Monday, May 15, 2006

Geography of Candy

Here’s a fun new added feature for CandyBlog.net! I’ve started mapping candy using Frappr.

If you’re not familiar with Frappr, it’s an interactive map creator that uses Google’s maps and the ability to create custom “pins” with photos and info.

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I’ve added about a quarter of the posts made so far here at CandyBlog to the map - you can find places near, explore places you plan to visit or just see where your candy comes from. I’ll be adding lots more as the weeks go on, but I thought I’d give everyone a sneak peek!

You can roll over each little pushpin on the map for a photo and name of the company. I’ve categorized them into factories, stores and tours, so you can find places that you can actually visit. Each callout for the location includes a link back to a post here on CandyBlog for more information about the company, tour or candy.

You don’t have to be a member of frappr to use the map (I’m not asking you to divulge where you live ... this is just for you to browse.) At the moment it just covers the United States, but I’ll slowly expand to other countries as they’re supported by the system.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:40 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     Fun StuffNewsShopping

Comments
  1. Here’s a staple in Cleveland Ohio that wasn’t on the map:)

    Malley’s Chocolates…

    http://secure.malleys.com/mail_order/index.asp

    Love your site!

    Comment by Carrie on 5/15/06 at 2:07 pm #
  2. I probably live about 90 minutes from you in Riverside County.  Next time I’m in LA, let’s get us a couple chocolate shakes and talk candy blogging.

    Comment by Steve Johnson on 5/16/06 at 11:01 pm #
  3. Very cool, Cybele! will you put a special link on your side-bar?

    Comment by desertwind on 5/17/06 at 9:19 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Carrie - I’ll add that (and maybe visit!), thanks for the tip!

    desertwind - for now the link is just to this post (Geography of Candy) - I’m thinking of switching it over to a little graphic but I haven’t gotten around to it ... I kinda wanted to see if everyone was into it before I threw too much effort into it. (But it seems to be going over very well!)

    Comment by Cybele on 5/18/06 at 6:34 am #

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