Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dopplr goes to Singapore

Online travel start-up darling Dopplr is rolling out a few releases this week, although these will probably fail to address some of the concerns raised recently on the likes of TechCrunch UK.

Anyway, the Singapore release - as Dopplr call it - will include "nearby" and "near-miss" coincidences - i.e. users will be able to see when a fellow user is passing by your destination or if they are staying in the same place within 2 or 3 days.

Dopplr will then offer to send them an email, etc.

Nice touch.

But there's another thing in the release that I imagine Dopplr will be hoping will soothe some of the irritations people have with Dopplr - it's Add Trip functionality.

From now on users will be able to add new content direct from Google Calendar. Great if you use iGoogle, of course, but it's a step in the right direction.

Full - if slightly lengthy - instructions.

Dopplr members can connect with me here.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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