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I did some digging around in the Forums and I found only one reference to an Iphone app for disneyland wait times.
But there seem to be dozens of apps available offering everything from wait times, to gps maps and food recommendations.
Has anyone here have first hand experience with these apps? Are they worth the money and general hassle at the parks?
Does anyone want me to develop a Theme Park Insider app? And, if so, what do you want in it?
I developed a Palm add long, long, ago, with attraction listings and ratings. I supposed I could dust that off and adapt it to iPhone. But the site looks pretty nice on the iPhone Safari browser, so I'd be looking for something that made better use of the specific technology.
Anyway, I don't want to hijack the thread, but I did want to let you know that I'm following this one and very interested in your observations and thoughts on this. Carry on.
Anyway, I heard that Wait Watchers is a good App, but you need to have a Iphone, not Itouch! The downside is that they are sold per park (one for EPCOT, one for DL, one for MK, etc)
There was another one that allowed you to see if you can get dinner reservations at the parks, mostly EPCOT
Still, I have no idea if any of them work!
And Robert I think it would be a great idea for a TPI app. The site does look good in Safari but an offline app would work great as well so you don't have load times or looking for a connection if you have an iPod Touch.
Robert, not that I am doubting your considerable skills, but what would your TPI app offer that isn't already available on the web site itself? And since I already browse TPI on my iPhone ALL-THE-TIME, do I really need another Robert Niles-created addiction??!! =)
If you ever decide to develop an app that is TPI related, I would play to the site's strength: The community. You could geolocate the info, so that once you get onsite at a park you could check out all postings related to whatever attraction is close by.
Just imagine someone is visiting Universal for the first time, and at the gate get's to see the tour plans, once close to the mummy he get's the reviews and historical info, close to a restaurant he sees the highest rated menu items, and so forth.
At this point the user could provide his feedback that becomes available to anyone nearby.
If you want to go above and beyond the call of duty, then this information could be presented in augmented reality. Like the Layar app.
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