Crashworks, a new Idealab-backed travel startup, is today coming out of its semi-stealth mode with a fun mobile application called Crash and accompanying website for unique, crowdsourced tourist attractions. The difference between what Crash offers compared with more robust travel guides, is that it’s not focused on recommending hotels, transportation, restaurants or bars – it’s only about the photo-worthy tourist spots in the city you’re visiting.
That means, for example, Crash isn’t going to include a restaurant that has great food, but it would let you know if a restaurant sells the largest donut in the world, explains Crashworks founder Erick Laubach. It will have famous landmarks, film locations (similar to Spott), scenic viewpoints, amazing street art examples, and more. It’s a little bit like Trover or Google’s Field Trip app, perhaps, but with more emphasis on tourism.
Laubach, who has lived in L.A. since the late 90’s…
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