Originally posted on October 13, 2006 @ 7:13 pm
I do a lot of traveling with my consulting work. Many of my readers do a fair amount of traveling as well.
After talking with a few friends and co-workers, I’ve found that we all have the same issue from time to time while out on our travel adventures… finding a good watering hole to relax and get some drinks.
I was doing some research this evening and I came across MappyHour.
Yep, it’s time to find a beverage – anywhere in the world:
So what is MappyHour exactly? It’s a nifty web application using the Google Map API and some other special sauce to help you find a beverage anywhere in the World, or so it appears.
How it works is you click on a city, or anywhere on the map, then it will zoom in and display nearby bars and their happy hour specials. So cool!
They even allow user submissions and bar ratings. The site is pretty new and they’re adding new features daily, so I’m sure as time goes on, the site will get even better.
It doesn’t work on handheld devices as of yet but I heard that it’s being worked on. Having a mobile version of this would be huge for people traveling or for locals.
I’ll be keeping my eye on this project for sure.