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Travel Channel Go Puts Their Info In Your Pocket

Feature-GO-1The Travel Channel has just released a free app that give you access to their Travel Channel show info on the go. The only problem I see is that when I usually travel my BlackBerry costs an arm and a leg for data. According to Simon this is built upon EarthComber’s application so it also has some other features. For example, you can keep track and share you location with friends and family.

Worth checking out if your into the Travel Channel. You can pick it up at: Personally I was not that excited.

Thanks Raffy for sending this one in. I also managed to catch it on BBcool.

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  1. I installed this yesterday and found it had issues connecting and retrieving content from time to time.

  2. Yeah its based on EarthComber which is buggy…

  3. 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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