Archive for the ‘Ron’ Category


Sunday, May 11th, 2008

We have added hotels to TripTouch! Over 16,000 hotels are now available… in many locations. We have partnered with priceline to offer on-line booking at great prices.

World events 2008

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Wanna find something cool to do in April/May? Here’s a nice list of events you can find world-wide.

I’d like to see the hot-air balloon thing, personally.


Monday, April 14th, 2008

We have added a new feature to TripTouch - Activities. Now you can find local tours, extreme sports, nightlife, animal encounters and all sorts of local activities to do. You can also do online booking, of course.

We have activities for many destinations worldwide (we partnered with Viator for the activities). We will soon add another supplier to give even more activities, and for more places, too.

Enjoy ;-)

Sport events!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

We have added new sport events to TripTouch, from SportEvents365. Now we have thousands of new events, all over the world - Football, basketball, tennis, and more. You can also buy tickets to almost all these events!

We’re always working to add more and more content to TripTouch, stay tuned in the next few weeks for more such announcements.

Is there a need for travel communities in the age of Facebook?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Several years ago, travel communities were a huge promise. Many websites tried to give travelers what they want – a place to share their experiences, find new travel mates, upload their photos, and a place to ask questions and get information about their planned trips. Examples for travel communities include WAYN, TripUp, TravBuddy and RealTravel.


Times Online

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

We like the Times! They seem to like us too - “this site is ahead of its competitors because of its clean design and good choice of partner sites”. Check it out here.

Funny photos

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Searching for good content, we sometimes stumble across some funny photos. I dunno why, but we have a collection of funny toilet signs in TripTouch. Anyway we compiled the funniest ones here. I love the first one - the Great wall is awesome!


MySQL woes

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Last week we experienced some nasty things happening on our DB. We had some issues with data corruption, and the site was behaving strangely for a few hours.

Luckily we managed to keep everything intact, no data was lost, and the site is now okay.  Man, those were some annoying hours, but all’s well that ends well.

Have a nice week!

Amazon S3

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

We have uploaded a new version today - the major change is that all photos (both travel guide ones and your profile photos) are now stored in Amazon S3. It was rather easy to move our photos to them (well, Guy did it, so for me it was really easy). S3 saves us all sorts of worries (disk space, backups, server I/O and CPU issues) - and the cost is okay too. Good on you Amazon!

The simpsons…

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Our march newsletter is out - a tribute to the Simpsons (which as it happens is quite popular here at TripTouch).  Follow their crazy adventures all over the world…

And here’s a photo of my very own Spider Pig thingy on my Laptop (Eva was a little bored and got some play-dough thing, she’s quite good with it) -