Catch Us on the Flypside

Bus2alps is so excited about our partnership with the new app Flypside! This app helps you to meet people before even arriving in a new location by creating a forward-facing timeline. 

Flyp. /flip/ (noun). A geo-temporal post on a forward-facing timeline (Flypstream) that communicates where you will be, when and what you want to do when you get there; (verb) The act of posting a Flyp. As in “I’m heading to Coachella next month and I’m going to Flyp it.” (See also Flypper, Flypped, Flypping, Flypping Out, Flypping off, etc.)

That’s the formal way we define a Flyp. But all told, a Flyp is nothing short of a new way to think about and share your future. And yes, that’s a double (triple?) entendre. By “share,” we mean it literally, as in a way to tell others where you’re going to be and when. But we’re also referring to sharing experiences once we meet, whether it’s one-on-one or in groups. And finally, we’re alluding to the biggest picture of all – how we as a culture think about our common future and find ways to interact to make the world a better place.

Big stuff? Yes it is. So let’s bring it back down to earth. Here’s what a Flyp looks like.


As you can see,it has some specific information on it. First, there’s you (in the circle up top, because it’s always about you, isn’t it?). Then there’s where you’re going (words and a picture, so everyone’s clear). There’s a date too, of course. And now that we got the who, where and when covered, what about what, you ask? We’re on it: there’s also a few words in there about what you want to do when you get where you’re going (140 characters max, including hashtags. Hmm. Wonder what you can do with this information?). The rest you probably recognize. Likes, comments, the normal social media fixings that you’re already used to.

As you can imagine, there’s all kinds of things you can do with such a simple but profoundly informative bit of information – and we’ll be explaining a lot more about this in future posts. For now, imagine what you can do by sharing this information on a forward-facing timeline. Imagine if others who will be in the same place at the same time – family, friends, friends of friends, others who share your interests or affiliations – could see these “posts.” Imagine if you could see theirs? As you can imagine, the use cases are endless.

To find out more about Flypside, visit The free app is also available in the App Store and at Google Play.

This blog was originally published on Flypside.

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