April 28, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Washington D.C. - Mobile Surroundings LLC today announced the expansion of its catalogue for It Happened Here, a location-based app for iPhone and Android. The app lets users discover and share extraordinary information and historical facts about some of the liveliest cities in the United States. It Happened Here provides users original summaries and photos for hundreds of fascinating past events as they move about New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Users will know if they're dining in the restaurant where Marilyn Monroe had a blind date with Joe DiMaggio, parking in the garage where Deep Throat whispered secret details of Watergate to Washington Post reporters, or walking by the apartment building from the TV Show Friends, thanks to It Happened Here's easy access to guided tour-style information.
It Happened Here, named a "Best iPhone Tour App" by Travel Leisure Magazine, features an intuitive design and a comprehensive, cloud-based database of fascinating point-of-interest facts. Sharing newly discovered facts about a user's location with friends via Facebook is seamless thanks to built-in status update functionality. Customizable search settings ensure that only the most relevant and highly-rated results are delivered to users. The app also features an interactive option that allows users to submit their own events for editorial review.
"Today's tight budgets and busy schedules make spending extended hours and hundreds of dollars on guided tours a challenge for visitors and locals alike. It Happened Here lets users explore a city on their own schedule for a fraction of the cost of a guided tour," said Ken Dodelin, President and Founder of Mobile Surroundings, LLC. "It Happened Here offers a convenient new way for users to uncover fascinating information anytime."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 0.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
It Happened Here 2.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store and the Android Market in the Travel category.
Mobile Surroundings LLC is a provider of award-winning mobile applications committed to building the largest, human-edited database of interesting past events in the world. Recently featured at the Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast investor conference, Mobile Surroundings LLC provides users with mobile access to fascinating information about their surroundings in New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles. Copyright (C) 2011 Mobile Surroundings LLC. 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.