The Cologne-based startup camparound has now also released its free camping app of the same name to Android users.
Cologne, 26 July 2017 – The company, founded in 2016, released its digital travel guide for the iPhone back in January of this year. Thanks to diverse filters that can be applied to over 2,500 campsites in 14 European countries, travellers can use the app to select the campsite that fits them perfectly. In addition to campsites, the app displays more than 32,000 leisure activities, including hiking and cycling paths as well as more than 25,000 hotspots and sightseeing attractions that can be found near the sites. Making the free app available for Android users was the logical next step for CEO Nico Ries: “Android was never just an option for us — it was set in stone from the very beginning.”
Search. Find. Discover.
Since the first release in January, the app has been updated extensively and has been optically improved. The clear layout, the increased search speed and the user-friendly experience have all been brought over to the Android version. Since the start, the app has added another 1,500 campsites, which are all researched and described by camparounds own editorial staff. The editors also write up exclusive tips for leisure activities at the hottest campsites, which are designed to inspire travellers. Photographers make sure that campers can take a good look at the campsites before they get there; professional photos and 360° images are available for many of the sites.
camparound lives digitally
camparound sees the release of the free Android version of their app as another milestone in the digitisation of camping holidays. “Were campers at heart, but were also digital at heart. Thats what makes us so unique,” says Ries. In addition to classic support via email and phone, the company can also be reached via Facebook Messenger.
Digitising the camping world – cooperatively!
In collaboration with the Federal Association of the Camping Economy in Germany (BVCD e.V.) and Max Camping, camparound is also currently working on a solution for booking campsites. Online booking has been established for hotels and holiday apartments for a while now, and in that regard, the camping sector needs to catch up. Thats precisely the issue the Cologners want to tackle, and they hope to foster this with the help of cooperative teamwork between their company and campsite operators. With all the effort being put into digitising, one thing is already clear: building bridges is key. “If you want to go quickly, you go alone. But if you want to go far, you go with others,” Ries says.