I wrote this mashup application for my book originally but extended it during the Easter holiday weekend, spruced it up and made it more user-friendly (I hope) and changed it name to City360. The whole idea behind this app is to provide everything that you want to know about a city (hence 360 degree view on the city — corny name, I know).
So far what it can do is:
- Locate for you in an online map where the city is
- Give you information on nearby places of interest (click on the link and it will be shown on the map!)
- Tells you about the available hotels in the vicinity of the city
- Forecasts today’s and the next few day’s weather in that city
- Shows a mosaic of pictures taken by people on the Web, associated with this city (click on the picture to popup a bigger pic)
- Lets you convert your local currency to the city’s currency
- Tells you the current time at the city and compares it with your current location
Check it out at http://city360.saush.net
Let me know what else you think can improve this app!
The title of the book is confirmed, it is called ‘Ruby on Rails Web Mashup Projects’! Check out the marketing writeup on Packt Publishing on it — http://www.packtpub.com/ruby-on-rails-web-mashup-projects/book
Spread the word! :)