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This week I take you on a quick trip with Triposo, a free app for the iPhone.

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As part of our dedication to covering the mobile ecosystem, we write a lot about apps here at GigaOM. But starting this week I’m going to be doing video reviews of iOS apps we really like and think you should check out.

We’re kicking things off with an app that’s part of a category very near to my heart: travel. This week I take you on a quick trip with Triposo, a free app for the iPhone. It’s a location-based app that has travel guides available for 8,000 locations around the world. I tried out Triposo during a recent weekend excursion. Here’s what I found.

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  1. Now…if only they had a dance lesson to accompany the language lessons, the app would be complete! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRerwXWTRjM

  2. What map (google?) does the app use to show the location of the points of interest?

  3. A worthy test is to use one dedicated to your own town — I’m going to check out the Chicago one today.

    The devil, particularly in travel data, is always in the details.

    1. Right off the bat, there is an issue: the Chicago based app suggestions include “local cuisine”, which featured ‘poutine’, a Quebec dish made with frites and topped with brown gravy and curd cheese. Are they aggregating data to Chicago by “artery clogging”?

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