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The Cartographer: The Essential iPhone Map App for Travellers

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Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit”

  1. Follow @ATastyPixel on Twitter.
  2. Tweet this: Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” for the launch of @ATastyPixel’s The Cartographer http://cartographer-app.com

The Contest ends November 25th, 2010 at midnight GMT. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.

There is no restriction to the number of entries so tweet your little hearts out!

Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” includes three e-books – “Frequent Flyer Master”, the “Discount Airfare Guide”, and “Travel Ninja”, complete with bonuses. Read more.

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Software Should Be Beautiful

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Software should be beautiful, and should be a pleasure to use. The Cartographer combines antique cartography styling with cutting edge technology. On the iPhone 4’s Retina display, The Cartographer flaunts stunning high-resolution graphics.

Win 1 of 15 Free Copies of The Cartographer

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Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit”

  1. Follow @ATastyPixel on Twitter.
  2. Tweet this: Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” for the launch of @ATastyPixel’s The Cartographer http://cartographer-app.com

The Contest ends November 25th, 2010 at midnight GMT. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.

There is no restriction to the number of entries so tweet your little hearts out!

Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” includes three e-books – “Frequent Flyer Master”, the “Discount Airfare Guide”, and “Travel Ninja”, complete with bonuses. Read more.

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The Cartographer iPhone App: Access and Edit Custom Google My Maps on the iPhone

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Plan Trips

Plan trips on the desktop by plotting vacation ideas on Google My Maps.

Execute Trips

Sync Google My Maps with the iPhone, effortlessly and totally automatically and use your notes on the road

Record Trip Information

Record your adventures by leaving virtual breadcrumbs: Save a placemark with your location at any time, even without an Internet connection.

Share Trip Information

Share your trip with friends and family via email and Twitter.

Win 1 of 15 Free Copies of The Cartographer

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Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit”

  1. Follow @ATastyPixel on Twitter.
  2. Tweet this: Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” for the launch of @ATastyPixel’s The Cartographer http://cartographer-app.com

The Contest ends November 25th, 2010 at midnight GMT. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.

There is no restriction to the number of entries so tweet your little hearts out!

Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” includes three e-books – “Frequent Flyer Master”, the “Discount Airfare Guide”, and “Travel Ninja”, complete with bonuses. Read more.

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The Cartographer iPhone App: A Map Fit for Royalty

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Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit”

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  2. Tweet this: Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” valued at $129 for the launch of @ATastyPixel’s The Cartographer http://cartographer-app.com

The Contest ends November 25th, 2010 at midnight GMT. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.

There is no restriction to the number of entries so tweet your little hearts out!

Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” includes three e-books – “Frequent Flyer Master”, the “Discount Airfare Guide”, and “Travel Ninja”, complete with bonuses. Read more.

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Tantalising Teaser Tidbit 2: The Cartographer

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We’ve created an app that we wished existed. We’ve been traveling since June 2009 and wanted a way to have the maps we made with Google My Maps, detailing our travel plans, on our iPhone. We developed The Cartographer as we traveled through Europe for eight months and have been using it the whole time: So it’s truly been developed with the needs of travellers in mind.

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Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit”

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The Contest ends November 25th, 2010 at midnight GMT. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.

There is no restriction to the number of entries so tweet your little hearts out!

Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” includes three e-books – “Frequent Flyer Master”, the “Discount Airfare Guide”, and “Travel Ninja”, complete with bonuses. Read more.

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A Week of Tantalising Teasers for our Upcoming iPhone App for Travellers

First Sneak Peek

Paper maps are becoming obsolete but it doesn’t mean we have to lose their vintage beauty and romantic charm.

Interested in having this tasty nugget of travel app goodness on your iPhone? In one week – on 18th November to be specific – all will be revealed.

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  2. Tweet this: Win Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” valued at $129 for the launch of @ATastyPixel’s The Cartographer http://cartographer-app.com

The Contest ends November 25th, 2010 at midnight GMT. The winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.

There is no restriction to the number of entries so tweet your little hearts out!

Chris Guillebeau’s “Travel Master Kit” includes three e-books – “Frequent Flyer Master”, the “Discount Airfare Guide”, and “Travel Ninja”, complete with bonuses. Read more.

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Appetiser Week!

As you may or may not be aware, we’re about to release a new iPhone app – it’s just been submitted for review! It’s an app that we’ve been working on for almost a year and blows everything we’ve previously done out of the water.

We’ll be providing sneak peaks on the blog in a week’s time, so if you don’t want to miss any juicy morsels be sure to subscribe!

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The Business Side of Technomading: Anti-Marketing Marketing

We feel so green with regard to all of this business stuff it’s easy to forget we’ve learnt a thing or two along the way. There’s so much information out there about running a business that it’s pretty overwhelming for someone who’s starting from scratch and it’s difficult to know where to begin. I haven’t actually read any conventional books on business (although I am currently reading “The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing” and am thoroughly enjoying it) but the two (yes, two!) that I have read have each introduced me to a concept that has completely obliterated many of my assumptions and given me some firm foundations to grasp onto. Another guiding principle I use doesn’t come from a business book at all but rather a sociology/social psychology one – an area a bit closer to home, for me.

I’ll talk a little bit about each over three blog posts.

Anti-Marketing Marketing

This one is by far my favourite as it provided me with an alternative to an area of business I had nothing but contempt for and it has had the biggest impact on the way we run our business. I first came across this concept in Chris Guillebeau’s ebook “Art + Money”. To quote from his ebook:

The “anti-marketing” approach is all about relationships, your story, and giving value… When you’re selling art, or any product that you passionately care about, you want the buyers to be people who truly want it. You want to connect with the people who are into your work, and let them realize on their own how much they want it.

The beauty of this concept is that it is not only a painless way to go about marketing, it is enjoyable, as long as you’re passionate about what it is that you do. Basically it works like this:

  1. Connect with people in your niche on various social media sites
  2. Some of these people like what you do
  3. Some of those people tell people on various social media sites about what you do
  4. Some people buy your stuff

It’s basically word of mouth on steroids.

A slightly more cynical take on this concept is to connect with “influencers” in your niche, a concept I read about in “Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche”. This can be done as authentically or disingenuously as you please. For example, we took a fairly strong dislike to the number one blogger in our target niche. We didn’t un-follow him straight away but after a time it became pretty clear that even if he did like The Cartographer – which we didn’t think he would – we didn’t actually want it associated with him or his website. We un-followed him and could put our efforts into connecting with people who we respected and were genuinely interested in getting to know.

The Cartographer hasn’t launched yet so I can’t tell you if any of this has actually worked for us but there are plenty of case studies out there for whom it has: Tim Ferriss, Kelly Rae Roberts, and Natasha Newton, for example.

For me, marketing always had negative connotations so I feel like the anti-marketing approach to marketing makes the entire prospect of running a business at the very least palatable and at the very best enjoyable and something I would do for free.

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