Strol is all about making the most of your time while experiencing a city—but you don’t have to jet off to some exotic location to discover new and exciting places.
In fact, your own backyard can be one of the greatest sources of pleasure and delight when you use the Strol app. By using Strol to “discover” your own city, you’ll find hidden gems you might never have known existed, from quaint eateries to unique museums and picturesque streets off your beaten path.
You’ll also contribute to creating the Strol city guide for your locale, helping others discover your favorite haunts and showing visitors what makes your city so lovable and livable.
How it works
Strol prides itself on providing users with the most interesting, entertaining and beautiful routes in any given place around the world. To do this, we rely on the collective effort of the crowd to help build our Strol worldwide city index.
For example, a visitor from Spain might use the Strol app as he explores Manhattan for the first time. When he discovers a noteworthy landmark or attraction that’s not already in the Strol database, he can add it to our ever-growing library for others to find and enjoy. All it takes to snap a photo or two and type in name. The location will already be marked on the map.
On the other side of the coin, a Manhattan local might ditch her normal subway ride in favor of discovering a new route on foot using Strol; in turn, she’ll see more of the city than just New York Public Library and Grand Central Station on her typical commute. And, she can add photos of her favorite or newly discovered places to Strol.
In this way, both tourists and locals team up to create a crowdsourced road map of the city’s intricacies, bumping up their respective city’s rank along the way. Every time a user likes, photographs or comments on a landmark it receives points increasing its level prominence.
Rep your city
Here in the U.S., nothing is quite as entertaining as listening to an east-coaster and a west-coaster duke it out in a verbal tennis match over which side of the country reigns supreme. It’s all in good fun, of course, with each party drawing on his or her passions to support their case.
“You just can’t beat the San Diego beaches,” the west-coaster will assert.
“Maybe, but Washington, D.C. has a more storied history than anywhere else,” retorts the east-coast native.
And on it goes. All the while, the listener discovers new things to learn about and love in each arguer’s hometown.
Strol works in the same way. Each user has the unique ability to build a case for his or her city, putting it on the map and convincing the rest of us why it’s worthy of discovering.
Join the fun
Enough talk—start discovering your town and add it to the Strol city index today. Here’s how:
- Install the Strol app for free for iPhone or Android.
- Create a route to a new destination or a tour that returns you to your starting point.
- Go for a walk with the route loaded by Strol. As you pass a landmark, snap a photo or like it – the landmark will receive points. Or add a new landmark if you see something worth seeing.
- The more points your city’s landmarks receive, the higher the city ranks within Strol (getting noticed by more people!).
- When you complete your route, you rack up achievements like landmarks seen and distance walked.
We believe every city offers interesting things to see, local culture to experience and character to discover. Discover it with Strol, so others can enjoy it, too!