A new travel app has been released by Microsoft, called Outings, for iOS and Android. The app, which was created by the Microsoft Garage Project, curates travel-specific content and images to assist users in finding potential travel destinations.
“Whether you’re looking for a fun hike near town or planning your next vacation destination, often the hardest part of travel is just figuring out where to go,” writes Lainie Huston on the Microsoft Garage blog. “Outings makes it easier by presenting inspiration for your next adventure, curating high quality travel blogs and beautiful images to show the information — and sneak peek — you need to pick where to go.”
Microsoft says that the app includes a “Discover” feed listing US locations, and a “Nearby” feed that surfaces content related to local sites. Users have the ability to keep track of places they’be traveled. They can even save and share places with contacts.
“We look forward to users’ feedback from our launch, and we plan to actively respond to them and add several new features in the coming months,” says Microsoft Garage program manager Vimal Kocherla.
According to Microsoft, it is even open to partnering with travel and local content providers that want to promote their content within the app.