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    Arrow Directions and Maps for your .mobi

    Add driving directions and maps on your site for FREE! If you own geo, restaurant, hotel or travel domains, this would be a perfect fit. A useful tool for any .mobi site. We now provide directions and maps for:

    Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France , Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

    We have implemented a policy change:

    You've spoken and we've listened! Now you're visitors will never know that they've left your site! What we'll do is create a mock up of your site that is hosted on pilot.mobi for the driving directions and maps. Not only will the input form look like your site, but now the results page will too!! It will look and feel just like your site, with your logo, colors, styles and links back to all your other pages. On cell phones, you really don't see the URL in the header so visitors will think that this is a custom application that you are offering right from your site.

    Of course there's a hitch... We would maintain the right to advertise on that page. It would be a small un-obtrusive advert in either the top or bottom and adverts would never contain sexual or derogatory content. We feel this is a small exchange for such a great tool.

    We are ready and willing to work with you! Just pm us and we'll add you to a long list of folks who have already asked for this functionality. Remember, no site is too small or too big. Thanks and we look forward to working with you.

    Thank You,
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    Nice looking website! Does it give directions for UK too?

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    Thanks aggieuk!! It will by the end of the week!!! Currently only for the U.S.

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    Nice looking website! Does it give directions for UK too?

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    Let me know when bud and i'll find somewhere on one of my sites to put it! Cheers

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    Hey,

    Is Canada going to be included sometime?

    - Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNod View Post
    Hey,

    Is Canada going to be included sometime?

    - Steve
    Yes it will!! We love Canada!! (our neighbors to the north)

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    When it does let me know I got a few mobile Canadian sites this would go nice on

    - Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNod View Post
    When it does let me know I got a few mobile Canadian sites this would go nice on

    - Steve
    You got it Steve. My pleasure!!!

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    Just added the code for U.S. driving directions above. If you have any questions, please let me know. Canada, Uk, europe coming soon.

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    Very nice! Nice site pilot.

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    Thanks Fathomjh! If you have any sites that could benefit from driving directions, can't they all , let me know if I can assist!!

    Pilot

    Quote Originally Posted by fathomjh View Post
    Very nice! Nice site pilot.

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    Pilot,

    CityView.mobi has kindly adopted your code. Please review and check

    a) that it works, being UK based I do not know offhand too many US addresses to test it.

    b) that you are happy with the look and your credits. I have put your site link in the footer so that it appears on all pages.

    rep added, andyr

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    Very nice .. I have a few geo sites that would benefit from this as well.
    The speed of light is faster than sound that's why some people appear bright until they open their mouths

    To everyone who thinks a profitable viral marketing campaign is so easy to accomplish I would suggest to go and do it instead of complaining that others aren't - Scandiman

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    Andy:

    Thanks for using the directions... I checked you code, and you're close... I think something didn't copy right when you pasted in the code. On your site you have:
    http://www.pilot.mobi/driving-direct...=cityview.mobi

    It should be:
    http://www.pilot.mobi/driving-direct...=cityview.mobi

    Let me know if I can assist in helping you implement!? Very nice site by the way!!!

    Pilot


    Quote Originally Posted by andyr View Post
    Pilot,

    CityView.mobi has kindly adopted your code. Please review and check

    a) that it works, being UK based I do not know offhand too many US addresses to test it.

    b) that you are happy with the look and your credits. I have put your site link in the footer so that it appears on all pages.

    rep added, andyr

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    Let me know when you're ready newton. i'll be more than happy to help!!

    Thanks,
    Pilot

    Quote Originally Posted by newton View Post
    Very nice .. I have a few geo sites that would benefit from this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot View Post
    Let me know when you're ready newton. i'll be more than happy to help!!

    Thanks,
    Pilot
    Will do and many thanks
    The speed of light is faster than sound that's why some people appear bright until they open their mouths

    To everyone who thinks a profitable viral marketing campaign is so easy to accomplish I would suggest to go and do it instead of complaining that others aren't - Scandiman

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    Pilot

    <form method="post" action="http://www.pilot.mobi/driving-direct...p?id=YOUR.MOBI">

    Should have been

    <form method="post" action=http://www.pilot.mobi/driving-directions.asp?id=YOUR.MOBI">


    It was the abbreviation of 'driving-direc...p' that caused the problem, I foolishly just pasted it and did not get the required linkage. I have tested it between the zoo and the aquarium in Seattle WA, it now works OK I believe. Full credit.

    Thanks for your comment on cityview.mobi

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    1. Depart on Broadway - 0.08 miles.
    2. Turn right onto Alley - 0.05 miles.
    3. Turn right onto Trinity Pl - 0.25 miles.
    4. Continue straight ahead onto Church St - 0.36 miles.
    5. Turn left onto Chambers St - 0.08 miles.
    6. Turn right onto Hudson St - 0.58 miles.
    7. Turn right onto ramp - 0.1 miles.
    8. Continue straight ahead onto I 78/Holland Tunl - 2.11 miles.
    9. Continue straight ahead onto Interstate 78W (New Jersey Turnpike/Clinton) - 0.02 miles.
    10. Continue straight ahead onto Route 139 - 1.21 miles.
    11. Exit onto US Hwy 1/US Hwy 9/Interstate 280 (Jersey City/Kearny) - 0.21 miles.
    12. Continue straight ahead onto Frontage Road - 0.24 miles.
    13. Continue straight ahead onto Charlotte Cir - 0.02 miles.
    14. Continue straight ahead onto Frontage Road - 0.19 miles.
    15. Continue straight ahead onto Route 7/Newark Ave - 1.16 miles.
    16. Continue straight ahead onto Newark Tpke - 1.31 miles.
    17. Bear right onto ramp - 0.8 miles.
    18. Continue straight ahead onto I 280 - 15.81 miles.
    19. Exit to the left onto ramp - 0.5 miles.
    20. Continue straight ahead onto I 80 - 373.89 miles.
    21. Exit to the right onto I 80 - 0.9 miles.
    22. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/Ohio Tpke - 155.27 miles.
    23. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/I 90/Ohio Tpke - 158.26 miles.
    24. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/I 90/Indiana Toll Rd - 39.93 miles.
    25. Exit onto I 80/I 80 - 0.96 miles.
    26. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/I 94 - 18.21 miles.
    27. Continue straight ahead onto I 80 - 4.49 miles.
    28. Continue straight ahead onto Interstate 80W (Iowa) - 0.16 miles.
    29. Continue straight ahead onto I 74 - 146.14 miles.
    30. Continue straight ahead onto I 280/I 280 - 27.34 miles.
    31. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/US Hwy 6 - 151.29 miles.
    32. Exit to the left onto Exit 137A Interstate 235W (Des Moines) - 0.33 miles.
    33. Continue straight ahead onto I 235 - 14.16 miles.
    34. Continue straight ahead onto I 15 - 1,055.11 miles.
    35. Turn right onto Exit 311 Interstate 80W (Salt Lake Intl Airport/Reno) - 0.02 miles.
    36. Continue straight ahead onto I 80 - 733.7 miles.
    37. Exit to the right onto Fremont St - 0.75 miles.
    38. Turn right onto Front St - 0.12 miles.
    39. Turn left onto California St - 0.13 miles.
    40. Turn right onto Sansome St - 0.76 miles.
    41. Turn right onto Lombard St - 0.04 miles.
    42. Arrive at your destination - 0 miles.
    Estimated Time: 45 hrs. 0 mins.
    Estimated Distance: 2,907.04 miles

    1 Wall Street New York to 1 Lombard Street San Francisco at 65mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyr View Post
    1. Depart on Broadway - 0.08 miles.
    2. Turn right onto Alley - 0.05 miles.
    3. Turn right onto Trinity Pl - 0.25 miles.
    4. Continue straight ahead onto Church St - 0.36 miles.
    5. Turn left onto Chambers St - 0.08 miles.
    6. Turn right onto Hudson St - 0.58 miles.
    7. Turn right onto ramp - 0.1 miles.
    8. Continue straight ahead onto I 78/Holland Tunl - 2.11 miles.
    9. Continue straight ahead onto Interstate 78W (New Jersey Turnpike/Clinton) - 0.02 miles.
    10. Continue straight ahead onto Route 139 - 1.21 miles.
    11. Exit onto US Hwy 1/US Hwy 9/Interstate 280 (Jersey City/Kearny) - 0.21 miles.
    12. Continue straight ahead onto Frontage Road - 0.24 miles.
    13. Continue straight ahead onto Charlotte Cir - 0.02 miles.
    14. Continue straight ahead onto Frontage Road - 0.19 miles.
    15. Continue straight ahead onto Route 7/Newark Ave - 1.16 miles.
    16. Continue straight ahead onto Newark Tpke - 1.31 miles.
    17. Bear right onto ramp - 0.8 miles.
    18. Continue straight ahead onto I 280 - 15.81 miles.
    19. Exit to the left onto ramp - 0.5 miles.
    20. Continue straight ahead onto I 80 - 373.89 miles.
    21. Exit to the right onto I 80 - 0.9 miles.
    22. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/Ohio Tpke - 155.27 miles.
    23. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/I 90/Ohio Tpke - 158.26 miles.
    24. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/I 90/Indiana Toll Rd - 39.93 miles.
    25. Exit onto I 80/I 80 - 0.96 miles.
    26. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/I 94 - 18.21 miles.
    27. Continue straight ahead onto I 80 - 4.49 miles.
    28. Continue straight ahead onto Interstate 80W (Iowa) - 0.16 miles.
    29. Continue straight ahead onto I 74 - 146.14 miles.
    30. Continue straight ahead onto I 280/I 280 - 27.34 miles.
    31. Continue straight ahead onto I 80/US Hwy 6 - 151.29 miles.
    32. Exit to the left onto Exit 137A Interstate 235W (Des Moines) - 0.33 miles.
    33. Continue straight ahead onto I 235 - 14.16 miles.
    34. Continue straight ahead onto I 15 - 1,055.11 miles.
    35. Turn right onto Exit 311 Interstate 80W (Salt Lake Intl Airport/Reno) - 0.02 miles.
    36. Continue straight ahead onto I 80 - 733.7 miles.
    37. Exit to the right onto Fremont St - 0.75 miles.
    38. Turn right onto Front St - 0.12 miles.
    39. Turn left onto California St - 0.13 miles.
    40. Turn right onto Sansome St - 0.76 miles.
    41. Turn right onto Lombard St - 0.04 miles.
    42. Arrive at your destination - 0 miles.
    Estimated Time: 45 hrs. 0 mins.
    Estimated Distance: 2,907.04 miles

    1 Wall Street New York to 1 Lombard Street San Francisco at 65mph
    That icon cracks me up!!! That's one hell of a trip. Maybe better to find a pilot to fly you there

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    In the future if your posting any url's for people to copy, be sure to deselect the following setting in your post window:

    Miscellaneous Options

    Automatically parse links in text
    This will make the link non clickable and will display the entire url.

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    Someone, probably a mod , went and changed my post and added the parameters [code] around my code. This morning, I changed it from [code] to [html] and everything seems to be good now.

    Thanks Scandi


    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiman View Post
    In the future if your posting any url's for people to copy, be sure to deselect the following setting in your post window:

    Miscellaneous Options
    Automatically parse links in text
    This will make the link non clickable and will display the entire url.

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    Default New policy for directions and maps on your .mobi

    Please read the first post at the top.

    Thank You,
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    Pilot, you've been very busy lately! All the new countries and now this! Do you have an example of the new format? Sounds very promising.

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    I have a partial example. I'll be converting vcools http://driving.dir.mobi this week sometime. So if you have a click on the link, I'll be removing the powered by pilot logo(which is old) at the bottom and then when they click on the get directions button, it'll have the directions and still look like dir.mobi. If you click on the button to get directions now, it'll go to pilot's look and feel. That will change. What do you think Scandi?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiman View Post
    Pilot, you've been very busy lately! All the new countries and now this! Do you have an example of the new format? Sounds very promising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot View Post
    I have a partial example. I'll be converting vcools http://driving.dir.mobi this week sometime. So if you have a click on the link, I'll be removing the powered by pilot logo(which is old) at the bottom and then when they click on the get directions button, it'll have the directions and still look like dir.mobi. If you click on the button to get directions now, it'll go to pilot's look and feel. That will change. What do you think Scandi?!
    I like the way it still feels like the original website which is great but the powered by pilot wouldn't bother me. Maybe size it down some or use a text only statement, "powered by Pilot.mobi" or something similar. You're providing a free service, I think it is reasonable to have a small mention as long as it isn't too intrusive. It could become a cross link opportunity as well. As you grow your user base, consider having a link on your site, "sites powered by Pilot" and put links to all the sites that use your service. We all help each other with these cross links.

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    Cross linking... great idea!! I didn't think of it in that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scandiman View Post
    I like the way it still feels like the original website which is great but the powered by pilot wouldn't bother me. Maybe size it down some or use a text only statement, "powered by Pilot.mobi" or something similar. You're providing a free service, I think it is reasonable to have a small mention as long as it isn't too intrusive. It could become a cross link opportunity as well. As you grow your user base, consider having a link on your site, "sites powered by Pilot" and put links to all the sites that use your service. We all help each other with these cross links.

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    It sounds really good. I will try it soon!

    I have some XXXMap.mobi, such as WapMap, StateMap, JapanMap, RomeMap, etc ...

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    That's great ChineseDomain. I look forward to working with you!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChineseDomain View Post
    It sounds really good. I will try it soon!

    I have some XXXMap.mobi, such as WapMap, StateMap, JapanMap, RomeMap, etc ...

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    Default Maps for your .mobi site

    In the past we only offered directions, but now we have maps for your .mobi site as well. Works in Progress, a member here, is using it for his site at the moment, this is what his evacuactions.mobi would looks like.

    Have a look and pull up a map!
    http://www.pilot.mobi/partner/maps/d...cuations&use=m
    Last edited by pilot; 12-09-2007 at 02:49 PM.

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