Thursday, April 17, 2008
Personalized travel guides
SharedBook, a "Demo" company I've covered since their debut at the Demo 2007 conference, announced an interesting new partnership with ProfessionalTravelGuide.com earlier this week. The utility of a "hard copy" travel guide, much like the portability and durability of printed driving directions, seems obvious, so combining professionally-provided travel tips and maps, with personalized content, makes this look like a natural.
On the virtual front, I'd noted a great post from about a month ago, in one of my favorite blogs, ReadWriteWeb.com, which covered "12 Future Apps For Your iPhone", one of which is "Personalized Travel Guides". Interesting convergence, and maybe one of those iPhone printing opportunities I can't seem to avoid!
PS -- For an example of the SharedBook personalized Guidebook, see this post at the SharedBook blog.