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Pedro C. (Guest)
on 2007-01-09 15:58
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Hello guys,

Place2Go.org <http://www.places2go.org>: is a new site i have just
released,
still in beta.

It allows you to store your favorite places in your home town
or anywhere in the world. The initial idea was to do something like
delicious but for physical places.

You add places you like and want to eventually go back some day. Also
as locations, can be defined as private or public (being public the
default), other people can search them and store them in their own
list of favorite places.

To add a new place you start by clicking in a spot in a google map. A
find bar on top of the map allows you to go to a specific city easily.

To each place you can: categorize with tags, add an address, add
photos and add comments.

When searching you can filter by: country, city and tags.

Technically, the site is built on Rails and i try to use AJAX as much as
possible to make it as simple to use as possible.

I'm not a designer, so that was probably the most difficult part to me
when building this site (i tried to keep it simple) but its still the
part a like less. I'm more happy with the functional part i got done.

As i said at the beginning, the site is still on beta, so please take
a look at it and i would very much appreciate any comments you may
have, including if you find it could be useful or not.

You can send me any comment to removed_email_address@domain.invalid.

I'm attaching a few screenshots.

thank you for listening,

Pedro C..
Pedro C. (Guest)
on 2007-01-09 16:46
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Hello guys,

Place2Go.org: is a new site i have just released, still in beta.

It allows you to store your favorite places in your home town
or anywhere in the world. The initial idea was to do something like
delicious but for physical places.

You add places you like and want to eventually go back some day. Also
as locations, can be defined as private or public (being public the
default), other people can search them and store them in their own
list of favorite places.

To add a new place you start by clicking in a spot in a google map. A
find bar on top of the map allows you to go to a specific city easily.

To each place you can: categorize with tags, add an address, add
photos and add comments.

When searching you can filter by: country, city and tags.

Technically, the site is built on Rails and i try to use AJAX as much as
possible to make it as simple to use as possible.

I'm not a designer, so that was probably the most difficult part to me
when building this site (i tried to keep it simple) but its still the
part a like less. I'm more happy with the functional part i got done.

As i said at the beginning, the site is still on beta, so please take
a look at it and i would very much appreciate any comments you may
have, including if you find it could be useful or not.

You can send me any comment to removed_email_address@domain.invalid.

I'm attaching a few screenshots.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/351638046_5e592...
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/351638048_50159...
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/351638051_78b31...

thank you for listening,

Pedro C..
linus1412 (Guest)
on 2007-01-09 17:05
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DOH!

Have a look at http://www.43places.com
Pedro C. (Guest)
on 2007-01-09 17:34
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I'm aware of this site. But I do believe the sites are different,
despite they may have some common things to.

thanks to bring it up anyway.
Long (Guest)
on 2007-01-09 17:39
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I like the GoogleMap integration though I wonder if the maps can display
faster.

Looks like we have some similar ideas and I had considered a similar
domain name
before MeandmyCity.com.

Best wishes,

-- Long
http://MeandmyCity.com/ - Free, searchable business directory for local
communities
http://edgesoft.ca/blog/read/2 - No-Cookie Session Support plugin for
Rails
Bob (Guest)
on 2007-01-09 20:08
Pedro C. wrote:
> Hello guys,
>
> Place2Go.org: is a new site i have just released, still in beta.
>
> It allows you to store your favorite places in your home town
> or anywhere in the world. The initial idea was to do something like
> delicious but for physical places.
>
> You add places you like and want to eventually go back some day. Also
> as locations, can be defined as private or public (being public the
> default), other people can search them and store them in their own
> list of favorite places.
>
> To add a new place you start by clicking in a spot in a google map. A
> find bar on top of the map allows you to go to a specific city easily.
>
> To each place you can: categorize with tags, add an address, add
> photos and add comments.
>
> When searching you can filter by: country, city and tags.
>
> Technically, the site is built on Rails and i try to use AJAX as much as
> possible to make it as simple to use as possible.
>
> I'm not a designer, so that was probably the most difficult part to me
> when building this site (i tried to keep it simple) but its still the
> part a like less. I'm more happy with the functional part i got done.
>
> As i said at the beginning, the site is still on beta, so please take
> a look at it and i would very much appreciate any comments you may
> have, including if you find it could be useful or not.
>
> You can send me any comment to removed_email_address@domain.invalid.
>
> I'm attaching a few screenshots.
>
> http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/351638046_5e592...
> http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/351638048_50159...
> http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/351638051_78b31...
>
> thank you for listening,
>
> Pedro C..


Two things, the first one is:

you said > Place2Go.org: is a new site i have just released, still in
beta.

How do you expect people to go to your website if the url provided
(Place2Go.org) doesn't exist?

Also, its speed is very very low, it takes a bunch of time to load the
page. Are you running it on FastCGI?

- Bob
Pedro C. (Guest)
on 2007-01-10 11:30
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Hi Bob,

First, thanks for bringing that up! I don't know how I could miss
that. The correct address:

http://www.places2go.org

Second, yes I'm running the site in FastCGI. What page in particular
did you found it slow?

Its not super fast but it worked reasonable well in the tests i made,
like less than 1 second for the list of places page (excluding the
map, that could take like 1 sec more).

I still don't know why, but i also found it runs a little slower with
IE.

regards,
Pedro.
Pedro C. (Guest)
on 2007-09-26 00:49
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Hi Andreas,

I considered using a gis based on webservices but the ones I could
find where either limited somehow or paid.

So I have built my own database of cities in the world running on mysql.

Its now a already large base, with around 3 millions cities.

I expect to improve it as more places are added by users.

regards,
Pedro.
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