Introducing Gather: Plan trips with friends

Eric Campbell
Jun 18, 2019 · 4 min read

Eric Campbell

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Gather logo

Gather is a social app that makes it easy to plan and (soon) book trips with friends and family. If you’ve ever been on a long email or text chain to plan/coordinate a bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday trip, family trip, or a vacation, then you know how much of a mess it can be.

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Ditch the long email chains, text chains, and spreadsheets

Gather’s initial focus is to greatly simplify and improve the experience for both the coordinator and the participants of a group trip. We are solving the pain points from a social/group perspective, which provides a unique solution on the market.

What can you do with Gather?

Gather makes it easy to add friends & family to your trip, regardless of whether they have the app installed or not. If you aren’t sure where you’re heading, or which dates you’re going, you can create a poll to coordinate available dates with everyone on the trip.

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Gather Trip Creation Process
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Gather keeps all your trip data in one place, easily accessible by every friend or family member on your trip.

Every trip participant can collaborate and share information.

Inviting more friends to the trip is incredibly easy — if they don’t already have the Gather app, they’ll get an invitation by SMS or Email with details on the trip, an ability to RSVP, and instructions to download the iOS or Android app if they want the full experience.

When they install the app and create an account, they’ll automatically be added to the trip.

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Gather automatically creates a group chat for all of the participants in the trip. Now you can put a name and a face to your friend’s high-school buddies who are on the bachelor party trip, without adding every single person to your phone contacts.

The group chat allows you to share text messages, giphys, pictures, videos, and real-time locations with the group you’re traveling with.

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Keeping track of who paid for what while you’re traveling is an annoying process.

Gather makes it easy to keep track of individual expenses as they occur. At the end of the trip, the app will tally up all the expenses from everyone and you can settle up with one tap via Venmo.

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Reserve a Top Golf table, or book a dinner reservation for the group — Gather makes it easy to plan the entire agenda for your trip.

Every person on the trip can see the whole agenda, from the moment people start arriving, to the moment they head home.

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Not sure which dates work for the group? Create a poll to decide!

With Gather, it’s easy to create a poll for dates, restaurants, trip participants, or any creative use you can think of!

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Share flight confirmations with the group and see which flight everyone is on, which seats they’re in, and when they land.

Gather creates a custom email address for each trip that you can forward flight confirmation emails to — we’ll parse the data and add it to your itinerary for you.

Share VRBO, Airbnb, and Hotel confirmations with the group — if there are special instructions to enter the property, easily share it with the group.

Gather creates a custom email address for each trip that you can forward accommodation confirmation emails to — we’ll parse the data and add it to your itinerary for you.

There are a ton of planned features and improvements we’ll be pushing out in the very near future. If you have any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you: info@letsgatherup.com.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s Gather Up!

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Download the Gather iOS application
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Download the Gather Android application

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