Gelpme is a travel website that helps users ask direct questions and receive answers. The user begins by entering a destination that they plan to visit and have questions about. Gelpme taps into the knowledge of real travelers who have actually been to the location to provide hints, advice and information. The user can also share their personal travel experiences with the community to help others find the best sightseeing locations, attractions and more. Marking a new visited destination opens it for the community. Gelpme currently lists an average response time of two hours and 45 minutes. In less than three hours users can receive honest responses from individuals who have actually experienced the location they are asking about.
Gelpme was founded in 2011. The website was created to act as a platform for user with questions and information about various destinations all over the world. The current version makes it easy for users to get advice, hints and suggestions before making travel plans, usually in less than a few hours. The service isn’t hugely popular but offers a unique avenue of research for users who plan on traveling.
Many websites are available that provide detailed travel information to users. Most of this is relatively easy to find and includes very general or basic facts. Gelpme lets users receive specific information and detailed responses by asking direct questions and receiving responses from travelers who have actually experienced a location. The user can receive unique hints, advice and other information to help them plan their trip effectively.
Gelpme has an organized, relaxed feel to it that user do not always see on travel websites. Rather than pack every inch of real estate with ads, links and images of faraway places, Gelpme gives the user a plain white background. The purple, orange and yellow color scheme adds plenty of flavor to keep the design interesting without crowding the user’s ability to think and participate. Gelpme manages to combine practical, professional and pretty design elements into one website.
A new user can join the Gelpme community by clicking the yellow “Sign Up to Join” button on the homepage. A blue button is also available for users who prefer to sign up with their Facebook account. Those who go the traditional route are presented with a bright yellow registration form that asks for a full name, email address and password. The next page advises the user that they must check their email inbox for a confirmation message. This must be accessed before logging in.
Gelpme is available to all users at no cost. There are no purchase requirements and the user doesn’t have to buy a subscription. This is a good thing because Gelpme relies heavily on user participation. Without the user, there would be no new destinations covered, no one to ask questions and no one to respond to those questions. The free price is just right for the number of features that the user receives access to.
Gelpme is a helpful travel resource for anyone who has specific questions about their next trip or vacation. The website is also an interesting place for users who have traveled and would like to share their personal experiences. Users can ask for and provide advice, hints and tips about their favorite destinations. The application is user friendly and offers a little more appeal for users who have a Facebook profile they are willing to connect to.