Gogobot Launches Android App

                         Gogobot Launches Android App

With mobile driving 10 percent of its hotel bookings, company targets Android
market with enhanced mobile offering

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Gogobot (http://www.gogobot.com),
the place where millions of passionate travelers provide insider tips on the
world's best destinations, today announces the long-awaited launch of its
mobile application for Android devices. The Android app joins the iPhone in
the Gogobot app lineup, extending the range of mobile offerings for its social
network of travelers. Like the iOS version, the Android app allows Gogobot
users to search and book hotels, restaurants and things to do in more than
60,000 destinations worldwide. The app is available in English, German,
Italian, Hebrew, Portuguese and Japanese.

The Android app integrates features new to Gogobot's mobile users, including
the ability to search and book a hotel on the fly with filters for real-time
hotel pricing and availability; user ratings; hotel class; and social
recommendations, which Gogobot is known for. The app also includes enhanced
restaurant filters that allows for searching and selecting restaurants by
cuisine as well as the ability to book a table on the go through a seamless
integration with OpenTable.

The app features a smart integration of Google Street View for Android, which
uses the phone's compass to turn an Android device into a virtual window, with
360-degree panoramic views of millions of Gogobot locations. Anyone can
remotely scope out neighborhoods, restaurants or hotels found on Gogobot to
make more informed decisions about their travels.

The app is optimized for Android tablets and phones, with a newly designed
user interface, so users can easily and seamlessly browse, discover, and book
their travel plans.

Like the rest of the service, recommendations are curated for each user based
on the input of friends in their network.

"Every day, a million new users power up an Android device for the first
time," said Gogobot CEO and co-founder Travis Katz. "And on Gogobot, 60
percent of all social interaction is done via mobile. With our new Android
app, Gogobot has responded to the needs of avid travelers who are Android
users with an experience uniquely tailored to maximize the device's

Gogobot's new Android app allows users to:

Easily and quickly explore relevant places:

  oSearch for attractions, restaurants, and hotels, either near your current
    location or within any city in the world
  oReceive recommendations and tips sorted according to your friends' advice
  oBrowse detailed information on each location, including photos, maps,
    addresses, phone numbers, operating hours, and user reviews, as well as
    nearby hotels, restaurants, and attractions
  oSee a 360-degree panoramic view of a place via Google Street View to get a
    better sense of an unfamiliar location

Get the best deal on a hotel and book in a snap:

  oFilter hotel results by availability, price, minimum user rating, and
    hotel class
  oBook hotels directly on mobile via Booking.com
  oFilter restaurants by cuisine and friend ratings
  oMake restaurant reservations through OpenTable

Socialize around travel and share experiences with friends:

  oTurn great travel moments into digital postcards of places visited and
    creatively modify photos with filters and custom titles before sharing
    them on Facebook and Gogobot
  oCheck-ins at various locations, which is reflected on your passport and
    shared with friends
  oView and share personalized guides of every location visited

To see a demo of the new Android app:

"Mobile will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide by
2014, and mobile social networks are expected to attract one billion users by
2014, according to the research company Gartner," added Katz. "This means
travelers will be accessing – and creating – an increasing amount of
information via mobile apps, both in real time and around such destinations
and venues as restaurants, hotels, shops and sites."

Gogobot for Android is available for free at Google Play at:
or for the iPhone or the iPod Touch from the App Store at:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/gogobot/id459590827. For more information, go to

About Gogobot

Gogobot is where people who love to travel share their insider tips and access
the travel advice of friends and others to discover, plan and book the perfect
trip. By connecting via Facebook and/or Twitter, users receive a personalized
list of travel recommendations and can share their experiences across their
social networks. Users can book a hotel or restaurant directly through the
site via partners including Expedia, Booking.com, Kayak, Priceline and

Founded in November 2010 by Travis Katz and Ori Zaltzman, Gogobot has raised
$19 million from leading venture investors, including Battery Ventures,
Redpoint Ventures and Innovation Endeavors. Gogobot is headquartered in
Silicon Valley, California, and also has an office in London.

Contact for U.S.
Mark de la Vina
Consort Partners
Email: gogobot@consortpartners.com
Phone: +1 415-282-4795

Contact for UK
Cordy Griffiths
Ballou PR
Email: gogobot@balloupr.com
Phone: +44 20 7324 6196

SOURCE Gogobot

Website: http://www.gogobot.com
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