Category Archives: apps

All Fun & Games Til You Miss Your Stop

Amsterdam’s public transit agency GVB has teamed with Headmade Studio to create a simple, but clever game called GVBeestje for tram riders. It’s a great idea until you miss your stop.

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NYC : All Are Welcome

New York City’s official tourism and marketing agency—NYC & Company—has just launched a branding update for the world’s greatest city. The sweeping new visual identity incorporates custom typefaces, icons, a new website, neighborhood guides, and dozens of videos. There’s also … Continue reading

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Montreal in History

Here in the New World we tend to forget that we too have a history. Montreal, one of my all time favorite North American cities, was founded in 1642. In the run-up to next year’s 375th anniversary celebrations, Montreal tourism folks … Continue reading

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Paris Gets Gify With It

The fun French internet-based art gallery Balibart has collaborated with PhenixDigital  to create the first outdoor exhibition of animated gifs in Paris. The show will be displayed on a network of 100 digital screens around the city, with a varied … Continue reading

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Mapping Westeros in Ireland

The hugely popular HBO show Game of Thrones has been a real boon for Northern Ireland tourism. With dozens of filming locations around the region,  Tourism Northern Ireland has teamed up with Northern Ireland Screen to create an interactive app mapping … Continue reading

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Layover With A Local

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines wants to turn your layover into a trip during your brief time in the Netherlands. Although the project’s name may sound a bit salacious, KLM simply wants to offer the air traveler with a stopover of … Continue reading

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Decoding Bosch

For someone who has been dead for five hundred years, Hieronymus Bosch is getting an awful lot of attention these days. The Noordbrabants Museum in the painter’s home town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in southern Netherlands has an exhibition featuring forty of … Continue reading

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Airbnb for Bikes

Copenhagen-based Donkey Republic has created what just may be a better alternative to city bike-sharing programs. AirDonkey users log-on with a simple app and reserve a bike within a chosen “hub” area. The app’s map guides the renter to a … Continue reading

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Not Obsessed With WiFi

You may have heard about New York’s plan to create a city-wide free public wifi network based on freestanding kiosks. Well, yesterday the roll-out of the project began . The initial four units—on 3rd Avenue between 15th and 19th streets—from … Continue reading

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Airport WiFi Simplified

I don’t know about you, but I always find myself getting annoyed whenever I try and log-on to airport wifi networks. For mysterious reasons, these networks seem to turn the process of accessing wifi into a torturous process. Now, there’s a … Continue reading

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