SPOT Adventures - the New Social Hub for Outdoor Enthusiasts
SPOTadventures.com Gains Momentum Offering Integrated Web Applications for Easy Sharing of Outdoor Trips and Experiences Online
MILPITAS, CA (September 30) – SPOT LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) today announced that its SPOTadventures.com a new social website dedicated to the growing SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ user community is gaining momentum. Launched in April, www.SPOTadventures.com offers outdoor enthusiasts and trip-goers a free, interactive way to enhance their adventures online while sharing their experiences with others.
Providing users of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger a fun and simple way to upload, display and manage their location-based data, SPOTadventures.com has grown rapidly and now hosts thousands of posted adventures from around the world including hiking trips, motorcycle rides, kayak and canoe outings, mountain biking, sailing expeditions and family vacations.
Easy-to-use site features provide a variety of ways to enhance one’s vacation, trip or outing. Each user has a custom profile which contains a live-feed on Google Maps™ for displaying route waypoints. Users can turn their waypoints into “Adventures” by uploading geo-tagged pictures and writing a trip blog or allow friends to comment on recent trips. Each SPOT adventure can be saved and archived for later reference as one’s own personal online adventure diary. Integration of the latest social network tools, allows users to instantly exchange information with other sites including Facebook, Twitter, Digg and Flickr.
“Today’s society is embracing new geo-location applications and people are enjoying innovative ways to connect with each other while pursuing their passions,” said Darren Bassel, Director of Global Marketing, SPOT LLC. “The SPOT Messenger is the ideal device for sending location-based information live as it happens from around town or the remote backcountry without the limitations of cellular. The SPOT Adventures community provides our active users a place to tell their stories in colorful and interesting ways and share their experiences with people who enjoy common interests and activities.”
Visitors to SPOTadventures.com can search by most popular adventures such as a recent 4,938 mile motorcycle ride “North to Alaska and Back in 7 days” or survival expert Les Stroud’s recent on-location episode in Australia.
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger is a portable, hand-held device that allows people to send location-based messages using satellite communications The SPOT Messenger has been embraced by outdoor enthusiasts around the world including hikers, boaters, pilots, skiers, world travelers, families on the road and remote workers.