Let’s say you are planning to be in California on Monday and New York on Tuesday. You have a meeting in California on Monday at 1pm local time (Pacific) and a meeting in New York on Tuesday at 2pm local time (Eastern time). Do you think of the first meeting as happening at 1pm Pacific time and…
Amen. But how should my calendar know where I will be? What about checking Tripit, which is already being imported?
What’s more, the tips on Foursquare are arguably easier for the startup to parse, enabling the company to call out popular venue features and embed them seamlessly in its search engine. They can range from highlighting the best bar cocktails to the best secret dance clubs to the fastest coffee shop Wi-Fi.
It’s interesting to me that I no longer check-in on Foursquare for the social dynamic, but instead just to see the tips left at the venue I’m at. Those tips, when plentiful, are a goldmine of information about a place. Some of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life are a result of those tips.
I think Corona Heights has the best panoramic view of the city I’ve seen so far. with Martin and Johan at Corona Heights Hill – View on Path.
Taptu: Clever idea to advertise within Google Reader for a Google Reader replacement.
Bad idea to rely on something like mediafeed, which seems to be unable to handle the most basic functionality of an ad server: linking to your customer’s website. This is what Taptu is paying you for and you are failing them miserably. For whatever reason mediafeed needs to check user agents, the fact that it does not handle embedded browsers in iOS, which is simple to do as there is only one browser engine anyway and it is the most important mobile operating system for advertisers is indicative of sloppy engineering.
Finally, the product landing page: use the opportunity to personalize and keep the message consistent with the ad. You already know that I care about Google Reader import, so I would need to know what Taptu does better than Google Reader.