JIZO News

JIZO is a social platform for people from all over the world to join and create themed-travel groups based on common hobbies, and interests, and to go on trips the way they've never done before!
JIZO makes it easy for travelers to connect with each other and explore the world together. We strongly believe that traveling is more fun when you have someone to travel with and to share your travel experiences!

Convenient Dashboard To Track Your Profile Activity

JIZO Team did all its best to create an easy to use tool to track all your latest JIZO activities.

JIZO Team was doing its best and working hard on the user's Dashboard page to make it as easy to use as possible, with all the main information related to your personal profile and your activities on the platform both as traveler and group creator.

Check out the counters of how many groups you have joined/created, how many groups are coming soon, how many have already been finished, see all of your personal messages and JIZO notifications and many many more other things, like group join requests, photo galleries, followers and so on.

JIZO Teambuilding in Odessa, Ukraine

Traditional annual JIZO Team trip happened in Odessa, Ukraine this year.

As a tradition JIZO Team usually meets each other somewhere in the world once a year to spend some quality time together, talk about the project's future, make some plans all together and just spend some good time in a new place, walking, exploring and sightseeing.

This year it was decided to visit Odessa, Ukraine, where Team has spent an amazing weekend, talking, discussing, suggesting and deciding different things related to JIZO Project, its features, plans and future.

Besides that the Team has visited an amazing excursion all over Odessa, has seen a lot of beautiful places, enjoyed the sea view, has tasted delicious national Ukrainian food and became even closer than ever before.

JIZO Travel Photo&Video Blog

New source for creative travelers and photographers to meet each other to share experiences and plan trips together.

JIZO created the new Facebook group intended for travel photographers and just passionate enthusiasts to share their experiences, post photos and videos from their trips, make friends with each other, find some travel companions and plan possible future trips together.
Besides that, JIZO plans to use some of photographers' travel content in the future in promotions and website's content with their agreement.

To join JIZO Travel community to communicate with other members and meet some travel companions follow the link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/649433115481088/
 

Stay updated on the latest JIZO news in Telegram

Now you can follow the latest JIZO updates and news in one more convenient social media.

It is getting easier and easier to follow all the latest news, updates and new features happening on JIZO as we have just joined one more convenient social media for you to choose from - Telegram.
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rnSince now by following the link: https://t.me/joinjizo everyone can become one of the first to learn more about JIZO and the new things happening in the project.                                                                                                                                                                   

JIZO Pilots Concept

JIZO Pilots concept was created to help the team test the very first release version of the platform when everything is ready.

As JIZO Team is working hard on the very first version of JIZO platform, it was decided to find and involve into the project the group of JIZO Pilots as soon as everything is ready in order to get some help in testing the first release and also getting some feedbacks from experienced travelers and trip organizators from all over the world.

Thus, they will be provided with the early access to the platform and all of its features and some of the special JIZO offers and the Team will be able to get the fresh view on the workflows and some particular details of the project to improve it before the official launch and make it even better for travelers from all over the world.

JIZO Travel Group Page Designs Approved

The Team approved designs for one more page and got a little closer to the launch of the platform.

This week JIZO Team has finally approved the designs for the travel group page and now it is ready to be added to the future platform. As few weeks ago the general style was approved by the team, now it got a little easier to approve the new designs as the Team no has the vision of the way JIZO platform should look in the future. 

After the long meeting of discussions and small edits, the travel group page with all its main details about destinations, budget, number of travelers, detailed description and all the other details, photo galleries, cover image, share buttons and so on was finally ready, liked and approved by all the JIZO Team members and was sent further to the developers to get implemented to the platform.

Approved Designs For JIZO User's Profile Page

One of the first designed pages was approved on JIZO platform.

One of the very first designed pages, created by our new designer was the personal user's profile page.
During the few long meetings of presentations and discussions the general style of the future JIZO design was finally accepted and the Team has got the vision of the future outlook of the platform.
Thus, the final designs of that page were accepted by JIZO Team and the user's page with all its personal informations details, photo galleries, personal introduction, social media links and many more other details was finally ready to be added to the platform.

Find JIZO On Pinterest For Travel Inspiration

JIZO jas just joined Pinterest, so you can now get some inspiration for your future trips!

JIZO is joining more and more popular social media platforms for you all to feel comfortable to follow us for the latest news and updates on the most convenient platforms! Check our profile and subscribe to get weekly inspiration for your future trips, vacation and new dream destinations!

You can easily and quickly find us here: https://www.pinterest.com/joinjizo/                                                                                                                                                           

New JIZO Member Joined The Project

Graphic Designer Has Joined JIZO Team to work on our designs and web pages.

At the very first steps of JIZO Project, the graphic designer has joined our team to share his experience with the others and help the rest of the team create unique designs, brand new logo and all the JIZO pages in general.
With many years of working in design industry he can help JIZO Team a lot with his professional vision and advice on what is relevant and looks modern nowadays and what exactly will help us look different on our market.

JIZO Main Social Media Pages

JIZO has got official pages on Facebook and Instagram to inform you about the latest news and updates.

From the very beginning it is possible to find JIZO on the most popular social media pages, like Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on the latest news, new features, updates and modifications that are weekly made.
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Instgram: https://www.instagram.com/joinjizo/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joinjizo/                                                                                            

Group Join Requests For JIZO Creators

Group creators can decide themselves whom to take along on their trip.

In order to join a certain travel group, a user will have to send the join request that will be sent directly to the group creator. Thus, he/she will be able to see all the joining requests in their private dashboard, and decide themselves who corresponds the best to the group requirements and whom exactly to take along on their trip.                                                                                                                                                                       

New Developers Joined JIZO Team

Two more new developers joined our Team to help create the platform even faster!

Another two experienced developers have joined our JIZO Team to help us involve and develop our project even faster and better.
rnOur travel family enlarged even more during this month to manage creating our unique project in time and in the best way possible for the travelers from all over the world!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

JIZO Has Got Its YouTube Channel

Now you can find JIZO on YouTube to always be updated on the latest news!

JIZO is spreading everywhere step by step and this week we are happy to announce that JIZO has just got its YouTube Channel!
Now you can watch cool short travel videos to stay updated on the latest news, new features and upcoming updates of the project and never miss a thing!

Subscribe to be the first one to learn all about the new things coming and support JIZO since the very beginning by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdByKvCpgLKBM5TpeHAc78A?view_as=subscriber                                      

Group Chat To Connect With Travelers Before The Trip

New group chat feature to get acquainted with the members before the trip starts.

From now on, all the group members will have the possibility to communicate with each other after they have joined the certain group in the private group chat that is visible only for the group creator and all of the group members.
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JIZO Watchlist To Look After Your Favorite Travel Groups

Now you will never miss anything about your favorite travel groups with the new JIZO watchlist feature.

In case you have found some cool travel groups that match your interests and expectations, but somehow you are not sure yet whether you want to join this exact trip - JIZO has got a new watchlist feature for you! Add the travel groups you like straight into your watchlist to never lose them, to stay tuned to all their latest updates and to always be ready to come back to them whenever you are ready!

Easy To Use Trip Management Tools

JIZO Team created a comfortable to use trip management system that allows group creator to make a trip following few easy steps.

At the beginning the group creator could make a trip in only the few clicks, by naming the group, choosing the relevant group theme, like hiking, camping, yachting, cooking, backpacking and etc., adding the preferable group members age, recommended budget per day of the trip and by indicating the trip destination and the preferable language for the members to speak on.

After everything was ready, the group creator had to indicate th meeting point for everyone and the group was ready to be published. In the nearest future it was planned to add the system of moderation to look through the content the creators post in their groups to avoid any inappropriate content on JIZO platform.

JIZO Four Ways Travel Search Options

JIZO Team created the convenient and quick four options search for the users

Besides the usual search bar, placed on JIZO homepage, we decided to create the super fast and easy search options for all the members, depending on what they are expecting to find on JIZO platform.
Thus, after going to our homepage you will see four big buttons i the middle of your screen, like WHERE, WHY, WHEN and WITH WHOM you want to go.

So, you can make a quick search by destinations you want to visit, interests that you have and share, dates you are interested in or people you would like to take along on your trip based on the similar preferences and likes.

This buttons will help you look through the available groups, destinations or people that are looking for travel companions and inspire you to go on an adventure, in case if you don't have any certain decisions about your next trip.

Convenient JIZO Registration Via Social Media

One of the first steps on developing JIZO platform was to create a covenient registration form for our members.

As nowadays social media and Internet are getting more and more involved in our lives, JIZO Team decided to make the registration from as easy as it can ever be and to allow our members to join JIZO only via their social media accounts, like Facebook or Google, joining the platform in only few clicks.

JIZO Team decided to get rid of the long and complicated registration forms through the email address, where you have to fill in dozens of different fields, thus making it super easy and fast for everyone to join JIZO from any device they are using.

JIZO Matching Travel Interests Concept

One of the first concepts created on JIZO was the interests matching system for users to find travel groups and other members.

During the very first month of working on JIZO project, the Team created in details the system, which allowed travelers from all over the world to indicate their own interests, likes and hobbies (up to five), during their registration, thus getting the recommendations from JIZO platform during their first minutes on the website, matching their preferences and travel expectations and making their searches through website much easier and more convenient.

The same thing was related to other JIZO members, as they could now easily search through other people that have already joined JIZO, finding the ones that are sharing the same interests and likes as they do, making new friends and planning their future dream trips all together.

JIZO Travel Social Network Birthday

On June, 20th, 2019 was the day JIZO platform was born, which gave a start to the brand new way of traveling for people from all over the world!

With being in the travel industry for many years already and by learning a lot from our own previous travel experiences, our small but dedicated JIZO Team of nine people decided to create a social platform that provides a unique service, which may help people from all over the world to meet each other, based on their similar interests, likes, hobbies and preferences, easily decide how to spend their available time and money, communicate with the new travel friends and follow their travel dreams, whether it's a planned vacation, professional event or just friends travelling all together.

The main goal of JIZO Team was to make it easy for travelers from different countries to connect with each other and explore the world together, because we strongly believe that traveling is more fun when you have someone to travel with and to share your memories and travel experiences!
 

JIZO Brainstorms For The Main Goals And Future Ideas

Since all the reseraches were either in progress or completed it was decided to make a large meeting to brainstorm and discover the best ideas for project's future.

After all the main preparations were either ready or in progress and almost completed, it was decided to gather the whole Team on the large meeting to have a brainstorm and discuss all the possible ideas, features, concepts, designs and suggestions that every team member could think off to discover the best ones to use in the development of the first version of the platform.

Even though such kind of meetings are the weekly tradition in JIZO Team, this exact brainstorm meeting helped the Team a lot to set what is really important at the very beginning and to focus on the goals that should help us create the very first version of JIZO Platform in the short period of time.

Early JIZO Platform Concepts

Before starting the development, JIZO Team had a lot of different researches to do.

Besides of doing the detailed researches on the target market and our main strongest competitors, it was desided to carefuly look through dozens of similar platforms chasing the same goals as we are planning to, to get some inspiration of how to better implement the features we were instantly discussing, what kind of designs are now in trend and most convenient to use and also to realize what exactly attracts travelers to the certain kinds of platforms.

During the research the Team has made some rough mockups of the potential future JIZO designs to be able to visualize the current ideas and to easily see what is good and what needs to be discussed more on the weekly meetings.

JIZO Team Starts Researches On Its Potential Target Market

After everyone decided that we are about to create a new project, it was decided to first of all explore the target market and to learn more about the possibilities.

As it was decided to start getting ready for the new JIZO project, the Team had to make a detailed research on the target market to see how many possibilities does JIZO have in future, what kinds of strong and weak features does the similar services have and what should we do to create the unique travel platform that no one has seen before.

As it was planned to start development as soon as possible, JIZO Team has started the work immideately.