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Rove, a new ‘travel social’ app, enables like-minded travelers to connect and share experiences

A mobile-first, global platform for travelers

Huge initial traction with over 25,000 users signing up within 72 hours of global launch

A Bengaluru based startup has launched Rove, a travel app intended to connect users with like-minded travelers from across the world to create and preserve memories with the travel community.

While social networks like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook connect you with people of varied interests, Rove is an exclusive travel social platform that connects passionate travelers based on their most loved interests.

Rove aims to fill that gap in the social networking world, and initial traction suggests that it is serving a definite and underserved need. Within 72 hours of the global launch on May 12, 2018, 25,000 people signed up and the app has been trending in ‘Social’ category on the Google Play Store. The app has just been launched for Android smartphones and will soon be available for iOS as well.

Headed to Manali for trekking? Find trekkers around you and get hiking recommendations in the area while sharing your photo of the Himalayan trout fish you had for dinner. Backpacking in Spain? Skip the people who prefer resort vacations, choose backpacking as an interest, and connect with backpackers near you.

Rove enables you to post your stories, get instant recommendations, and even chat and meet up if you like. You don’t need to visit old-school travel websites since the app allows you to get recommendations from fellow, like-minded travelers. So, discover that off-beat café or the underground jazz bar – whatever is your thing!

Rove encourages travel, instead of visiting destinations, and helps you share your experiences with the global travel community and connect with travelers who share the same interests as you.

According to Natarajan H K, “Like-mindedness will be a new dimension in the consumer internet world, and it will fundamentally change the way people consume and connect on the internet.” Natarajan is one of the co-founders of Glynk and leads the product at the company.

Rove is a product of Glynk, a social networking platform that connects like-minded people, has a million users from across the world. Glynk was founded by Natarajan H K, Kumar Anchal, and Niranjan Sukumaran who are alumni of IIT and NIT and have solid experience in building consumer internet products at organizations like Microsoft, Yahoo, and Akamai.

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