Conquering the highest peak on Earth is something that anyone with a slight passion for hiking up the mountains has thought about at least once. Unfortunately, most of us are not really fit enough to attempt something like that. Google Maps was the first to bring Mt. Everest closer, and now another app creates an even more fulfilling 3D experience of it.
We are definitely in a web 2.0 era right now or maybe an even higher version, but that is not the the most important aspect. What matters is that more and more people are online, and more and more businesses and institutions try to offer them really interesting things to see while connected. Miami Beach aims to lure tech events and conventions to the city with its new â€“ and one of a kind they say â€“ API (Application Programming Interface).
Tourists will be able to find Â various places near their position based on their needs while traveling. Local parks, restaurants, basketball courts, hotels, they will all be just a click away on their smartphone. This interesting API allows developers to use existing (and real-time) Miami Beach data in order to create applications with various focuses such as shopping, entertainment, dining, arts, nightlife, sports, and so forth. Read more…
We’ve all heard the loud voices professing mobile is the future. Yours truly has a nice little folder full of travel apps on her smartphone. But while the benefits of going mobile and offering an app to your guests might sound great, not all hotels have the time and resources to build their own application. Here’s where AppATrip and their mobile apps come in handy.
What AppATrip actually does is offer you a a ready-to-useÃ‚Â mobile app that you can easily customize to suit your hotel’s needs. It works on all major mobile operating systems,Ã‚Â iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile and it is quite a flexible setup – other than the core application setup, you can add modules as you see fit. The pricing scheme also allows to pay a one time price or go for a monthly fee. Read more…
Mo’zippity’s freshly launched mobile appÂ Connect On Time helps travelers catch their connecting flight by supplying them with crucial information on where the boarding gets are and how much time they need to make it there. With this new iPhone app, mobile application developer Mo’zippity aims to solve the problem of the overÂ 25 million passengers that miss their flights each year, each spending an average amount of four hundred dollars for new tickets and adding eight hours of travel time.
Connect On Time taps into a database of over a million gate-to-gate time measurements, customized airport maps, and special algorithm, to provide the needed information in as little as a few seconds. Read more…
HolidayPhone and Travelport have reached a global cooperation agreement to offer roaming free mobile Internet, voice and text services to international travelers. Using the two companies’ services, tourists can save significant amount – from hundreds to thousands of dollars – in mobile phone charges.
To make the services available,Â HolidayPhone will use the Travelport Viewtrip itinerary solution as a means to promote roaming free mobile Internet, voice and text services for international business and vacation travelers. Read more…
Everyone who knows me also knows that I love technology and gadgets. I usually travel with my laptop, kindle, smart phone, and even my netbook when I need to and I am interested in every new app or gadget that is released into the wild. The problem with traveling and being a tech freak (also an Internet and social media addict at times) is that there never seems to be enough power! You are either in the middle of nowhere or you forgot to bring or buy a power adapter and let’s face it, power outlets vary from one place to another.
So if you tell me there’s a portable power can that’s also colorful, low cost and can charge my iPhone three times (two times if your preferred toy is an iPad), you’ve got me! If you tell me it’s also scalable and rechargeable, light and so pretty, then I’m sold. I’m talking about JuiceCan(e), a new such mobile power can that’s now working on raising funds to kick start the business.
“A single JuiceCan is small in size,Â 7.5 fl oz can size, 7 oz. weight;Â easy to hold in your hand.Â Easy to carry in handbag for all occasions.Â JuiceCan comes in 7 natural fruit colors: banana-white/ blackberry-black/ cherry-red/ strawberry-pink/ blueberry-blue/ aloe-green/ lemon-yellow.Â Each standalone JuiceCan is noticeable by color.Â Turning single JuiceCan into JuiceCane can be as easy as making a twist.Â Â When multiple units connected, it becomes a very visible JuiceCane like sugarcane.”
I love pretty things, especially when they are useful and help me enjoy my shorter or longer travels without going into tech withdrawal, but I also like to know I get the best product for my money. This is were a price and benefits comparison comes in handy:
A few more extra details from the developers:
“The standard removable Utility cap equips with two USB output ports, one micro USB charging port,Â and a 2.3W LED flashlight.Â It can charge 2 mobile devices at the same time.Â And also Â good to provide 200 hours of LED lighting.”
In order to give this functional and competitive gadget a fighting chance, the people behind it are running a funding campaign on Idiegogo. Those supporting them with at least 33 US dollars will be the first to receive the device once it is released (delivery estimated around March 2013). The higher the sum you are willing to give, the more products and perks you get. As the retail price will be of about 50 US dollars, every early supporter wins.
I love getting stuff before the rest of the world and I have to admit clearly seeing I support a product I think is cool with my very first order is a bit of a thrill. Come March, we’ll fully test the JuiceCan and let you know what we thought of it!