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MappTrek Mobile Application

Mapptrek is a New, Exciting spatial social networking App designed to enable its users to share information and events.

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About the Project

Mapptrek is a New, Exciting spatial social networking App designed to enable its users to share information and events using a geospatial platform while integrating other social media data. With Mapptrek, you can keep track of all the places you have been by organizing them on a spatial timeline. You can now store pictures, videos, posts, and more within a location on your customizable map utilizing a Geocaching application on your smart phone. The data will maintain spatial integrity. You can view other friend's maps and see where people are "trekking" It is an ideal tool for people with active lifestyles, especially people with followers. You can share future events, upcoming shows, and past scores at competitions. By simply clicking on a geotagged event all the relevant information becomes available. You can easily upload and share your treks and compare your maps with others. With Mapptrek there is no more sifting through piles of tabular data in a linear feed of lost posts, everything is laid out in front of you. We are leading the way in the spatial revolution. At Mapptrek it is our number one goal to provide a robust interactive platform, which is both intuitive and dynamic. We feel that every person has a story to tell and needs a our platform to store and share their memories. Mapptrek is the future of social networking.

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  • Founder: Travis Thompson
  • Company: Mapptrek
  • Goal: $10,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $500.00
  • Campaign Ended On: August 23, 2017
  • Delivery Date: August 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    "you can keep track of all the places you have been by organizing them on a spatial timeline"

  • Reality:

    The technology exists for this to be possible. In fact, this already occurs on multiple social media platforms as well as other apps on most phones.

Something To Think About

If this is a social media that is oppositional to most social media platforms, consider that this function is already utilized by existing social media entities.

  • Claim:

    "You can now store pictures, videos, posts, and more within a location on your customizable map utilizing a Geocaching application on your smart phone."

  • Reality:

    This again, is an existing tech that allows for this to function properly.

  • Claim:

    A recent Princeton University study revealed that Facebook is going to lose a majority of its user base in the next 3 years.

  • Reality:

    The "recent" Princeton University study on Facebook was concluded in 2014. The majority of users who were expected to leave Facebook, were to have left in the year 2017. Which you can see with this link, that the users have actually increased. ( https://zephoria.com/top-15-valuable-facebook-statistics/ ) You can also see the Princeton study here. ( https://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.4208v1.pdf )

Bottom Line

MappTrek is designed to disrupt the social media inudstry, with a valid reason to do so. The theory is sound in what MappTrek is attempting to do, however, it is the possibility of success that is in question. Consider the fact that backing this project at the $200 level only rewards you with 2 tshirts and a pen. The statistics are dated, the idea is solid, yet the working prototypes and examples of how MappTrek will achieve what they are claiming to achieve are seemingly absent.

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