Announcing the Action-Zone Competition

From today onwards there will be a weekly competition on the Journeywatch Facebook Fan Page . Journeywatch app users who post the most useful comment from the most original ‘Action-Zone’ in the world will WIN a grand prize, outlined below.

What is an Action-Zone?

We define an Action-Zone as a place where significant events are taking place. These are events that might affect people travelling in the vicinity. It could be a protest in the Middle East, an earthquake in Indonesia or even a traffic jam on London’s M25 ring road.

To win, you need to keep your eyes open and be where things are happening. We will also verify that the event took place (you can submit a supporting photo if you wish, to

The Prizes (for tourist businesses and individuals).

The winner each week will get free worldwide advertising for their tourist outlet for 30 days. The business should offer a discount on a product or service to Journeywatch’s top-rated Red Star users. For example, 10% off cappuccinos, dives, meals, room charges, hire rates etc. Individual winners who don’t have a business to advertise get instant Red Star status for a fixed period. The competition is open to app users only.

Awesome Location Finding Technology.

We help you target your potential customers with incredible accuracy. Using the global positioning capabilities of current generation smart phones, Journeywatch apps deliver ads to travellers relevant to their location. With 10,000 app users and growing, they could be near your outlet right now.

Whether you’re from a guest house in Cambodia, a cafe in Bogota or a diving outfit in the Red Sea, this opens up a new and very personal channel of communication with your audience.

It’s time to get CREatiVe! So get in the Action-Zone and see if you can win!

The competition will be drawn every Friday starting 22 Apr 2011. The results will be announced on the Journeywatch Facebook Fan Page.

The Journey continues, Android or BlackBerry next?

It’s been a while since we did an update so.. here goes,

Thanks for some great comments! Especially to users in India, Indonesia and the UK.

With your help we’re building a real time information system for travellers and countries. Whatever you see, whether it’s a tailback, a forest fire or even rebels on the road to a nameless North African capital, this helps describe what’s happening in any region right NOW. Real time is very useful for every user.

On the user pages the country information is about to go through a major transformation. We’re adding in content feeds from media sources worldwide specifically focusing on things that might affect or disrupt your travel, so you’ll find out immediately whether you’re logged in online, or mobile with the app.

iPhone has joined Nokia in the free app ‘stable’, if that’s the correct collective term for apps. Now we have to decide which app to do next: Android or BlackBerry? With all the hype about Android’s stellar growth as an operating system recently it will probably be this first. Let’s see.

We’re really pleased with the clean new home page with ‘planet Journeywatch’ in centre position. As they say, ‘a picture paints 100 words’, and so we hope it does.

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