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Jetpac City Guides has been nominated for a Webby!

We’re up against some big companies, and love to win, so please take a minute and give us your vote now

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Now your iPhone can see! Point your iPhone at any object and Spotter will tell you what it thinks it is.

See the future - this is the latest in Deep Belief Object Recognition, on a phone for the first time.

Imagine all photos tagged automatically, the ability to search the world by knowing what is in the world’s shared photos, and robots that can see like humans.

We trained our Deep Belief Convoluted Neural Network on a million photos, and like a brain, it learned concepts of textures, shapes and patterns, and combining those to recognize most common objects, including breeds of dogs and types of plants.

Check out more at jetpac.com/deepbelief


"Fab app. A very clever idea. Well worth the download."
-Cabbage69, 5-star iTunes review


"Fab app. A very clever idea. Well worth the download."


-Cabbage69, 5-star iTunes review




Download Jetpac City Guides app for iPhone


We’re proud to announce that Jetpac City Guides has been selected as a Nominee for The 18th Annual Webby Awards.

At Jetpac we do image processing on hundreds of millions of Instagram photos to produce Jetpac City Guides - the iPhone app that recommends restaurants, bars, hikes etc. in every city in the world, based on how many good photos have been shared from there.


Please help us win and give us your vote now!

"This is just what I have been looking for. It’s perfect! Thank goodness to whoever posted it on Pinterest or I would have never found it."
-Treblinka48, 5-star iTunes review


"This is just what I have been looking for. It’s perfect! Thank goodness to whoever posted it on Pinterest or I would have never found it."



-Treblinka48, 5-star iTunes review




Download Jetpac City Guides app for iPhone

"This app is amazing!! I’ve lived in San Francisco since August and within minutes of using this app I found dozens of new things to try! I would recommend this app to anyone open to trying new things or traveling to new places!"
 - Stefanie Swift, 5-star iTunes Review


"This app is amazing!! I’ve lived in San Francisco since August and within minutes of using this app I found dozens of new things to try! I would recommend this app to anyone open to trying new things or traveling to new places!"

 
- Stefanie Swift, 5-star iTunes Review


Download Jetpac City Guides app for iPhone

View from Castle of Santa Barbara. #Alicante #Spain #travel #instatravel #travelguide #travelphoto #travelapp

View from Castle of Santa Barbara. #Alicante #Spain #travel #instatravel #travelguide #travelphoto #travelapp

Castle of Santa Barbara lies on top of Mount Benacantil in Alicante, Spain, at a height of 545 feet. It’s one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain, built in the ninth century and with an amazing view of town and harbor. If you feel like it, the hike from Plaza de Carmen is a sight in itself and will take you through some narrow winding streets. If not, there is an elevator in the core of Mount Benacantil. Check out the Jetpac City Guide for Alicante for more photos and fun places to see! #Alicante #Spain #travel #instatravel #cityguide #travelguide #travelphoto #travelapp

Castle of Santa Barbara lies on top of Mount Benacantil in Alicante, Spain, at a height of 545 feet. It’s one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain, built in the ninth century and with an amazing view of town and harbor. If you feel like it, the hike from Plaza de Carmen is a sight in itself and will take you through some narrow winding streets. If not, there is an elevator in the core of Mount Benacantil. Check out the Jetpac City Guide for Alicante for more photos and fun places to see! #Alicante #Spain #travel #instatravel #cityguide #travelguide #travelphoto #travelapp

Milano Centrale Railway Station. King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy laid the cornerstone of the train  station on April 28, 1906, before a blueprint for the station had even been chosen. The last, real, contest for its construction was won in 1912 by architect Ulisse Stacchini, whose design was modeled after Union Station in Washington, DC, and the construction of the station began. #Milan #Italy #trainstation #travel #Milano #jetpaccityguides #travelapp

Milano Centrale Railway Station. King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy laid the cornerstone of the train station on April 28, 1906, before a blueprint for the station had even been chosen. The last, real, contest for its construction was won in 1912 by architect Ulisse Stacchini, whose design was modeled after Union Station in Washington, DC, and the construction of the station began. #Milan #Italy #trainstation #travel #Milano #jetpaccityguides #travelapp

Bloomberg Businessweek: How Jetpac Locates the World’s Happiest Places


Julian Green, founder and CEO of Jetpac, discusses how the company set out to find the happiest country in the world, measured not by how happy people say they are but by their actual smiles. He speaks with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television’s “First Up.”

(Source: Bloomberg)
The 133 acre Ueno Park in Tokyo is a popular spot for hanami (lit. “flower viewing”) with its 1000 sakura trees. Ueno Park’s sakura are early bloomers and often the first in Tokyo. Tokyo hanami season starts in late March or early April and lasts about a week. #Tokyo #Japan #hanami #sakura #travel #花見 #cherryblossoms #ueno #spring

The 133 acre Ueno Park in Tokyo is a popular spot for hanami (lit. “flower viewing”) with its 1000 sakura trees. Ueno Park’s sakura are early bloomers and often the first in Tokyo. Tokyo hanami season starts in late March or early April and lasts about a week. #Tokyo #Japan #hanami #sakura #travel #花見 #cherryblossoms #ueno #spring

Sather Tower, also known as The Campanile is a Berkeley #landmark. The tower stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world. It has seven floors, with an observation deck on the eighth floor. A tower based on the Berkeley Campanile is located at the University of Concepción, Chile. #FriFotos #travel #Berkeley #UCBerkeley #tower #california

Sather Tower, also known as The Campanile is a Berkeley #landmark. The tower stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world. It has seven floors, with an observation deck on the eighth floor. A tower based on the Berkeley Campanile is located at the University of Concepción, Chile. #FriFotos #travel #Berkeley #UCBerkeley #tower #california

Happiest Places in Hong Kong


Hong Kong Stadium is likely to be the happiest place in Hong Kong this week with the Hong Kong Sevens, regardless of which team you are supporting. 


How we measure smiles and happiness
Finding the Happiest Places in Hong Kong took doing image processing on over 150 million Instagram photos to count and size the smiles on people’s faces from all the cities in the World. From counting the pixels, we were able to come up with a Smile Score for every city in every country.

Smiles on the faces of millions of people in millions of photos are the most direct measure we have of happiness. Previous attempts to measure happiness have relied on survey questions or indirect measures. Jetpac is identifying smiles on faces and then measuring the shape and size of the smile - a small grin doesn’t score as highly as a broad smile. Smiling for the camera seems to be a cultural norm for a country.


(Photo by @pechugas92)



Happiest Places in Hong Kong
Outside of the Hong Kong Sevens, Tung Chung is the happiest place in Hong Kong. The new town near the airport, home of the Citygate Shopping Centre, has a smile score of 19.5. In fact Lantau island is home to 3 happiest places in Hong Kong - Tung Chung, Penny’s Bay and the airport itself. Penny’s Bay may benefit from all the smiling visitors to Hong Kong Disneyland. 



The New Territories has all 6 of the happiest places, with Tsuen Wan, Tai Po and Kowloon Tong. Could it be that people in Hong Kong like to shop? 

Tsuen Wan in the New Territories is 4th happiest, the home of the Discovery Shopping Centre. Central is the place to be on Hong Kong island, and Aberdeen, Causeway Bay and Stanley don’t do so badly.

Happiest Places in Hong Kong


Happy Valley is appropriately happy.

Quarry Bay in the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island is the least happy place in Hong Kong, according to the number and size of smiles on Instagram. The other least happy places are in the New Territories.

Across the river in Shenzhen? Not as happy as some places in Hong Kong, but not as sad as others - a smile score of 13.6.


Top 31 Happiest Places in Hong Kong


1) TUNG CHUNG, HONG KONG 19.5
2) PENNY’S BAY, HONG KONG 19.1
3) CHEK LAP KOK, HONG KONG 17.6
4) TSUEN WAN, HONG KONG 17.2
5) TAI PO, HONG KONG 17.0
6) KOWLOON TONG, HONG KONG 17.0
7) CENTRAL, HONG KONG 16.8
8) TAI KOK TSUI, HONG KONG 14.9
9) CHEUNG CHAU, HONG KONG 14.9
10) TUEN MUN, HONG KONG 14.0
11) YUEN LONG, HONG KONG 13.9
12) ABERDEEN, HONG KONG 13.4
13) KOWLOON BAY, HONG KONG 13.0
14) HUNG HOM, HONG KONG 12.7
15) YAU MA TEI, HONG KONG 12.2
16) KWUN TONG, HONG KONG 12.2
17) TSIM SHA TSUI, HONG KONG 12.2
18) CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG 12.2
19) STANLEY, HONG KONG 12.1
20) WAN CHAI, HONG KONG 12.1
21) MONG KOK, HONG KONG 12.1
22) NORTH POINT, HONG KONG 12.1
23) KOWLOON CITY, HONG KONG 11.8
24) SHEUNG WAN, HONG KONG 11.5
25) WEST KOWLOON, HONG KONG 11.2
26) SHA TIN, HONG KONG 10.8
27) KWAI CHUNG, HONG KONG 10.4
28) SAI KUNG, HONG KONG 9.7
29) TSEUNG KWAN O, HONG KONG 9.2
30) SHAM SHUI PO, HONG KONG 9.0
31) QUARRY BAY, HONG KONG 7.2





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Jetpac Travel Trivia Night San Francisco


Congrats to Team Sacramento Summers Dave, Corey, Clyde and Laura, winners of yesterday’s Jetpac Travel Trivia Night in San Francisco!

The travel quiz is a visual journey around the world and has a lovely mix of geography, culture and travel related questions at different levels of difficulty. 

Bring your own crew of up to five people, or team up with others on the spot. The quiz features a mix of geography, culture and travel related questions at varying levels of difficulty, so it pays to have a globetrotter on your side. 

Do you want to participate next month?
Join our Facebook group or RSVP on Eventbrite.

Eventbrite - Jetpac Travel Quiz




(Want to host Jetpac Travel Trivia Night in your city? Send an email to cathrine@jetpac.com)


Jetpac City Guides Top 10 Map


Feature Update:
You have requested a map now for a while, and we’re happy to announce that we’ve finally added a Top 10 map to the guide!

When you open a Top Guide or do a search in the app, you will now find a map view of the Top 10 venues if you scroll up to the top of the list.

Tapping on a location marker will take you to the listing for this place for more information and photos.

Go check out the new map and let us know what you think!


- Team Jetpac