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Posted by somtam2000 on 8/10/2009 at 09:38 admin

As some may have noticed, we're currently running a bunch of ads on the site regarding a Travelfish iPhone application.

It is still in development, but we're hoping to have the first one ready very very soon.

As with our Travelfish Guides, the apps will be specialised to specific destinations, and the first one will be for Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Like the rest of the Travelfish site, the apps will be rich in information, including:
» Accommodation reviews and member opinions.
» Information on where to eat and drink.
» What to do and when to do it.
» How to get around and about.
» Orientation information.
» Interactive, location-based mapping.
» Walking tours.
» A rich photo library ... and more.

If you're an iPhone user (or not!) and want to be kept in the loop regarding what is happening with the app, please visit this page and sign-up for the email list.

Also, if you've an idea for a feature you'd just love to see in a Travelfish iPhone app, please share it below.

Cheers!

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Posted by boxee on 24/11/2009 at 03:37

when u have finshed making this app for the iphone will u be making this for any other phones ie the black berry or phones using the google android operating system

cheers


danny

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/11/2009 at 08:01 admin

If the iPhone app goes as we hope -- which we hope it will -- I've used an early version and it is excellent (not that I'm biased at all!), then yes, something for android will become a priority.

A story on Techcrunch today details how the US market is now 75% iPhone and android so that is something that we really need to take into account when deciding what platforms to build for.

Our developer is an iPhone specialist so we'd need to get someone else onboard to build for android, so a lot sort of hinges on how the first one goes.

Hope that helps.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/11/2009 at 08:03 admin

Sorry and I meant to say we ran an update on the Travelfish iPhone app over here on the Travelfish blog which may be of interest to some -- it includes some screenshots of the app.

Cheers

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Posted by somtam2000 on 14/12/2009 at 19:29 admin

Just briefly coming up for air for another update on this. We're expecting to have the app to Apple in the next couple of days -- you can read about it all here:
http://blog.travelfish.org/2009/12/14/the-travelfish-iphone-app-angkor/

Cheers!

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 14/12/2009 at 22:06 TF writer

that's great news -- can't wait to see it!

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Posted by christay2009 on 22/12/2009 at 05:12

baited breath

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/12/2009 at 06:50 admin

You and me both Chris & Durian!

The App is currently with Apple in review status. They manually review all Apps before clearing them into the store. It's been in there six days now and most have a decision made within 14...

The main splash page for the Angkor App is here. That is the summary page and there are links off to screenshots and so on.

We'll be making an announcement as soon as it is clears review.

Cheers!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/12/2009 at 16:12 admin

While the App is still awaiting a big tick from Apple, Cambodia's PhnomPenh Post has just published a story all about it, which you can read all about here.

Enjoy!

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Posted by christay2009 on 23/12/2009 at 02:41

i've just had a look at the i-pod page you've linked to from the home page, caught up abit, looked at the screen shots...

wow! big kudos here, even if i don't go to Cambodia i might just buy it to check it out! well, maybe not but it does look really good. I have seen/had the lonely planet guides for you ipod and didn't really like them. This looks much better. From a business perspective, i hope you charge a decent amount so you can buy yourself a few more bintang or maybe some highly-taxed western spirits!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 23/12/2009 at 09:29 admin

Cheers Chris -- we were hoping that iTunes would allow us to accept payment in Bintang and G&Ts, but they said no.

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Posted by johnjones on 24/12/2009 at 00:45

That is a cool app, hope all goes well and all the quality assurance testing is done in a timely manner, remember to have good quality assurance, many apps lack this and they end up with weird bugs in the system. Good luck and I'm looking forward to it's release.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/12/2009 at 07:11 admin

The iPhone App has been released and is now available in the iTunes Store -- you can read more about it on iTunes here.

Cheers

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Posted by busylizzy on 25/12/2009 at 07:39

Posted from within Vietnam.

Congrats Stuart - well done! Now I'm sure you can sit back and enjoy Xmas!

Did you mean to include a link in your last post?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/12/2009 at 09:49 admin

Oops!

best just to go to the main iPhone page and follow the iTunes link from there... For more info see here!

Thanks

/s

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