With May passing, June approaching, and light and color all around us, everyone’s spirits seem to be lifting. Findery notes featuring ice cream, water play, and beach travel inspiration are enough to instill a desire to go out and see the world even in the staunchest homebody.
It’s been an amazing month on Findery. New users came in droves, sharing discoveries far and wide. We took a spin to Nicaragua, met up with awesome travel bloggers at #TBEX in Spain and even took a close look at some of favored local spots.
Amigo, Kemo Sabe, Sister, Friend — we love exploring the world with you. We share your meals and memories vicariously. We build travel wishlists from notes left by all of you far-flung travelers and even explore artistic representations of our beautiful planet. We have to admit, we simply can’t wait to see more of your world!
It’s May. Up here in the Northern Hemisphere we can’t think about anything but summer. Cookouts. Warm days that never end. Travel. Travel. Travel. Drinking our drinks out of coconuts. Mosqui…nope, not that. Suntans and the whiff of blossoms on the breeze. Ah, we can’t wait!
If you’re not sure where to go first, let Findery be your guide. We’ll take you to waterfalls in Maui or national parks across the US. Are palm trees calling to you? Costa Rica or Bali…we can make that work too! Plan your next trip, make a notemap.
It’s easy to get started. We’ve already created an “I Want to Go Here” notemap for you! Add notes to it these three ways:
1) Search. Imagine a place you’ve always wanted to visit and search for it on Findery. Add any notes that speak to you to your “I Want To Go Here” notemap. You can also create a new custom notemap for your dream getaway.
2) Browse. When you see a note in your recent activity feed that interests you, add it to your “I Want To Go Here” notemap or any custom notemap, and let your planning begin!
3) Create. Add a photo and write your own notes about places you’ve already been or places you’d like to see! When you’re done writing a note, it’s easy to add it to a notemap.
The most important part of travel planning is the dreaming. Later, pinching yourself when you finally get there. Am I really here? Am I really here?! Go, go, go! Bon Voyage!
We are excited to announce that we are sponsors of TBEX Europe, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators in Costa Brava, Spain. What could sound better than enjoying tapas with some of our favorite travel bloggers and sharing Findery with the travel community?
We can’t wait to meet all of this year’s attendees and sponsors and explore Lloret De Mar and the beautiful Evenia Olympic Resort. If you are attending, be sure to download the Findery app and share your favorite places in Spain and what you love about the TBEX event!
We are especially thrilled to have the opportunity to meet up with the authors of Skimbaco Lifestyle (@Skimbaco), House of Anais (@HouseOfAnais), and Moms Guide to Travel (@TawannaB) and explore Spain with a few of our favorite Findery users.
Check out our latest post on Huffington Post Travel, Top 5 Regions to Visit in Spain by @HouseofAnias.
Wondering how travel bloggers can use Findery? Wonder no more! Check out our post on the TBEX site.
If you are attending, let us know on Twitter! We look forward to meeting you.
We’re excited to announce that we have launched Findery 3.0 for Android! Fully optimized for the best Android experience, the new Findery app is even more beautiful than ever. Please join us and download the latest version and share it with your friends!
+ New look and layout! Everyone wanted easier navigation and discovery of new notes, and we built it, taking advantage of Android’s new improved interactions and consistency across devices.
+ Persistent Create a Note button! Want to leave a note? You’ll find a persistent Create a Note button throughout the app. Tap the orange Create a Note button and get started.
+ New swiping feature! Our new swiping feature makes it easier to sweep your way across the globe.
We look forward to finding your notes on Findery!
Findery is coming soon to a wrist near you. Now available on AppleWatch! If your order is already in, or if you’re borrowing your aunt’s watch–Findery will be there. Apple even honored us by featuring us in their advertising. See that lantern in the middle? We were so proud.
The Apple Watch is made for Findery. As you travel around the world–be it Silicon Valley, Taiwan or Paris, Findery will notify you of when something intriguing or fascinating is near you. What’s your interest: Art & Culture, Architecture, Food & Drink, History, Local Knowledge? It’s waiting for your glance. We’ve always conceived of Findery as personal and mobile, and the Apple Watch is its natural home.
Wherever you find us, we look forward to finding your notes!
Spring might be a little late to the party in our half of the world, but it’s definitely starting to make its presence known! Ah spring, with its bike rides, flowers blooming, picnics, or even sweet tastes of Easter chocolate.
Spring is all about that wonderful feeling you get when you can finally throw the windows wide open and breathe in deeply. It’s about the promise of warm days to come and long lazy afternoons to enjoy.
Many of you are out and about enjoying spring, either at home or while on Spring Break. We’d love to see what spring looks like to you! Tag any spring inspired notes you make with #FindingSpring and we’ll gather all your notes together in one big cheerful notemap that will help us all kick off the season properly!
(And to our friends on he other side of the world, you know we always love your notes… regardless of the season.)
The shearing of Angelica and Apollo, German Angora bunnies, has captured our hearts. Spring has definitely sprung at Findery. Our team is slipping off to New York City, Maui, Las Vegas, Mexico, Pescadero, Beijing and Guam!
Are you packing your bags for a spring break vacation? Exploring a new part of the world? Or, simply enjoying a change in the weather? Wherever April takes you, take a break and enjoy some of our many rabbit holes:
- Rabbits, Bunnies, and Hoppers
- Wine tours in France
- The charming Savannah, Georgia
- Relaxed hippy vibe of Sayulita, Mexico
- Daily life in British Columbia
- Bearleader Chronicle Adventures
- Sketched memories
- Stories of Slavery in Philadelphia
- Explore Sri Lanka
- Charming Cinemas from Around the World
- Digital Nomads in Costa Rica
- Discover Granada, Nicaragua
- Punny Business Names
- Signs of the Times
- World Heritage Sites of Morocco
- Things to do in San Luis Obispo County
- Tips and Photos from Finland
For more travel stories from around the world, be sure to check out Findery on Flipboard!
Check out our latest release for iOS! We are making it easier for you to get out and explore the world and share the places that mean the most to you.
+ Snazzy new prompts to inspire you to leave notes about the places you love, discover new destinations, and follow local experts.
+ ‘Surprise Me!’ search feature. For those times when you are just in the mood to explore. How about beaches in Maui or street art in Chicago? Bam! You’re there.
+ It’s now easier to find and invite your friends on Findery!
+ We’ve added a new swiping feature. You can now swipe in the expanded note view, so you can see more of the notes you enjoy, faster.
+ Improved Photo Picker: it’s faster to load, and if you have photos in your library which are stored in iCloud, they will be automatically downloaded as needed.
So friends, surprise us with your notes on Findery!
Every once and awhile a note gets left on Findery that makes us all feel lucky. Lucky to be a part of Findery, lucky to have travel experiences and a community of adventurers to share them with. A few days ago, Stefanie Payne left one of those notes. She forecasted luck with a note that started like this:
We have all had those moments. Honestly, I don’t think most are THIS amazing, but we have time!
I gave a lot of thought to social sharing, and to sharing in general, that day and it occurred to me that @findery is the very best place for where to share these tiny slivers of awe that occur in life, because Findery is full of “whoa, [call to action], , [suggest alternative possibilities to reality.!?] moments in life.
The Watch is coming! The Apple Watch ad puts Findery front and center at :40.
Apple announced the Watch at their keynote on March 9th. Apple is calling the Apple Watch their most personal product, because it is the first one designed to be worn.
Our goal has always been to make powerful technology more accessible. More relevant. And ultimately, more personal. Apple Watch represents a new chapter in the relationship people have with technology. It’s the most personal product we’ve ever made, because it’s the first one designed to be worn.
We are still celebrating. Working hard… and celebrating!