Archive for March, 2009

Release 1.8.0

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Here’s what’s new:

  • Facebook Connect. If you login via Facebook, your profile information
    and friends follow you automatically on Zipalong.
  • Elevation profile. You can now see the elevation profile
    of your trip in the itinerary flyby.
  • We’ve fixed a problem with the reported duration of land routes, now they should match the ones from Google.
  • Many small improvements and fixes sprinkled throughout.

Trip creation tutorial (beta)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Welcome to our tutorial series on Trip creation, better known as “Everything you ever wanted to know about trip creation but were afraid to ask!”

Part 1 -The basics

In part 2 of the trip creation tutorial series, we demonstrate how to upload pictures, how to manage them once they are uploaded, and how to view them and share them with others.

Part 2 - Managing pictures

In part 3 of the trip creation tutorial series, we explore the intricacies of creating itineraries in full details

Part 3 - The itinerary

In part 4 of the trip creation tutorial series, we take a look at how to view an animation of the trips!

Part 4 - The animation player

In this fifth instalment of the Trip creation tutorial series, we’ll delve into the inner secrets of journal entries!

Part 5 - Journals and blogs


You need sound enabled on your system to listen to the tutorial.  The tutorials are best viewed if you maximize the browser window.


New elevation Tool coming soon

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Planning a bike trip somewhere new but would like to check out various training routes in the area before selecting your hotel?  No problem!! For all cyclists, triathletes and runners (as well as anyone else who would find this useful :-) ), we will soon be releasing the first version of an elevation profiler.  You will be able to create an itinerary and check out the elevation profile for your route!!