June 11, 2012 in Travel (F)
[prMac.com] Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam - Mobile app developer MeSixty is announcing the release of Discover Brunei for iPad, a tourist guide with real social integration. As well as having professional photography, videos, write ups and useful information, the app makes use of geo-tagged social media that is posted in any of the featured locations from Foursquare tips at a local market to Instagram photos taken in the lush mangrove forests.
Users viewing points of interest through the Instagram photos taken there can go a step further by chatting to the authors of the posts or by sharing those posts with their friends on Chatworthy for iPad (A free Chat application made by MeSixty). Chatworthy ranks Instagram posts based on how relevant they are to you, based on a number of things such as whether you a friends with the author or how closely you are connected. While professional photos are great, you can find much more valuable information by asking local people or friends who have been there and seeing what they thought was interesting.
The Discover Brunei app also gives you a fun way to learn about Bruneian culture through its interactive content. Tapping on the different gongs of the local "Gulingtangan" instrument will let you hear how they sound and swiping across the image lets you see a full 360 degree view of them. You can also learn useful phrases and tips, tapping to hear what they sound like in Malay, the local language. Hundreds of high quality photos complement in-depth write ups about locations such as ecotourism resorts, golden palaces and local markets.
MeSixty is also giving you the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to Brunei worth over US$10,000 to let you see and experience everything in the Discover Brunei App! The prize includes return flights for two, 3 nights stay at a luxury hotel, 2 nights stay at the Ulu Ulu rainforest resort US$1,500 cash and plenty. To find out more and to enter the competition, download Discover Brunei for iPad.
Discover Brunei for iPad is available now for free in the Apple app store.
* Detailed write ups of places to stay, shop, eat and visit
*Interactive content such as a Malay phrases soundboard and a 360 degree image of a local instrument
* Full of high quality professional photos and videos
* Useful tips about getting around, national holidays, local customs and amenities
* Information on tour guides, travel agents, shopping malls, hotels and service apartments
* See Brunei though photos and tips posted at featured locations by real people using content from Instagram and Foursquare
* Chatworthy integration lets you chat about Instagram posts at locations in the app.
* iOS 4.0 or later
* Compatible with iPad
* 191 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Discover Brunei 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
Founded in 2011, MeSixty is a mobile app company focused on revolutionizing the way people discover and interact with social media. MeSixty develops technologies that index geo-tagged social media and ranks it using our proprietary algorithm to deliver relevant content through its social media app "Chatworthy". The technology behind the Chatworthy app can be integrated in to countless location based applications. City guide apps, tourist guides and any app featuring different locations can benefit from this by adding a whole new dimension to the way they present these locations. The first application powered by Chatworthy is "Discover Brunei", the official app for the Brunei Tourism Board. MeSixty is headquartered in Brunei Darussalam as part of the BEDB iCentre initiative and funded by Accel-X Pte Ltd, a Singapore based venture capital fund. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 MeSixty. 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.