Mobile Travel App WINGiT Launches in Cities Across The United States

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Improvise Like a Local to Find the Coolest Insider Events: How a French App Start-Up Has Partnered With Uber to Conquer the World. App Plans to go Live in 200 Cities by the end of 2016

The last couple of years, we could see a shift in urban travelers’ expectations: they now want to experience a city like a local and no longer like a tourist.

WINGiT is landing in cities across the United States and Canada. The urban travel app that allows visitors and locals alike to find the coolest things to do in one click is coming to the most happening cities across North America.

Travelers using the app can spontaneously discover what's going on without needing to plan or look like a tourist.

It might be a gig in one hour’s time at the Hollywood Bowl or starting in 10 minutes at Boston's Royale Nightclub, a gallery opening in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, a book signing in Greenwich Village, a street art live performance at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco or free cocktails in the bar next door on the Las Vegas Strip, WINGiT will find it.

The start-up’s launch in cities across the U.S. follows a major improvement version of its algorithm that enables it to offer in one click and at no cost its last-minute events service all over the world. Billions of social media posts  are filtered to catch only the coolest insider events going on around the city. The app then relays exactly how far they are away and offers the option of booking an Uber if it’s too far to walk.

By the end of the year, WINGiT will have opened in more than 200 cities, making it one of the very few mobile apps to be global, like Uber.

WINGiT has partnered with Uber, which is incorporated into the app.

“Because we remove all geographical constraints, we are about to demonstrate that this business is really scalable and profitable. Many have tried before us, without succeeding,” says CEO Alban Sayag.

"The last couple of years, we could see a shift in urban travelers’ expectations: they now want to experience a city like a local and no longer like a tourist. On the other hand, the travel content providers have not really followed the path. Most of the Apps, websites, and other digital channels still provide extensive but typical “tourists” type of content," he added. "If you want to know about the “off the radar” events, about what really makes the “heart” of a city, you need to listen to what the locals are talking about. And nowadays, people talk on social networks. We therefore had to develop a technology detecting the most talked about events on social networks, fetching the information directly from the source, i.e. the locals."

Starting in Los Angeles and San Francisco at the beginning of November, WINGiT is now live in Las Vegas, Boston, Orlando, Miami and NY as well as Tel Aviv and cities across France and the United Kingdom.

ABOUT: WINGiT announces a major breakthrough in its technology that analyses in real time public conversations on social networking sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, MeetUp, Google+). Its algorithm uses advanced techniques of semantic analysis, data matching and data modeling, in a big data constraining environment.

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