Atly, a user-generated social mapping platform transforming location-based knowledge sharing, has launched its innovative ‘Ask Around’ tool. This latest addition to the Atly app empowers influencers to seamlessly collect recommendations for places and experiences from their followers on a map. This feature enables influencers to rapidly expand their topic-based maps and effortlessly share these valuable community insights with their social media audience.
Influencers are highly sought-after for their unique insights and their ability to tap into the collective wisdom of their followers. However, the process of gathering and sharing location-based recommendations can be arduous. Currently, influencers must manually sift through comments and direct messages to collect information, then create a resource—such as a social media post, story, or external blog post—to relay and convert this information into actionable insights. This method is not only time-consuming but also lacks the tools to effectively organize and share the collected data.
The ‘Ask Around’ tool tackles these challenges head-on by automatically integrating location-based recommendations from social media users onto an influencer’s map. Influencers share a personalized link, allowing their followers to submit recommendations without leaving the app. These suggested locations are then seamlessly added to the influencer’s Atly map, significantly expanding the points of interest and providing an additional resource for sharing information. This innovative approach equips influencers with robust datasets generated in shorter timeframes, enriching the influencer-follower interaction by offering users added value through comprehensive maps sourced from like-minded individuals.
Uriel Maslansky, CEO and Co-Founder of Atly, commented on this groundbreaking development, stating, “The traditional interaction between influencers and followers lacks the essential element of collaboration. Therefore, we’ve introduced a tool that allows influencers to collect recommendations from their followers in a simple and efficient manner. With ‘Ask Around,’ Atly is advancing influencer engagement through social mapping, offering influencers and their followers a powerful tool that not only enhances their interaction but also generates more comprehensive maps than ever before. We are excited to see how influencers and social media users will creatively utilize this tool, as we continue to harness the collective wisdom of the community and transform it into actionable insights for people worldwide.”
By facilitating the rapid accumulation of data from thousands of followers, Atly’s ‘Ask Around’ tool can compile substantial amounts of valuable location-based recommendations that would have taken weeks, months, or even years to amass previously. This wealth of information enables the quick creation of comprehensive and detailed maps, offering an unprecedented opportunity to easily chart anything from hidden city gems to trending food spots or travel destinations.
Joshua Kaufman, Co-Founder at Atly, highlighted the potential of this new tool, stating, “Influencers using ‘Ask Around’ can now gather highly focused and complete datasets that were previously unavailable, potentially outpacing existing, dedicated interest-specific platforms and apps. Whether it’s maps featuring the top gluten-free spots or must-see sights in a vacation destination, this new dimension of interactivity generates a large volume of shared points of interest and reviews nearly instantly, creating community-centered maps that enrich the experiences of both influencers and followers on the Atly platform and in real life.”
Lauren Murawski, the Instagram creator behind @eat.glutenfreewithme, praised the ‘Ask Around’ feature, saying, “The Ask Around feature is hands down one of my favorite features of the Gluten Free Eats map. It makes it so easy to gather community knowledge. I love to use the feature when I travel, so that I have a list of options right when I arrive in a new city. Because who knows a city better than the people who live in it and eat there regularly? It’s the best way to find the best hidden gluten-free gems.”
To explore the ‘Ask Around’ tool and experience the Atly app, users can download it from the App Store or Google Play Store here.
Atly is a dedicated social mapping platform designed to facilitate the discovery of places and activities. The Tel Aviv and New York-based company is committed to enhancing location-based knowledge sharing by enabling users to create map-based communities with like-minded individuals who share their interests and passions. With over 7,000 communities worldwide, Atly’s collaborative app combines the visual appeal of mapping with the niche-specific focus of online forums and interest groups, all while leveraging the insights of social media communities.
This article was written by AI and edited by Bill Hartzer.