Margaret Scott – Founder and Chief ViewOlogoist
I’ve loved traveling since my first European backpacking trip in my early 20s. The internet didn’t exist then so our guide was a 5cm thick ‘Let’s Go Europe’ book with no photos. We soon realised that ‘getting to the top’ was the best way to work out where to go in each new place, and I’ve made it my mission since, to get up high whenever I’ve travelled and seek that ‘wow’ experience from the top.
I’ve often been frustrated when visiting a new destination, that it wasn’t obvious where to go for the best view or where to have a drink or meal whilst enjoying the view. In 2011 the idea came to me to create an app that could share my love of great views around the world with others. I’m enjoying building a community of view lovers and looking forward to visiting many new places I’ve found whilst researching destinations for the app.
I hope Views On Top will inspire our Viewsers – like the name for our users? – to seek out great views around the world, to appreciate the amazing structures built to enable us to see views of beautiful places, and to experience the many ‘up-high’ things you can do for fun.
Click here to listen to Margaret explain to Suzy Jacobs, Founder of SHE Business, why she developed Views On Top.
Matthew J Thompson – IT guru
A technology guru with over 18 years experience in business management and IT support, Matthew supports Views On Top’s online presence.