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Horizon Now Supports Advertising Sublets

by Drew Meyers on 1:48 pm March 22, 2016

We recently released a big update to Horizon’s iOS offering that allows hosts (aka owners) to post sublet opportunities. For those looking to find a tenant for a sublet, here’s the current workflow: Post on Facebook….wait. Post on Twitter…wait. Post in private/secret Facebook groups you belong to…wait. Post on Facebook again…wait. Get fed up and post on Craigslist, knowing you’re going to have to deal with inquires from random strangers & interview them (aka “speed date”). Yes, there is a better way. We view Horizon as … Read More »

Horizon Android Testers Needed

by Drew Meyers on 11:06 am February 25, 2016

I alluded to the fact that we’ve been working on an Android version of Horizon. We’re now starting to put our first alpha testers onto the app, and we could use more early / willing testers… Be the First to Try  

Latest Horizon Update

by Drew Meyers on 4:28 pm February 17, 2016

I get asked fairly often by readers I interact with privately how Horizon is going, so thought I’d share the most recent update: The Age Old Hospitality Exchange Conundrum – Host Incentives. ** If you have an Android device, and want to be one of the first people to try it, please sign up HERE.

The Story of A Horizon Stay Among the Geek Estate Community: Melissa Kwan & Bryan Copley

by Drew Meyers on 2:44 pm October 19, 2015

Some of you know community, travel, and giving back are what makes me tick. My startup, Horizon, is a blend of all three. Some of you also know there is a Geek Estate community on Horizon (the unlock code is “geekestate2015”) to help members of this community find (& help) other members in travel situations. I’m incredibly happy to say I have a real world success story from this community to share. Bryan Copley from Everyhome was hosted by Melissa Kwan from Spacio. I’ve known Bryan since sometime last … Read More »

Summary of 18 Months Working on Horizon

by Drew Meyers on 11:03 am September 9, 2015

Believe it or not, I’m 18 months into the Horizon journey. I wrote up a summary of where we’re at & what we’ve learned, if you’re curious. Read on Medium

Now on Horizon: Faster Access to Cities, and In-App Messaging

by Drew Meyers on 3:01 pm August 13, 2015

Since releasing Horizon for iOS in March, we’ve been working on a few improvements. Last night, we finally pressed publish on Version 1.5 — which includes two main changes: a redesigned interface to browse cities and countries and an in-app messaging system. If you have an iPhone or iPad, please download the iOS app, and join the Geek Estate community by using the following unlock code “geekestate2015” Download Now I’d love any thoughts or suggestions you have. PS: Have a quality photo of a city? We’d love to feature it. … Read More »

The Questions that Matter when Building a Marketplace

by Drew Meyers on 1:01 pm May 23, 2015

We’re (Horizon) building a marketplace for people looking for places to stay, and those willing to provide it. Every startup, in any industry, matching needs and haves – aka building a marketplace – will have to address a number of challenges along the way. It’s far from easy. There are only a few questions that really matter when building a marketplace: What’s the pain point you’re addressing? How many people have that problem? Who has a massive incentive to solve that problem, and what is it? How do … Read More »

Being Shut Off from External APIs: Blessing or Curse?

by Drew Meyers on 2:11 pm May 15, 2015

As a startup, you often have no choice but to build on external APIs or platforms. In real estate, you’re almost always reliant on IDX/MLS data. Or WordPress. Or Drupal. Or Facebook. Or Twitter. Etc. There are, of course, massive advantages to building on top of other systems. But, doing so makes you dependent on a partner who you have zero control over who can change their mind/policies at any moment. If you’re building, or thinking about building, on top of any external platform, I wrote … Read More »

Getting into Travel Industry is Still Absurd – and You Should Still Do It

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am April 13, 2015

I got a question from a developer friend of mine this weekend, wondering whether Horizon had an API. I asked him why, and he responded with: Have a guy pinging me about helping him design/position a real estate mls + back office for [country X]. I always wondered why more people don’t integrate with services like yours in areas of interest so they can help people check out a place and then have an inside track on selling them a property later I wonder the … Read More »

Kipo: A Landing Page Done Right. Now: Asking for Your Help with Ours.

by Drew Meyers on 8:18 pm March 23, 2015

I often hear from readers that they love the geeky startup stuff (like this) I write from my own experience with Oh Hey World / Horizon. So here’s another one of those. I came across Kipo tonight via a posting inside a Facebook group I belong to. I think the landing page is very clear as to what the product is, and why I as a business owner would want such a service. Take a look: Kipo Landing Page And see the video: Why do … Read More »

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