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There's an App (Template) for That!

As any mobile application developer knows, a key step to creating a solid user experience is a functional design.

Digital agency Teehan+Lax has made a name for itself not just for their user experience focus but also for creating free(!) handy Photoshop GUI templates for designing mobile apps. Within days of the iOS 7 announcement, they’d released a template for the new OS. They also feature GUI templates for Android, older iOS versions and iPads.

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The API as DMO Strategy

One of the most popular methods for sharing data for us techie folks over the last several years is via an Application Programming Interface (API). Using Google Analytics on your site? There’s an API for that. Taking YouTube videos and using a branded player in your video gallery? There’s an API for that, too. Integration with third-party APIs is commonplace in website development these days. For destinations, having one’s own API should now be a marketing strategy. Why?

An API gives a DMO a scalable solution to share the investment it has made in destination content, photography and videography, and its business listings database by allowing the DMO to distribute that content...

Destination: Geek

On the second Tuesday of each month, we bring you new and interesting technology-related tidbits. While many will be related to tools that can be used in destination marketing, some are just for your inner geek. October is entertainment month at Destination: Geek! Otherwise known as "everything-I-wrote-about-had-to-do-with-entertainment" month. Check out the nuggets below to discover Japan from a feline's point of view, how to travel like Bond... James Bond or fly the friendly skies with a bunch of Elves, and decide for yourself whether Disney has a high-tech gadget headed your mouse-lovin' way.

Disney Geeks of the World Unite!

There have long been...

Destination: Geek

On the second Tuesday of each month, we bring you new and interesting technology-related tidbits. While many will be related to tools that can be used in destination marketing, some are just for your inner geek. This month's post features a fresh take on an old vacation tradition, a new entrant into the online travel magazine space, and a few ways to unplug on vacation (weird, I know).

   

Digital Detox

Raise your hand if you spend way too much time in front of a screen? Yeah, me, too. As a result, more and more travelers are...

Destination: Geek

On the second Tuesday of each month, we bring you new and interesting technology-related tidbits. While many will be related to tools that can be used in destination marketing, some are just for your inner geek. With the sunny season winding down, here are a few recommendations to round out your summer reading list. These travel-focused books are a must for your Kindle (or Nook, or iBooks, or Kobo...).

   

Any Questions?

Andrew Hyde’s book, This Book is About Travel, leaves little to the imagination: it really is about travel. Andrew...