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Hey, Loser! White House Also-Rans Yearn For Limelight

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

If you’re a fan of DC Multiverse, the novels of Harry Turtledove, or of Captain Kirk going back in time to fix the future, then you know how messy Alternate History can be.

iPhone App 1.5 Bonus: Canada! And…No Subscriptions

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Just released: the latest update to the Roadside America App for iPhone, v1.5. We thought this would be a nice holiday bonus for iPhone users. Major improvements include the addition of Canada attractions, the reworking of where maps appear, and the end of “subscriptions.”

iPhone App: Explore

Monday, January 18th, 2010

In a recent shared nightmare, a huge purple devil head with glowing red eyes chased the Team, shrieking: “The App is not a web site — it’s a focused tool designed to take advantage of the small screen, network availability, smart phone interactive capabilities and geo-location awareness.” When we awoke, everything the head said […]

iPhone App: Intro, Clean-Up, Kudos

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

It’s been a speedy week since we released Roadside America for iPhone in the iTunes App Store. Watch Trunkations for a series of posts on amusing and practical things you can do with our first mobile application, and road trip mobile device use in general.

GPS Nav: Turning Map Hands Into Useless Flippers?

Friday, July 31st, 2009

It wasn’t long ago that a Roadside road trip meant dozens of paper maps and pages of printed-out, turn-by-turn directions. The job of map-reader on any given day was as vital as it was thankless.

Dig that Doo Wop

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

This Friday kicks off the fourth annual Sensational Sixties Weekend in Wildwood, New Jersey. Visitors and Chamber of Commerce officials alike celebrate a formidable decade sans dirty hippies and social unrest (don’t be misled by the trippy peacenik van in the event’s logo). Instead, there‚Äôs a classic car show, a concert by The Turtles, Herman’s […]

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