Lonely Planet’s Trips App

Available now on iPhone (and soon on Android), Lonely Planet’s new Trips app is a crowd-sourced travel guide—not by editors and journalists but by regular travelers who want to share their pics and tips. With a focus on sharing photos, the app also includes text and maps—making it incredibly easy to use and just as easy to add to. But CEO Daniel Houghton says they’re not expecting to take-over from Instagram, “We built functionality in Trips so you can link back to your Instagram and show those photos… Instead of posting one photo or blowing up your Instagram feed with 10 in a row you can do a gallery or write your own magazine-style travel story.” Read more at Engadget.