October 27, 2010 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Austin, Texas - IngZ, Inc., a mobile software development company, today announced the availability of touringZ Las Vegas Edition, an iPhone travel app that is uniquely Vegas. With the new app, users will receive all the capabilities of touringZ, in addition to bundled tours in and around the Vegas area, including the Strip, downtown Vegas and "anti-Vegas" tours. New features also include the ability to participate in contests and competitions - see who is the leading tourist and "plant the most flags," find the hidden Easter eggs, and more.
As with touringZ, the new Vegas Edition lists available adventures ordered geographically based on your current location. These can last a couple hours or be stretched out over several days; you choose your tour, your time and your pace, from a bank of expert created options.
"Most visitors become overwhelmed when they plan their Vegas vacation. They have an idea of what they want to do - indulge in delicious food, gamble in famous casinos, experience the nightlife, etc. - but they don't know where to go first or how to best prioritize their time," said Tony Howlett, founder and president of Ingz, Inc. "The best thing about touringZ Vegas Edition is local experts have sorted out those logistics for you. Your tour is planned so all you have to do is enjoy Vegas without worrying how to get from one activity to the next."
The interactive tours include audio commentary, photos and descriptive text which are triggered by a user's location using GPS technology. TouringZ Vegas Edition creates the illusion that the user has their own personal guide individualizing their trip. The app points out popular eateries, must see casinos, local spots, and outdoor adventures with approximate time per activity, directions and how to fill extra time.
Las Vegas hosts upwards of 36 million tourists a year and in August the city enjoyed its 12th straight monthly increase in visitor volume. The new touringZ Vegas Edition is perfect for visitors or current residents curious to discover "hidden gems" as well as learn facts about anything from the city's history, geology, architecture, and more.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 4.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TouringZ Las Vegas Edition 1.07 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
IngZ, Inc. is a mobile software development company that was founded to help smartphone users share their knowledge with each other. Based in Austin, Texas, ingZ creates the tools that let local knowledge experts and enthusiasts easily put their knowledge onto smartphones. Copyright (C) 2010 IngZ, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.