LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - HipGeo (www.hipgeo.com), a Los Angeles-based developer of a location-aware platform that records and displays the places users go and how they get there, today announced a partnership with Vagabondish and their Travel Blogger program. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Vagabondish is a news website dedicated to offbeat travel news and advice.

HipGeo's Chief Product Guy, Richard Rygg considers the partnership a valuable one. "The Vagabondish readers are a great audience of active travelers who like to share tips and pictures with their fellow travelers from all over the world. HipGeo gives any active traveler an easy tool to create their own travel blog wherever they might find themselves. And, in the last three weeks HipGeo users posted from over 125 countries, and 4,800 cities."

Vagabondish's editor, Mike Richard says, "HipGeo is like a Twitter-Instagram-Tumblr app wrapped into one. I've seen a lot of travel apps and this is the first one I'm excited about. Along with HipGeo, we are looking forward to creating a community of Vagabondish travelers sharing their journeys together."

Users who download the free HipGeo (http://bit.ly/oQkCRd), enter the Hip Code Vagabondish, and actively post to their blog are automatically entered to win:

  • $50 Amazon gift certificate each week for the best post in the Vagabondish Hip Group plus,
  • $100 Amazon gift certificate for the best blog post in the Vagabondish Hip Group in the month of February,
  • A Grand prize of an Apple Gift Card in the amount equivalent for an iPad2 for the best HipGeo blog in February.

The HipGeo application has a specific feature for Vagabondish.com users. Using real-time GPS, Vagabondish users can upload their pictures into a single photo pool to share with other Vagabondish members.

About HipGeo

HipGeo (www.hipgeo.com) is a Los Angeles-based developer of a location-aware website and smartphone apps that automatically create a record of the places users go. APIs are open to third-party developers. The company was funded in May 2011, and its latest iPhone app was released on January 9th, 2012. The lead investor in HipGeo is Morado Venture Partners, a seed-stage fund run by former Yahoo! executives Ash Patel and Michael Marquez; other investors include Galen Buckwalter, former chief scientist of eHarmony, and prominent San Diego-based angel investor Robert Bingham.

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