Trippy is a new social travel web service and iPhone app that lets users call on their friends for travel planning advice and recommendations. The app works with social networks like Facebook to determine which friends may have been to the travel destination already, and those friends can then make recommendations for where to go and what to do. Adam Lisagor (Lonely Sandwich) created a wonderful launch video for the app. Trippy was founded by J. R. Johnson and launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in September.
Trippy ties into social sites like Facebook to find your friends who know about where you’re traveling to (those who have checked in, live, work, or go to school there) and who already know your personal details (like if you’re vegan, have toddlers, or a penchant for pinot). Makes good sense, eh? Tapping into the travel experiences of your friends is a whole lot more valuable than getting questionable info from random strangers.