Tuesday, 29 April 2014

RouteShoot Ltd Embarks on World Bank OpenTRIP Contract

We are pleased to announce that we are, this week, starting out on a significant project which will see the RouteShoot solution being formally trialled by the World Bank. After several months confirming the client's requirements and an initial period of on-site testing in the Philippines we are really excited to see this project get underway.

About the OpenTRIP Project

The Philippines Department of Tourism and the Department of Public Works & Highways, with the support of USAID-REID and the World Bank, are prototyping a digital mapping and imaging platform to support the timely and accountable implementation of the Tourism Roads Infrastructure Program (TRIP) for 2013-2016.

OpenTRIP is also intended to provide key tourism development stakeholders, including the private sector, with an accessible overview of TRIP implementation. The initiative also responds to the Department of Budget & Management's efforts to demonstrate good practice in M&E and transparency of flagship convergence programs, included as part of Open Government Partnership commitments.

The OpenTRIP platform will demonstrate innovations around the use of geo-tagged digital video imagery and the application of cost-effective mobile devices. Basic OpenTRIP functionality will be centred on field operated, handheld devices which will allow for the uploading of RouteShoot photo & video content. Later extensions will allow for the tagging and uploading of on-the-ground conditions.

Friday, 25 April 2014

RouteShoot add-in for ArcMap

Hi all,

Here at RouteShoot we have been working hard on developing a new tool which will allow you to integrate your RouteShoot data with ESRI's® ArcMap.

With this add-in you can add RouteShoot's route files directly into ArcMap and then launch the video straight from ArcMap in to your Windows® Media Player.

Please see the video below to see how this all works...

Currently we have tried and tested the add-in with combinations of Windows® 7 and 8 and ArcMap 10.1 and 10.2.

We are currently inviting people to beta test the plug-in, so if you would like to get hold of a free 14-day trial of this application then please contact us via this web form.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

RouteShoot Reviewed by Stuff

Hi again all,

A quick update to let you know that RouteShoot has just been featured by Stuff.tv in its "App of the Week" review for week commencing 11th April 2014. We are very pleased to report that we scored an impressive 4 stars and you can read the full review here.

It is always nice to receive a bit of recognition, and to give our blog readers the chance to get hold of some truly independent views on RouteShoot from our peers. So thank you Stuff, much appreciated.

About Stuff.tv: "Stuff is the world’s biggest-selling gadget magazine, and Stuff.tv is the online bit of that magazine (if that makes any sense). It’s where you can find tech news that’s wry but not dry, the world’s most trusted gadget tests and exclusive previews of the latest phones, computers, tablets, games, apps, TVs, hi-fi, headphones, cameras, consoles, and media players."

Friday, 11 April 2014

Exeter Business Award Winners - Update

Hi all,

We are still waiting for updates to the Exeter Business Awards website, so no new updates to bring you from there. It is probably something to do with timings of press releases, so we'll let you know when we know.

In the meantime, if you are lucky enough to live in the Exeter area, you can just go and pick up a copy of this week's Express and Echo newspaper. We feature front and centre in the group photo of the awards review supplement and also feature on page 8 of said supplement.

And just to prove we were really there (and to satisfy those of you who wanted to see us in DJs for once)...

RouteShoot team and guests at the Exeter Business Awards 

If you are off for your Easter break now, have a good one - and don't forget to RouteShoot something exciting.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Exeter Business Awards - Winners!!

Hi all, just a quick update at this stage to say how delighted and proud we are to announce that we are the winners of the Exeter Business Awards - Innovation of the Year for 2014.
The trophy was presented to us at the event ceremony by Karime Hassan, Chief Executive of Exeter City Council, which is the sponsor of this award.
As I say, this is just a quick update at the moment as we gather together any photos from the evening and wait for the Exeter Business Awards website to be updated so that we can provide some links back to that. 
So, more to come soon, in the meantime we would just like to thank the judges, the Express and Echo, eclipse, Sandy Park and Exeter City Council for a great night.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Occasional Update - The anticipation builds...

Hi all.

The anticipation is building here in the RouteShoot office as we look forwards to tonight's Exeter Business Awards.

DJs - ready!
Bow ties - ready!
Tickets - in a safe place so we don't forget them.

Fingers - firmly crossed as we take on the Otter Brewery, Cosmic Ethical IT and Exeter Fabrication Limited for the Innovation of the Year Award.

Wish us luck and we'll post an update soon on how we got on. And if the brewery team wins, we promise we won't be bitter. (Groan).