They say that a perfect system should be able to find your best traveling route, book your flights, transits and cars, print out detailed time report and pay this all transparently. However, there is one step they all missing - they system should actually take over all hard stuff and go travel for you, check in into your room, drive your car and visit places while you have so much fun at your office.
How would one travel without leaving the office? Send someone instead – be the travel god: direct him, follow his real time blog, get updated and notified on him meeting “people” or other bots, seeing places, have accidents, in a way – a sim traveling on real transit schedules, real world map, real time, real POI and reviews – a zero player game. Eventually he will go home, start the family and get a picket fence, but not just yet.
Most of the travel products are on-demand, following customer momentary wishes. This small zero player is at the pre-wish stage, when people just start dreaming of eventually planning their future trip. Extendable, easy and fun.
Why People have a lot of time to spend People are intrigued by places far away People dont know where they want to go People hardly know where is what People are lazy to think or act, but still want information delivered, especially if its free and fun
What Amelie was first traveling gamificator Traveling gnome is a robot that deliver his automatic or predefined travel scenario to people who like discovering things but lazy to answer question “what do I want to know today” Hes on the perpetual round-the-world trip, keeping player updated on his travel blog.
DemoAPIs used: Expedia: hotels Vayant: flights Hoiio: sms/voice 12go.asia: ground transport Google: POIs and photos
Future Travel zero-player game integrated into social and other platforms Pushing real travel products to millions bored office workers Getting local: Asia-wide ground transportation GDS 12go.asia email@example.com