Couchsurfing

Product Updates: Travelers Nearby, Events and Radius Search

We roll out updates to Couchsurfing’s services on a regular basis – here are some of new features you might have noticed recently: Event Notifications by Email: Notifications about Couchsurfers looking for hosts, planning events and having discussions near you. Since we started sending notifications earlier this month, we’ve seen event RSVPs increase around the world. Android App/”Travelers Near You”: The Android App now includes a “travelers near you” feature – try it here. Featured Event Request: Organizers can request that their event be featured from the event page. Radius Search: Couchsurfers can search for a host or traveler using a “radius search” filter … Read More

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Ask the CEO: Revenue at Couchsurfing

When people ask me how Couchsurfing will make money, my answer is pretty simple: we’ll experiment with well-understood monetization models to see what works best for the community and the … Read More

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What’s Changed & What’s Next? Language, Inbox, Calendar

We’ll be making changes and additions to Couchsurfing more or less daily. Here are some of the things we’ve added or changed in the past few weeks. Calendar connections – … Read More

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What’s next on Couchsurfing?

We made major changes to Couchsurfing this month. As a small team with limited resources, we prioritized bringing you the service’s most important features in rebuilt form. We launched the … Read More

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What’s changed on Couchsurfing?

Short Answer? Everything. We rebuilt the entire platform, from the web servers to the databases. The previous website was built – largely by volunteers – over a ten-year period. As … Read More

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