Friday, August 10, 2007

What people are saying about UpNext...

We are getting some mentions in blogs and press and we wanted to list some of them. We are happy to see that people are excited about UpNext and see the potential. If you see anything else, drop a link in the comments.

PSFK is a virtual cityscape that allows you to explore Manhattan’s shops, restaurants, and venues in 3-D. The site, similar to other city guide sites like Citysearch and Yelp, allows members to rate and review destinations and socialize with other users, but it also includes several additional features its predecessors don’t... (Read more)

Screenwerk - Greg Sterling
UpNext is a 3D cityguide that offers user ratings and reviews. A kind of cross between Yelp and Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D, the site only covers Manhattan currently but with expansions plans... (Read more)

A virtual rendition of Manhattan is now live, thanks to, a new site with social features that invite users to explore and review the city's plethora of shops, restaurants and venues in 3D... (Read more)

Digital Urban
Its hard to get excited nowadays about a new 3D city model that is not either part of Google Earth or Microsoft's Virtual Earth. In many ways kml has become the standard language for web based 3D. So we were expecting not to be impressed by UpNext a newly launched 3D version of New York running in a web browser via Java... (Read more)

Ogle Earth
Digital Urban flags UpNext and its 3D implementation of Manhattan. Wow. Two things: One: It is blindingly fast (albeit by taking some game-engine shortcuts). Two: If they can come out of nowhere with a browser-based 3D client that works for the Mac, what's taking Microsoft so long?

This, I think is a taste of how we will mesh online and offline shopping and lead to all other meshing 'onoff' 'experiences' in the very near future. There's google earth but here's the newest user-friendly example We sign up, we see NYC as a 3D map with a built in search engine to guide you to anything you want in the city. You could and will take it so much further making a much deeper, more satisfying experience, leading to a detailed virtual 3D interpretation of a street or mall of shops... (Read more)

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dougiefr3sh said...

Here's another.

Anonymous said... (scroll down)

Some others I found. Great buzz!