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Location-Based Smartphone App Makes Travel More Social

zampThere are many smartphone apps that exist to make travel more social. These apps allow you to find travel buddies, see who will be at your accommodations and even stay in people's homes for free. However, there is a new app on the market called Zamp that is helping travelers to discover who's nearby and connect with them in real time.

The app is a location-based service that travelers can use to share and receive tips, arrange meet-ups and coordinate transportation. For example, through their airport check-in, users can see who's on their flight, send messages and plan trip details like taxis and tours. There is also a fun feature that tracks users' travel stats, like miles traveled, most frequented routes and preferred airlines. And to help service providers, Zamp allows for immediate user feedback to be given.

While this may not sound new, Zamp places an emphasis on making travel more social.
"Many other travel services place an emphasis on travel booking or planning or post-travel reviews," explains Sam Zebarjadi, one of the founders of Zamp. "We are focused on making travel more social, as it happens, and the platform is really built as an intelligent analytics and data engine."

At this time, the company is working on building strategic partnerships to create more features and enhance the user experience. For example, they have teamed up with the Frequent Flyer Network to create a branded travel "lounge," where users can communicate in real time from anywhere in the world. They're also working with TripIt to enhance the flight check-in service.

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. Free. Click here to download.

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