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.
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:
- Montréal, QC
- Montreal, QC
Arenas in Quebec City, which is referred to simply as “Québec” in French, can be found by searching:
- Québec, QC
- Quebec, QC
- 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.
Thank you for your support of RinkAtlas!
Thanks to the RinkAtlas users around North America who pointed out that Google Maps was generating incorrect directions when a request was made through RinkAtlas. The problem has been corrected.
We had a number of nagging errors in the RinkAtlas Web UI and iOS UI resulting from PHP warnings that weren’t handled correctly. All of those errors have been fixed.
If you see any errors that result in page display problems, please comment and let us know.
I finally fixed the bug in the web version of RinkAtlas that reversed the endpoints of your trip if you asked for directions “From here”, meaning from a rink in our database to another address.
If you tried this feature before and weren’t satisfied, now it works.
Please let me know if you see any other problems with RinkAtlas or you have a feature suggestion. Send me email at daiello [at] rinkatlas.com.