March 25, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Announcing that Geotrio Inc., the developers of Geotrio Tours, has launched a unique new product for iPhone and iPad users. The application is free and provides free tours complete with maps, routes, automatic audio and images, all created by locals. GPS based and interactive, users get personal guided tours of different locations and sights around the world. It is the first app where users pay after they receive virtual goods. Geotrio Tours implements a tipping model; if users enjoy their tour, they have the option of donating to the tour's creator.
Geotrio Tours is a brand new launch in the AppStore and the first application where users pay for their download after they get it and enjoy it. And only if they want to. The app uses a tipping model, which allows users to donate to a tour's creator, if they feel that the tour was good. Users get an awful lot when they download a tour. All of the Geotrio Tours offerings are created by people local to the sights, so are likely to include some places that visitors might otherwise miss.
There is a casual version of the app, which is typically used by those not promoting a business and also a pro version that hotels, convention centers, and educational institutions take advantage of. Most often the professional tours are developed by tour or travel companies, as well as colleges and universities, to showcase what they offer in a variety of languages.
All of the tours are GPS location based. Users can find out which tours are closest to them, regardless of where they are in the world. Each tour comes complete with maps, routes, images and audio that automatically starts when a user stops at a place of interest within the tour. There are all kinds of excursions offered in Geotrio Tours, from campus tours to historical, architectural, shopping, nature, dog walking, driving, biking, casual and more. Users should have no trouble finding something of interest in this free application.
Some of the Geotrio Tours features include:
* Easy-to-use interface
* Casual and pro versions available
* All tours are free
* GPS based, dynamic tours with maps, routes, audio and images
* Amazing tours catering to different needs and interests
* Various types of tours: campus tours, historical, architectural, neighborhood, shopping, dining, nature and parks, dog walking and casual tours
* Automatic audio playing based on user's location
* Tour rating by users
* Share tour experiences via Facebook, Twitter, or email, directly from within the app
* Once downloaded, tours can be taken offline and online
* In-app purchases available
As all of the Geotrio Tours content is supplied by users, everyone is welcome to create their own tours and share their interesting local sights with others. It's very easy to become one of the app's tour guides, just by using the developer's creation app, TourRecorder. The process is fun, easy, can be recorded in different languages and if done well enough, a creator can make some money via donations. Users are invited to visit Geotrio to find out more.
* 3G, 3GS, 4 iPhone and iPad WiFi 3G
* Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 7.9 MB
Pricing and Availability
Geotrio Tours 1.5 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
Geotrio Inc. is a San Francisco based media company, whose goal it is to change the way people travel and interact with their surroundings. To accomplish this mission, Geotrio is facilitating the creation and contribution of audio, location-based tours. Right now, the company is in the process of accumulating thousands of tours, in various themes and languages, from locations around the world. Copyright (C) 2011 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.