Posts Tagged ‘travel’

withinroute.com Easily find businesses along your travel route

August 10th, 2010

Have you ever wanted to know the location of a great restaurant or find a hardware store in an area you’re not familiar with? Withinroute.com is your solution!

Withinroute.com is an easy to use, mobile enabled web based app that will deliver business locations along your desired route of travel. Simply enter your starting location and then enter the location you plan to travel to. Then enter the type of business you are looking for. (pizza, theater, electronics etc.)

1. Set your mobile browser to http://withinroute.com/

2. Enter in your location, destination and type of business you want. (pizza, electronics, grocery etc…)

3. Choose the exact business that suits your needs. Read reviews, get contact information etc.

4. Get exact driving directions to businesses.

5. Smile!

Maps are provided by Google Maps.

Business listings and reviews are provided by Yelp.com

There’s even a website widget available to add to your travel blog or home page or whatever.

http://withinroute.com/

Your personalised Holiday Match Maker

July 6th, 2010

If your Facebook profile was a holiday destination, what would it be?

Ever wondered what your Facebook profile would be if it was a holiday destination? 
Find out with the Holiday Match Maker from Halifax.

The Holiday Match Maker from Halifax. It’s one of those rare things, a Facebook application that is genuinely useful and entertaining at the same time. It’s also pretty clever. By analysing the content of your profile, it will ’calculate’ what your ideal holiday destination is, where you should stay, what you should do, what the weather’s like at the moment and how many plastic Eiffel Towers you can buy for a fiver. Now it doesn’t get much more useful than that. Oh, and it will also point you in the direction of Halifax Travel Money, something you might find handy when going on holiday.

American Airlines Wi-Fi Widget

November 20th, 2009

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American Airlines is launching its new AA Wi-Fi Widget that enables customers to identify Wi-Fi equipped flights 24 hours prior to departure. The tool allows travelers to find out if their AA flight will be scheduled with Wi-Fi enabled aircraft. American Airlines inflight Wi-Fi is provided by Gogo Inflight Internet

A brief video on how Gogo works.

Internet connectivity is now available on all Boeing 767-200 aircraft, select MD80’s and is coming soon to our 737 fleet. You can enjoy complimentary access to all AA.com has to offer — book flights, hotel or car rental, check your AAdvantage® account and more. And with prices as low as $5.95 per session, Gogo® Inflight Internet provides full broadband web, VPN and e-mail access so you can stay connected during your flight.

This widget can be embedded in your blog, web site and social pages. Its written in Flash, so the usual JavaScript limitations aren’t a factor.

Connectivity via Wi-Fi is becoming a necessity instead of just a convenience. As this trend progresses we will see many more instances of these types of tools that help you predict your ability to connect.
What I found missing here is a desktop version of this widget. A Windows 7, Mac or Linux version would be smart. But I think the best play would come in the form of a Smart Phone App! People are far more likely to use their iPhone to search for this information on a “spur of the moment” basis.

AA Wi-Fi Widget

Holiday Countdown Widget from Gill’s Cruise

November 12th, 2009

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Here is a cool Travel & Vacation widget that lets you quickly and easily create an embeddable representation of your impending getaway. Simply input your destination, the dates you will be travelling, pick a color (there are only two?) and copy and paste the resulting code to your website or blog.

excerpt from: gillscruise.com

Proudly display to your visitors where and when you are going on your next holiday, business trip or vacation. This highly advanced web widget, which you can embed on your blog or website will geo locate any place on earth and pull some of the best pictures from Google Maps and Panoramio. All sleekly animated in a slide show style.

The remaining days to you holiday are neatly displayed. When your holiday starts widget will display that you are currently on holiday, and when you return it will display that you have visited this place.

This way you can let your visitors know that you are not going to post on your blog for example during this time, and will be notified when you are back. This gives you are chance to recommend your favourite destination, and can build a social following for your favourite place on earth. We hope you enjoy what we have built, and let us know in comments on our blog if you have any suggestions for improvements.

Observations:
1. I would like to see the widget be able to search more databases for a wider variety of images. I tried Sydney and Berlin with no image results. London works, obviously Tokyo works and New York is displayed on the widget creation page.

2. Only having two available colors for the widget border will be a deal killer for some. I realize “Carbon” (light gray/white) will work with most any color scheme. But most people are used to being able to pick their exact color for a widget.

3. JavaScript has pros and cons. It is an excellent widget building platform but is still viewed as unacceptable by some (WordPress.com, MySpace etc.) Perhaps a Flash version as well? Maybe consider porting this widget to Widgetbox, Clearspring etc.

4. There are no registration requirements and the widget is extremely simple to set up. These two factors alone are very important. Excellent job!

Get your Holiday Countdown Widget from gillscruise.com/widget

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