Since 2014 we at Traipse have been working with local partners to develop and deploy gamified walking tours in historic business districts and other local cultural destinations such as museums, hotels, and campuses.
Along the way as Traipse grew we had many interactions with locally-owned small businesses. We also got to know even better the local tourism agencies and business development organizations that support them. We quickly learned that those organizations have few effective or quantifiable tools at their disposal, and that we could fill that need.
We’ve always planned to build an incentive mechanism within the Traipse app to reward users and content creators, but hadn’t yet been able to implement that system. Meanwhile, one of our local partners came to us asking for help to improve their downtown gift card and small business discount program. As we discussed their needs and began speaking with other clients about what we were working on, the unbridled enthusiasm we received in response to the project made us realize that we had just discovered a large, untapped opportunity.
To that end, we've begun building our My Local Token platform, and are seeking investors to help us launch it.