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Entrepreneurial observation walk in Cairo

On the morning of Sunday, November 17, nine young entrepreneurs took to the streets of Cairo, Egypt for a walk. No ordinary walk, fully equipped with smart phones loaded with Dérive app, this was an “Observation Walk”.

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Mad skillz and future plans

We’re very happy to announce a new addition to our team. Ian Barry has extensive expertise in a host of web technology environments and with him we expect to be developing the next version of  Dérive app. Indeed, Ian knows the ins and outs of acronyms representing more technologies than many developers can shake a …

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Dérive of Abu Dhabi – Rose Martinez

In TimeOut Abu Dhabi’s January 23-29 edition, Yas Waterworld is featured on the front page, and Al Bahar Towers, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Corniche and other resorts and hotels are pictured in the article “Instagram Abu Dhabi”.

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A new addition to our team

As of this week, Nora Noone has joined our team as online community manager. Nora will be responsible for talking to you. Or, rather, you, if you occasionally interact with us on Facebook or Twitter, where she’ll try to build our community and, through that, our reach.

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BBC Travel – Apps for Smart Detours

In the incredible run of press that we have been getting, another posting, this time on BBC Travel. “these free apps are encouraging tourists to get off the beaten track, stumble upon unique experiences and see the world with new eyes.” Read the article here

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CNN – Apps that lead you off the beaten path

CNN has just released an article about applications that use unconventional ways for people to explore their surroundings. Dérive app was happy to add its two cents about how random urban exploration can increase peoples understanding of urban space and contribute to getter usage and leverage of that space as a result. Read more

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AppMyCity Shortlist Selection

We are happy to announce that Dérive app has been selected for the AppMyCity shortlist. This makes us one of the 10 “mobile apps can make good cities great” according to the Google and Atlantic Cities.

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Jo’burg workshop creates new deck for the city

We’ve just finished a successful workshop in Johannesburg, in collaboration with the Maboneng Precinct. Besides a wonderful two days in downtown Jo’burg, the tangible result has been a deck of cards, specifically designed for meandering around Johannesburg, and to be used within Dérive app.

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Johannesburg Dérive app Workshop

Date: 13-14 April 2013 | Time: 10am-4pm | Venue: Maboneng Precinct We are very excited to be carrying out the second Dérive app workshop, this time in Johannesburg, South Africa. This, in collaboration with the Maboneng Precinct situated on the eastern edge of Africa’s richest and 4th largest city.

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The Common – Doing a Dérive; or, Walking 2.0

Jennifer Acker has written an intriguing piece about the Abu Dhabi workshop held at NYU Abu Dhabi. Do hop over the The Common to read her in-depth tale of dériving in an “oil-rich, start-up city“

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Ithaca and FLEFF Workshops

Over the last week we have been conducting our first all-digital workshop with Ithaca College and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), around creating a dérive deck for Ithaca and more specifically for some of the themes connected to the film festival this year. Dealing with more than a few technical issues with Babak …

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Dérive Day 2013 – Tales from Madrid, Luxembourg, Stockholm.

This post is the second and last in a series of Dérive Day 2013 posts The following three reportages of Dérive Day 2013 were kindly compiled by Veronica Yow, who also headed up the organisation of the one-day-marathon urban exploration event, that had 60 users in 23 locations worldwide using Dérive app to explore their urban …