Mapkin Cambridge, MA
Mapkin helps you enjoy the journey by combining turn-by-turn GPS with a fun way to share directions and local knowledge with friends. Create and share rich, personalized experiences. Set the path, add details to a map, and personalize voice instructions. Make GPS fun. A Mapkin is a totally unique map, created on demand for your particular route. Simplify the map, use landmarks at tricky turns, and use personable voice guidance. It’s the best of maps and the best of turn-by-turn, bundled into a free mobile app. Mapkins can be created and shared with others. Planning a trip? Know an awesome cycling route you want to share with a friend? Or the world? Create a Mapkin. You can change the route, point out tricky intersections, add landmarks, and even change what it says along the way. Make their journey more meaningful when you can’t be there to experience it with them.
Dark Sky New York City, NY
A new kind of weather app, Dark Sky uses state-of-the-art technology to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at your exact location, and presents it to you alongside the most beautiful weather visualizations you’ve ever seen. Watch weather patterns evolve globally, or right down in your neighborhood, in Dark Sky's stunningly smooth map simulations. Pull storms back and forth through time — and into the future — to see what the weather has in store for you. See a detailed breakdown of current conditions where you're standing, including wind speed and direction, humidity, pressure and visibility. Dark Sky is your own personal weather station. Dark Sky will deliver precise alerts when rain or snow is about to start wherever you are. Even if you haven't opened the app in days, Dark Sky will know when you're in the path of a storm. Never get stuck in the rain again.
Forecast New York City, NY
Forecast is a full-featured weather service, complete with 7-day forecasts that cover the whole world, beautiful weather visualizations, and a time machine for exploring the weather in the past and far future. You can access it from all of your devices, whether it be your laptop, iPhone, Android phone, or tablet. With stunning maps and rain animations, down to the minute forecasts for your exact location, more intelligent text summaries and data only when you need it.
Uber San Francisco, CA
Everyone's Private Driver. Uber is evolving the way the world moves by seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through the Uber app, for hire and ridesharing services. The company arranges pickups in dozens of cities around the world. Initially, Uber drivers had cars such as Lincoln Town Cars, Cadillac Escalades, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S550 sedans. After 2012, Uber added a wider selection of cars to market to a broader cross-section of the market, called UberX. Cars are reserved by sending a text message or by using a mobile app. Using the apps, customers can track their reserved car's location.
Tripit San Francisco, CA
TripIt is an intelligent travel organizer that helps travelers manage their plans so that their trips go more smoothly. Travelers simply forward their purchase confirmation emails to TripIt and TripIt automatically creates master itineraries with travel plans and other critical information. With TripIt, it’s easy for travelers to print or access their trip plans from anywhere–and to share itineraries and travel calendars with friends in their TripIt network.
Gogobot Menlo Park, CA
Gogobot is where people who love to travel share their insider tips and access the travel advice of friends and others to discover, plan and book the perfect trip. By connecting via Facebook and/or Twitter, users receive a personalized list of travel recommendations and can share their experiences across their social networks. Users can book a hotel or restaurant directly through the site via partners including Expedia, Booking.com, Kayak, Priceline and OpenTable.
Airbnb San Francisco, CA
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether a flat for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetise their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.