Travel is sort of our thing at Pilch & Barnet. Check out these handy apps to make your next trip that much easier.
- Apple Maps is ok. Google Maps is better. Public transportation directions, more accurate routes and turn-by-turn GPS navigation makes this app a must-have.
- Traveling abroad? You’re going to need to convert money, distance, degrees – The Converted app takes care of it all in one place.
- Organize your travel in one place with TripIt. It will import information from your e-mail inbox and organize your flights, hotel and car rentals, dinner reservations and more into one big itinerary. Use the free version, do a 30 day free trial or pay for a year, if you’re really a jet setter.
- Ready to hit the open road? Download Roadtrippers first. It’ll map out your route based on interesting sites to see along the way.
Did you know Facebook recently loosened the reins on their contest guidelines? Here’s what’s happening.
- Prior to the change, Facebook required contests and promotions be run through a third party application. Now, businesses are free to run them right on their Facebook timeline. Timeline contests can be as quick and simple as posting text or a photo and asking people to comment and/or like it.
- Big news, right? Well, turns out most businesses were already doing this, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Still, the benefits of running these low-cost and easy-to-create contests are now legally available to everyone, and that’s big. The contests are also good for engagement and mobile compatibility.
- You can use Timeline contests to do a number of things, like drive “like” and comment entries and collect valuable data. Consult these best practices when planning yours.
- Though there are a number of benefits to running Timeline contests, there’s still a place for using third party apps. Among many reasons, use third party apps to gather email addresses, incentivize sharing and appear more professional.