MappTrek, a cutting edge new social media app, has shifted the focus from traditional linear feeds of posted content, to that of spatial life experience. Co-Founder Travis Thompson stated, “I wanted to create a platform that could enable users to store their memories and also make better ones.” MappTrek uses proprietary geofilter technology, allowing the user to set geofences at fun spots and upcoming events. They can share these memories, take photos and store them on an interactive journey Map, highlighting the users life experience, also authenticating it. Users must be present in the selected filter in order to take relevant photos or be added to the guest list.
Users can also plan future events and share them on the explore window, an interactive map that allows users to explore their surroundings, finding fun local hangouts and events that spike their interest. The beauty of the technology is that the memories are automatically recorded in a “spatial timeline.” When the user enters the events radius they will be prompted to “begin.” Upon acceptance, they will be added to the events guest list and while attending will be aggregated with other MappTrek Users at the same venue. The MappTrek team is trying to take a bite out of depression by engaging the users to experience real life and generating incentive to do so. Earning points and showcasing achievements is just the beginning, as there are huge plans for the upcoming releases.
MappTrek has huge implications for vendors and everyday people looking for new experiences and far ranging applications, from wedding planning and concerts, to a college fraternity blasting an impromptu party.
Real world Experience is on trend, especially among younger populations, as depression and anxiety rates continue to skyrocket and researchers are blaming traditional social media. MappTrek is a breath of fresh air as it brings people together and bridges the gap between social media and the real world.
MappTrek on iOS, coming to Android soon. “Unlock Your Legend.”
The MappTrek Team
Travis has been a DoD civilian since 2009, providing geospatial reach back support for the armed services. Working on his dream of bridging the gap between “antisocial media” and the real world for the past 3 years—in his spare time—MappTrek was born.
Utilizing her experience in hospitality management, Catrina oversees finance for MappTrek, as well as other administrative responsibilities.
With an MBA in Finance & Information Technology and a Bachelor's in Computer Science, Freddie’s background includes all facets of IT, developing/coding high performance multi-tiered programs, and architecting cutting edge solutions.
App UI/UX Designer
With hundreds of software development projects under his belt, and just about 10 years of experience in graphic design, Andrew is working alongside the team to re-envision MappTrek; and make it the great app that it will soon become.
Furqan Ali Nasri
Ali has led international assignments covering Operations Review, IT Systems Development, Business Growth and Process Improvement.
Financial & Strategic Planner
A partner at The Millennial Planning Group, possessing several Securities Licenses (Series 6, 7, 63 and 653), and a Co-Founder of Young Entrepreneurs of Hampton Road, Adam is providing guidance and networking for MappTrek’s growth.
Branding & Design
Dorothy has been working as a graphic artist doing production design, digital design, photo retouching/composition, and front end web design for over 25 years. Her industry experience spans all genres of marketing and advertising, as well as branding.
Trevor won the high-ranking contest "Tampa Am" in 2011, and was one of three skateboarders to qualify for the Street League Nike SB World Tour. He currently rides for Skate Mental, Nike SB, Mountain Dew, Thunder Trucks, Mob Grip, Skullcandy, Spitfire, and Active RideShop.
In Loving Memory
Donna was and continues to be an inspiration to the MappTrek family! As such, we believe it is only right for us to honor her memory by including her as part of the MappTrek Team.
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