Trover launched its iPhone app to much fanfare three months ago, creating an easy way for travelers to share their photographic memories of cool spots around the globe. Now, the Seattle company is looking to build on its initial success with the launch of a new Android app.
“The launch of Trover on Android represents our next step in building this passionate community and the collection of splendid things they discover — from tiny family-run bakeries to hidden swimming holes and architectural wonders,” said CEO Jason Karas in a statement.
Trover, which had attracted about 100,000 users after its July launch, is rolling out the free app at the O’Reilly Android Open Conference today.
Started by Karas and Zillow co-founder and former Expedia CEO Rich Barton, Trover is well funded since funds from another Seattle company, TravelPost, were transferred to it earlier this year. That online travel company had raised $9.8 million from General Catalyst Partners, Ignition Partners and Benchmark Capital.
Trover faces plenty of competition in the online photo sharing space, including Instagram, Color, PhotoRocket and others. Earlier this year, Barton told GeekWire that Trover is a “a fascinating way to zip around the world, even if you are arm chair traveling.”