POCKET TRAVEL ASSISTANT

The world in your pocket

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India
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Web http://www.mobilewish.com/pta/
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In development

About the project Edit

If one is frequent traveller and of course possesses a mobile, the name Mobilewish perhaps signifies what every mobile user wishes from the gadget. The easily downlodable application PTA or Personal Travel Assistant could be his/her guide in an unknown place. The PTA encompasses all the information any traveler can need while traveling e.g. routes, bank ATMs, hotels, restaurants, up to date local news, and transportation details.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Pocket Travel Assistant (PTA) is a Freeware for Flash Lite 3x enabled mobiles that offers one stop solution for all the information needs by a traveler. Name any major city/town in the world and PTA will provide every possible information for that place which will be needed by a traveler. The application combines data from Google Maps, Yahoo, Flickr, Wikipedia, BBC, Reuters, Twitter, YouTube and many more to provide users with all the relevant data needed for their journey plan.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

This application is unique in its concept, as it provides a mobile mash-up of all non-mobile data sources to make it available on mobile that are useful for any traveler to get real time data about any specific locations round the globe.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

M-CONTENT, Manthan Award South Asia '09 > Award Winners 2009
Travellers in the 21st century are also more sophisticated in their information seeking and research habits, and are no longer content with referring to static print guides about their destinations. PocketWish combines the best of both these trends with its broadbased travel information access on mobile devices. As a mobile mash-up for the global traveller, the scope of PocketWish extends across Asia and beyond. Technically, the application uses content feeds, APIs and custom crawlers, with varying degrees of granularity and presentation. With further improvements in comparison services and interface design for multiple devices, PocketWish will be able to deliver the best of the mobile Web for today's busy traveller.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The idea was to provide the traveller one stop solution in all his travel needs. The application usage can be helpful in improving tourism and travel sector.

What is the business model of this project? Edit


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    DEF - Digital Knowledge Center


    Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) is an initiative of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) & National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) to function as an ‘Online repository’ of best digital contents for development in India and South Asia.

    With the incoming of new technology in ICT and digital content technology along with various technology delivery platforms, a lot many interventions in digital content have been taking place in South Asia. Interventions are visible in all major areas – Education, Learning, Health, Governance, Entertainment, Localization, Commerce, Culture, Environment, Tourism, Infrastructure and so on. Creation of digital content, its deployment, service delivery and usage has increased each day.

    While these developments are taking place, it is equally critical to have these interventions and practices shared, exchanged, and deployable from one place to another. For this to happen, one needs to have a resource bank available for learning, sharing and replication. Digital Knowledge Centre works as such a platform in audio-visual documentation format, which provides solutions to many of our social, economic, cultural and governance challenges.