JetBlue is teaming up with the free app GateGuru. Almost every company is trying to cash in on the location based service trend. Whether McDonald’s teaming up with the yet to be announced Facebook location based service or Starbucks with FourSquare. Well, GateGuru is like FourSquare but for Airports. It has the expected information such as departure times to maps of where the gate you need is located. What sets GateGuru apart is it also has user generated information in the same light as FourSquare’s ‘Tips’ section. An example is how well the Wi-Fi works. (That is important, trust me)
GateGuru is a great service with a lot of users. Users stuck in an airport have to spend money at the airport. This is a no brainer for companies and it is only a matter of time before more sign on with GateGuru. JetBlue is the first one to jump on board since GateGuru updated its app to connects advertisers and marketers with frequent travelers.
JetBlue is hoping to entice more customers by offering 1 round trip pass for the most frequent GateGuru user each month. Second place gets $100 gift certificate. This only for five JetBlue markets (the New York metro area, Chicago, Florida, Boston, and California) although I was able to get to the add after picking BWI (Baltimore) as an airport.… Read the rest
Facebook says hello to user-based, question-and-answer services. This space already has well-established players such as Yahoo Answers and Aardvark (which I love), which has been a Google company since February. Facebook has over 450 million users. That is going to be an issue for its competitors. I just started using the beta so I can not give you a full review just yet. That will be for a later post.
Facebook is no longer just happy to be a social mecca. It is going after anything to help make a profit. Next up after Answers is Location Based services. That’s right Four Square, Facebook is a coming. McDonald’s is expected to be involved in the roll out in the next few weeks.
I don’t do a lot of reviews for products because most are just not worth the cost. This is an exception. Being part of the “Reverse Engineering” crowd. I get to try alot of apps. Wi-Fi Sync has been out for a little while but since switching to iPad I tend to focus on those apps exclusively. Well Wi-Fi Sync is now available for Windows and iPad. Before it was just the Mac.
This app is well worth the $9.99 price tag. It may even be worth way more. I do not understand how Apple could not have approved this unless of course it plans to add this feature in a future release of iPhone OS.
Wi-Fi Sync enables wireless syncing with iTunes at the touch of a button. Never go looking for that USB cable again. Sync from the car, bed or shed whenever it suits you. Well so the description says. But you are limited to the range of your wi-fi network. Now if you could sync from over the Internet using port forwarding that would really be nice. Also the syncing does work as it states. It syncs music, apps, photos, contacts, calendars, email accounts and pretty much anything that you can with the USB cable. The speed of this transfer is all dependent of the speed of your network. Recommend you get a N router if you don’t already have one.
Bottom line get this app, use it, love it.… Read the rest