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Brad Adrian
04-22-2003, 08:00 AM
<a href="http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId=311&platformId=2&productType=2&catalog=0&amp;sectionId=0&productId=64748">http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId=311&platformId=2&productType=2&catalog=0&amp;sectionId=0&productId=64748</a><br /><br />TAPandGO, the same company that brought you <a href="http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId=311&platformId=2&productType=2&catalog=0&amp;sectionId=0&productId=42877">mcBank</a>, has introduced mcTraveller, software to help make your travels as easy as possible.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/adrian/mctraveller.jpg" /><br /><br />With mcTraveller you can:<br /><br /> Track the time in up to 4 major cities from around the world<br /> Choose from over 26,000 US cities and 32,000 international cities <br /> Set alarms in any time zone<br /> View a real-time world daylight map<br /> Get weather forecasts for today, 48 hours or 5 days ahead, for any city in mcTraveller's database<br /> Perform distance calculations<br /> View international dial codes<br /> Create trip schedules and itineraries <br /> Perform currency conversions <br /> Sync your Pocket PC time with an internet atomic clock<br /><br />You can grab a free demo version of mcTraveller at the Handango! affiliate link above or buy the full version for the introductory discounted price of $15.95. For an additional $2.99 you can buy <a href="http://www.tapandgo.com/products/mctravellerpack1.htm">20 graphic clock faces</a> to customize mcTraveller's appearance to suit your whims.

krisbrown
04-22-2003, 05:00 PM
I won a watch in a fair that can do this.

Sven Johannsen
04-22-2003, 05:41 PM
Looks neat. I have been using WorldMate by MobiMate for similar capability. Seems mcTraveller does more and is cheaper. The only thing it seems that WorldMate might have an advantage on is that it updates currency exchange rates when you sync. mcTraveller doesn't say it does that. Checking currency rates and updating them yourself can be cumbersome.

Steven Cedrone
04-22-2003, 05:54 PM
I like the "clock pack" of additional clock faces...

I won a watch in a fair that can do this.

I find that quite hard to believe. I bet it doesn't even have half of the features this software does... :wink:

Steve

krisbrown
04-22-2003, 06:01 PM
Well yes, tounge in cheek, but a 3.99 watch can do all the functions you need, I mean, how many of these apps do we use?
Does anyone really need a realtime global daylight screen?
It seems develepors are trying to squeeze the last out of very worn out concepts rather than think of anything new.

fishel
04-22-2003, 08:09 PM
Where can I get this pocket pc? :wink:

Dom
04-22-2003, 11:08 PM
"It seems develepors are trying to squeeze the last out of very worn out concepts rather than think of anything new"

Tap and Go are masters of this approach :)

Dom

kennyg
04-23-2003, 03:45 PM
Yes, they essentially copy the products on the market instead of any sort of innovation. Kinda sad really.

Ekkie Tepsupornchai
05-09-2003, 12:59 PM
Well yes, tounge in cheek, but a 3.99 watch can do all the functions you need, I mean, how many of these apps do we use?
So can a 3.99 watch do weather forecasts or is that considered a useless app?

Ekkie Tepsupornchai
05-09-2003, 01:00 PM
Yes, they essentially copy the products on the market instead of any sort of innovation. Kinda sad really.
I would consider it worthwhile if they improve on what others have done. I don't really see how this behavior makes them any different from any other vendors competing on any other line of products out on the market.

Dom
05-09-2003, 01:05 PM
Not sad in my mind if they actually improve on what others have done. I don't really see how this is any different from any other line of products out on the market.

How exactly have they improved it Ekkie ? Did you see something that we missed ?

Ekkie Tepsupornchai
05-09-2003, 07:04 PM
Not sad in my mind if they actually improve on what others have done. I don't really see how this is any different from any other line of products out on the market.

How exactly have they improved it Ekkie ? Did you see something that we missed ?
Well let's see, I see one comment from an MS-MVP - Sven (who compared it favorably to WorldMate, which is a popular program) and another from community moderator Steven Cedrone. Not to mention that the only reason I saw this thread is because someone was asking for good weather applets in another thread and PPCT admin Brad Adrian decided to link them to this thread (which he started in the first place). Those are comments from three individuals who weren't exactly born yesterday when it comes to PPC software and they all saw something favorable in this product.

However, to get technical, what I took exception to was the comment that it's "sad" for a company to take ideas that already exist, which is something nearly every product/vendor does to a certain degree. Nearly all the features we see in this product do exist elsewhere, but they are scattered across multiple packages, and in the case where there is another similar product (WorldMate), it does at least appear that this product has (in the opinion of one) a better UI at a cheaper price.