January 07, 2013

Dcovery turns online travel research into a mobile travel guide


Trip planning is getting a little easier with the launch of Dcovery, which uses a bookmarklet to help people save their travel research and create guides that are synced to their iOS device.

The biggest trend in travel has been turning to your friends for travel tips. But what about the research geeks who like to browse blogs, online guides and articles to compile their trip plans?

Well, their job is getting easier with the launch of Dcovery, a new online and mobile tool. Users just install Dcovery’s Place Finder bookmarklet and then go about doing their normal travel research. When they come across a page with travel destinations, attractions or hotels, they just hit the bookmarklet and it scans the page and extracts the specific place data. You just save the entries you like to Dcovery, which adds in the address, map location, hours and other important information and saves the page for offline reading. Users can also just enter in a specific destination and Dcovery saves that place as well.

Dcovery currently scrapes a bunch of place information from open source databases like Wikipedia and Wikitravel and also relies on local information from Google+ and Foursquare.

Get the full story at GigaOM

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