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September 13, 2013 09:00 ET

After 5 Million Downloads of Their Offline Travel Guides, Smart Travel App Triposo Goes Online

Smarter Recommendations and Unprecedented Search Capabilities Help Travelers Be More Spontaneous

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2013) -  Today Triposo, the spontaneous travel guide, announces a complete redesign of its iOS app that includes powerful new search functionality and smart suggestions to help travelers get the most out of their trips. Plus, Triposo's suggestions are now available online, so travelers can look at specific recommendations and events immediately, without having to download an entire country guide first.

Offline travel guides are essential for travelers. No one wants to spend a vacation looking for free Wi-Fi spots or incur expensive roaming charges. That's why, from the beginning, Triposo has offered travel guides and maps that can be downloaded and used without the internet. It's just one of the reasons the guides have been so popular, with more than five million downloads in just two years.

Triposo also recognizes that it's important to give travelers smart suggestions quickly. With its new online features, Triposo users can get recommendations for fun things to see and do right now without having to download an entire guide. In fact, users can now browse and search for great content within Triposo's extensive selection of destinations online, then download just the parts they want to access offline during a trip.

"We're travelers ourselves, and we really value the ability to be spontaneous," said CEO Douwe Osinga. "From studying our data, we know that many people don't even book their hotels in advance, so why would they download a destination guide before they go? This is especially true if they're traveling to a place where they'll have a data connection. That's why in the new version of our app, you can do both: use the online app's search function anywhere you go and download the parts you need for offline access later."

Of course, that's not all. Other new features include better recommendations, sophisticated search and even Lonely Planet guides as an in-app purchase.

Sophisticated Search
Amazing new search functionality now allows users to find a cafe with outdoor seating that also makes a great cappuccino in Paris, lickety-split. It's all about helping people avoid wading through a sea of information and letting them get to what they want quickly and painlessly, especially while they are on the go. For example, if a user searches for "Coffee + Wi-Fi," the app will automatically display restaurants nearby that fit those criteria. Tags and badges simplify the process, and Triposo's smart search engine understands exactly how travelers search so it can give them exactly what they want.

More and Better Suggestions Than Ever Before
Triposo's powerful algorithms now provide users with even more clever suggestions that can help them avoid planning and be more spontaneous while traveling. The new version offers plentiful suggestions that dive into detail, as well as vertical scrolling to make discovery simple and beautiful. The best activities, restaurants and sites are automatically surfaced based on Triposo's algorithms and the user's location. The same technology that lets users perform specific local searches also powers suggestions that can help travelers make quick decisions on the go without wading through tons of reviews.

Triposo's apps are available for Android and iOS.

About Triposo
Built by and for travelers, Triposo is a living, breathing travel guide. Triposo delivers in-depth information and detailed maps for more than 40,000 destinations and 800,000 points of interest in every country in the world. Triposo considers information such as location, time, personal preferences and weather to help you discover the world and get the most out of your travels. Available on iPads and smartphones, Triposo has been downloaded more than three million times. Triposo's investors include InterWest Partners, CrunchFund, Chris Sacca and Lars Rasmussen. Pack light. All you need is Triposo.

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