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Travel app another Oxford alumnus success story


Department of Computer Science alumnus Son ‘Sean’ Pham is one of the founders of Esplorio, a tech start-up which is beginning to make name for itself in the travel app market.

The Esplorio iOS app lets travellers automatically check in to favourite places, map out routes via GPS, and upload photos in order to create a digital travel journal.

Co-founder Essa Saulat explains, ‘Our app doesn’t require roaming data to record journeys, so users can travel the world without having to worry about racking up roaming charges. We want people to enjoy their travels, so instead of them having to manually log their journey, Esplorio automatically checks you in at each place you visit.’

The company was founded six months ago and received funding from several sources, including the University of Oxford Software incubator, the European Space Agency Business Incubator, and the London TravelTech lab.