Submitted: Monday, 12 January 2015
We are an Australian-based start-up that has just released version 1.0.0 to the App Store. Our goal is to build a travel-specific social network that overcomes common problems facing travellers trying to connect in all corners of the globe. With Tenderfoot, you can 'stamp' and connect with your fellow travellers without Internet or phone network, using a unique QR code to move data and information between mobiles. No matter where you are in the world, simply open the app and stamp those you meet. The app then uses your mobile to record exactly when and where you stamped another traveller, enabling you to build your own personal travel community. Add a trip and all stamps will filter into that trip. Open the trip and you see all the people you met, as well as a map of where you've been, where you are and where you met everyone. Sort your stamps by nearest to see who's nearby and easily get in touch through our messaging service. Our mantra is human connection (can only connect in the immediate vicinity of another) and capturing those fleeting encounters that occur when making your way around the world. Currently available on iPhone and soon to be available on Android!