options, that let you add your own learned information to a map someone else has already uploaded. You can also upload geo-data, which is pretty handy when it comes to hiking trails (especially for novices like myself).

The search capabilities on TrailBehind are pretty standard–select a location on a marked map, or enter a state, address or zip code to find a nearby trail. Details about a trail beyond the basics, however, could really benefit from a more robust wiki option. Right now, the best way to get additional information about a trail is to read any comments that other users leave.

A benefit of having TrailBehind as a Facebook application is the planning option, which presumably ties into Facebook events or lets you invite friends from within the network. This trip-planning feature is currently down, however, so I will have to check it out again later. It may also be helpful to search and filter trails by existing friends that have also added the application.

Click here to vote for TrailBehind and don’t forget to install the application.