The Hitchlog gives a real on hitchhiking
We try to paint it with and to give back to the who picked us up.
Hitchhiking is quite an interesting
way of traveling.
The eventful journey, the encounter with many interesting and generous drivers and the experience of diversity in our society sets it apart from taking a train or driving by bus.
It is more than just a way of getting from A to B.
The Hitchlog gathers the stories and experience of hundreds of hitchhikers
and puts them together with pictures, stories and data about the journey.
It creates statistics for one hitchhiker as in having a profile with all the gathered data, as well as statistics for all hitchhikers as in what is the overall gender of all hitchhikers. This will paint a real, authentic picture about what Hitchhiking is actually like.
A picture that is untouched of it's reputation spread by public media or movies. A picture which hopefully shows the world what a great way of travelling this is.
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Just like Wikipedia, Hitchwiki is a wiki but for hitchhiking. Hitchhikers from all around the world share tips and information all around hitchhiking. It helped many hitchhikers to find a good spot to leave the city and is really useful.
The Hitchlog would not be what it is today without the help of:
- Florian Vallen who built it.
- Benjamin Mceldowney who helped out with the translation.
- Samuel Del Bello who helped out with the translation.
If you happen to speak a language other than english well and you would like to help translate the Hitchlog, please send Florian a message, he will set you up for the translation. It is pretty easy and whether you believe it or not, it is even fun!
Florian is developing and maintaining the site.
The Hitchlog lives off the community and without hitchhikers logging trips this application is worthless. Logging previous hitchhiking trips and telling some stories is already really helpful. You can also spread the word by telling your fellow hitchhiking friends about the site.
At the moment Florian is developing and
maintaining this application. He is always on the lookout for other
developers who would like to get involved. Also he gets very happy if
someone shoots him a mail, telling him that he likes the idea of the Hitchlog.
The application is completely open-source and available on Github.
How To Contribute
There are many ways to contribute to Hitchlog.com:
- If you want to see Hitchlog in your locale language, help to translate the webpage. Please drop a line to `email@example.com`
Help with programming.
The source code is on Github
Currently Florian is developing and maintaining the hitchlog. If you want to contribute with programming the future, go for it!
Ruby on Rails is a great and fun framework!
Shoot Florian a mail in case you want to help out.
- Give it a shout on twitter, facebook or another social medium.
- Log Hitchhiking Trips
If you would like to give some feedback, help or if you just want to say
hello, please get in touch by sending Florian an email: