Archive for February, 2008

Google makes changes to google maps…

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

This is both interesting and funny - in a recent blog post in blogoscoped (a leading blog on google) we were featured - mainly about our technology and content partners. I told them that one of the annoying things about Google is that many maps are in the local language and not in english - so we didn’t even include the Thailand map in TripTouch for example - it was all in Thai. The fun part is that just yesterday google has changed that and added English to all their maps (or at least some of them - we’ll need to check and see which maps are worthy). You can read all about this in that blog post - make sure you read the update at the end.

Good on ye’ Google!

Small update

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Today we rolled out a small update. We changed the whole linking structure in triptouch - basically making all our URLs nice looking.

Don’t worry though - it’s backup compatible so old links into your trips or photos will still work!

Press

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

We have been getting some nice press attention lately - from the NY Times, Der Spiegel, wired, and mashable. So people have asked me - “Hey Ron, where are the links to these cool press mentions?”. At first I tried to ignore, but no longer - we now have a press page. Hopefully we’ll have more and more good stuff coming our way!

4,000 destinations, and still counting

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Well! We have crossed over the 4,000 destinations (4,146 is the current count). It’s good to see that we’re doing this more and more quickly. Good on you Eva!

World’s smallest dog

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The other day, we saw (while walking to lunch) what has to be the world’s smallest dog. It turns out that he’s a puppy, but he won’t grow anymore. And I thought it was a mouse at first, check out these photos: (click on them to enlarge - otherwise the dog is too small to see!)

NY Times mention

Monday, February 11th, 2008

We got a mention in the NY Times - in an technology article about mashups - TripTouch is mentioned as an example for mashups. It’s nice - and we got quite a bit of traffic and users from this link!

Valentine’s 2008 special

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

We’re proud to offer our very own “2008 Valentine special”. We’ve gathered our 10 most romantic places, and wrote a nice article (well, Eva wrote it, really)

If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination or a romantic getaway - look no further-

TripTouch 2008 Valentine’s special