January 24, 2012

Go on a Hike…. Urban Style?


We've written about EveryTrail and other outdoor GPS Apps for smartphones before, but the makers of EveryTrail have what I would call an Urban Hiking Guide or more normally called a City Guide which are available for a handful of cities. Since they were bought by TripAdvisor, the hybrid of the two properties had to crank out an App like this; walking style, Points of internets, and guided tours.

The App uses your smartphone GPS and compass to use location based services and offer you insight about what's around you. Not only can you get information about places like restaurants around you, but you can also get city facts written by professional editors so you can enjoy your self-guided tour around the neighborhood or city.

Once you get the App you can download additional content (iPhone), including maps, photos of points of interest, reviews, and more. Android appears to have an App per city; download each individually and off you go.

The current North American Cities Include:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Hawaii - several cities across the islands
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • Washington, D.C., as well as a few European and Asian cities.

At iTunes for iPhone and the Android Market

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 24, 2012 6:46 AM

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