Meet HipGeo. It’s kind of a blend of a travel, location and journaling app.
Actually, it’s a bit of all three.
HipGeo is a free iOS app, released at CES:2012. The maker calls the app a combo of Tumblr and Foursquare. That’s a fair description.
HipGeo, truly a mobile travel app, runs in the background. As you take pictures and add comments, it tags them with your location data and uploads them to the HipGeo site for sharing with its community. It lets you chronologically browse your photos from a trip or event, too.
Our Peter Baer Galvin used it when he went to the New England Patriots game on January 14th. You can see his travels through HipGeo here. You can see from the timestamps on the photos that just a slight change in location is recorded.
Reps say an Android version is coming soon.
If you’re into these sorts of lifestream apps, HipGeo is definitely worth a look. It focuses on the personal elements of travel, in contrast to a check-in app like Foursquare. I can see some interesting use cases for it – documenting your trip, as in the example above; or celebrities looking for an easy way to share their lives with their fans.
If you download and try HipGeo, please post your thoughts in the comments.
In addition to Peter, I’d also like to thank Mac McCarthy and Rafal Ochalski for their images and thoughts on HipGeo.