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We’re pleased to announce that Explore Maritime London has added all their sites to flook. Here’s what they said about it:

Discover London’s Maritime Heritage with Flook

Londoners and visitors to the capital will be able to enjoy free walking tours with Flook cards providing insights into some well known ships and some little known locations along the Thames. A partnership of London’s six historic vessels is launching Explore Maritime London – a walking guide to London’s maritime heritage at the Thames Festival in September.

‘There’s something magical about walking along the Thames and always something new to discover which makes it a perfect day out for Flookers. We really hope people will enjoy discovering its secrets with Flook – and hopefully share their own discoveries.’ Says Jessica Beverly, Curator at the Cutty Sark.
Explore Maritime London has been developed by London SHIPS (Ships of Historic Interest Partnership) which aims to provide a dedicated information service to visitors to the capital who want to find out more about the nautical attractions offered on the River Thames. The group includes HMS Belfast, Cutty Sark, Golden Hinde, Massey Shaw, SS Robin and HQS Wellington and brings together over four centuries of our nation’s great maritime history.

Explore Maritime London will be launching at the Thames Festival on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September. Free walking tours will be available to download and include key sites such as Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and the historic vessels based in London, as well as several locations off the regular tourist trail such as London’s only lighthouse and the home to the marine police, the oldest police force in the world.

If you’d like to explore maritime London with Flook follow LondonSHIPS on flook for the latest updates find us on Facebook or Twitter  @LondonSHIPS.

Here’s what we say about it: Yowser! Pirates! Ships! Skull and Crossbones!

Tristan has already wet his pirate outfit in excitement.

If you live in London, you should pick up the foodtastic Blue Tomato magazine today. Not just because it has lots of offers and great restaurant reviews either. This month, they’ve got a feature on flook and just why it’s the best way to find something yummy where ever you are.

In the coming weeks, you’ll also start to see Blue Tomato cards appearing on flook.

Nice! The man who invented whatever Adam Curry invented likes flook:

Well, we have a new single card view live on http://flook.it

Now you can see who collected your card, the card details (if there are any), better social sharing,  that multi-line comment box is back due to popular request, amongst many other things.

There’s some more good stuff coming up very soon too… cough web card creator, cough cough..

Anyway, enjoy and happy flooking!

That in rural Minnesota people make little sheds for their kids to shelter from the snow, while they wait for the bus?

http://flook.it/community/clinton-little/239011

Or that there is a stone in Eyam that the villages used to put coins soaked in vinegar, to pay for supplies from the nearest village during the great plague?

http://flook.it/community/cw1985/238931

Just sayin… flook did 🙂

We’re pleased to announce we finally got around to sorting out our RSS feeds amongst some other stuff, so now when you go to your cardstream on flook.it, you will see a little RSS button on your address bar:

Now all feeds on flook are GeoRSS encoded, this means as well as getting an RSS feed containing the flooks you want, you can also put them straight into GeoRSS supported places, like say, google maps:

Cool huh? Try it yourself:

1) Copy the URL for your RSS feed, its in the format of:

http://flook.it/feeds/cardstream/YOURUSENAME.xml

Obviously put your username in there, so for me its just “tristan”…

2) Go to maps.google.com and shove in your feed URL.

3) Do a headstand.

Oh yeah, and we finished the new flook.it homepage as well so you can see what other people in flookville have been up to, let us know what you think.

Your humbly,

The flooksters.

In the words of the great Gordon Murray “Lastfm-bot is a robot, a musical robot, wound up and ready to play.”

Sadly, we don’t let him play, we send him out to work. Lastfm-bot’s job is to find gigs for you loyal flookers. He scurries off into the night, wearing his little robotic hipster sunglasses and drainpipe trousers and makes beautiful purple event cards. He seals each one with a little robotic kiss* and then puts them into flook for your sonic empleasurement.

* don’t ask.

As of the time of typing, flook is the third most downloaded travel app in the UK and the 71st most downloaded app overall.

Thanks to everyone who has shared a clickety click with us. Welcome to flook! In the imortal words of Ozzy Osbourne; “I am Iron Man” oh, no… “We love you all!”

If you didn’t spot it, we’re in the top 5 travel apps in all of 44 different countries! It was getting so that we were starting to wonder why Apple has featured us all over the globe *except* Britain, when we’re British (except Dave), we’re based in Britain (except Tris) and all our robots are British (except Harold).  So, we’re really pretty British then, but we’ve had no British love at all.

Until today! Yes, calloo callay, this sunny Friday we’re featured in the UK App Store in both iTunes and on the jolly old iPhone.  O frabjous day! I think I shall go and pop a bottle of British bubbly (no sniggering in Reims, please) and chortle in my joy. Why not join me in a toast to flook, and then make sure you get your mojo on this weekend and get flooking before all the best spots are taken!