Provincetown Releases New App

Author: , July 12th, 2013

iPTown AppA smartphone app to help guide visitors to Provincetown, Mass., has debuted. And it isn’t an ordinary travel app – ‘Useful Information’ depicts Ernestine, the Lily Tomlin’s telephone operator who made “one, ringy, dingy” a classic skit.

Provincetown went digital with the iPtown app to help visitors and locals find services, food and lodging, shopping, special events and happenings around town. The app offers hundreds of links to individual business and attraction webpages, and it integrates its functions with social media. “iPtown” also will connect users directly to businesses via phone.

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Seven Great Summer Travel Apps

Author: , June 12th, 2012

Open TableOpenTable — OpenTable lets you make reservations at more than 13,000 restaurants in the U.S., Canada, and abroad, and shows you what reservation times are available before you put in your request. You can also read diner reviews and view menus, both especially valuable when traveling.

HotelTonight — This app could save you from spending the night on the airport floor should a summer storm ground your flight. It works equally as well for those on a road trip or travelers inclined to book getaways at the (very) last minute. One important note about HotelTonight is that it’s good for same-day hotel bookings only.

Friendthem — is a revolutionary location-based connectivity app, with fine-grained and easily-configured privacy controls, which is changing the way the world connects in a seamless and fun manner by helping them send Facebook friend requests to people they meet in the real world. A great tool for connecting with people you meet along the way.

TripIt — TripIt links to your e-mail account and picks up every confirmation number that comes into your inbox. Any flight, hotel, or even dinner reservation that contains a confirmation number will be put into an organized itinerary, all in one place. Flight delays and last-minute changes sent to your e-mail will be updated automatically.

Google Translate — If you’re headed anywhere outside the English-speaking world, chances are this app will come in handy on your trip. Even if many of the people in your intended destination speak English, they really prefer if you take a stab at it in the native tongue.

XE Currency — XE Currency is a useful tool for converting money from all over the world, helping users to better understand just how much cash they should expect to receive in the event of an exchange.

Flight Aware — There is nothing more frustrating than making an hours-long commute to your airport only to find out your flight has been delayed for half a day or cancelled altogether. You can track flights with amazing maps, and receive real-time info on departure info, delays and gate assignments.

New Gay Event Search App Launched

Author: , April 8th, 2012

Wsup Now AppJust in time for Easter Weekend, Wsup Now is making it easier to fill your basket with the best gay and lesbian events available. Wsup Co., the company behind, today announced the release of the first comprehensive gay and lesbian event finder app for the iPhone. Like the website, the Wsup Now app serves as a gay and lesbian event discovery tool, providing locals and tourists instant access to hundreds of LGBT-related events nearby, with just a tap.

“Easter Weekend is a surprisingly big weekend where the gay and lesbian community gets creative in how they celebrate,” said Stuart Leung, founder of Wsup Now. “For example, this is the 33rd year of San Francisco’s infamous Hunky Jesus Contest and the 13th annual Gay Easter Parade that rolls through the French Quarter in New Orleans.

“Easter provides the opportunity for a different spin on what you normally expect with gay events. It was also an opportunity for Wsup Now to announce our new iPhone app, to help our users discover local events and instantly feel as they’ve experienced completely unique.”

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Davey Wavey’s Favorite Travel Aps

Author: , February 2nd, 2012

Traveling? There’s an app for that. Actually, there are tens of thousands. As someone who spends a good portion of the year on the go, I’ve put many of these travel apps to the test–and whittled them down to a list of my top seven favorites.

1. Roadside America. Looking for attractions that are off the beaten path? Roadside America’s database is packed with more than 7,700 quirky attractions and oddities all across the United States. This past weekend in the New York City, the app guided me to a loft filled with dirt, a giant gold Buddha in a former adult theater, and a super-endowed elephant statue. It’s a hoot!

2. Photosynth. Want to capture stunning panoramic pictures with your smartphone? The Photosynth app stitches together your photos to create beautiful panoramas and 360-degree views that you can share with family and friends. The images are breathtaking–and the app is free.

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New Gay Travel App Bump Covers Gay Cities Around the World

Author: , April 28th, 2011

Antwerp BumpFrom the producers of the world’s most watched gay and lesbian travel series and Canada’s most successful gay TV show export along with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, comes a spunky new multimedia app series for smart phones: Bump! Travel Guides.

Download a Bump! Travel Guide and you’re good to go to any one of 13 gay-friendly destinations: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Miami, Montreal, Mykonos, Paris, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and Tel Aviv. The Guides feature saucy videos, top travel tips and big pride events, all packaged in a sleek and sexy design for Blackberry, iPhone and iTouch.

“Our mobile guides stand out because they offer a visually rich experience, are wickedly fun and can get you into all sorts of trouble, if that’s what you’re looking for,” says Les Tomlin, Executive Producer of Bumper2Bumper Media, the company behind the Bump! television series and mobile guides.

Bump! Travel Guides promise to keep people updated and connected to the local scene. “Keeping things fresh and current is critical, because in the gay market businesses tend to come and go more quickly than in the straight market,” notes Tomlin. And with a handy feature for rating local hot-spots, travelers can also share their experiences and shout out their favorites.

“People on the road don’t want a hundred choices for what to do, where to go or when to party. They want the top 10 choices and that’s what we offer – a chic and crisply edited selection, based on destinations we know best,” says Tomlin. And for tourists who may want to support GLBT establishments, the Bump! Travel Guides specifically identify International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association member businesses.

Packed with multimedia, Bump! Travel Guides offer video clips from Bump! TV, pictures, GPS maps, one-click phone numbers and links for the best places to eat, shop and party, average temperature and currency info – and a “Play” feature for more fun. The apps will also provide contests, promotions, prizes and sponsorship opportunities.

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