This year’s theme of the ‘Technology Solutions for Tourism‘ is ‘Connected Edinburgh’ and will focus on the technology and digital media solutions that are radically changing the tourism industry. ‘With the arrival of 4G the download speeds of content will be 5 times faster than 3G, providing a raft of opportunities for the tourism industry. Ritchie Sommerville, City of Edinburgh Council, will give an overview of the opportunities “Connected Edinburgh” will bring and will be joined by a range of leading experts from across the UK tourism and digital sectors including David Slocombe, Head of Mobile Development for Lastminute.com‘.
Alongside the conference there will be an exhibition, where we will have a stand to present our latest developments in the area of tourism. Visit our stand to learn more about FollowThePlace, as well as:
- ON:meedi:a – our web-based framework for tourism content management, and
- DigitalSchladming – an experiment centered around an information-rich, web-based media channel for the entire region of Schladming, Austria.
The event will take place on 1st March 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh. If you have not secured your ticket yet, You can still buy them online at Eventbrite.
We have just launched our first competition! Share your holiday photos on followtheplace, and tag your pictures with #comp2013 to enter our New Year competition. The first 2 most liked photos will each win a new iPod shuffle!. Entry ends on 15/01/2013, 17:00 CET.
Good luck and have fun!
At Followtheplace we love collections and the Search bar is a great tool to create new and exciting ones. But sometimes it is not enough to see just the latest photos of the collection; you want to see the very best! Now you can, with the new sorting slider of Followtheplace. Simply move the slider to the left to arrange the photos by their popularity, or to the right to see the latest uploads.
It’s easy! Go check which of your photos has received most praise.
We have recently introduced an easy way to explore the photos already uploaded on Followtheplace. You can now use the Explore tab to get an overview over the most popular hastags and locations.
Not sure what you want to see? Just check out some of the random photos!
Or maybe you want to see what is happening on the community, even if you are not subscribed to all users, locations and tags? You can now see all of the latest photos too. This way you can discover new interesting users and locations to follow.
Go Explore Followtheplace! Have fun and tell us what you think.
You might be interested in a feasibility study on hyperlocal services for Edinburgh we are currently carrying out for the Technology Strategy Board (TSB). We would like to identify hyperlocal scenarios which fit to our FollowThePlace platform. They will allow users to push and pull information about activities, shops, restaurants, events and services in their neighbourhood or a specific postcode.
We want to make sure that we are developing what you need! Please help us defining the scenarios by answering a few questions that will not take more than five minutes of your time. If you experience any difficulties or would like more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Let’s get started >>
Many thanks to Tak van Sport who mentioned us in his PICNIC 2012 blog post as a nice example of sharing photos about places!
PICNIC was a such interesting place to be. We enjoyed it very much and felt immediately like home. See here photos from the event and our booth. You have also photos from PICNIC and want to add them to this photo collection? Just upload them to followtheplace with the #picnic2012 hashtag.
If you have not yet seen the new version, go to http://followtheplace.com and enjoy the new features. Would like to have something more? Fill a ticket at our support section.
From 08:00 GMT to 18:00 GMT, http://followtheplace will be offline! We will put up a new version of the site with exciting features! Please bear with us.
We added last week the possibility to add photo captions and comments. Captions appear when you click on a thumbnail and on mouse over the photo details as shown below. The activity button allows you to see existing likes and comments and add your own. Enjoy commenting!
There are two ways to upload photos:
- Use the upload button while you browse the web site followtheplace.com. The button can be found on the upper right corner of the screen. Click on “Add files…” in the upload screen that will appear and start selecting your photos from your hard disk. When you have finished selecting photos, click on “Start upload”. Depending on the number of photos you want to upload and your internet connection this may take a while. When ready, click on the followtheplace pin logo to see the thumbnails.
- Send your photos from the mail account you have used when signing-up to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no need to add a subject line for now and your photos must be attached to your mail. When your photos are received and processed from followtheplace.com you will receive a reply mail.