Ever find yourself on a street, or even entire town, where you’ve never been before? Or maybe you’ve been there a thousand times before. Either way, would you like to know the story behind the businesses, museums, monuments and assorted curiosities that you are passing by at that moment? Or would you like to know about fun things to do in the vicinity?
There’s a mobile app out there that can give you this information right at your finger tips…it’s called Tagwhat. Tagwhat uses GPS technology to find your location, and then looks for content about landmarks that are near you. Interesting stories and useful information are right there on your smart phone. You can even filter the content to your desired interests (e.g. music, sports, dining). You can also set-up a free account with TagWhat and upload your own content for others to use – we’ve done that with some of our videos.
I met the CEO of Tagwhat, David Elchoness, at a recent travel professional meetup in Boulder a couple of weeks ago, and he gave me a demonstration on how it works. It’s really quite simple to use and provides quick access to useful and interesting stuff about places nearby.
There’s a short video on their website, Tagwhat, that demonstrates how it works. Check it out.