Rayka is the world’s first social recommendation platform for travel, where friends, travelers, and students can share their favorite places with one another. We’re all about personalized recommendations, rather than biased 1-5 star reviews from strangers: with Rayka, simply follow other travelers, peers, and friends to see their favorite places near and far! It’s the perfect way to find the best restaurants, bars, things to do, and more from the opinions of people who are like you and you find interesting. We’re changing the way people travel by letting them #exploresocially!
We’ve already partnered with some of the world’s top travelers and foodies who have great recommendations all around the globe! Follow them and easily discover hidden favorites, best kept secrets, and recommendations you can trust as you explore what’s nearby, or use their content to inspire your next trip!
RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT REVIEWS
**Discover the best places to go from people like you
**Follow only who you want to discover their recommendations, either nearby in a local city or as you travel.
**Paid rankings? Fake accounts? Biased content? Not on Rayka: with our platform, you control who you want to follow and what recommendations you want to see
LISTS OF FAVORITES
**Organize your posts for easy sharing by creating lists of favorites for anything, such as your favorite cities in Europe, favorite secluded beaches, top 5 bars in Nashville, top 7 local brunch spots, favorite new hotels in 2019...the options are endless!
**Want to discover the favorite towns of Sal Lavallo (the youngest person to visit every country in the world)? How about the top 10 favorite restaurants of one of the top food Instagram accounts? Only on Rayka is that possible!
**Rayka (which refers to the Icelandic word for “wander”) is all about making exploration more social - both nearby your location and on the go as you travel or plan for a trip.
**Grow your profile to showcase your travels and effortlessly share your recommendations with your friends the next time they ask you for suggestions.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
“"As the youngest person to have visited every country in the world, I am constantly asked for travel recommendations. Rayka fills the gap between social media platforms and review sites by letting users see recommendations from people they know and trust, which is such an improvement from having to rely on outdated 1-5 star reviews from strangers. I have no doubt that there is a need for this." -Sal Lavallo, youngest American to travel to every country in the world
“I’ve had a look at the app and I think it’s a fantastic idea. I love the thought of being able to get relevant recommendations when I travel from people like me. I often find sites like TripAdvisor often don’t list the type of restaurants and cafes that I’d like to go to. It would be great to have a profile on the site and share my own recommendations!” -Top Food Instagram Influencer
“The 5-star rating system is outdated. I am a Yelp Elite so I leave tons of reviews; but still constantly get asked for recommendations and it’s a bit cumbersome texting them my list. I would rather have an app that they can follow me on and look for my recommendations: Rayka finally solves that.” -Yelp Elite user
We are always looking for ways to help make the app better and help people more easily discover and share recommendations! Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
* enhancement: better image cropping UI
* enhancement: better adapt to image aspect ratio on display
* bugfix: map results when location specified is city, country
* bugfix: don't show distance filter when user specifies a city, country
* bugfix: compass on map modal location
* tweak: Add a List should show Add List view, not All Lists
Ratings and Reviews
Really great app!
As a college student, I'm personally very interested in studying abroad. However, the university I attend provides little to no helpful information for studying abroad in terms of the places you can stay, the restaurants, the bars, the museums, and etc. This apps provides all of the information that I would need to travel, and along with genuine reviews from others who have traveled there before, this makes it one of the best traveling apps I've used.
Although I realize the app is still in it's early versions it would be nice to see groups for colleges in the future, so that way you would be able to see where your friends or past classmates have studied abroad.
If you love travel, you'll love Rayka even more
Before I started using Rayka, I was studying abroad in Europe and traveled approximately every other weekend. Because I was unsure of how helpful other apps were, I asked my friends for their recommendations on places to go to. No more of that with Rayka, however: its platform gives you everything you need if you want to know the best places to go to in your destination. I know that whoever is reading this will love Rayka as much as I do!
Find places you ACTUALLY want to go!
Traveling to different cities in Europe is easy when you can arrive in a city, open Rayka, and immediately have a recommended list of interesting places to visit while in town. Plenty of large travel and review sites may have a larger user base, but given Rayka's reviews feel like they come from friends, I'm willing to try new places I probably wouldn't otherwise.
Thanks for making exploring abroad easy and fun!
- Wander Technologies LLC
- 30.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2017-2019 Wander Technologies Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.