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Mapmelon

Created by Sole Garcia
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Mapmelon is a platform that helps keep contact between travelers.

๐Ÿ“ Add the places you have been and the ones you will be in the future.
๐ŸŒ Check what your friends' itinerary is and try to meet them around the globe

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Hi, Iโ€™m Sole - Digital Marketer and Co-founder of Mapmelon! I am also, a Digital Nomad who has met tons of people around the world in the last years.

All this time, Iโ€™ve been obsessed with solving the problem: How can I keep the contact and meet again with the friend I make easily without having to constantly ask where they are or check their social media?

Mapmelon is the solution. A platform where you upload your travel plans and are updated with your friendsโ€™ ones. Worried about the security? Donโ€™t be so. Mapmelon doesnโ€™t track your location, so it empowers anyone to share just what they want.

โค Is 100% free.
๐ŸŒ Works on Browser or as an App (Android and iOS).
๐Ÿ™Œ Brings people together, the goal is to meet with your friends again in real life.
๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Image uploads to share your awesome trips.
๐Ÿ—บ Spot Lists to share and discover the cool places the community finds.
๐Ÿ… Badges and stats to show in your profile.

This is our invitation for travellers, nomads and backpackers to journal their trips and start spending more time together around the globe.

Time to create an account and share it with your friends!

22 days ago
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Hi Sole, thanks for sharing Mapmelon with the Travel Massive community!

Congrats on what youโ€™ve created so far - this is very impressive. I like the profile page layout, the badges, and the global map view.

How are you planning to grow the community? Have you created any new / interesting connections between people that you can share?

18 days ago

Hi Ian! Thanks for the support ๐Ÿ˜„

For now, we plan to grow the community organically, with word to mouth, social media and travel forums. In the end we don't really care about having tons of users, instead we care on having users that really use the app and find it useful in their trips.

The app is mostly focused on maintain contact with friends you already have and sharing cool spots.

In my case I would say it helped me improve the connections I made in co-livings or nomad meetings.
Thanks to the app I was able to see that, a person I met one day in Bali is now in New York. So, I met with him in New York and we spent more time together, strengthening our connection โœจ.

I also created connections with some people of the same nomad/travel community (people I didn't knew before) thanks to the support they gave to the app and the feedback we received from them. Now I can't wait to see their new locations and try to meet them in real life! ๐Ÿ˜Š

What other ways do you think we could use to grow the community? ๐Ÿ˜„

18 days ago (edited)
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

I think more gamification could help you grow. Could you build a weekly travel quiz, or leaderboard, that will bring people back even when they arenโ€™t traveling?

Also donโ€™t underestimate the power of asking for travel tips - many people are glad to share their advice. Perhaps thereโ€™s a way to tap into that as well.

Last, while everyone will give you plenty of ideas, stick to keeping your app simple and your core focus!

16 days ago (edited)
Director, I Am Cape Town

Thanks, Ian and Sole for this exchange on Mapmelon, sounds interesting. Will be checking it out.

16 days ago

Great idea, the quiz! We were doing gamification with the badges and the ranking of spots that is now in the Search Page. Definitely something to plan to add in the future.

About the travel tips that's a great idea, we have a feature called Spot Lists where users can upload their favorite spots of a city but we didn't integrate any kind of forum/blog with questions... Maybe there's a way to collaborate with Travel Massive and link the platforms in some way in the future :)

Thank you for all the ideas and the tip, for now we want to focus on improve what we have and when everything works perfect, think about what are the core features we need to add next.

If you have more feedback or tips it would be great to hear them. Thank you for the support :)

16 days ago