KomyuTips - Commuting tips at your fingertips!
Check out our splash page here, KomyuTips.com.
The idea is pretty straightforward. Basically it provides you directions to reach your destination. That's it. For more info, you can read my blog post here.
So can you give us any comments about our startup? Or if you know some, can you give us some problems that may arise or we might experience? Ask some questions and violent reactions. Your suggestions will surely polish our startup.
will this use maps? OSM perhaps?
I wanted to integrate it to a map after launch, as an update or feature maybe. But my team mates insist that we'll use a map immediately before launch. We are still not sure about it though. But we will surely use Open Street Map for it.
Yep, but it's just a blog.
Originally Posted by kzap
The idea is cool. I'm just curious on how did you manage the data/results. Is it something like Simsimi? Will try to share this on facebook.
We manually cleaned the data. Konti palang naman so kaya pa siya manual. We still don't have a plan if the database got big. Try using it in Commute.ph! And maybe add some popular routes that you know.
Originally Posted by ezwon
automating cleanup, automating directions
think of a SEO-izable wiki. in a wiki system, every mod can clean up a page.
Originally Posted by Jolo Balbin
the only problem I can see with commute tips is that 1) the search route is TOO specific. You're trying to do what google maps already does - give out routes from one destination to another. I don't know but for me if I were the developer behind commute.ph, I would have general routes into a destination. Remove the from, make it general i.e. coming from quezon city, how do i get to makati?
From general, to specific, an Artificial Intelligence script could give you general to specific instructions to get to where you want to go.
it has to be SEO-izable, with a directory somewhere to show to google the latest site map.
If I google something about directions and your main competitor is google maps and that phcommute blog thing. or you can also create a blog spot with links to your site, about how to get to places. Somehow, you have to let a search engine crawl through the routes.
Maybe you could expose the data through an archive of commute directions. That is probably the best option.
I really wish you guys success but i honestly think gaining critical mass will be the hardest part of commute.ph. Goodluck!
That is quiet an inspiring post thanks for this.