Reuters provides comments from the founder and CEO of a free iPhone app that adds recommendations from your social circles to trip planning.
Planning a trip? New app lets friends help
Trippy gets recommendations and tips from the people you know who are familar with your destination and organizes them into a trip plan. You, in turn, can provide your own recommendations and tips to friends traveling to places familar to you. The assumption is that recommendations from people you know reduces the potential from reading bogus reviews.
While the earlier version of the app had an impressive 4-star average customer rating (out of 5), the few reviews of the version 2.0 upgrade complain of a confusing user interface and the need for a Facebook account to use the app.
Trippy’s plan for revenue generation is based on hotel bookings through the app. You can find the app at:
Trippy (iTunes App Store)