izi.TRAVEL Reaches One Million Downloads

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[prMac.com] Cupertino, California - IZITEQ has revealed today that izi.TRAVEL, your on-demand tour guide when traveling, has been downloaded for the one millionth time. The app's growth and positive user reviews have led to Apple recently featuring izi.TRAVEL as one of its "Best New Apps" for the iPad and iPhone. In the Google Play Store, izi.TRAVEL has received the 500.000 downloads badge. This officially makes it the most popular audio guide app in the world for Android users.

"We strongly believe that great stories significantly improve the travel experience," says IZITEQ CEO Alex Tourski. "After one million downloads and from reading our reviews, it's clear the users agree."

izi.TRAVEL is a free, storytelling platform that helps travelers discover their destinations with immersive audio tours produced by knowledgeable authorities plus locals and other travellers sharing the gems they've uncovered. More than 460.000 users each month use the app to enrich their travels.

izi.TRAVEL offers a never-before-possible, immersive experience for tourists. From the moment their feet hit the ground in a new city, they have access to a treasure trove of curated content. The free app gives users access to a collection of more than 1.500 city tours and 500 museum guides in over 350 destinations across the world. Those numbers increase daily as new audio guides in new places are added by travellers, experts and enthusiasts.

Want to take in a museum at your own pace instead of being herded along in a tour group? See a building that takes your breath away? Instead of keeping a library's worth of travel books on you or spending all day staring at a tiny screen, with izi.TRAVEL you'll have an expertly-produced audio tour with the backstory and full historical significance ready at a moment's notice.

With izi.TRAVEL you can download an audio tour in advance to avoid data and roaming costs. Then use the app in offline mode while you explore. The tour will play automatically with no fiddling or endless searching. This is possible thanks to the app's built-in GPS identification system and QR code-enabled guides. All you have to do is listen. You're free to fully enjoy the beauty and majesty around you while learning about the history of each piece.

The audio guides are accompanied by images, videos, maps, texts and even quizzes in case you want a more interactive experience. The in-app, user ratings and review system lets you quickly select the tour which will be the best fit for you.

"Using izi.TRAVEL is like having a good friend at each new destination who also happens to be an enthusiastic expert on his area," says Tourski. "You can finally enjoy what's around you and stop starring at books and screens."

Judging from the number of downloads and quality of reviews, izi.TRAVEL is making fast friends with travellers across the world. In the Google Play store, izi.TRAVEL has a four star average rating from more than 500.000 downloads. Nearly 60 percent of reviewers have given the app a perfect, five star rating. In the Apple App Store, izi.TRAVEL has an average rating of four and a half stars.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.1 or later
* 23.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
izi TRAVEL 2.6.6 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. It is also available on Google Play, and the Windows Phone Store.

IZITEQ is a multinational, Amsterdam-based, development group founded in 2011. izi.TRAVEL is building the bridge to connect our cultural heritage with the high-tech future. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 IZITEQ. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.