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Traveltant will be in SIGCSE 2012

posted Feb 22, 2012, 7:39 PM by Sultan Alfarhood   [ updated Mar 8, 2012, 7:53 PM ]


Microsoft invited me to demo Traveltant in SIGCSE 2012 which will be held between 29 Feb to 3 March in Raleigh, NC. Many enhancements have been done to improve the performance of the system as well as to comply with Yelp API requirements.



Traveltant won an award!

posted Feb 22, 2012, 7:27 PM by Sultan Alfarhood   [ updated Mar 8, 2012, 7:52 PM ]


I am happy to announce that Traveltant won the best project in Microsoft Project Hawaii contest in the University of Arkansas. Also, it is featured in Microsoft's website. More than 13 other projects participated in this contest which included an open demo session for public. The university's website wrote:
Traveltant, designed by Sultan Alfarhood, is an app that helps travelers stay organized. According to its description, “one of the biggest problems people face when travelling is a personalized planner. This Windows phone application combines data from Facebook, Bing, and Yelp to provide personalized planning and recommendation to users while travelling.” 

Video Demo

posted Jul 12, 2011, 12:13 AM by Sultan Alfarhood   [ updated Jul 12, 2011, 12:15 AM ]


Location suggestion using Bing

posted Apr 25, 2011, 9:21 AM by Sultan AlFarhood

Traveltant is now integrated with Bing location services, so users can type part of a city name, misspell it, or use a zip code to find a destination!

Facebook Integration

posted Apr 25, 2011, 9:11 AM by Sultan AlFarhood


I have finished the Facebook integration part in my project. Now users can sign in using their Facebook account without the need for registration.
Thanks to Manfred Pohler, i overcame all the difficulties;especially, the ability to sign out! Facebook API way does not work in WP7 because there is no way to control cookies in the WebBrowser component.

Traveltant candidate logo

posted Mar 3, 2011, 7:58 PM by Sultan AlFarhood   [ updated Mar 3, 2011, 8:01 PM ]

Hello,
Today, I had the inspiration to design a candidate logo for the project:
What do you think?
Sultan

Yelp API

posted Feb 28, 2011, 6:26 PM by Sultan AlFarhood   [ updated Apr 25, 2011, 1:26 PM ]


Hi,
It looks like that i will use Yelp database in my project. They have one of the best data in the web. I registered my application with them and i got an access to their API. Also, I successfully created a test application to retieve the data i need in PHP, which will be the back end environment of the application.
Sultan

Traveltant.com is live!

posted Feb 21, 2011, 11:03 AM by Sultan AlFarhood

Hi,
I am glad to announce that dedicated project domain www.traveltant.com is live now!
Best regards
Sultan

Website Creation

posted Feb 16, 2011, 9:13 AM by Sultan AlFarhood

Hello,
I just finished the website creation of Traveltant. Thanks to Google, it took me 15 min to create it. Also, i create a direct link to this project: http://traveltant.alfarhood.com/
Best Regards
Sultan

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