Detour

Detour

A location-aware walking tour mobile app with personalised audio guides depending on the places you visit.

Detour is a location-aware walking tour mobile app with personalised audio guides depending on the places you visit. For example, Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning actor, is the guide for Broadway, sharing details on the various theatres and giving you insight into his own history of performing there.

Location:

San Francisco, US

http://www.detour.com

Investment

N/A

Expert Analysis

Detour was founded in 2013 by a strong team - the founders, Yishai Lerner and Andrew Mason, are the people behind Mob.ly and Groupon respectively.The technology behind the app syncs across multiple devices to allow for a group tour experience, and the location-aware app works both indoors and outdoors. As you move and follow the map, activities appear in real-time, which can be saved to share with others later.Funding for Detour is currently undisclosed, however Mason has stated that he self-funded much of the costs for the first few years.Detour is currently working on opening up their platform and making their technology tools public so anyone can create a Detour.

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