Mobile startup Kamino reinvents the walking tour with user-generated hikes in cities around the world.


New York City, NY, May 5, 2014 — Don’t just live in your city — explore it! The iOS mobile startup Kamino is redefining how to become an urban explorer in a battle to be named the best startup at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014. Developed by co-founders Louis P. Huynh and Roger Obando, Kamino has been recognized across the globe for inspiring locals and tourists to get out of their cars and embark on urban adventures on foot.

Kamino, recently named “Best of Show” at the 2014 Macworld/iWorld conference in San Francisco, makes it easy for users to enjoy an authentic city experience by simply following (or creating) a walkable playlist, or “urban hike”. Each hike features recommendations from travel experts, user-generated content from other Kamino users, photos, and an easy-to-follow GPS enabled map, for an inside look at the special places that make a city unique. Kamino is heavily integrated with social media as well, and in their latest update, provides users with the functionality to connect to the Kamino community via email or Facebook.

“Exhibiting at TechCrunch Disrupt and participating in Startup Alley has been a Kamino goal since day one,” says Louis P. Huynh, Kamino Co-Founder and President. “Seeing that goal met is a huge milestone for our team and we are excited for the opportunity to share Kamino’s mission with Disrupt attendees.”

Features of Kamino include:

  • Hikes on the fly: Find awesome new spots to explore wherever you are.
  • Expert recommendations: Get insights from travel experts and local gurus on the best hikes in town.
  • Local treasures and hidden gems: Discover what you may have missed in your own backyard.
  • GPS-guided hikes: Never get lost! A built-in GPS system will always get you to your destination.
  • Hikes tailored to your interests: Find out if a hike is dog-friendly, good for kids, or great for a night out with friends.
  • Recommendations: Add tips as you go or when you arrive at your final destination.
  • Create your own hikes: Share your favorite places with friends, family, and your Kamino community!

Kamino is available now for free on the iTunes App Store. For more information visit, meet the co-founders in the Startup Alley, and join them on Facebook and Twitter at @KaminoLabs.

Kamino Labs, a travel and urban exploration planning company, was developed to change the way people interact with cities through the use of mobile technology. Established by an eclectic group of travel enthusiasts with an unyielding passion for exploring and discovering cites, the company is founded on the belief of experiencing cities in an authentic way. With the launch of their first mobile application, Kamino reinvents the walking tour as the ultimate social discovery engine for urban explorers. For more information about Kamino Labs please visit, or join them on Facebook and Twitter at @KaminoLabs.

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 is TechCrunch’s fifth annual conference in New York City. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where some 30 new companies will launch for the first time onstage, selected to present from numerous applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is May 5-7, 2014 at the Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street (at 8th Ave.) Manhattan.

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