Last July, I went to Hong Kong to attend RISE Conference 2017, and as well as to claim my Trip to HK prize from our company.
RISE conference happens annually in Hong Kong to promote start up businesses. There are different attendees from around the globe, Asian Countries or not. The best part of the conference is when you get to meet new people, not just to discuss their businesses but also to mingle and share their experience.
As a so-called travel blogger, I used this opportunity to talk to some people. Hear their stories. Listen to their dreams. And admire their success.
I’ve met lots of inspiring people and talked to them on how their mobile application works and how it could help the users. I’m a bit shy at first before I got comfortable with talking with strangers. Until I realised that we were exchanging details, stories and photo samples. What a great experience!
Below are some of the mobile travel apps and the people behind them that I have met at RISE.
This is a web-based travel application that can help you to book you flight in Thailand. Let them help you to “Plan your journey through South East Asia with over 1,000 routes of transportation.” today.
This is the gamification of travel tracker. When I went to their booth, my first question was: “What does you apps do?” and they told me that OysterX is a travel tracking apps which lets the user save their location and photo at the same time. Second question was “Why OysterX?”, and they answered: “OysterX name was inspired by William Shakespeare “Why, then the world’s mine oyster”, Oyster means the great world, and X stand for explore, so OysterX means explore the world!”
Wandersnap is a photography / travel application that lets users to choose to becoming a traveller or a snapper in Asia. Find out more about them and on how you will benefit from their app.
Based in Malaysia, TraveChat will help you to talk or chat with the locals in the cities that you will be travelling. Download their apps available in Google Playstore now.
Well, I told them I’ll write about them on my blog. So here they are. Try to use their service, surely you will not regret it. 🙂
Also, special mention to the Journey Insider – Cess!
13 thoughts on “Introducing: Mobile Travel Apps from RISE Conference 2017”
These apps sound amazing! And it’s cool you got to meet the creators and learn more about the story behind them
true! I was very lucky to get to know them 🙂
Whenever I see a traveler who has no one in their photos but constantly has their photo taken, I always make a joke that they must’ve hired a photographer to follow them around. Wandersnap is essentially that, and it’s definitely a smart idea.
definitely @jasmineariel:disqus they are really great to make this happen. haha who knows, one day I might have ask a snapper from them
What great travel apps coming out of RISE. Some of these look really awesome and i would use them a lot. Thanks for the tips!
yey! they are. you should try them hehe
These look like really interesting apps! I always struggle with phone space and having to prioritize which apps I want ?
Hi @disqus_MVjIrZ3u55:disqus i agree! When I found out about them, I was fascinated 🙂
Wandersnap is a great idea, too bad it’s only available in Asia. That could be interesting to expand.
@jauntingtrips:disqus I agree. If I am not mistaken, they are planning to go worldwide. Can’t help til that happens 🙂
nice post! i’ve never been to an event like this but it’s great to know how the life of travel has inspired startups as well 🙂
It was my first time and I wasn’t expecting this. These people are truly amazing!
These apps look so cool.. will surely download and check them out..thanks for sharing all this lovely information