Florence Travel Guide for iPhone
The Audio Guide Reinvented
ItalyGuides has released Florence Travel Guide 1.3, their new interactive travel guide for iPhone and iPod touch devices.Rome, May 26th 2011
ComPart Multimedia, srl, is pleased to announce ItalyGuides: Florence Travel Guide for iPhone, the third in their series of award-winning, internationally acclaimed audio/video travel guides. ItalyGuides has sought to reinvent the stale, academic, audio guide, and replace it with a new, cinema inspired app featuring a filmic musical score, professional narration, creative scripting, and dramatic still and video images. The app guides the user through 54 different points of interest in Florence, and includes more than 200 images and maps.
"These are not just ordinary travel guides, these are the beginning of a mysterious and fascinating trip: a voyage across more than 20 centuries of creativity through which art and history intertwine, telling the story of what human ingenuity has created through the ages." asserted Leonardo Calandra of ComPart Multimedia.
IItalyGuides: Florence Travel Guide opens and operates in portrait mode. Its elegant GUI is based on an Italian marble motif, and features simple navigation that provides many paths to the same destination. The main page features three navigational mode buttons on top, four function buttons along the bottom, and a scrolling list of places of interest in the main part of the screen. The armchair traveler or actual tourist may choose from three navigational categories: Route (19 primary points of interest along a continuous travel route); Alphabetical (the same 19 listed alphabetically); and Top Places (the 19 listed in approximate order of importance and popularity).
Each listing includes one or more short videos, text, or audio narration. Some branch into sub-listings, where there are several things to see at one POI. The app's four function buttons include: List (scrolled listings), Map (a detailed, scrollable map of Florence highlighting landmarks and historical sites), Travel Tips (a 10-minute video presenting "Florence in a Nutshell"), and the ItalyGuides button that takes the user to the company's main website. The app has been optimized for use with the high resolution Retina displays on the latest iPhone and iPod touch, and it is recommended that the user wear earphones while using the app in Florence.
- Beautiful maps of the city and main sites
- 54 Points of Interest with audio tracks (120 minutes)
- Photo gallery with over 198 high quality images
- Video travel guide about tourist attractions and useful travel advice (10 minutes)
- Support for Retina display on iPhone 4 and iPod touch
ItalyGuides has received considerable recognition and international awards, and has been featured in such magazines and TV shows as:
- The Oprah Winfrey Show
- BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
- UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
- Venice department of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage
- RAI (Radio Televisione Italiana)
- RSI (Swiss public Television)
- El Pais
- El Mundo
- and many more...!
"Our goal in creating ItalyGuides: Florence Travel Guide, was to do justice to the magnificent city in which we live, and to use the power of the iPhone/iPod and its Retina display to the fullest," stated ComPart Multimedia owner, Leonardo Calandra. "I believe anyone who uses our app will agree with us, that we have succeeded."
iPhone or iPod Touch with OS 3.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
ItalyGuides: Florence Travel Guide is $6.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Florence Travel Guide is available also as an audio guide for any iPod or MP3 players from iTunes Music Store and Amazon. Review copies are available upon request.
Review copies are available upon request.
Headquartered in beautiful and historic Rome, Italy, ComPart Multimedia srl is a privately held company founded in 1994 by Leonardo Calandra. Embracing a longtime investment in the development and knowledge of the Italian cultural heritage, ItalyGuides is known worldwide for its unique and interactive travel guides for architectural discovery.
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