Welcome to Placely!
We want to bring more signal to geolocation
Welcome to Placely. Have a nice latte! Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll keep you briefed on what we’re up to.
We’re a startup focused on community-powered tips for local residents, homebuyers and visitors who want to discover the best things to do and see from locals who know their towns and cities best.
Think of us as a geolocation-based discovery engine.
Placely will be a mobile-first platform that takes the worry out of planning detailed itineraries in advance. Using a smartphone or tablet, you’ll be able to get a feel for interesting nearby destinations when you’re already out and about. Through GPS, Placely will point you to nearby options and display images or videos along with short text, video or audio descriptions from community members and past visitors.
The emphasis will be on tips from knowledgeable locals, combined with experiences by friends in your networks, rather than reviews from random strangers or far-away experts. By encouraging people to document and curate meaningful places – getaways, rafting spots, hiking trails, offbeat stores, that special place where you fell in love – instead of just sharing photos of your cat, Placely will reward high signal and low noise, through community voting and real-world rewards and offers from local businesses and nationwide brands.
It’ll be about the community – about you – as we attempt to build a mobile experience that goes beyond dating (no offense, Skout) and badges (nothing personal, Foursquare, we do love you). Stay tuned and …
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