Iloho announced a new messaging function and site upgrade to simplify networking and navigation for its users. Ilohoâ€™s messaging system makes sharing travel information quicker and easier; the new look homepage and instructional landing page simplify site navigation and enhance user experience.
Iloho users can now share travel information and interact more effectively via the siteâ€™s own user-friendly messaging system. As well as further facilitating inter-site communication, the messaging system allows members to mail outside contacts, making it easy for users to share information with an even wider group of travellers. Members can access their mailbox from every page on the site through a static â€œmailâ€ icon in the header.
Navigation on the homepage has also been improved; a newly designed sidebar provides a summary of the different areas of the site and the most popular content from each. From the new sidebar members can also access their account settings, recommended travel podcasts and audiobooks, and the latest deals from isango!, the travel experiences specialist. Ilohoâ€™s interactive world map has also been expanded, making searching for destination specific travel information even speedier.
To make iloho more visually dynamic, users can now add an image to the news stories they post. When a user submits a travel story, iloho searches the source for images and displays those available. The user then selects their preferred image for it to be displayed next to the storyâ€™s synopsis. Other visual changes include the addition of a rotational â€œLandmarksâ€ slideshow on the homepage, which will show the weekâ€™s most popular user-generated travel photography.
Originally posted on March 4, 2008 @ 6:01 am