SANTA MONICA, CA – The Adventure Friend app is a social media platform like no other: while most of today’s social media seeks to engage people with their screens, compulsively “liking” and “sharing,” Adventure Friend instead wants to get people away from their smartphones and immerse them in this incredible world. The app enables like-minded users to connect with each other and embark on any escape imaginable, be it mountain climbing in the Alps, whitewater rafting in the Rockies, exploring the uncharted wilderness of Patagonia, or just hiking through a local national park.
Adventure Friend carves out a unique space in the world of tourism and exploration apps. No other app combines so many useful functions and features, while also having the specific mission of bringing people together for memorable experiences. Because users create their own adventures, the app is adaptable to any skill set or difficulty level, from summiting Everest to a casual day trip.
When users create a new adventure, they can specify whom they would like to be on their “crew” based on demographics and skill sets. A climbing expedition in Yosemite would require expert-level mountaineering skills, for example. Users might also prefer an all-boys or all-girls adventure, or an adventure with people all about the same age. The app does the heavy lifting of finding potential crewmembers who meet the specified criteria.
Once the crew is assembled, Adventure Friend offers the added functionality of a detailed itinerary and planning guide. Users can forward their hotel or airline confirmation emails to their traveler’s checklist, as well as “tag” any needed products or services the user finds on the web.
“Places I’ve Been” and the “Bucket List” are two more engaging features of the Adventure Friend app. The Bucket List allows users to create a list of places they hope to go in the future; Places I’ve Been consists of a map pinpointing all of the user’s previous globetrotting. Both create opportunities to share and plan new adventures with friends.
The adventure tourism industry has rapidly expanded over the last several years, with forecasts of continued growth. The developers of the Adventure Friend app hope to capitalize on this market, alongside equipment makers and tourism associations that have worked equally hard to make adventure tourism a more approachable experience for everyone.