We’ve been keeping ourselves incredibly busy working on some innovations for our mobile tour guide for the world. Yesterday we made the first of several announcements about features that further our mission of making great digital content available to mobile users in the context of where they are and what they’re interested in.
Introducing the Tagwhat Superslider and Tagwhat Travel Log — now available in the newly released version of Tagwhat for iPhone and Android. http://t.co/GMYpQWL
Here’s the official press release: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120820005163/en
Since the beginning, you’ve been able to enjoy great stories about the world around you in Tagwhat. Now, the Tagwhat Superslider adds content from social networks to the mix, so it’s one click to relevant Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare links in every Tagwhat story.
Take this Tag in our Movies channel, for example.
By clicking “Superslider” you reveal available links to the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. And these are not just any links. They’re related both to your location and the content in the story you’re enjoying.
So, as you pass Katz’s Delicatessen in NYC, where the famous scene depicted in the Tag was filmed and review the videos, images, and text about “When Harry Met Sally,” you can jump on the movie’s Facebook page to see the latest chat, check-in and view Foursquare tips and deals, and follow the Twitter conversation about the movie, in a matter of seconds.
This means that social is part of the Tagwhat story where you are. While our goal of truly connecting the web to our real lives, in context to place and interests, is not yet complete, the additional of the Superslider gets us closer. Simply, it’s the vehicle through which 3rd party apps and content connect to the stories of the places around you. You can expect to see lots more in the Superslider soon.
The Travel Log
Now, Tagwhat lets you plan a trip and create your dream itinerary anywhere in the world by unlocking relevant web and social media content at that place. Just click on the location button in the upper right of the main grid to set your virtual location to any spot on Earth. Then, click “Want to Go” (see Meg Ryan image above) to add it to a dream itinerary or “Been There” on any Tag to add it to your very own multimedia travel journal of memories. Open your Travel Log to experience the whole story again and share with your curious friends and family. Tagwhat even keeps a running counter of how many places, cities, and countries you’ve been. Explore the world and watch your counter grow.
Please stay tuned for more exciting announcements from Tagwhat on both the mobile and publishing sides. Thanks for your support.
The Tagwhat Team