March 30, 2011
Have you ever been on vacation and wondered if any of your friends might be nearby? How about hearing that your college roommate was staying at the same hotel you were last summer, but neither of you had any idea? Wherever you are–or may be going–you can now stay connected with friends and share travel plans using the Facebook app Gtrot. Gtrot is a cross between TripIt, Dopplr and TripAdvisor as it looks to connect you with people, travel recommendations and deals.
In an unfamiliar area, it is always comforting to see a familiar face. Gtrot helps you find friends on Facebook who live in your destination, friends who will be there at the same time and friends who have been there before. This makes it easier than ever to get advice for your trip from people that you actually know. Gtrot will even alert you by email anytime a friend shares information about an overlapping trip or travels to your home city.
Similar to TripIt and Dopplr you can share your trips with friends and browse and exchange travel tips too. You can even share details from your trips like photos, check-ins and reviews and push it out to Facebook and Twitter. Gtrot also tries to help you save money by offering you the best daily deals from sites like Groupon when traveling to major US cities.
Stop by and meet the Gtrot team at Tech Cocktail Chicago on March 31 to see what you’ve been missing.
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