Category Archives: apps

Been There

If you’ve been searching for a simple way to keep track of your peregrinations, the free iOS app Been, created by Martin Johannesson, is an elegant way to record visits to U.S. states and nations around the world. The app … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks Built You An App

Tom Hanks—yes that Tom Hanks—is well known for his enduring affection for the humble typewriter. Now he has gone and created an iPad app called Hanx Writer that resuscitates the old school manual typewriter experience. The free app provides the … Continue reading

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Stockholm’s Neoteric Travel Guide

Stockholm’s popular cab company Taxi Stockholm has created a website for visitors that aims to offer a novel approach to the city travel guide. Taxi Trails uses data from thousands of cab trips to highlight spots where people are actually … Continue reading

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Wetter Than Uber

A clever and timely new peer-to-peer app called We Are On A Boat connects people who would like a boat ride with folks who would like to “share” their boat. The app, which has been appropriately launched in Amsterdam, enables … Continue reading

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Then & Now

We’ve all seen lots of websites featuring “then & now” photo mashups—I’ve even posted a  few here on TBTP. Now a handy app called Timera 2 allows users to create their own composite photographs right on their smartphones. The secret … Continue reading

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Would You Trust a Robot with Your Car

Since the end of June, flyers traveling from Germany’s Dusseldorf Airport have been able to leave the parking to robot valets. Travelers drop-off cars at the garage Vehicle Transfer Station and use a smartphone app to schedule a “pick-up” by … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision

  All well designed public transit maps are easy to interpret and provide accessible travel information for local residents and travelers alike, but wouldn’t it be great if they also offered real-time transit information too. The new app called Tunnel … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet Wants To Cover You Trip

A new flight insurance plan, called AirCare, is a new angle on conventional travel insurance policies, which generally cover individuals who might have to cancel expensive trips, like high cost flights, tour packages or cruises, for medical or other emergencies. … Continue reading

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Call me Touko Korpela

Inspired by the Travoltafy name generator that lampooned John Travolta’s Oscar presentation flub, Visit Finland has launched the Finngenerator  app which allows users to discover their “Finnified” names. Just chose a gender and type in your name and hit generator. … Continue reading

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Heat Mapping Hotels

With hundreds of online sites and apps for booking hotels and travel accommodations, travelers these days may be experiencing information overload. Now the hotel and flight booking site Hipmunk is providing a very useful hotel finding tool called the “Heat … Continue reading

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