SAN FRANCISCO, CA and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2013) - Findery, a platform for annotating the world, is available on iPhone in Australia as of today. The first offering in a global rollout, the free app makes it easy for people to leave notes and find unexpected stories and information about the world around them, wherever they are. Findery captures the character and meaning of a place, including secret and little known histories told in notes left by others.
Unlike other location services that are centered around recommendations for restaurants, bars or shopping, Findery's notes include personal stories, memories, colorful histories, previews into what's coming and other little known facts. Members can connect with others, and favorite or comment on posts, sharing their own experiences with a specific locale.
"Every place has a story, and Findery is about annotating the globe -- from Adelaide to Austin," said Caterina Fake, founder and CEO of Findery. "Whether you're on a trip to somewhere faraway or visiting a town the next county over, you can use Findery to share your story, or let Findery's members tell theirs."
On the iPhone app, type in a location, the name of a place or a keyword and the map will go there and show you notes left by community members. These notes can include photos, videos and sound files, and can be uploaded and shared publicly. Members may also leave private notes for friends and family to find when they visit a certain spot.
Findery is a great resource for travelers as well as locals interested in learning more about their neighborhood and city. Some sample notes around the world include:
Findery is available for download today in the Australian App Store, https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/findery-discovery-exploration/id597596497?ls=1&mt=8. Findery will be available in more markets and on more operating systems in the months ahead.
Findery is a platform on the Web and iPhone to annotate the world and help people rediscover the world around them. Founded by serial entrepreneur Caterina Fake, Findery creates a living tapestry of a specific place through geo-tagged stories about the history, personal stories, memories, what's coming and other little known facts and unexpected information.