German start-up plecys launches first social network based on places

Munich-based start-up pleycs has announced the launch of its location-based social network platform The free website enables users to network worldwide, with regard to places of interest or places already visited.

Travelling to new places, working, or even living abroad involve many uncertainties. It is always great to have a contact on the ground that can help with suggestions and insider’s tips. pleycs makes these connections happen, the company said in a press release.

Access to photos and information about places of interest make it fun to explore new destinations. The experiences of the user can also be collected and made accessible, through photos and also through a personal map where users can add places they have already visited.

“The website is perfect for a number of people: digital nomads can exchange information about the coolest places in the world; backpackers can share where they are and help others finding the best places and deals; campers can find interesting places in their destination; photographers can find extraordinary places and share their best pictures; au pairs can contact other colleagues already leaving in their destinations while planning their trip; travel bloggers can share their stories and the places they have visited; pilots and stewardesses can show where they have been; students can find the perfect country for a guest semester etc,” plecys says in its release.

“To be able to connect people worldwide to my favourite places has fascinated me,” says Martin Bauer, Founder and CEO, pleycs, his fifth digital company. “I am pleased to be able to launch pleycs. We will consistently continue developing the functionalities of the app, bearing in mind that simplicity is very important to me. But our first goal now is to convince users worldwide to join us on pleycs.”

“Here at pleycs, we strongly believe, especially in these trying times, that it is really important to get to know foreign places, people and cultures,” says Martin Bauer. “This helps to break down prejudices, to foster understanding, and also to create conditions for real global cooperation.”