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The (Almost) Eulogy of Oh Hey World

by Drew Meyers on 8:00 pm July 10, 2016

[Editor’s note: I originally posted this on the Oh Hey World blog] Over the past few years, I’ve worked on two travel apps – Oh Hey World (OHW) and, more recently, Horizon. This post pertains to the earlier product, OHW. I shared a lot of learnings in my 12 months of learnings on Pando in late 2013. That post was written while still trying to figure out a viable strategy around “community” pages — and before ever deciding take another shot at making community accessible everywhere, for everyone with … Read More »

Know Someone Who Needs a Roommate, or Seeking to Sublet their Place for the Summer?

by Drew Meyers on 9:22 pm June 1, 2016

I mentioned in March Horizon now supports sublet opportunities. This morning, we shipped an incredibly important update to Horizon’s iOS — the ability to actually find those sublets. You can now sort your city results by accommodation type (which includes a sublet filter). Efficiently finding hosts with the right type of accommodations has been our app’s biggest weakness since we launched. Would love your thoughts on the intuitiveness of the filters. If you search in Seattle you should find one or two sublets. Our next big challenge is getting some … Read More »

Horizon’s Android Version is Now Available

by Drew Meyers on 11:22 am April 26, 2016

I’ve alluded to the fact we’ve been working on and testing an Android version of Horizon. Today, I’m excited to be able to announce we’ve released a public Android beta on Product Hunt — with full support for posting and filtering to find sublets. Would love your support with a download, and a comment. Especially if you use an Android device, please head over now…

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 »

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