Questions and Answers.
What is 'snaptrip'?
snaptrip is a web application that aims to give you a better view of your past trips in Dopplr, and to use Dopplr and Flickr together.
Hence the name?
Yes, "snap" + "trip". Imaginative, huh?
Why do I have to authenticate?
Rather than asking you to log in here, snaptrip asks you to authenticate against Dopplr (and, preferably, Flickr). That's because they already know who you are, and more importantly, how to check you are who you say you are. Since you're probably already logged in at each site, you should just need to approve this application.
Once I've authenticated, what can I do here?
The main page of this site shows you a list of all your trips, past and future (you can change this once you're logged in). From there, you can work with your Flickr photostream, adding information at Flickr and Dopplr to make either site richer.
Would you say this site was finished?
Knowing the way programmers are, this site will never be finished. However, I should warn you that the Flickr tagging functionality, in particular, is a little more fragile than I'd like at the moment. There are also a couple of cosmetic issues. C'est la vie, as they say in Paris.
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