Trippy: Social Recommendation Engine for Travelers

Trippy, a mobile and web-based service that lets friends help each other plan trips, just opened to the public.

Trippy lets friends give recommendations and comments regarding what hotels to stay in, where to eat and what to do in a city. The mobile app lets friends see your trip as it progresses, assuming that you upload photos using the app.

Users pick the best suggestions from friends and then Trippy automatically adds them to the itinerary, as well as plots them on the map. Also, if you see that a friend went on a great trip, you can easily copy it.

Trippy was founded by J.R. Johnson in 2011 and debuted at Tech Crunch Disrupt SF a few weeks ago. Download the iOS app here.


To create a trip, click "create a trip" in the top right corner under your username.

Type into the text box where you want to go. Select dates and length of trip, or click "Just dreaming - nod ates yet" if you don't have concrete plans.

Select what kind of trip you want to go on, such as a Just Chillin', Romantic or Cultural trip, to help your friends better help you take the perfect trip.

Describe what you have in mind for your trip.

Trippy suggests hotels restaurants and things to do in the city you selected. You can also manually add places or search for places in the city.

An overview of your trip. You can easily edit trip details and share trip with friends in the top right corner.

The mobile app lets you easily access all of your trips.

The Trip Plan tab shows you your trip plan. You can only edit your trip plan on the website, however.

The Tips tab shows you recommendations and comments from friends.

The nearby tab shows you hotels, restaurants and sightseeing spots.

The Trip Album shows all of your photos in one place to easily share with friends. 



J.R. Johnson, Founder and CEO
Twitter: @stuffJRsays