Lonely Planet’s New Trips App Makes You The Travel Guide

Emily Price, Fast Company, Aug 09, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I have often compared the different ways of learning a domain to the different ways of exploring a city. What is typically missing from those accounts is how travellers capture, report on, and share the results of that exploration (though of course I have talked a lot about learning and working openly in general). Here's an application just being released which does the same for the analogy: Lonely Planet's Trips, an iPhone app that "enables anyone to seamlessly upload photos and videos directly from their phone’s photo library and craft stories illustrating each trip." The stories will be interesting, but so too will the knowledge that can be mined from the stories.

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