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Wave Application meeting friends

Why Wave is way cooler than the rest?

Technology is evolving super fast, sometimes it’s even scary how fast, right? We use technology basically to make our lives easier. It’s amazing how almost all our daily life is resolved by it but we still keep on calling and texting when we need to find somebody…which is more or less a daily task. We noticed there was no real solution in location app market, it was huge but orphan – so we decided to develop one and and make it a damn good, too.

So this is why Wave was created. Today, with 7 million downloads, it keeps on making it easy and fun to find your friends by sharing your live location on a map only with who you choose, when you choose. We have already facilitated 60 millions of meetings and there have been more than 260 millions of Wave sessions around the world. It’s 2017. If we are constantly moving, why should meeting up be so complicated?

Here’s why Wave rocks so hard:

You choose when. You choose with who

We believe in privacy. We believe you don’t want to be located by everybody,  just by the people you choose, when you choose. This is why Wave works by request. This is why Wave cannot be misused.

Leading technology

There was no technology good enough available, so we built one from a scratch. We are very proud about our “housemade” cutting-edge technology that delivers dynamic, real-time and private maps like no other solution in the market.

Unbeatable security

We don’t mess with privacy but we sure don’t mess with security either. Our technology is encrypted using SSL and securely distributed using Amazon’s Cloudfront Edge Network on the first place. The location is sent using a token system that ensures that only the user that you are sending the location to can access the data and decrypt it. This security is used by US government to ensure safe transactions.

Design inspired by YOU

We are passionate about clean, cool and simple design! Registering in Wave takes about 10 seconds and the whole Wave experience is designed to be intuitive and fast. We don’t want you to stare at your mobile phone, we want you to share your location with your friends and have a blast in real life!

Go get social

We created not only a full chat but also Group Waves up to 10 people, so you can organize meetups to have a coffee, go skiing or go partying and share your location with the rest of the group, so you know who is slow, who is fast and chat with them in real time 😉 More social features are coming with the new version. Stay tuned!

Fitur 2017 tourism

#Fitur2017 kickoff : Wine, Cheese, Mountains And Virtual Reality…What Else?

Fitur, one of the most important tourism fairs in the world has started. It hosts around 10.000 companies from over 150 regions in the world in an expo that brings to Madrid new technologies, promotions and travel trends for our up coming holidays 😎  

Spain, that had more than 70 millions of tourists in 2016, is one of the most visited countries in the world thanks to its beautiful beaches, natural rocky landscapes and of course great cities. Now Spain is also leading the gastronomical tourism in Europe because of the fusion of new trends with the well known healthy mediterranean diet. It’s no surprise that wine and cheese from Galicia have mastered the first day of Fitur with the production process info, free tasting and conferences about how to attract tourists in the new digital era.

Technology and fun at Fitur

From an online booking till the activity you signed up with a QR code, Virtual Reality is here to bring us the sensations of different destinations from the moment of the reservation. Will you choose spending your holidays in Formentera after experimenting the waves in the crystal clear waters in the Mediterranean Sea right at your own sofa? Probably, right? 😉

Visitors will also be using new technologies to find each other in such a crowded place, as Wave Application allows them to share their location with colleagues and friends in real time. The must-have app is designed to make meeting easy and Fitur, a fair that had more than 250.000 visitors last year, is definitely one of those places where some help is more than welcome.

TechnoFitur will show us the new exciting trends of technology, stay tuned!

Our hot picks for #Fitur2017

Fitur will gather tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, resorts, marketing promotions and conferences about tourism for shopping, health issues, fun or trends.

The ibero-american meeting will take place on 17 of January hosting the trends of Spanish speaking countries. Africa will display Investour Africa, a brilliant conference on 18 of January about sustainable tourism as the continent is becoming more appealing to western tourists. That day there will be also conferences about how technology will change our holidays, from the time of the booking till the features we will enjoy during our holidays.

Health tourism is becoming a new trend for people eager to swim in hot springs and natural pools. Conferences about this topic will be hosted on 18 and 19 of January. The last day of the fair will be the time to speak about other raising groups of tourism such as Gay tourism, Wine tourism and Shopping. This day will host a gather of travellers from all over the world, organized by the online platform Minube. More information on the official website on this link.

Eating, tasting wine and enjoying national dances such as the one featured by Argentina will add to the show fun and interesting activities to enjoy everyday. See you at Fitur!

Kuri robot

What digital trends to look out for in 2017? Artificial Intelligence might be part of your life by the end of the year ;)

What if you were suddenly told you have been doing it all wrong? What if you were told you don’t actually know how to brush your own teeth? Or do your own grocery shopping?

AI is no longer a word coming from a Sci-Fi film, it is going to be part of your daily life, an inseparable friend that will help you achieve the simplest of the tasks and a help that will change the way you interact with search engines. Here is why AI is going to be a part of your life in 2017:

Echo Dot with Alexa

Alexa is the new voice-recognition assistant developed by Amazon, but instead of being placed on your mobile device, like Siri or Google Now, Alexa lives in Echo, a small device that is plugged at home and stays there permanently to listen to all of your requests. Ask it, for example, to order the grocery only by saying it in your living room, and Alexa will connect directly to your Amazon Prime account and make the order effective.

However, this is only the beginning, as Amazon introduced the second version of Echo and the new apps two weeks ago at CES. Its operative system Alexa has already partnered with more than 300 apps such as games or lightning controlling, allowing you to control even more things at home.

Ara toothbrush

This smart device that you use at least twice a day will provide you with daily or weekly reports based on your habits to help you improve your technique. “Raw data from the sensors runs through the processor, enabling the system to learn your habits and refine accuracy the more it’s used”, according to its CEO Serval, as BusinessWire has noted. The toothbush, created by Kolebree is connected to a mobile app through bluetooth and it was one of the most original devices displayed at CES.

Sleep Number 360

Do you ever think that you spend around 30% of your life sleeping? Then considering a smart bed might be better choice than the new iPad. As recent studies reveal more about the processes we go through while we sleep, the new technologies are using this knowledge to improve your sleep, such as raising or decreasing the temperature of the mattress or inflate or deflate some parts of it to adjust your position.  What is really new about Smart Number 360 is that the bed learns your habits and adapts its structure to your needs without even having to use the app. One example shown at CES 2017 is that the bed knows when you snore and raises a bit your head by inflating the mattress, however if you keep on snoring, the smart bed will find other ways to make it lower day by day by inflating or deflating the bed.

Kuri

It is not only the cutest robot we have seen at CES, but Kuri has also stolen the show by showing us all the features displayed on Echo or Google Home inside a mobile robot. Kuri’s wheels will follow your wherever you go, take your selfies for you, record the videos when you ask for it, and commit some simple tasks such as turning on the lights, playing that playlist you really want to listen to and reply to your daily questions about the weather or  traffic.

While more and more companies are using AI and voice- recognition to build up new assistants, the need for being different is bringing us the chance to choose among a cute robot, an app on a mobile phone, a personalized device or a smart appliance to help us deal with our busy lives. Which one would would you choose? Or is the world going too fast in your opinion?

Drop us a line, we are always happy to hear from you!

Guys having fun with friends hanging

Video: 4 funny ways to do sports with friends and lose weight

New Year and the New Year’s resolutions. Some people want to learn a new language, some travel more while others decide to spend more time with their loved ones. The one very classic New Year’s resolution in the occidental world is losing weight. Take a look at the funniest ways to do it around the world 😉

1. Grass Ski

While one part of the world is covered with snow, the other can always enjoy skiing in the sand dunes or something different: grass ski!  Paradoxically, the idea comes from a German who lives near the Austrian Alps and could not bear the idea of spending six months a year without skiing. The skis are shorter than the ones  for snow and more flexible to allow jumps and twists. It is a great experience to do sports with friends and lose some weight along the way. Grass ski has become so popular that it is now considered an official sport and skis are marketed worldwide.

2. Megangsingan Spinning

If you are lucky enough to be in Bali, throw a wooden disk in the city of Pujungan! This is a similar sport to Olympics discus throw, however, it is done with a wooden ball. The wood disk is a sport that requires good sight, strength in the arms and a vast territory to throw it far away without putting anyone in danger. It’s a cool sport that you can do it in group. You can bet who has the longest jump to make it more fun.

3. Jump like a Kangaroo

No need to travel to Australia since this one you can do almost anywhere: in the nearest park, in the mountains or in the city center. Jumping like a kangaroo is perhaps the most hilarious way to do cardiovascular exercises. This idea was born in Eastern Europe a decade ago with the invention of boots with shock absorbers, a design that allows you to jump stable and very high, anywhere.  The boot creators organize events in major cities to “dance-jump” listening to the music.

4. Reinvent traditional games

If you love Billiards or Snooker but want to try new things, here you have SnookBall, a fun sport game that involves hitting balls with your feet instead of with the cue. It is played on a grass field with three holes on each of the two longer sides of the rectangle. The goal is to get your team’s balls into the holes by kicking only the white ball and waiting for the rebound. This sport was invented by French friends Aurélien and Samuel, who wanted to give a little excitement to their group sports afternoons, get in shape and change the style of their garden. We love it and we think it is a way easier than traditional Snooker and a great sport to enjoy with friends. What do you think? What don´t you give it a try and send us a picture?

Have we missed some funny sport? Drop us a line and let us know!

5 Things you should know to plan a perfect ski trip!

Christmas holidays are here and there are not many things better than spending your holidays with friends and your new ski gear on a ski/snowboard trip ;).  A smart guide of how to prepare your ski trip will let you rock it on the slopes.

Skip the queues and save some money for the Après Ski

Purchasing a lift ticket in advance could save you up to 50% so searching for a good bargain is the best way to start your trip. Liftopia is a great website for purchasing your forfait in advance with a discount. It sells from one to three days’ tickets over a wide range of destinations for skiing in the US and the Alps. Along with the prices there is a full info of every ski station, so if you are not sure where to ski, here you find some good tips.

Find your friends on the slopes

At Wave Application we make sure you won’t miss your superb lunch with a view with your skiing buddies…or at least that getting there won’t be a chaos 😉 Start a group wave with up to 10 people and you will be able to see each others’ location in a private map in real time, chat and set a meeting point – to make sure you all meet in a certain restaurant at certain time. Everyone who loves skiing knows it can be a real mess getting the group back together and with that much fun, there is no time to lose.

Warm up your hands

All good but freaking cold, right? You stop taking pics and and stop feeling your hands also. Zippo Hand Warmer (sold in Amazon) is small, affordable and lasts for 8 hours. If you prefer disposable gadgets though, try out the Hands Warmer x30 from Decathlon. This one works with a chemical reaction to the fresh air, so as soon as you open the package outside, it starts heating up and you can keep it in the pocket or even inside or your gloves for 6 hours of soft heat.

Rock the mountains, literally

Wonder how it feels skiing with the song of Paradise on the background? Well, you wouldn´t be the first one who enjoys a bit of loneliness on the slopes listening to your favourite music. Helmet Poc for skiers and snowboarders, available on Amazon, uses bluetooth network to connect it with the smartphone, receive calls and notifications. Its speakers provides you a stereo pure sound and adjust the volume without taking out of the pocket your smartphone.

Tinker belt boots

We are impressed by the amazing Carv ski boots that records your daily path and reviews your performance with you afterwards. It is like wearing a personal tinker belt under your feet. Once you arrive to the ski resort you can connect it with the smartphone and analyze your movements, mistakes and teach you how to ski better. It is one of the successful projects on Kickstarter and you can pre order from it. A coach was never so close to you.

Want to add something else to our list? Don´t hesitate to drop us a line and enjoy your cheap ski trip with your friends.

4 Tips to feel more relaxed at Christmas

Losing your nerve is rather easy this time of year buying the last gifts, getting the ingredients for your new recipes and driving around like crazy. Luckily there are solutions:

  1. Don´t call to say you are late while behind the wheel

A big part of all car crashes are caused by driver distraction. Tracking your family’s location by calling home or texting on WhatsApp saying you are late is one of the most popular distractions.

There is a better way. Drive safely while they can check your location real time using Wave from 15 min up to 8 hours. This way allows them to interact with you, know if you are late and where you are without you even picking up your cellphone.

This Christmas we are introducing you an amazing app to get home safe and let your family know how much they need to feed you. Finding your friendws was never easier. Enjoy it!

Be late but be safe #BetterTogether

  1. Unable the notifications

It is very tempting listening to the push notifications while you are already bored of driving, so we encourage you to put the sound off or unable all the notifications so you don’t get distracted by your cellphone. If you really need to talk, stop your car, have a quick coffee and use your cellphone. Enjoy a little bit of time for yourself, relax and keep driving safe.

Some cellphones have the mode “don´t disturb” which actually is like the flight mode, an option to enable or disable depending on the conditions. If your cellphone has it, driving it is such a good time to use it.

  1. If you want to have a drink, be clever

There are plenty of apps that are a good alternative to avoid driving, such as Uber, that runs in most of the countries, or Cabify that is a private service for passengers, especially for Latam and Europe. Public transport could also help and allows to save some money.

  1. How to park at Christmas

It seems that all the seats left on the street are already occupied and parking is running out of places early in the afternoon. It is crazy, we know.  Finding your friends and relatives would be difficult those days, so we suggest you to try some services as Car to Go, which allows you to rent an electric car anywhere in a city and drop it anywhere you go. Just using a map you can find the closest car available and pay for the route, not for the parking.

Be late but be safe #BetterTogether – Wave

Wave- finding friends with an app

Why Wave?

How many times a day do you need to know exactly where someone is? How many times you wished you both could see each others’ location?

There is an app to find friends: Wave. Time is money and it shouldn’t be spent wandering around or waiting for someone in a street corner.

Every open Wave is bringing people together in real life and joining people together always means the beginning of something new.

How do we do it?

The core idea of Wave is that nobody wants to be located at all times nor by everyone, only by the ones we choose and when we choose. That’s why millions of people have found a solution in Wave when they want to find their friends, meet up with their friends & family or when they simply need to know where their loved ones are.

Wave app location map
Wave Application

The possibilities for using Wave are endless; basically it’s a great tool every time when two or more people want to meet up. It is a powerful tool to find a friend’s  location by phone number. Wave is very useful for attending to crowded events, such as festivals, music concerts or sports events. It is very accurate finding a friend at ski stations, hiking routes and at any other of outdoor activity. Many of our users also tell us that they use Wave frequently while picking up their loved ones so that nobody would have to wait.

How did it all started?

Our Founders CEO Manuel De La Esperanza and COO Luis Gelado, explain that it all started in a normal daily situation: “We were waiting for a colleague who was late and realized there was not one effective way to find people by using technology”.

Wave started in 2012 with a small team of entrepreneurs. “It was a nice time, we worked super hard, made many mistakes but enjoyed every moment since the very beginning”. By today, Wave has expanded fast around the world, reaching millions of users in more than 150 countries.

chat of wave application
Wave chat

“Wave is an incredibly technological challenge. The massive daily traffic and the fast growth are driving us across some difficulties we have to deal with. It is a 24/7 project where you are giving the best of you at any time”.

Wave was made for you, thinking of everything you need when you want to meet up with someone. We look forward to hearing from you so feel free to drop us a line 🙂

See you soon!

Link: http://www.waveapplication.com/download