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Imagine that you were kidnapped by persons unknown. Imagine you were dropped off somewhere completely alien to you – you could be anywhere in the world. You don’t know who captured you, and you don’t know where you are, but you know you’re being followed. This is the basic premise for Pursued, an ambitious online game that makes use of Google Maps as a game world rather than a tool for working out directions.

We’re big fans of conundrums here at Web.AppStorm, so we thought we’d take a look at this intriguing puzzler.


The best way to unwind after a hectic work schedule is to travel to a destination that helps you relax. Be it domestic or abroad, a change of place plays a vital role in rejuvenating both mind and body. Besides, travel and tourism help boost cultural relations and local economies too. However, at times the tedious work behind planning a vacation might make us rethink our decision.

There are tens of thousands of online outlets trying to help you find an ideal travel destination. But a major portion of these so-called travel recommendation engines tend to be just Google ads plastered spam sites.

Travellerspoint takes a different approach that’s actually useful. It claims to be one of the web’s largest and most active travel communities with members representing every country in the world. I tried to plan my vacation at Travellerspoint and came up with some interesting choices. Care to know more?


There’s a whole’lotta tweets out there but fortunately there are great apps like that make it super easy to find and view tweets from anywhere you might want. You’ll not only be able to easily find localized tweets, you’ll see them streamed onto Google Maps while you use the full, built in Twitter client.

We’ll check out and why you might want to give it a shot.


Google Maps was groundbreaking when it was first introduced, and really exemplified the future and capabilities of web apps. As the massively popular app has matured, so has its features and capabilities. Yesterday Google announced and released Earth view within Google Maps, a 3D look at Earth and a growing list of cities.

You’ll find some screenshots of some neat 3D views you can find in Earth view after the jump.


The web has had a definite effect on the travel industry, enabling people to be their own travel agents. With the improvements in mapping technologies and the ability to share knowledge, it has never been easier to find the information you need regarding the places you want to see.

The following list of sites can be useful in your planning. Some help you find the best airfares and hotels, while others help you decide what you should do when you get to your destination.

If you are traveling some time soon, use these sites to save yourself money and find all the best kept secrets of your destination that will make your holiday as memorable as possible.