In news from the online cruise sector, Cruise.com, an Omega World Travel, Inc. company, has just launched their mobile app for iOS and Android operating systems. The free app puts cruise info into the on the go hands of cruise travelers.
Where is your mobile phone right now? If it is within five feet of your person, you are like most of the people in the world today. While it used to be a rarity to find someone with a cell phone, it is now almost impossible to find someone without one. Even many kids have their own phones these days, as their parents equip them for emergencies, and make it easier to keep track of their whereabouts.
Triposo, the brainchild travel startup from ex-Googler’s Jon Tirsen and Douwe Osinga, just announced their new iOS app, the story arriving via TechCrunch. So, Argo Travel News decided to take a look under the hood of this fascinating new travel guide/suggestion engine.
The highly anticipated New York City restaurant guides are out now. A story about his by Garth Johnston of the gothamist not only drew my attention, but made me put on my thinking cap too. Google’s movements into travel, the changing framework of online travel, and the real value of credability seem to be boiling to the surface of the online business soup. Zagat, the online restaurant guides slash data company, offers interesting value.
It was inevitable once Google announced they were to acquire Zagat, the race for lost applications to engage travel. TechCrunch already reported on Gowalla, so did GigaOm, PC Mag, anyone “interested” in Gowalla. Chief Executive Josh Williams, according to PC Magazine, the Gowalla site will “re-focus” primarily on travel now. The selling point being, in depth guides, travel stories, relating the experience of travel – all conveniently on Gowalla.
European travel guru Rich Steves has just announced the release of his new Android app, Rick Steves’ Audio Europe. For a heightened sightseeing experience, for destinations across Europe, Steves has created a groundbreaking new tool. Audio Europe is another piece in the perfect mobile travel toolbox.
Browsing the news this morning, I ran across a very nice smart phone app that wineries in Europe could greatly benefit from. By emulating the functionality of one the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association created, other producers can add great visibility and value for their products digitally.
Expedia and its sister company Hotels.com released new mobile apps for Android as well as an upgraded mobile website for Expedia.com. Expedia is showcasing the new apps and features at Google I/O Developer Sandbox. Among the new features in the Android app are: Interactive view of all hotels in an area with multiple sorting options […]
Remember those walkie-talkies Dad got you for Christmas back when? Well for relief of drive time boredom and far more interesting uses, an application for smart phones called HeyTell is a big winner. When SMS won’t do, HeyTell is a walking talking solution to short duration communication.