EasyGuide GPS Smartphone Walking Tours App Now Available on Apple's App
Walking tours bring cities to life with the EasyGuide GPS smartphone app.
EasyGuide GPS will provides users with GPS walking tours, audio podcasts
and other audio/visual city guides on their Apple or Android smartphones.
London, UK, April 01, 2013 -- EasyGuide GPS is the latest product from
the Sound Technologies Group to bring cities to life with fascinating
walking tours and city guides. Sound Technologies has been enabling bus,
boat and train operators to deliver GPS sightseeing tours to tourists the
world over for just over a decade. They have now taken that expertise and
packaged it in a smartphone app.
The EasyGuide GPS smartphone app was therefore born, to deliver the same
GPS tour experience but this time on Apple or Android smartphones.
EasyGuide GPS is able to provide GPS walking tours, audio/visual podcast
guides and other sightseeing content on any smart phone. The same app can
even be used to provide audio guides to museums, although naturally GPS
is not used for these!
Tourists simply select a city to browse and purchase available content
for that city. Once they have purchased a walking tour or audio guide, it
will remain available for to enjoy for 14 days. New cities are
continually added, so if EasyGuide GPS does not yet cover a city that the
user is interested in then chances are it will soon. It is also possible
to request that a tour is added for a particular city by contacting the
EasyGuide GPS Feedback Team from within the App.
Walking tours provide both audio and visual content at specified points
of interest and are designed with a specific start point and end point in
mind. As each point is reached on the tour, the audio commentary will
begin automatically. There is a manual option available as well. Visual
content will be displayed on the screen, but since some users like to use
background mode, that is available too. In that case, audio will still
play but pictures will not be visible unless the screen is activated.
Some tours are audio only and are clearly labeled as such.
EasyGuide GPS audio podcast guides are not designed to have a specific
start and end point, or to take a person from point to point. They are a
collection of lively and animated commentaries on certain sights within a
city. The commentaries will trigger automatically if the podcast is
loaded when a point of interest is reached. The content is always
available on the phone for ready access to interesting information about
landmarks and tourist attractions.
There is a function within the App to check for any new content, and
EasyGuide will also send push notifications when new tours are uploaded.
The app will be launched with four walking tours of London, and one audio
podcast guide to London narrated by welsh broadcaster Tim Richards. A
number of other UK cities will be launched in the next few days. Details
of those GPS walking tours, including tours in Cambridge, Bath, Brighton,
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and York, are available
on the EasyGuide GPS website, http://www.easyguidegps.com/.
EasyGuide GPS has been developed by EasyGuide GPS Limited, part of the
Sound Technologies group of companies.
Sound Technologies Limited, the founding company of the group, is the
developer of the EasyGuide GPS Passenger Information Systems which are
widely used on vehicles such as buses, boats, trains, etc. EasyGuide on-
vehicle systems are available with one language via a vehicle’s PA system
or multiple languages via headphones. Screens to display visual content
are also available. All content is GPS triggered.
For more information on the EasyGuide GPS smartphone app with walking
tours or any of the other products offered by Sound
EasyGuide GPS Limited