Automatic travel tracking app Polarsteps launches on AndroidPolarsteps - the popular travel tracking app for iPhone - has now released its Android version. The app lets travelers automatically track their route and places they've visited while they are travelling. Trips are shown on a realtime map that can be shared with friends and family, so they can follow along with the globetrotting of their loved ones like they’re in the back seat. Polarsteps for Android can be downloaded as of today in the Play Store.
Nederlandse reistracker Polarsteps lanceert op AndroidPolarsteps, de populaire Nederlandse app voor het tracken van je reis, lanceert vandaag een Android versie. Met de app kunnen reizigers eenvoudig en automatisch hun route bijhouden. Deze wordt getoond op een interactieve kaart, welke vervolgens gedeeld kan worden zodat vrienden en familie kunnen meereizen alsof ze op de achterbank zitten.
Nederlandse reistracker Polarsteps haalt investering van half miljoen binnenPolarsteps, een Nederlandse app voor het automatisch tracken van je reis, laat vandaag weten dat het een investering van een half miljoen euro heeft opgehaald bij Silver Point Ventures en TMG. De in Amsterdam gevestigde startup zal de investering gebruiken voor het doorontwikkelen van de snel groeiende iPhone app en het lanceren van een Android app.
Travel tracking app Polarsteps raises €500.000 investmentPolarsteps, an upcoming automatic travel tracking app, announced today that it has raised €500,000 in seed funding from Silver Point Ventures and TMG. The Amsterdam based startup has a successfully growing iPhone app and plans to use the funds to further develop its product and launch an Android app.
Startup launches travel app that logs your route automaticallyIt features prominently on the walls of many passionate travelers: a large map of the world showing off all their traveled routes. No need to bother with pushpins or paper maps any longer though: today the Dutch startup Polarsteps is launching an app and website that allows travelers to easily and automatically track their adventures. Polarsteps is the first travel blog that doesn’t require you removing your phone from your pocket. Polarsteps was created by 4 enthusiastic adventurers ...
About the company
Polarsteps is created by a bunch of enthusiastic adventurers with a passion for travel, design and coding. The Amsterdam-based startup aims to built the place to go to for travelers that want to plan, track and remember their trips.
The first prototype of Polarsteps was invented when co-founder Niek Bokkers wrote a small app on a Transatlantic sailing trip that shared trip updates with his family via a satellite phone. His trip went viral among fellow travelers, who loved the concept of an automatic travel tracker. A next prototype for the app was tested on an epic motorcycle road trip from Amsterdam to Cape Town.
Based on those experiences, the first public beta of Polarsteps was launched in 2015. Following rapid traction amongst travellers, in March 2016 the company raised a €500.000 investment. This investment was used to further develop Polarsteps into a cross-platform experience. As of August 2016, Polarsteps is available on iPhone, Android and through the website at www.polarsteps.com.
About the app
Polarsteps automatically tracks your route and places you've visited while you are travelling. Just carry your phone in your pocket or bag. Once connected to the internet, the app seamlessly transfers travel routes, key locations and photos to your personal Polarsteps page, where your route is plotted on a colorful world map that can be shared realtime with friends and family. When your trip is finished, a beautiful instant photo album can be generated with the push of a button.
Travelers can use Polarsteps on iPhone, Android and through the website at www.polarsteps.com.