The Kamino walking tour app launches a new, updated version of their mobile app and website, promising an enhanced travel experience for users

San Diego, CA – January 13, 2015 – Kamino Labs, the travel and urban exploration planning company, focused on changing the way people interact with cities through the use of mobile technology, rolls out a new version of their app and website with new and updated features, just in time for the new year.Kamino

Created by explorers, the Kamino walking tour app is the ultimate way for locals and tourists to embark on an urban adventure. With Kamino explorers can unlock an authentic city experience, fully equipped with user-generated information like detailed area descriptions, photos, GPS enabled maps, and recommendations from travel experts and locals. Currently, there are walking tours in over 90 cities around the world, providing fun things to do in each one.

The Kamino mobile app has been reinvented for 2015, making exploring cities around the world, easier than ever. With an all new look and feel, Kamino is also adding some new features to make exploring fun and convenient. Kamino now offers customized walking tours with suggestions from Kamino, so users can create their very own, unique tour—coming soon, Uber Integration, allowing users to call an Uber car directly from the Kamino app.

Kamino has also redesigned their website to help travelers find the best experience from planning to doing. The website has been augmented to provide tools for inspiration, planning and booking, like walking tour searches and featured blog posts, and will even offer travel booking to help streamline travel plans.

The new Kamino Experts Program showcases the most experienced travel experts, putting them front and center, while the city pages aggregate all the walking tours, posts and information so users can plan the best travel experience ever.

Kamino has also launched B2B services, including the Kamino API for travel brands that want to enhance existing websites and mobile apps.

One of the coolest additions to Kamino for the New Year is the White Label App Program for travel brands, allowing those brands and even travel experts to create their very own travel app powered by the Kamino platform. This program will allow users and guests to follow curated, walkable itineraries that ensure a positive experience and drive brand loyalty.

To kick off the launch of the new and improved Kamino app and platform, Kamino will be running a promotional contest for travel bloggers and writers to have a chance at winning their very own White Label app, in addition to other prizes for them and their readers, like an iPhone 6 and Amazon gift cards.

Travel bloggers and writers are invited to participate in this contest starting today, January 13, through January 23, 2015, based on creating best original travel recommendations in the form of walking tours within Kamino. Contestants are asked to sign into Kamino and create unique content in the form of walking tours. Once all participants have completed their walking tours and written content, they are asked to post an announcement/article along with a widget to their website or blog. From January 24-February 6, participants are to encourage readers, followers, friends and family to go onto the Kamino website or app to save/favorite the walking tour they created. The contestant with the most amount of saved “favorited walking tours” will win first prize. Second and third place prizes will also be given. Please note: voters must sign into Kamino in order to save/favorite walking tours.

Participants in the contest will be considered for the Kamino Expert Program, provided they meet Kamino guidelines and standards, usually by invitation only. The Kamino Expert Program allows writers to use the Kamino platform to showcase their travel brand, by increasing engagement and visibility as a travel industry leader with content marketing designed to complement existing communication platforms. In addition, it will allow writers to cross promote their travel brand to increase awareness and visibility within the industry, build customer engagement, create customized walking tours and drive awareness of their website, travel content and social media with customized profile, accessible contact information, and RSS feed from personal blog/website.

For more information on the contest and to see the full rules and regulations, go to: http://www.gokamino.com/contest012015.php

This year, Kamino promises and delivers a unique travel experience for its users, allowing them to explore international cities or their own backyards.

For more information on Kamino go to: https://www.gokamino.com/

Or download the app at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kamino/id697881464

About Kamino
In 2012, Kamino Labs was founded in San Diego, Calif. as a travel planning and urban exploration company, developed to change the way people interact with cities through the use of mobile technology. Created by an eclectic group of travel enthusiasts, with an unyielding passion for exploring and discovering cities, Kamino provides tools and services to experience the urban landscape in an authentic way. Through the use of the latest technologies, Kamino’s interactive travel platform reinvents the walking tour into actionable content marketing to enrich the travel experience, promote tourism and drive customer care. For more information about Kamino Labs please visit www.GoKamino.com, or join them on Facebook and Twitter at @KaminoLabs.

Contact:
Jennifer Krosche
Appency for Kamino
516-353-6552
jennifer@appency.com

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

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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 http://www.GoKamino.com, meet the co-founders in the Startup Alley, and join them on Facebook and Twitter at @KaminoLabs.

ABOUT KAMINO:
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 http://www.GoKamino.com, or join them on Facebook and Twitter at @KaminoLabs.

ABOUT TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT:
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.