AllTrails is the Yelp for people who enjoy the outdoors. You know, hiking, skiing, camping, all that stuff. They’re building up a database of all the best stuff to do in the wild with a major focus on trails right now. So far, they have over 42,000 trails around the world in their database. And they have some 19,000 reviews about those trails.
The service has been up and running for a few months now with a website, but the next component they’re working on is the mobile experience. An iPhone app is currently in beta testing, with an Android app coming soon after that. The idea here is that you’d be able to take all the information you want about a trail on the go so you can see it when you’re actually on that trail.
And if you don’t have a connection out in the wilderness (or in San Francisco for that matter if you’re on the iPhone), the app stores all the data it needs locally so you can have it all on you. And even if the data connection isn’t working, the GPS likely will be, so you can still follow a map of your trail.
The service has some 27,000 registered users so far who have logged over 94,000 miles with the mobile app in limited testing.
AllTrails is one of eight start-ups being financed by AngelPad, a new incubator started by a group of seven ex-Googlers.