I’m pleased to announce that we just restored the list of nearby restaurants, bars, coffee places, and gas stations to almost 4,700 arena information pages on RinkAtlas. This capability is one of the signature features of RinkAtlas, and something that we tweak constantly in order to provide the best possible information to our users across North America.
If you have questions or concerns about our nearby business searches, please let us know by tweeting us @RinkAtlas or commenting on our Facebook page.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added information to the directory entries for arenas in the French-speaking areas of Canada to allow RinkAtlas users to search according to the city and arena names as they are typically spelled in either French or English.
This means that arenas like “Aréna de Bernières Saint-Rédempteur” in Saint-Rédempteur, Québec can be searched for by typing any of the following:
Aréna de Bernières Saint-Rédempteur
Arena de Bernieres Saint Redempteur
Arena de Bernieres St. Redempteur
We also created alternative city names, so that arenas in Montréal, for example, can be found by searching:
Arenas in Quebec City, which is referred to simply as “Québec” in French, can be found by searching:
Quebec City, QC
We hope that this solves a number of issues with arena and city searches that relate to the bilingual nature of RinkAtlas’ arena directory. We hope to eventually fully localize the RinkAtlas application to support French as well as English.