Category Archives: apps

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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Best Joe in NYC

H/t to Nimal Banerjee of Butterfruit Labs for this fun map of the best coffeehouses in Manhattan by subway stop.

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Books I Love

Books I Love is a new social networking app for book lovers that allows readers to share their reading suggestions and critiques digitally with social contacts . The free iOS app lets users both send and receive book recommendations individually … Continue reading

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Around the World by Social Media

Award-winning French advertising art director Thomas Jullien has put together this amazing stop-motion trip around the world using 852 Instagram photos posted by 852 different users. Crowd sourcing comes to video. You can follow Jullien’s many projects on his website … Continue reading

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