Is Facebook Getting Wiser? TripWiser Is Launching Trip Match, The New Smart Facebook Application
September 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsSUNNYVALE, CA-California, September 25, 2007 — TripWiser , the leading social trip planning website, today announced a new application, Trip Match for Facebook members. Trip Match is designed to let them easily plan great trips with their friends, share trips ideas with the community and leverage complete trip itineraries of other Facebook members.
Unlike the majority of Facebook Travel applications that were built in the first wave, the Trip Match application makes trip planning, a whole lot easier; you can create a new trip or clone someone’s else trip in minutes, invite your friends to join you and actively participate in planning the entire trip, including fun things to do, must-see places, recommended restaurants and more.
“The Facebook Platform opens a huge opportunity for social applications like Trip Match,” said David Reichman, TripWiser’s CEO and founder. “The first set of travel related applications was developed mainly to test the waters, and frankly, nobody really understood the full potential of this community. I believe that now is the time to open a real discussion with Facebook members and learn about their needs beyond games. Trip Match is one of the first attempts to blend fun with value and help Facebook members to plan and share great trips.”
Trip Match is the ultimate Social Trip Planner for Facebook members. It connects with the vibrant community of Facebook and allows groups of shared interest (i.e. road trippers, weekend seekers, spring break vacationers) to collaborate easily and find trips that match their needs. With Trip Match, Facebook members can find relevant trips by adjusting parameters on the social personalization sliders (i.e. “on a dime”, “practically horizontal”,” pure nature”, “group of singles”). Just click “Find Relevant Trips” and a list of trips taken by Facebook friends is right there in front of you. You can also create a new trip unique to you.
To use the Trip Match application, logged in Facebook members can just copy/paste this link: http://apps.facebook.com/tripmatch/ and start planning trips.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, TripWiser , is a leading social trip planning and itinerary building site. The site leverages the collective wisdom of users and makes trip planning interactive and enjoyable. Through a pleasantly stylish and strikingly modern interface, TripWiser allows users to select from thousands of ready-to-go itineraries, created by real travelers and travel experts, each containing popular destinations, accommodations, activities, and other fun things to do. Users can copy someone else’s trips and modify them on the fly via convenient drag-and-drop functionalities.
Visit the site at http://www.tripwiser.com