by the ways is a travel app that helps you plan an interesting route for your next road trip or excursion. Our novel algorithm finds interesting stops and destinations along your route that are reachable within your individually defined time budget. Both longer road trips and spontaneous breaks during the journey can be planned intuitively and quickly.
The idea for the app was born on a trip in the summer of 2020. While preparing for a road trip through Germany, Lena and Johannes noticed how time-consuming and manual the research for interesting stopovers is. And even when they were on the road, they always had the feeling that on the long stretches from A to B, they would miss many interesting places along the route. The two found: A lot of untapped potential.