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City360

Posted in Rails, Ruby by sausheong on March 24, 2008

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:

  1. Locate for you in an online map where the city is
  2. Give you information on nearby places of interest (click on the link and it will be shown on the map!)
  3. Tells you about the available hotels in the vicinity of the city
  4. Forecasts today’s and the next few day’s weather in that city
  5. Shows a mosaic of pictures taken by people on the Web, associated with this city (click on the picture to popup a bigger pic)
  6. Lets you convert your local currency to the city’s currency
  7. 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!

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  1. Miguel Cobá said, on March 24, 2008 at 4:02 am

    The site isn’t working. After a while it shows the message:
    Service not available

    Connection timed out – connect(2)

  2. sausheong said, on March 24, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Yeah, unforunately right after I published this blog post the server crashed and I couldn’t reach it until the morning. It’s working now though it’s a bit slow. I need to optimize the app again when I have some more time.

  3. choonkeat said, on March 24, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    nice, but the “price” of the hotel seem ambiguous.

  4. sausheong said, on March 24, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    The prices are from Kayak. I didn’t really check it out though :) I assumed that the Kayak prices are correct.

  5. Alain Yap said, on April 13, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Shaking my head, Sau! This is pretty neat. It’s a bit funny, though that when I typed Manila there wasn’t any reference regarding Malls on the Places tab. :)

    Adding an ‘Events’ tab would be totally 360, I guess.

    Best.
    alain
    http://www.morphexchange.com


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