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    Hi All,
    I've just started a hotel/accommodation website which is version 1.

    This site returns the 20 closest hotels/accommodation from your smart phone as long you accept location detection. I have had a lot of help with this project from our best coder on this forum.

    The countries on my database so far are:
    • UK
    • Ireland
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • South Africa

    I will be adding many more countries in the near future and adding other sections.

    You can try the website from anywhere in the world but your nearest hotel could be 1000,2000 or 3000 miles away from you.

    Feel free to book you hotels through this service.

    Anyway here is the address http://iBooker.mobi

    Good luck and let me know how you get on with this? Obviously some older/not up to date browsers will not work with this.
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    Hey noonoo1 nice site btw did you consider the behavior of Google bot while indexing your site ??
    Its complete JavaScript on the main page itself, my advice would be to have at-least a little static content on the main page It will help you alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by morse View Post
    did you consider the behavior of Google bot while indexing your site ??
    Its complete JavaScript on the main page itself, my advice would be to have at-least a little static content on the main page It will help you alot
    Yes, i have considered this and will get some meta and extra pages on this site, maybe a submit your site on a separate page so the bots can get into my db.

    What distance was your nearest hotel Morse?
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    Nice domain! I can see that one working out as a brand, it sounds better with an "i" that some silly "e" ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by newdomainer View Post
    Nice domain! I can see that one working out as a brand, it sounds better with an "i" that some silly "e" ;-)
    Thanks Gary, did you get a replacement phone after?
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    What distance was your nearest hotel Morse?
    I dont get to see any result until and unless i share my location, but when i do share my location (its India, Mumbai) i get listing of
    roslin glen hotel, Potshot Hotel Resort, All Seasons Karratha, Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge, Cable Beachside Villas, Captains By The Bay.... etc etc
    all of which are about 4000 miles away from me I better start walking towards them will reach them soon enough ;-)

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    Hi noonoo. Great site ! Wondering if you're thinking about affiliates? Wich give you a percentage of the bookings ofcourse

    And multilanguage will be great for my dutch geo's haha..
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    I love it and love this location based stuff!

    Was that my ego being bigged up? Stop it before I get out of hand!



    All credit on my part to Mike Zupan, he's the one who came up with the mind bendingly long and complex MySQL query to do the real magic:

    http://zcentric.com/2010/03/11/calcu...and-longitude/

    It works well for me on iPad and iPhone as well as PC with Chrome.

    My tests with this kind of stuff are working out but I keep hitting issues with data accuracy, it is hard to find a good source of data that is up to date and accurate with latitude and longitude details that are right.

    As for SEO and actually making a site that's spiderable and accessible to organic users I reckon filling the div where the ajax contents are displayed with an index page with navigation to countries, cities and towns plus site map links in the footer and so on would all help.

    Got your PM Noo, thanks but don't blame me for you picking up coding again, I don't want that on my shoulders when you're sitting there are 04:00 looking at a MySQL query thinking WTF!

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    @martin it is affiliate, I get 5% of everything booked through my site. I even get 5% if I book a break, so nice discount for me. The affiliate does different languages and different countries, so watch this space.

    @Andy, time to start version 1.1 then.

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    I think you don't understand my question. I own the name reis.mobi (which is travel.mobi in dutch).
    If I could forward that domain to your website and you show the same content, but in different language and different layout. Giving me a % of the earning which come through my domainname.

    And do that for multiple domains from other members. (different languages for exampel) You can create a nice affiliate system for yourselves

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    Yes, I could do that, let me try and work that one out.

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    Hi Morse, i've added India now, you should have some closer accommodation, not too far to walk now.

    @Martin, I've added Dutch hotels, but the only language i am offered is French, Italian, Spanish and German
    Last edited by noonoo1; 02-15-2011 at 04:49 PM.
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    Hi Morse, i've added India now, you should have some closer accommodation, not too far to walk now.
    4 miles to walk now plz make it my neighbour hood as it is the property prices at palm beach are sky high
    btw for ibooker.mobi

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    Thanks Morse, its more of a collaboration than a singular project, Andy got my started on another project which led to this project, i have used mashed code and other ideas to give you Version 1.1 now.


    http://iBooker.mobi Version 1.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonoo1 View Post
    @Martin, I've added Dutch hotels, but the only language i am offered is French, Italian, Spanish and German
    Works like a charm Noonoo ! I'm seeing the hotels in my neighbourhood. Impressed. Shame about the language though. I see that you affiliate doesn't offer dutch

    Still....my idea is a good one. Lot of generic.mobi's in those languages who can use your site..

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    That's looking nice. Lush on my iPhone. I like that template.

    A couple of things:

    I notice it says London weather, on the thing I've been playing with I used http://www.worldweatheronline.com/weather-api.aspx which takes a lat and long value to bring back weather for where that person is.

    That's a really long page, what about a link on the hotel name and image to go through to a page with more info.

    So it would be like:

    Title - linked to hotel page
    Image - linked to hotel page
    0.01 miles away
    More info | Book now
    Summary......

    Then you can give each hotel a page.......

    Loving it though, I think it's well funky and a great use of geekery!
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    Sounds great to me Andy, I'll get on that tonight. I have extra's that I can add. These are as follows;
    Star rating, directions, prices from, multiple Images for each hotel, reviews, facilities, country taxes, etc
    On the first page perhaps I should add star rating.

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    Welcome to the mobile hotel biz noonoo, it's already a crowded market but it's nice to see another .mobi enter the fray.

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    @Scandi Thanks, i hope this site is a little different from the others.

    @Andy, i have done what you suggested with the front page, looks pretty neat so far.
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