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Mapping Trip – Save your travelling memories

A website to save your trips around the world in an original way

Mapping Trip – Save your travelling memories

A website to save your trips around the world in an original way

€156
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About

The purpose of this website is to record travels details. You can set locations and trip segments with date and time and a description for every added item. The map has been designed to show with an old style, but it keeps details from satellite view.

Every map you create can be shared on social like Facebook or just by sharing the specific link.


Some nice feature:

  • Completely free
  • You can insert events with 1 second precision
  • Very beautiful old-style map, but with satellite details
  • Completely on the web. No data to be stored on devices
  • You can view the trips on every device, from small smartphones to computers or even smart TVs
  • Sharing a trip is really easy
  • Great attention given to security and privacy

Since I started travelling I searched for some app or website to keep some details about my trips. I did not want something to store photos or just thoughts, but something that could help me to remember every place, especially those too difficult to find with standard mapping systems (eg. Google Maps).

I found nothing that I really liked. Just a couple of websites were nice, but usable only with an expensive subscription.

So I decided to design something by myself...

Firstly this project was quite limited. Every trip should have been entered by creating a text file with coordinates of the places, the date, the time and the description. That was ok to me and the result was really nice.

Relatives and friends told me that this was a project that could have been share with everyone on the web, and I chose to give a try. 

I redesigned everything to be multiuser and to be much more user friendly . I also gave a particular attention to security and privacy and now it's almost ready.

 Good question!

Basically there are two answers for this:

  • Web hosting and databases do have a price and some money could help me to keep the site opened for a long time
  • I need to check if this site is worth the efforts. Please note that I am an individual and there is no big or small company behind me, so if there is no or too little interest in this project I could decide to just keep it private

What if the project will not reach the goal?

Well, I really do not know yet. Of course I hope there could be enough interest! If I cannot reach the goal but there are several people interested in the project I can try to keep it alive and opened to the public anyway. Maybe with some time it could get known a little more...

If too few people will be interested in a website like this I will probably choose to close it and keep it just on my server at home.

 So you wish to know more about this project... Ok, let's start with a short video:

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This is a video captured from a real trip. If you wish you can also try it directly on the website by following this link:  https://www.mappingtrip.com/shared.php?90D2D8CC (the descriptions are written in italian).

This is to show you that the project is on an advanced state. There are still more things to do, but the main engine is actually working.

What about security?

I really wish to have a good and safe website. Of course no website is really safe as hackers can be incredibly smart, but I spent a lot of time thinking about this topic.

For this reason I chose to use 2-step verification for logins. This means that you need to install an app on your smartphone or tablet (Google and Microsoft have both a good app for this, but there are other options).

All the login data is encrypted with strong methods and the passwords are not decryptable in any way. Also the database have good protections.

Regarding the privacy, I will never use the stored emails to contact the user. If there are news to be communicated I will just post them on the Facebook page.

The users could be contacted by emails only in case of a real need.

Type of users

As you can see from the perks, there are different types of users. Here is a list to let you compare them:

  • Standard user. Unlimited trips, but there is some advertisement on both the user pages and the shared trips.
  • VIP 1. Like a standard user, but no advertisement on the user pages. Adv is still there on the shared trips. The subscription will be €60/year.
  • VIP 2. Like VIP 1, but it's a lifetime subscription of €150.
  • VIP 3. No advertisement at all. Lifetime subscription of €180.

When openened there will be only standard users available on the website, so for now the only way to have a VIP user is by geting a reward on this campaign.

Risks and challenges

As I wrote, I am a single programmer, so you could be afraid that the project will have many risks and could not really start.
Anyway I can assure you that the website is almost ready and it should be completed and opened to the public by the end of this year.
I will also try to fix issues as soon as possible, when found and I have some ideas to improve the experience of the website in the future.

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