Campus Party Berlin attracts a whole range of attendees, designers, artists, developers. It is a melting pot of creativity but its also a fantastic networking opportunity for startups, we sat down with three to find out more about them.
Tak Lo from The TravelSt, is passionate about entrepreneurism, helping army veterans find new career options and making your travel plans simple, collaborative and more enjoyable.
TheTravelSt seeks to help improve your travel experience by creating a single place where you can collate all the restaurants, sites and places of interest that you want to visit (think Pinterest but deeper). What is interesting is the way that they have integrated social into it, meaning that you can help your friends in a more practical way. Rather than just suggesting “Hey go to this restaurant” and attaching a link, you can share it from your TravelSt travel inspirations and because each item is geotagged you can quickly build up an online map of what to do and where to go (and vice versa) and easily add hotels near the items of your itinerary. The TravelSt sounds like an interesting solution to the the often difficult process of planning your trip, we’re looking forward to checking it out when in launches in a couple of months.
WebConverger provides Operating systems for web friendly kiosks that enable companies to create eye catching content in the street or in the office. They have created a streamlined unix based operating system that automatically boots into a web browser that clients can use to present their content. If you have walked around Liverpool Street station in London you may have seen their technology being used to display financial data on the sides of binsConceived in 2007, founder Kai Hendry has been bootstrapping until bagging a large client early this year enabling them to go full time. The computer based information display board industry is ripe for disruption, WebConverger offers an interesting idea and we hope to see more of their work in the future
Our final startup of the this morning is TranslateKarate, apps are now a global market, but often developers speak only one or two languages, severely limiting the countries they can access. Localisation is often time intensive and costly, two things which most startups can afford. TranslateKarate aim is to help streamline this process to make sure you can access as many countries as possible! It enables you to add your content to be translated (XML, iOS strings etc), manage the translation requests and via the Nativy API request translators. Localisation is a key requirement for developers, one which does not get enough focus, but with serivces like Translate Karate hopefully this will begin to change.