Travel Channel Go the information app for Apple iPhone and other mobiles

Everyone gets those times when they are bored and have though “What can we do?” Mostly the answer is “I don’t know,” or “I haven’t a clue.” Well now you will know what to do thanks to Travel Channel. Travel Channel is bringing their travel expertise to the mobile arena to offer answers to that very question.

Travel Channel Go is a web application that will put the powerful knowledge of Travel Channel direct into your palm, well Apple iphone actually. With Travel Channel Go the user will be able to find out about shopping, food, nightlife, along with events happening in the user’s area. With Travel Channel Go you also gain Travel Channel’s Top Picks which comes complete with maps of how to get where you want. Travel Channel also offers a superb search feature that will supply you with all the relevant events happening in your area based on your preferences.

Travel Channel has optimised the Travel Channel Go interface with sliding panel graphics for the Apple iPhone, and will also work with the upcoming Apple iPhone 3G. However, as there are more mobile phone’s about than just the Apple iPhone, Travel Channel is also compatible with a wide range of major mobile phone platforms such as Mac OS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and S60.

So if you fancy a neat little app on your mobile phone to help you answer that question when you feel the need to ask it simply point your mobile phone’s browser at go.travelchannel.com where you will be given the choice of web based or mobile apps.

Source — intomobile


One thought on “Travel Channel Go the information app for Apple iPhone and other mobiles”

  1. Don says:

    My Review of Travel Channel GO.
    – Very detailed list and wide range of items on the Explore button.
    – I like how the food selections in places to eat are broken out in many types and showed pretty much every local business, no matter how small.
    – “Show nearest on map” is a great function to quickly narrow down the closest target.
    – “Free WiFi” list is complete with business name, however, it’s displayed on a non-scalable map, and numbering doesn’t match list, although I assumed #1 on the map was the first on the list.

    – Maps are not resizable like Google Maps, and only sometimes show the business, not me and the business so I know where to go.
    – The Directions page was quick, but it was one-third directions, two-thirds commercial from Walgreens or other sponsors. Hard to believe the Travel Channel needs to subsidize this project with a sponsor. “Information provided by Citysearch”. Get rid of the 2 page commercials, please.
    – Once I connected to my home wifi and did a find-me by “internet connection”, it correctly found my location. However, earlier in the day while out and about, I got either Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, or Costa Mesa CA, although I was well connected to various wifi’s, including an Apple Store.
    – Checked “Business Travel” then ATM’s, and it showed 6 in my area. However, it was a generic label of “ATM” on the list, and they were numbered on the map. No way to match the list with the map unless each is checked.
    – Dots on the map should be linked to what it is. So when I tap on green dot 1, it should take me to that item listing.
    – Directions on the map should have a hilighted trail showing where to go that matches directions. As shown, the map is too small with only a fraction of street names.
    – “Bus Stations” I thought would show bus stops and routes, but listed taxi’s, limo’s, tour buses, charters, etc. Those are good for those functions, but please add a city bus route button with maps for the bus stops and timetables.

    This app has great potential, but needs some serious fine-tuning. I look forward to using it regularly when it’s tightened up.

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