Travel planning is really hard, and not for a lack of resources. When you plan a trip you can read every travel blog, article, and review site out there, but there is no substitute for trusted advice from a good friend.

What it does

worldly is your travel social network. Keep track of the places you have been and where you want to go. Share travel wisdom with your friends about the places you have been. Get trusted travel advice from the people that know you best.

How we built it

worldly is a native cross platform app that uses a webview to abstract the differing development processes across operating systems. We used HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to interact with Framework7, a light frontend framework built for mobile.

Challenges we ran into

The biggest challenge we faced was learning how to develop on the PhoneGap platform, which was new to everyone.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We were able to quickly get on the same page about the problem we were solving and got to work building. We're proud of our clean design, smooth interfaces, and developing a solution that addresses a true customer need. We are also proud that every team member brought a different skill set to the table and was able to contribute to worldly.

What we learned

We learned a great deal about interactions between the platforms that we used, especially Framework7 and plain old HTML. There was almost no documentation that was useful to our project, so we forged our own path. We also learned about startups that have come (and sometimes failed) before us, the challenges they faced, and how we can strive to learn from and overcome them.

What's next for worldly

We will conduct customer and market validation to guide platform development and alpha testing.

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